Hello everybody, today I am doing a summer tag while I can still be doing a summer tag. My vacation is nearly over and I am so scared. I am not ready to be a senior in high school, but I am ready to be a high school graduate but you can’t have one without the other, so I’m just gonna pull through. I found this tag over on Analee @ Book Snacks’s blog while I was looking for a summer book tag, and this one looked perfect, so let’s dive right into it.
1. Lemonade: pick a book that started off bitter but got better
For this one I am going with Open Road Summer. At first, I felt like I was reading personifications of tropes and it bothered me, but the book got a lot better and in the end I really enjoyed it.
2. Golden Sun: pick a book that made you smile beyond compare
For this one I can really only go with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. That book always makes me so happy and even after my fourth reread I can’t stop loving it. The entire story makes me so happy and every single time that I think about Fangirl I want to reread it.
3. Tropical Flowers: pick a book set in a foreign country
Almost all YA books for me are set in a foreign country, because nobody writes a book that’s set in Austria. Not even if there’s a Europe tour. We have a lot to offer, okay? Anyway, I am going to take this oppurtunity to talk about What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum, one of my favorite books from 2017. The book is set in America so nothing special there for a lot of people, but special for me. I loved What to Say Next so much because we follow these two characters and we get both of their perspectives and they have a great friendship (and a great slow burning romance) and it has amazing representation for Asperger’s.
4. Tree Shade: pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced
When the Apparat was introduced in the Grisha trilogy, I hated him so much because of how creepy he was. Everytime he was mentioned, I was literally scared. He seemed like such a stereotypical creepy cult leader that didn’t say everything and kept things hidden and he just gave me the chills.
5. Beach Sand: pick a book that was grainy, and the plot barely developed.
My memory of this book is pretty grainy since I read it two years ago, but I remember not liking it all too much. That book is What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick. Not that much happens in this novel and overall I think I remember it having sort of a boring plot since hardly anything happened, but the perspective that it’s told from is refreshing.
6. Green Grass: pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile
It is no secret here that if I could bring one book character to life, it would be Levi Stewart from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I love Levi so much because he’s always so nice, you can always catch him smiling, and generally his positive attitude is so sweet, his positivity is infectious, and that’s coming from me.
7. Watermelon: pick a book that had some juicy secrets
The plot of One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus is basically all about people wanting to protect their juicy secrets, but they’re good juicy secrets. I loved the overall slightly dramatic theme to the novel and I highly recommend it.
8. Sun Hat: pick a book that had a vast, big universe/setting
For this one I want to go with The Lunar Chronicles as well as The Remnant Chronicles. The Lunar Chronicles is a sci-fi series that a lot of people know very well and it’s one of my all time favorites, and Marissa Meyer has done an amazing job at creating the Lunar universe because not only are we on Luna, there’s also New Beijing and France and even Africa. But I also want to use this time to throw a shoutout to The Remnant Chronicles because we get to travel through the entire map and Mary E. Pearson did a great job at individually creating every kingdom, so I’m picking two.
9. BBQ: pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk
I’m currently rereading Obsidian, and if I had a dollar for every time someone thought/mentioned/said/hinted at that Daemon was hot as hell, I would be richer than Jeffree Star. Obviously, he has this brooding bad boy aura to him and it suits him perfectly and I love Obsidian so I obviously also love Daemon.
10. Summer Fun: pass the tag on
This tag has been around for a couple of years now and I don’t know who has already done it. Plus, summer is almost over, but if you enjoyed this tag, this is me tagging you to do it too because I had a great time answering the questions. 🤗🤗