Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Parks and Rec plus YA

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
So lately, I've been watching Parks and Recreation on Netflix (season 6 here I come!) and I basically find it hysterical and awesome. Plus, I adore Amy Poehler. I was trying to come up with a blog post today and I may or may not have been watching Parks and Rec at the same time, which led me to thinking: if the Parks and Rec characters were YA fans, what would they read? Thus, without further ado, I present to you my Parks Pairings:

As an empowered feminist, Leslie would definitely appreciate this satirical piece of genius (okay, so I'm kind of a huge fan of Beauty Queens, if you haven't noticed).

Ben is a huge fantasy fan, so he would either love Eragon or proclaim it a Lord of the Rings ripoff. It could go either way. 

Since she loves dark and morbid material, I think she would really get into the twisted, amazing plot in The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer... not that she'd admit it, of course. 

Well, Tom would pick up this book thinking it's actually about beauty pageants, but he might learn something about why it's not okay to objectify women! Maybe?

After a long day of work (either as a nurse or for the government), Ann would probably want to relax with a glass of white wine (even though it gives her headaches) and some light reading. 

Are you a Parks and Rec fan?


  1. This is a great post! I haven't gotten around to watching Parks and Rec yet, but I plan to soon! I like watching series and am currently watching other things, but Parks and Rec comes next :D

    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

    (Old follower! :D)

  2. Ha! This is so great. I love Parks and Rec, and of course I love YA lit, so this post was so fun for me read. I'm totally with you on all these recommendations. It makes me wonder what YA book Ron Swanson would read. I'm not coming up with the perfect fit for him on top of my head, but the mental image of Ron curling up with, like, Throne of Glass is making me giggle uncontrollably.

    Thanks for the post!

  3. Oh man this is perfect hahaha. These choices are just...they're all just perfect! I haven't watched all that many episodes (it's next on my list to binge watch as I've jumped around a lot and imagine things will make much more sense if I watch it in order), but from what I've seen I couldn't have picked better books for these characters!

  4. Parks and Rec is hilarious and love your book choices. Made me think about Ron and Andy. What would they read? Andy loves music so much, but I really can't imagine him reading anything, to be honest. And Ron, maybe something with hunting? Is there a YA book that has hunting in it? Red Rising is pretty dark and brutal, that may work. Fun post! ~Pam

  5. Ann Perkins! (said in Chris' voice) ;)

    I love this, what a clever idea! Tom would so pick up Beauty Queens because of the cover!

    p.s Now following via GFC & Bloglovin' :)

  6. Wow that's an amazing post ^^
    I love Parks & Rec (même si j'aime un peu moins la saison 6) and your choices of books are great ! Je pense qu'Andy tiendrait son livre à l'envers xD
    And Donna would read an erotic novel :P


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