Like all great ideas, the urge to create a Grey’s Anatomy book tag hit me in the middle of the night during a fight with insomnia. This is my absolute favorite television show ever, and I couldn’t think of a better way to showcase my love for it than to pair some books up with a few of the characters. I’ll be tagging four specific bloggers at the end, but really I encourage anybody that wants to participate to do it! Feel free to use my graphic above if you’d like, and please remember to tag me so I can come see your pairings!
I really can’t think of a better character for this prompt than Starr Carter from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. She really went through some shit, and instead of letting people intimidate her into backing down, she fought for justice and changed the world.
Juliette, Adam, and Warner from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi are always the first love triangle I think of. I’ve decided not to continue with the new books Mafi is releasing, but even five years after finishing the original trilogy I’m still super salty about who Juliette ended up choosing.
Neville. Longbottom. Do I really need to say anything else? He is one of the best characters in Harry Potter and his development is off the charts. Neville starts out as a small anxious bean, but by the end of the series he’s learned self worth and that he can do great things too.
I haven’t actually read this one yet, but Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann is the first thing that came to mind. This book features Alice, a black girl that identifies as biromantic asexual, which is some representation that is badly needed.
Clarke Griffin from The 100 by Kass Morgan is one of my absolute all time favorite female characters. She is strong, smart, and an amazing leader. She might not always make the best decisions, but honestly nobody does, and she continuously sacrifices so much in order to try and do what is best for her people. Also, I’ll always ship her and Lexa.
Karou and Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor are the epitome of forbidden love. I was a latecomer to this series, but I instantly fell in love with these characters and was rooting for them from the beginning.
Hi, can more people please read and shout from the rooftops about how incredible Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall is? The main character, Norah, deals with agoraphobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and severe anxiety. Never have I felt so seen in a book before and this is one of the few young adult novels that does not romanticize mental illness.
This is a hard one because I have so many, but I’m going to go with one of the first couples I ever shipped (before I even knew what shipping was) – Mia and Adam from If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Anybody that truly knows me can tell you how much of a fangirl I am for everything Forman has written, but Mia and Adam hold such a special place in my heart. No matter how many times I read their story, and it’s been a lot, those two always manage to give me all. the. feels.
I really think that Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour was one of the first queer books I ever read. This book was so magical and cute and I truly did love every single second of it. Emi is such a special character and LaCour’s words always touch my soul.
If you’re expecting me to say something other than Hilda (from the Hilda series by Luke Pearson) then you definitely don’t know me at all. She is precious, spunky, passionate, caring, funny, really everything that is good in this world rolled up into a cute tiny package and she deserves to be protected at all costs.
That’s all for the main tag, but there’s of course some honorable mentions. If you’re planning on doing the tag, feel free to include the honorable mentions in your list or swap out any of the above with them!
Owen Hunt – a book featuring PTSD
Richard Webber – a book featuring addiction
April Kepner and Jackson Avery – character that suffered a severe loss
Addison Montgomery – favorite childhood book
I want to finish by saying a huge thank you to everybody that does this tag. Grey’s Anatomy is the show of my heart, and I poured so much passion into this project, so it means a lot to me that you took the time to either read this post or put the tag on your own blog. I also want to extend the hugest amount of gratitude to Britt for talking me through the creative process and helping me weed down my word vomit that tends to happen when I get really excited about something.
If you were to create a book tag based on your favorite television show or movie, what would you choose? Or, if you’re a huge Grey’s Anatomy fan, let’s talk about it! I always need more Grey’s buddies!