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Summer book tag

I didn’t have time to blog yesterday or on Friday, so you’re actually getting a Sunday post from me for the first time in a while! Thankfully the brilliant Amy at Golden Books Girl posted her summer book tag yesterday, and it’s such a fun post that I couldn’t resist stealing it and writing about it myself.

1) What book cover makes you think of summer?

You Don't Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow

Everything about this book makes me think of summer. The beautiful pink and orange font, the blue sky, lying in the grass… I just adore everything about this cover.

2) What book has brightened your day?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

It was hard to choose between Fangirl and Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, but Fangirl sticks in my mind that little bit more. Just looking at the cover makes me so happy!

3) Name a book with yellow on it

Am I Normal Yet by Holly Bourne

My first thought was Jolly Foul Play, but Amy picked that too and I didn’t want to copy her answer. Instead I decided to go for Am I Normal Yet?, whose bright yellow flowchart is eye-catching and highly unique.

4) What is your favourite summer beach read?

I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve said it, but I read Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion almost every summer. I probably won’t read it this year, as I reread it at the start of the year instead, but it’s the book that reminds me the most of reading on a towel in my back garden (the closest to a beach I’m ever going to get!)

5) What action book had you running for the ice cream man?

 

This would have to be True Born by L.E. Sterling. The entire trilogy is action-packed, and although I wasn’t in love with the series ender, it still had my heart pounding as though I’d run a marathon.

6) What book has left you with a bad ending?

 

This has to be The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. I hated the first book, adored the second book and thought the ending of the third book was such an easy way out. I felt so cheated, and it still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth to this day.

7) What book gave you the happiest feeling when it ended?

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven has to take this award. When I read it I wasn’t aware that there was going to be a sequel, but that’s the best thing about it: you love the characters enough that you want to read more of them, but the novel closes so beautifully that it could easily be a standalone. A close second is Countless by Karen Gregory: the definition of an emotional rollercoaster.

8) What book cover reminds you of a sunset?

It Started With Goodbye by Christina June

I’ll be honest, I don’t know anything about It Started With Goodbye. Its cover sticks in my mind, though, and it reminds me of late summer nights and the potential for beauty in each long day.

9) What is one book series you hope to read this summer? 

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

I’m about halfway through Northern Lights, but I’ve been struggling. I might not continue on with the rest of the series because the first one has taken me far longer than I thought it would, but I have a copy with all three novels in one so I might just continue on. Then again, I’m also hoping to read The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson, as the sequel has been chosen as the Sunday YA book club pick for July.

If any of you decide to do this tag because of my post, please share them below. I can’t wait to see everyone else’s answers.

Alyce

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