X-Files Book Tag

I’m very unprepared for the week, so expect MANY book tags. They will all either be Halloween-related or based on horror/supernatural themes, movies, or TV shows, like this one.

The X-Files Book Tag was created by Book Princess Reviews.

I did not know there were X-Files books, but I used to watch the show as a kid, although it would scare me. I wasn’t a big fan of it back then because I thought it was all aliens and conspiracy theories, which didn’t interest me then. But it’s been such a long time since I’ve seen the show that I’m tempted to revisit it now. Anyway… the tag.

Fox Mulder

Fox is known to have some “out there” beliefs, so name a book that you believe in despite everyone/ratings/reviews telling you it’s perhaps not that great.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the only book I could think of because although I understand why everyone deeply dislikes this screenplay, I didn’t mind it that much and even enjoyed reading it. I did have some problems with it and thought some parts didn’t work out well and think they should have emphasized that it’s a screenplay in the marketing (because I think many people didn’t realize this), but it was an okay read for me.

Dana Scully

Just like the resident FBI skeptic, name a book that you’re skeptical of (because of hype, sketchy cover, etc.).

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

I love Cinderella retellings and stories inspired by the fairytale, and everyone says this story is good, but it is YA fantasy and I’m always wary of YA fantasy because it’s OFTEN romance with hints of fantasy.

I Want to Believe

What book do you believe, like the famous tagline, will be your next 5 star/crown read?

Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

I’d like to read this in November, but we’ll see if that happens. It’s the third book in a fantasy trilogy with some BDSM bits about a courtesan who also serves as a spy and diplomat for her country. It’s said that the people of her kingdom are descended from angels. The first two books are great and I had a wonderful time reading them, so I think I’ll love the third book too.


Name a book on your TBR that is from a genre you don’t often read but still sounds super good.

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

I don’t read hardcore scifi, although I enjoy watching such movies and TV shows. I was hooked on the first season of the Expanse and intend to continue with the TV series. However, I’ve yet to crack open the book. I intend to try it one of these days. I think it would be the best entry for me into hardcore scifi since I’m already familiar with the story due to the TV show.

The Lone Gunmen

Name a book that comes with an epic team, just like these three hacking men.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I haven’t yet read this, but I’ve heard there’s a great heist team in it and the TV show has convinced me of this too. I was way more interested in the heist team than Alina’s story in the TV show.

Walter Skinner

Skinner is the boss that forever teeters on the edge of good and evil, so name a conflicting character for you (whether the character is just conflicted or you’re conflicted about your feelings for them).

Sand dan Glokta

Glokta is my favorite character from Joe Abercrombie’s First Law books, which I’m currently buddy-reading with Emily at Embuhleeliest. We’re currently working our way through the second book — Before They Are Hanged. These are grimdark fantasy, and Glokta embodies that. The dude is all grey areas.

Cancer Man/Cigarette Smoking Man

Name the worst book villain you can think of, just like this smoking fiend who refuses to stay dead.

Victor Vale

Well, I wouldn’t say he’s the worst, but I like how V.E. Schwab writes him in Vicious. To me, the book is filled with villains. No one is “good”; neither Victor nor Eli, although the story is about them combating each other. Vicious is an SFF novel about two friends who realize they can gain supernatural abilities after undergoing near-death experiences. I really enjoyed this book.

That’s it for now.

Did you used to watch X-Files too? I wonder if the series is still going.


4 thoughts on “X-Files Book Tag

  1. I remember when I first tried watching the series and it didn’t interest me. But then one of the networks began replaying all the old episodes starting at the first, so I decided to give it another chance and that’s all it took. I was hooked after that. Not sure if it’s because I watched the episodes in order or because it was just the right time for me. But I haven’t watched any of it since the series ended, with the exception of the one or two movies they made.


    1. Hmm, could have been that you revisited it at the right time. I have a feeling that I’ll get more out of it as an adult, which is why I think I might like it if I should try it now.


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