Hello everyone! I haven’t done a tag in ages and, funnily enough, I found The Summer Reader Book Tag waiting patiently (since last summer) in my drafts. So yup, today, Summer (🙋🏻) is going to do a summer (☀️) tag before the season ends. I was tagged by Alex Alextheshadowgirl’s Blog, Ashley Dreamingthroughliterature, and Analee at Book Snacks. Thank you, ladies!
Note: I am an award/tag free blog in that after I finish the last few-okay maybe more than a few-drafts of 2015 tags/awards that I was tagged/nominated in last year, I won’t be doing any more tag/award posts.
And here’s a fun tidbit about summer, the season, and me… I probably have mentioned it before but it’s my least favorite season ironically. It just gets way too hot where I live. I also remember spending most of my summers at the salon hanging out (when I was younger) and working (when I was older) mainly because it is the busiest season in the nail industry (with people in their flip flops and in need of pedicures all the time). Haha, good times! 😛
- Lemonade: Pick a book that started off bitter but got better.
Probably the new summer anthology, Summer Days and Summer Nights (my review). The first couple of stories weren’t really that great so I was sort of worried with the remaining short stories. Thankfully, they got better towards the end! (I actually really loved the Jennifer E. Smith one! I need to remember and try to pick up at least one of her books before the summer ends.)
- Golden Sun: Pick a book that made you smile beyond compare.
In Real Life (my review) was exactly my type of story. I love books that incorporate music (rock bands specifically) and online best friend relationships. I was beaming ear to ear for how cute the story and romance was. And I should mention that our protagonist is an accurately represented Asian!
- Tropical flowers: Pick a book set in foreign country.
Well the latest one that I’ve purchased is Raw Blue; I believe it’s set in Sydney, Australia. After hearing about Summer Skin, which was recently released earlier in the summer, I wanted to purchase and read Eager’s debut novel.
- Tree Shade: Pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced.
Unteachable (my review) because I had an inkling who Evan was when Maise met him but I totally wasn’t expecting that (in my opinion) awful twist later in the book.
- Beach Sand: Pick a book that was grainy and the plot barely developed.
Definitely The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) (my review). I had a really tough time getting through this one since the plot was pretty much nonexistent. I mean the story is driven by a battle between… two clubs, which is a lot lamer than what I was expecting. The more I read, the more letdown I was by this. I probably should have DNFed. Strong contenders for this title that I’ve also read this year have been: The Vegetarian (my review) and Bookishly Ever After (my review).
- Green Grass: Pick the character(s) that were full of life, making you smile.
Oh, Percabeth (Percy + Annabeth). Because I can’t imagine being more alive when you’re fighting off monsters, haha.
- Watermelon: Pick a book that had some juicy secrets.
Hmm, it’s been a while but probably the Private or Luxe series. I remember reading a few books from both of those series and not really liking them, personally. There’s just way too much drama going on. However, they definitely radiate scandalous Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl vibes. As for something I’ve read more recently that fits this description… Sanctuary Bay (my review), for sure.
- Sun hat: Pick a book that had vast big universe/setting.
A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy for its parallel universes. Like 4 Londons?? How much cooler can you get? (I digress but I seriously cannot wait for the release of A Conjuring of Light! AND DID YOU GUYS SEE THE COVER from when it was released earlier in the summer? Please fangirl/fanboy with me if you have. I am so, so excited.)
- BBQ: Pick a book in which the character was portrayed as a hunk.
A hunk is someone that is incredibly muscled and ripped, right? Finding someone with that description is actually much harder than I anticipated seeing as most YA heroes are just handsome… But I guess I’ll choose Owen from Just Listen since I do remember him being built bigger and taller than most fictional guys.
- Summer Fun: Pass the tag on.
- Aentee at Read at Midnight
- Aimal at Bookshelves and Paperbacks
- Carolyn at A Hundred Thousand Stories
- Chooi at Read, Think, Ponder
- Jenna at Reading with Jenna
- Joey at Thoughts and Afterthoughts
- Kelly at Dancing through the Pages
- Lois at My Midnight Musing
- Marie at Drizzle and Hurricane Books
- Poulami at Daydreaming Books
- Thuong at I Read Therefore I Am
- Trisha at The Bookgasm
Okay, so I’m starting to realize that most of my friends are on hiatus from blogging, but no matter! I’ll tag them anyway just for the recognition. :3
And that’s all! #Iwassoshamelesswithallthebookreviewlinkingandselfpromotion #Ahwell This is a scheduled post (all of my posts are now actually) so I should be at work when this goes live. But I hope you all found it amusing maybe! Thanks for tuning in. Until next time, everyone! 😀