Alright, I felt like taking a break from doing some book reviews. I found this fun book tag on Jessiethereader’s Vlog. It is a simple tag in which you pick a book that best fit each of the categories. Here is the video that inspired my participation.
- Start of Summer: Pick a book with an attention-grabbing first line.
The book that I am picking for this tag is Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I really enjoyed the first line of the book which was “Once upon a time, an angel and a demon fell in love. It did not end well.” I loved the fairytale element of that line as well as the twist of darkness within the first two sentences of the book.
2. Too hot to go out: Pick a book for a day in.
I have two books that I would love to pick for this category. Both of these books are fun, beautiful, and a bit inspiring. The first book is Fish in a Tree by Lynda Muyllay Hunt, is about a young girl struggling in school due to the fact that no one has caught her dyslexia. The second book is I Killed the Mokingbird by Paula Acampora is about three friends trying to bring To Kill a Mockingbird back into the spotlight.
3. Summer road trip: Pick a book you’d take with you on the road.
I generally take all my books out with me whenever I leave the house. I love to read at every spare second I have. However, I have also seen an interesting take on this category in which many of the booktubers have picked books that focus on a road trip theme. So the books I have chosen that kind of have that road trip vibe are The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey and The Wizard, The Witch, and the Two Girls From Jersey by Lisa Papasematriou. Both of these books take you on some pretty interesting destinations.
4. Ice tea goodness: Pick a book with a cold setting
I just realized that I have not read a lot of books that take place in a cold environment. In fact, going through all the books that I have read this year, I have a total of two. However the book that I will be putting in this category is Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee. This book not only takes place during the holidays, but the setting is which it is a place that has never experience warm weather.
5. Nasty sunburn: A book you really disliked (so far) this year.
I do not know what to say about this book. I can tell you I had higher expectations and was sorely disappointed when they were not met. The book that is in this category is The DUFF by Kody Keplinger.
6. Sizzling Summer reads: Recommend one of your favorite books (this year)
This book I am recommending to all of you right now. I know it is a little childish, but I absolutely love!. The book for the sizzling summer reads category is The Unwatneds by Lisa McMann. I love the world and the dichotomy of the two worlds. I also enjoy the magic system.
That is my Summer Lovin’ Booktag. If you want to participate, please do so. It is a lot of fun and I cannot wait to see what books you will place in each of the categories. I do hope that you weeks is going great. See you next time and happy reading!