March Netflix and Books Challenge Check-In

Posted March 25, 2017 / Book Challenges, Features / 2 Comments

Erica from Diving Under the Cover 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

No news to report here! I’m still in waiting mode for a few books to be released from my TBR. I also haven’t really been in the mood for my rereads on here either (The Great Gatsby and Gossip Girl). I’m afraid that GG will create a whoooole binge of the series and I have too many review copies to read instead haha. I wish I had those books in audio form…

Completed books so far:


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


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

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

Book: Reunion
Show: Divorce
Connection: 3.33 rating, 5/10 rating

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

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

LOL so yeah no progress here either. I just have been watching very few shows aka mostly Friends. We’ve watched some random other shows, plus Shameless as always, so we’ll see when these final get banged out. I think the most likely one will be Bob’s Burgers because I’ve watched a few recent episodes with Chris. I may let this be my “before bed” show since I’ve seen a lot of them already. I’m also half-watching the current season with him? I know they don’t need to be seen in order so I guess I can keep saying I’m watching a few episodes per month haha.

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:

We’re pretty much only watching Shameless at this point, with the occasional episode of Workaholics or The Mick thrown in as they air. Chris has wanted to take it a little slower with Shameless so we can stretch it out more, so we’ll see how many other shows we end up squeezing in during upcoming months. I also binged the first four episodes of Riverdale to catch up to them as they air.

Shameless Poster Riverdale Poster The Mick Poster Workaholics Poster This Is Us Poster

Shameless | Finished season 5
Riverdale | Watching season 1, still in progress
The Mick | Watching season 1, still in progress
Workaholics | Final season ended in March
This Is Us | Finished current episodes (season 1 complete)

My point totals:

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

Finished final season of Workaholics
60+ minute show = 20 points per season = 20 points
Finished series = 50 points

Finished 1 season of This Is Us
60+ minute show = 20 points per season = 20 points

Total points for March: 110
Total points so far: 560

March Link-Up and Check-In

I’ve noticed most people don’t use the linky, so I won’t bother with including it here anymore. Please leave your progress and links to your post(s) in the comments so I can come check in with you! 🙂

2 responses to “March Netflix and Books Challenge Check-In

  1. Rebecca

    I lost track of time and forget to check in…whoops! Many thanks for hosting the challenge, I’m loving it!

    Just wondering, is it okay if we change our TBR list around? I was planning to read and watch Big Little Lies, but The Handmaid’s Tale is CALLING TO ME, and I’ll probably then want to check out the show. Also, I don’t know if I’ve been doing it right, but if I read a non-planned book and it matches up with a tv show, can I count points for that – as long as you finish your TBR and TBW? Or do you only get points for your original list?

  2. Rebecca

    Hard to fit it all into one tweet update, so here’s the further check in for March. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great April!

    Same trope/premise:
    Merlin + Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix = magic and mayhem
    792 pages + complete series = 100

    Dance Academy 1 = 25
    Total = 125

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