January Netflix and Books Challenge Check-In

Posted January 28, 2017 / Book Challenges, Features / 4 Comments


Erica and I introduced our Netflix and Books Challenge for 2017 as a way of making progress on books we want to read and TV shows we want to watch. The TBR lists were chosen by matching books up to various TV shows based on characters, plots, etc. You can learn all about the challenge and join in anytime here! Don’t forget, you can also still participate in our Netflix and Books Tag that we debuted in 2016; it’ll give you some points in this challenge too!

Reading Progress

I’m pretty impressed I already managed to read a book on my TBR! Honestly a lot of books haven’t been published yet and I have to wait for that to happen, but this one was readily available for me. Woo!

Completed books:

Take the Key and Lock Her Up (Embassy Row, #3) Will & Grace Poster

Book main character has the same name as a TV show MC:

Book: Take the Key & Lock Her Up
TV Show: Will & Grace
Connection: MC named Grace

Still to read:

Royce Rolls Keeping Up with the Kardashians Poster

Book has the same trope as a TV show: 

Book: Royce Rolls
TV show: KUWTK
Connection: reality TV/ rich people

The Great Gatsby Gilmore Girls Poster

Book title is mentioned in a TV show:

Book: The Great Gatsby
TV show: Gilmore Girls
Connection: mentioned in it

The Fallen Kingdom (The Falconer, #3) The 10th Kingdom Poster

Book title has a common word as a TV show title:

Book: The Fallen Kingdom
TV Show: The 10th Kingdom
Connection: both have “kingdom”

Truly, Madly, Famously (Famous in Love, #2) Famous in Love Poster

Book inspired a TV show:

Book: Truly Madly Famously
TV Show: Famous in Love
Connection: book series → TV show

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #3) Finding Carter Poster

Book had same setting as a TV show:

Book: Always & Forever, Lara Jean
TV Show: Finding Carter
Connection: take place in Virginia

Fireworks Fresh Off the Boat Poster

Book has the same (not today) time period as a TV show:

Book: Fireworks
TV Show: Fresh off the Boat
Connection: 1990s Orlando, FL

The Decent Proposal Image result 

Book and show have bad ratings but you’re still interested:

Book: The Decent Proposal
Show: Divorce
Connection: 3.16 rating, 5/10 rating

Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl, #1) 

Book has a spin-off and the TV show has a spin-off:

Book: Gossip Girl
Show: Degrassi
Connection: spin-offs for both

TV Watching Progress

Woof, terrible so far. I’ve only seen a few episodes of Bob’s Burgers so far. I plan to watch this one casually throughout the year, but I also have a feeling I’ll get addicted? I really hope to finish off the shows with only one season to watch because those are easier to get to.

From the TBW list:

Community Poster

Season 6

No progress

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon poster

Sailor Moon
Seasons 2-5

No progress

Friday Night Lights Poster

Fri. Night Lights
Seasons 2-5

No progress

Parenthood Poster

Seasons 1-6

No progress

Bob's Burgers Poster

Bob’s Burgers
Seasons 1-7

A few episodes

Atlanta poster

Season 1

No progress

Other shows watched:

Yeah I’ve been good about watching OTHER shows. Go figure. I was able to finish two of them off and get completed up-to-date on another one. Good work, Lauren. Chris and I didn’t watch anything except The Office and then recently got started on Shameless, our newest addiction.

Image result Image result Image result The 10th Kingdom Poster Shameless Poster

The Office | Finished seasons 8 and 9, so the show is complete (sad)
The OC | Finished season 4, so the show is completed (also sad)
It’s Always Sunny | Finished season 11 to catch up; watching season 12 live now
The 10th Kingdom | Finished the miniseries completely
Shameless | Finished season 1, started season 2

My point totals:

Read Take the Key and Lock Her Up
336 pages = 30 points

Finished 2 seasons of The Office; finished off the show
30 minute show = 10 points per season = 20 points
Finished the series = 50 points

Finished 1 season of The OC; finished off the show
60 minute show = 20 points per season = 20 points
Finished the series = 50 points

Finished The 10th Kingdom miniseries
60+ minute show = 20 points per season = 20 points
Finished the series = 50 points

Finished 1 season of Shameless 
60+ minute show = 20 points per season = 20 points

Total points for January / so far: 270

January Link-Up and Check-In

Regardless of your level of participation, join in the January linky below! Tell us your progress for the challenge. How many points did you end up with so far, competitive people!? Tell us in the comments too!

4 responses to “January Netflix and Books Challenge Check-In

    Read The Unbroken Line of the Moon: 
465 pages = 40 points
    Watched season 1 of Vikings
: 60 minute show = 20 points per season = 20 points
    Book and Show shared the same trope
= 25 points
    Total points for January / so far: 85

  2. Rebecca

    Hi! I watched a few shows, but like you, none of them were on my original list. They were great nonetheless though. I’ll link up shortly, but first I have a question! I’m wondering, can you count a book you’ve read if you can match it with a tv show you’ve watched, even if it wasn’t on your original TBR/TBW? Eg. Both Blue Bloods + Unscripted Joss Bird share the same setting (NYC), and were Jan picks – does that also work?

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