Hello, everyone! We only have about a month of summer left — thankfully, because I CANNOT wait for autumn — so I thought I’d give the “Quintessential Summer Book Tag” a go! The tag was originally created by Kat from the YouTube channel “TheBookishKat”, and her video is linked here if you want to go check it out! Given that it’s a summer tag, I’d like to keep my answers related to the books I’ve read so far this summer. Without any further ado, let’s get into the tag!
1. Iced Drink – a refreshing book
Legendary by Stephanie Garber — It was super refreshing to dive back into the world introduced in Caraval, so I had such a fun time reading the sequel.
2. Cotton Candy – a book that was fluffy and sweet
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins — This is technically a reread, but this book is so darn cute, who can judge me?
3. Sunglasses – a dark book
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan — This one doesn’t come out until next summer (thank you Goodreads giveaway for an early copy!), but damn, if it isn’t dark as hell. It’s bloody and brutal but also just great.
4. Picnic on a Rainy Day – a sad book
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir — So, yeah, this isn’t what one would typically call a “sad” book, but if the title of the last chapter didn’t make you feel something, you have no soul.
5. Sand – a book that irritated you
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han — I was irritated by a few things in this sequel, which I can’t quite mention because of spoilers. To anyone who has read it, you know which parts I’m talking about because I’m sure they’ve annoyed everyone. I’m looking at you, John Ambrose McClaren.
6. Summer Blockbuster – favorite book-to-screen adaptation
Love, Simon and The Darkest Minds — Love, Simon came out in March, so it doesn’t make the cut off for summer related answers, but it was such a good movie that I couldn’t not include it. The only summer book-to-movie adaptation that I did see was The Darkest Minds, and I enjoyed it!
7. Dropped Ice Cream – a book you were anticipating, but it wasn’t good
Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West — This came out at the very end of May, but I read an early copy from Edelweiss. Honestly, I’m not sure why I always pick up Kasie West books. Maybe I have hope that I’ll find a fluffy, cute read, but I always end up disappointed. They’re cute, but like too “high school cute” for me.
8. Palm Tree – a tall book you loved
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson — Graphic novels are tall, right?
9. Bonfire – a book you want to burn
As She Fades by Abbi Glines — Guys, I read this at the end of March, and my hatred for it carried over into the summer. It made absolutely no sense plot-wise, and the characters were atrocious.
10. Fireworks – a book that exploded onto the scene
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte — As soon as this book dropped at BookCon, I knew it’d be huge. Anyone who didn’t get a copy from the convention was desperately searching Twitter and publishers to get their hands on it, and I was lucky enough to trade for one. It definitely lives up to the hype, and I’m excited for it’s release next year!
Until next time,
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