The Hamilton Book Tag // ft. Me Flailing Because This Exists?!

If I’m not reading, I’m listening to Hamilton.

This is a very true fact. I listen to Hamilton in the car, while I’m getting ready for dance, while I’m cleaning, when I’m writing blog posts- at any time, you can pick up my phone and Hamilton will either be playing or might have just been paused.

I’ve talked about loving Hamilton a couple times on my blog, but there hasn’t been an entire post dedicated to it yet, and I think that needs to change. 😉 So I decided I wanted to make a book tag about Hamilton, and then upon researching it, I discovered that it’s already in existence!

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The original tag was created by the booktuber Maureen Keavy way back in 1791 is that what you have, are you done October 2015, and I found the blog version here. I’m not sure if it’s allowed to do a tag so long after it was originally created, but I’m going to do it anyway because I love Hamilton too much not to.

Oh, and a quick warning- this post will contain many Hamilton lyric references, gifs, and fangirling. Continue at your own risk (I really hope you do?!), you have been warned.

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The Room Where It Happens ~ a book world you would put yourself in

First of all, The Room Where It Happens is my current favorite Hamilton song. It’s just too good, especially the part where Hamilton imitates Burr, and when they’re doing the reporter-interview-thing, and THE BANTER. *clears throat* Ahem, moving on.

I think you all kind of knew my answer for this one…the wizarding world.

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Yes, yes, no one was surprised. But seriously, it would be a dream to live in the wizarding world. I promise I won’t use Harry Potter again for this entire tag though, because we all know I use it way too much.

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The Schuyler Sisters ~ an underrated female character

One female character who I think Angelica Schuyler would have approved of is Dimple Shah from When Dimple Met Rishi.

She’s smart, she knows what she wants with her life, and she’s going to go for it. Dimple doesn’t have any plans to let a guy get in her way- she wants her own future and her own path. I can see her and Angelica being kindred spirits on a lot of things- like looking for a mind at work.

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My Shot ~ a character who goes after what they want

I cannot not mention my dear, precious Gansey.

If you haven’t heard me crying about Gansey from The Raven Cycle yet, hello, my name is Olivia and I have fallen hopelessly in love with a fictional character named Richard Gansey the third. He’s perfect, he’s adorable, and he’s also on a quest to find an ancient king and he absolutely will not give up.

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Even when everyone thinks he’s insane, he still goes on. That’s definitely the epitome of Alexander Hamilton, am I right?

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You’ll Be Back ~ sassiest villian

I don’t really read too much fantasy, and since I have banned myself from Harry Potter, this one was actually very hard for me. Turns out, YA contemporaries don’t really have villians. 😉

I think I have to say President Snow from The Hunger Games? Except was he really sassy…I can’t recall anymore. I think he was just really manipulative so I guess you could read it as him being full of sass.

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Non-Stop ~ a series you marathoned

I never marathon series the first time I read them. I love to slowly read and savor every moment of the first go-around, but by the second time and any times following that, I’m willing to marathon and binge.

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I mean, change the “man” to “Olivia” and that’s a pretty solid statement right there.

I’d say the series I most often marathon is the original Percy Jackson series. I reread it early this fall, and I was going through book after book because they’re just so good. I think I devoured about one every couple of days. There’s never too much Percy Jackson or Annabeth Chase or Grover Underwood.

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Satisfied ~ favorite book with multiple POVs

My favorite book with multiple POVs has to be The Book ThiefIt’s such a beautiful, heartbreaking, important, wonderful book. It had a lot of hype a few years ago, but it truly deserves all the love, even now.

Liesel is such an amazing character, and I can’t even explain the heartbreak that comes along with this book. I do know, that’s it’s worth reading even though you know it’s going to be emotional.

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Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story ~ a book/series that will remembered throughout history

I can’t predict the future, but I truly feel like Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda will be a book people read generations from now.

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Not only is it an amazing book, but it also has a movie. That’s always an incentive for people to read it, making it more well known. And when kids in the future watch the movie (probably making fun of the poor camera quality back in 2018) they’ll want to read the book. This book better become a required reading for school fifty years from now.

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Helpless ~ a relationship you were rooting for from the start

Can we all agree that Mateo and Rufus from They Both Die at the End are so pure and deserve…way better than what they got?

*a resounding yes echoes from everyone who read the book*

This book only takes place in one day, so there’s no way to call this relationship “slow,” but I mean, they started off as friends and then it progressed to something more. And I was just over here screaming, because I’d been waiting the whole book for that! Sometimes you just have to be willingly to wait for it, if you know what I mean. 😉

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What Comes Next ~ a series that you wish had more books

This isn’t even a series, but I really wish there was a sequel to The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls.

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This gif is unrelated other than the fact that it’s the king who sings What Comes Next, but I had to include it because….I love Jonathan Groff. (He was in Glee too! *screams*)

Anyway, I feel a strong desire to continue following the lives of all the sisters, and I’m so sad the book had to end. It did end at a good spot, but there is still so much that was left open, and I’m dying to know what’s next. Basically, I want an epilogue that ties up all the loose ends and gives me exactly what I’m hoping for, but a second book in the series would work too. XD

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Right Hand Man ~ favorite brotp

I didn’t even know brotp was a thing until now, but apparently it is, and I’m living for it.

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I had to include a gif of the Hamilton bros, though, because…if there wasn’t a gif of the OG squad in this post, would it even be a Hamilton post?!

I’d definitely have to say Jason and Percy from the Heroes of Olympus series, because it’s entertaining to see them try not to overpower each other but accidentally (and sometimes on purpose) doing it anyway. Also, they literally call each other “bro” sometimes, and if that doesn’t make it a brotp, I don’t know what does.

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What’d I Miss ~ book/series you were late to reading

I’m going to answer this with a very, very popular book that I have yet to read and sort of doubt I will ever get around to reading- Divergent.

I have a slight interest in this book, but I’ve also heard that the series doesn’t get much better, and I’m not as interested in that. I also feel like I completely missed the hype and it’s a little late for me to jump on the bandwagon now, years later. Even if I do like it, I don’t know if anyone will fangirl with me. XD

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The Reynolds Pamphlet ~ a book with a plot twist you didn’t see coming

Oh, this is 5000% percent We Were Liars

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This is a fairly accurate representation of my face when I read it, except with a lot more screaming and also some crying, too. I don’t want to say anything else because I went in blind and I think that’s the best way to do it, but GOSH, that plot twist.

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That was a lot of Hamilton, and a lot of books. My two favorite things have combined, and I’m so very happy right now. 🙂

There are a few other questions that I didn’t do because they require me to share spoilers, which I wouldn’t want to do in this post- so if you decide to watch the original video, that explains why mine isn’t identical to it.

I’m going to be tagging a few other bloggers (ones that I know love Hamilton just as much as me!!), but no pressure to participate if you are tagged, and if you aren’t, please feel free to do it anyway. I know I’m missing people I’ve screamed about Hamilton with and that makes me sad. Alexa play It’s Quiet Uptown. I tag:

May @ Forever and Everly // Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams // Hazel @ Hey It’s Hazel // Abby @ When Words Fly // Annie @ Blossoms & Bullet Journals // & anyone else!

I really loved doing this post, thank you all for reading my rambling thoughts on musicals and books! This was a very long post- I’m a little too obsessed, we all know it’s true. XD

Do you love Hamilton? If so- favorite songs? Do you love some of the books I mentioned here? I’d love to chat with you all in the comments.

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Photo by Peter Lewicki on Unsplash >> Credits to the photographer of the image I used in my featured image- thank you!

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50 thoughts on “The Hamilton Book Tag // ft. Me Flailing Because This Exists?!

  1. Lovely answers for this tag, Olivia! Harry Potter is kind of a must, in any of your posts, so…. I’m not mad you picked the wizarding world at all, and I would have chosen it as well for that question 😛 And yeees for Gansey, I love him so, so much he’s so determind and so precious. We were Liars honestly made me CRYY, I did not see that plot twist coming at all and that was so brilliant from the author 🙂

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  2. The plot twist in We Were Liars though. Like WHOA. I NEED to re-read that book! It’s been a good few years since I’ve read it, plus I don’t actually own it and I’d love to😊
    Gansey….I want my own Gansey😭 He’s just amazing!

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    • YES. I know, right?! It was so shocking. I also need to reread it, although I don’t think it will ever compare to the first time, when I had no idea what was coming.
      I agree with that wholeheartedly- can Gansey be real please?! 😂

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  3. Great post, Olivia! I haven’t listened to Hamilton yet (whoops 🙈) but I have listened to Dear Evan Hansen and really enjoyed it! Oh and I just finished The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls last night and absolutely loved it. 😍 I really wish there was a sequel to it too; I want to see where all the sisters end up, ahhh.

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  4. lskdfjlskjf I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU THAT THIS TAG EXISTS ❤ ❤ u deserve this happiness

    akso youu have inspired me to become a Hamilton fan and now i'm v hardcore, it's slowly becoming an obsession,,,,,,,the lyrics are so JUST CLEVER AND FILLED W SASS.

    ++ i think my 2019 goal is to read everything Percy Jackson related, i've still only read book 1 and so far I really love the brotp between perc + annabeth + grover c: c: c: I'M SO PARANOID FOR GROVER'S SAFETY THOUGHHH, he seems like the character who gets murdered or something idk whyy

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    • AWW MALANIE YOU’RE TOO KIND TO ME.💓

      Wait, really?! That makes me so very happy you have no idea. The lyrics are so amazing I can’t even and YES so much sass, it’s kind of like the musical version of the Raven Boys to be honest.

      YES! That’s such an amazing goal, and I really think you will love all the remaining books so, so much. I can’t wait to hear you scream about themmmm. 😉 GROVER IS MY CHILD, and I love him.

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    • Well, I love Harry Potter SO much that I mention it in all my posts, and I knew that I could answer every question in this tag with reference to it…I decided to only let myself use it for one answer. 😉 I hope you enjoy it if you read it, it’s AMAZING! And thank you!❤️

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  5. I have never seen Hamilton and I still haven’t listened to any of the music????? I’m sorry! I’m too afraid it won’t live up to the hype (which stupidly holds me back from a lot of things in fear of being disappointed). But this tag was really fun to read! It’s clear that you love Hamilton! Also, yay for Gansey! (I guess he’s an example of a popular character who didn’t disappoint.)

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    • Oh, that makes sense- I’m always so scared of things that might not live up to the hype. I’m sure you would love it, but even if you don’t, at least you’ll know you tried it out. 😉 Thank you Madeline, and thank you for your comment! AHH, ALL THE LOVE FOR GANSEY. He never disappointed me either.

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  6. Okay- I’ve read the Divergent series. I thought the first one was pretty good, and I guess I thought the other two were okay too because I read them (or maybe my tolerance was just higher then). Am I glad I read them? I would say yes to that for the first book and for the ending of the third one. Have people spoiled the ending for you?
    Whaaat- Percy and Jason?? I’ll have to disagree with you on that one. Hear me on my reasoning. I think there’s too much rivalry simmering underneath (like that time they tried to see who was actually more powerful) for their to be a truly solid friendship happening. The best brotp I’ve read about recently was in Foolish Hearts aka this is me trying to get you to read this book. ;)) And I need to read Darius the Great and the Garrett Girls and all the books in your mini-reveiws post.
    I’m so interested in what books that are current right now become classics.

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    • Interesting! I’ve heard a lot of people say that the first book was really good, and then it progressively got worse. I think I got the ending spoiled for me- at least, I got told that a certain character dies, but I don’t know if there was more to the spoiler or if that was all. XD I might want to read the first book? I don’t know, I might just be too late to the hype.
      TRUE. I definitely see your point. I know this wasn’t in the books, but I feel like after the final battle in the last book they might have a better perspective and have become better friends then maybe? I HAVE FOOLISH HEARTS RIGHT NOW, I JUST HAVEN’T READ IT YET. And now I’m very excited for the brotp. *rubs hands together*
      Me too! I wrote a post about that a long time ago- it was a very cringey post, I don’t recommend looking for it- and a few that I put were Harry Potter, The Outsiders, and Because of Winn-Dixie. I also think The Book Thief might become a classic. What do you think?

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      • I remember 1% of what happens in the second book and the third book minus the ending, so yes, I think I also would say it got worse. I’m not saying anything to enlargen the spoiler except if that’s all you heard, I would say you’re good. Hm, this reminds me of how my friend read the Twilight series last year! Anyways. If you read them, tell me what you think!
        Oh great, I don’t remember what happens in the last battle. Okay, maybe my lack of memories about the Divergent series shouldn’t be a mark against them then. I think I forget book plots on an equal basis. But even though I don’t remember what happened, I agree yes, they have to have become better friends by the end of a battle. AHHHH, reading this after you read Foolish Hearts makes me happy that the brotp lived up to the excitement for you!!!
        Hahaha! One time I looked back on older posts, and while I thought parts were cringey, I was surprised by how they weren’t as bad as I was expecting. Ohh, let me think. Harry Potter has got to become a classic, there’s no way it won’t. I feel like the books might be on school reading lists already. This is really hard. Maybe Wonder? Thirteen Reasons Why? The Fault in Our Stars? I guess only the test of time will tell.

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        • Good to know- maybe I’ll try reading them this summer? Haha, I haven’t read Twilight either. It’s another one of those bandwagon books that I never jumped on.
          Haha! AND YES, THE BROTP WAS EVERYTHING. TRULY EVERYTHING.
          Definitely Harry Potter. (I hope.) Ohh, I can see Wonder becoming a classic for sure (and the movie being a classic movie too maybe!). When I’m 80, we’ll see. XD

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          • For Twilight, I don’t think I was really aware of what was going on in the book world at that point. My friend really loved them though, and she also loves books like All the Light We Cannot See.
            I KNOW RIGHT.
            There’s no way Harry Potter won’t. Yes, the movie too! Oh my goodness, I’m so excited to see.

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