April Netflix and Books Challenge Check-In

Posted April 29, 2017 / Book Challenges, Features / 3 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


(Started the book)

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

Still to read:

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

Watching current season

Atlanta poster

Season 1

No progress

Other shows watched:

Good lord. I’m watching so many shows not on my TBW list. I randomly worked on Schitt’s Creek and Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, which I’m loving! We’re still making our way through Shameless and The Mick occasionally. I’m somewhat keeping up with Modern Family but it’s not worth including here. I have a lot of Riverdale to binge again too! Whooooops.

Shameless Poster Riverdale Poster The Mick Poster Schitt's Creek Poster Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Poster

Shameless | Finished season 6, watching season 7
Riverdale | Still working on season 1
The Mick | Still working on season 1
Schitt’s Creek | Finished season 2, watching season 3
Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce | Finished season 1, watching season 2

My point totals:

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

Finished 1 season of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce
60+ minute show = 20 points per season = 20 points

Finished 1 season of Schitt’s Creek
30 minute show = 10 points per season = 10 points

Total points for April: 120
Total points so far: 750

April 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! 🙂

3 responses to “April Netflix and Books Challenge Check-In

  1. Rebecca

    Sorry for the late update! I should have learned by now to write it all up as I go along so I don’t forget and then feel overwhelmed at the end of the month…whoops. Thanks again for hosting, it’s my favourite challenge of the year and not just because I’m actually consistently joining in, ha! My progress and calculations below. I’m currently at 500 points for the year!
    Crazy Ex Girlfriend s1 = 20
    Degrassi: Next Class complete – 30
    Supernatural s10+11 = 40
    Chicago P.D. S3 = 20
    = 110

  2. I’m so lost as to how to really do this, so I’m just kind of winging it. I posted an update this morning, and I think I’m just going to be a casual participant for this one. I like being able to read and watch shows/movies based on books.

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