The Hamilton Book Tag!

April 10, 2016 Tag 13

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Let’s talk Hamilton:

Okay, so, if you haven’t yet heard of Hamilton, get ready, cause I’m going to fangirl all over this post. Hamilton is a broadway show that has taken the world by storm. It’s about Alexander Hamilton, and at first, you’d think “uh… a play about a dead white guy?” but it’s so much more than that! The creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda (who is also Puerto Rican, I should add) cast his play with minorities. We’re seeing minorities in the freaking leading roles being completely amazing and revolutionizing broadway. Not to mention… the music? The music is freaking mind-blowing! It’s rap, and hip-hop, and a little bit R&B I’d say, and the way the story is exposed through this music is just incredible.

If after this small bit of insight into Hamilton you now want to fly to Broadway and watch it… WAIT. Because the show is completely sold out until next year… so like many of us Hamilton fangirls, you’ll have to survive on listening to the album on Spotify non-stop.

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Anyways,

Melanie from It’s a Bookish Thing 13 tagged me for the Hamilton Book Tag! If there are two things I love the most, it’s Hamilton and Books! <3

Let’s Get Started! (Clicking on the Song Titles Will Lead You to Hear them on Youtube!)

Now if I didn’t mention Harry Potter I’d be completely insane. I went to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios two years ago for my birthday, and my mom can attest to the fact that I started crying as soon as we got to Hogsmeade. I’d love to chill in the Ravenclaw tower, or play some Quidditch, or even hang out in Honeydukes… *cries*

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This took me a lot of time to decide… I finally went with Lou Clark from Me Before You. I think Lou is such a great female character. She was so sassy and quirky and hilarious in the book. I can’t wait to read the sequel to read more about Lou! 😀 If you want to see Jennifer’s review of Me Before You, click here.

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  • My Shot: A character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them

I’m going with Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. She is soooooo badass in this book! (Although she’s also pretty awesome in Pride & Prejudice as well) She knows how to take care of herself and others, and is really headstrong and determined. I love her! Here’s my review of the PPZ movie!

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  • Stay Alive: A character you wish was still alive

I have two words: RED. WEDDING. *cries and sobs forever*

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  • Burn: The most heartbreaking end to a relationship you’ve ever read

Okay, so I was really stumped in this one because I can’t seem to recall any particular heartbreaking breakup (I mean… other than on TV). So I went with a heartbreaking relationship in general, because The Song of Achilles really made me cry more times than I care to admit, and that ending tore my chest open and made me cry happy and devastated tears at the same time.

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I immediately thought of Joe from You by Caroline Kepnes. That man is the definition of sassy. I love sassy characters, so imagine my moral conflict when I absolutely loved his character but wanted to strangle him at the same time! Here’s my review of You.

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Illuminae for sure! I was at the edge of my seat for the last 400 pages and I didn’t know what was going to happen! So excited for the sequel coming out this year!

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The Lunar Chronicles! To finish the series, I decided to reread all the previous books before reading Winter. I’m glad I did because I feel like I enjoyed the series so much more that way!

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  • Satisfied: Favorite Book with Multiple POVs

To be honest, I was going to feature The Lunar Chronicles again, but I decided to include The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater! I love all the different POVs! I particularly loved The Dream Thieves because it included Ronan’s POV and it was so so great! <3

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Well, Harry Potter of course! I think it’s already being remembered through history! There are college courses dedicated to the study of these books, Quidditch games are being played worldwide, Butterbeer is EVERYWHERE… Harry Potter will live on, and I’m so eager to see how it keeps revolutionizing the world. <3harry potter


Well, that’s it for the Hamilton Book Tag! The songs here are out of order, so if you’re actually interested in the show after this post, you should definitely hear them in order. You won’t regret it!

I don’t know who to tag! If you want to do this tag, please feel free to do so and let me know so I can see your choices! <3

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  • shootingstarsmag

    I am so curious about Hamilton. I’ve only heard a bit, so I need to get the whole soundtrack. I just love musicals in general. Love the books you chose though. I have The Song of Achilles on my wish list!

    -lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

    • You have read The Song of Achilles! So good! <3 Also you should totally hear Hamilton. You'll be obsessed with it!

  • Would you recommend Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? I didn’t quite like the movie. It was slow and the actor who played Darcy didn’t charm me 😛

    • Honestly if you didn’t like the movie, I don’t know if you’d like the book. The book is slower than the movie because it goes more like what the original Pride and Prejudice does. 🙂

    • Honestly if you didn’t like the movie, I don’t know if you’d like the book. The book is slower than the movie because it goes more like what the original Pride and Prejudice does. 🙂

  • Would you recommend Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? I didn’t quite like the movie. It was slow and the actor who played Darcy didn’t charm me 😛

  • I hadn’t heard of Hamilton before, but if I ever get the chance to watch it I’ll definitely consider it! Some really great photos and picks here, I loved You of course (and can’t wait to read Hidden Bodies) and the Lunar Chronicles series definitely!

    • Hamilton took over my life in an extreme way, lol. I can’t wait to read Hidden Bodies. I know you really enjoyed it, even if it wasn’t as good as the first one 🙂

    • Hamilton took over my life in an extreme way, lol. I can’t wait to read Hidden Bodies. I know you really enjoyed it, even if it wasn’t as good as the first one 🙂

  • Thank you for being the first person to explain to me what Hamilton is! I know, I know! I’ve been seeing it around everywhere, but have been too lazy to look up what it is. 😛 Great book choices, too!

  • Soudha Parsan

    I love Hamilton and also really like this tag! Like, Hamilton and books?? Yes, please! In fact, I also did the tag, which you can check out if you want 🙂

    I’d also love to visit Harry Potter’s world. I mean, this has to be my favorite fictional world ever! I’m currently reading Me Before You and so far I love Lou. You’re right, she’s definitely hilarious. And a really sweet character too. The Lunar Chronicles and The Raven Cycle are also among my favorite series and I agree that they both do the multiple POV thing really well.

    My Hamilton Tag post: http://ofstacksandcups.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-hamilton-book-tag.html