Greetings my lovely bookworms! And to all of you who are reading this and are not a bookworm… hello! (from the other side). Today I am bringing to you all a little thing called a book tag. Today, it is going to be the Summer Reader Book Tag!
You’re probably sitting there thinking, what? Why is this crazy lady doing a SUMMER book tag during the Christmas season? It’s winter! Well, these are the realities of Australia. No snuggling up on Christmas day; more like, blasting the air-conditioning on full to keep cool.
I was tagged by the fabulous Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts a very long time ago to do this post… back when it was summer in the northern hemisphere (oops)
LEMONADE — a book that started off bitter, but got better
Oooh, this is a hard one for me. Dang, well isn’t this tag getting off to a fabulous start? My most honest answer would have to be The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. Honestly, the first time I read this, it slightly put me off (maybe because I was in 6th grade at the time and the language was weird for me, I don’t know) but as I progressed further, I became fully immersed. And now I am a total Lord of the Rings fangirl. Woot woot!
GOLDEN SUN — a book that made you smile beyond compare
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. This is my current read, although I am thirteen chapters away from finishing, which means by Friday, a review will hopefully be up. But back to the book; this book has honestly made me smile so much.
Firstly, because of the amazing, complex and swoon-worthy Warner! Secondly, because of the character who I love second best to Warner: Kenji. That dude never fails to make me laugh and I thank Tahereh Mafi for creating him. Thank you so much. He’s so adorable.
TROPICAL FLOWERS — pick a book set in a foreign country.
I’ve only ever lived in Australia – although I have visited Malaysia and London. So I can’t mention London, I suppose. So instead, I will go with France. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins is set in France, and I’ve never been there, only seen pictures, so it is rather foreign to me.
TREE SHADE — pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced.
As soon as I read this question I thought of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Almost immediately, a shady male character is introduced. For pretty much all the way through this book he seemed shady and weird and this book was just not my cup of tea AT ALL.
BEACH SAND — pick a book that was grainy, and the plot barely developed.
From what I read of The Light That Gets Lost, I felt it was quite grainy. I read probably about 20% the way through and I felt nothing was happening. There was all this talk of revenge, but nothing was happening. It was the same routine over and over again, and while it created an amazing atmosphere and the language was amazing, I just couldn’t stay focused on the book at all. (I even fell asleep at some point!)
GREEN GRASS — pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile.
Oh dear goodness. I’d have to say the entire cast of the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. Everyone from Jason, Piper, Leo (my baby), Percy, Annabeth, Nico, Hazel, and all the others I can’t remember at this moment in time were and are just full of such life and their interactions made me smile. Especially Leo Valdez. Let’s just spotlight Leo for this answer okay? LEO IS MY BAE.
WATERMELON — pick a book that had some juicy secrets.
The It Girl series by Cecily von Zeigesar is full of secrets and juicy gossip. It’s similar to Gossip Girl, and I can’t believe I spent an entire school holiday isolated with over 10 books in this series. I can’t believe I read them all. And I can’t believe I loved it.
SUN HAT — pick a book that had a vast, big universe/setting.
Please tell me you already know my answer for this. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. Middle Earth. Enough said.
BBQ — pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk.
All Sarah J Maas books. If you don’t know who she is, drop everything and read her books now. DO IT NOW.
And there we have it! I shall not be tagging anyone, because I think almost all of you have done this tag already and it’s not even summer for most of you! But this tag is open to anyone who would like to do it.