Saturday, 20 January 2018

Book Tag: The Summer Reader

Hi all!

We are well into summer here now, and I don't think it has been as bad as usual (I'm writing this on the 8th of January, it could have deteriorated badly for all I know) but I'm sick of the humidity and sweat. Dare I say it: I'm looking forward to winter this year. Mostly because we barely had winter and I'm hoping it will just be that nice temperature again. But anyway, I thought it only right to do a summer themed book tag, so here we are with the Summer Reader Book Tag.

Lemonade: pick a book that started off bitter but got better
I'm not sure what they mean by bitter, but I've picked Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It took ages for that book to establish itself and get going but one it did it was fantastic.

Golden Sun: pick a book that made you smile beyond compare
Probably any of the Percy Jackson books by Rick Yancy. Those books can be absolutely hilarious and you always know you are in for a feel good adventure with those.

Tropical Flowers: pick a book set in a foreign country
Seeing as though I'm in Australia, literally every book ever. But I'm going to choose Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins as that's set in Paris and I would love to go one day.

Tree Shade: pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced 
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson is my favourite book for this. It's about a Princess who instead of entering into an arranged marriage, she runs away to a small village to live like a peasant. But two people follow her: the jilted Prince and an assassin. You know straight away one is super shady but who don't know who is who and I love it.

Beach Sand: pick a book that was grainy, and the plot barely developed
I always hate saying this because Richelle Mead is one of my favourite authors, but definitely Soundless. It had so much potential and then was just the biggest let down.

Green Grass: pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile
I don't know why I'm struggling with this character so much but I think I'm going to go with Louisa Clark from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. She had such a vibrant personality which shone through every page of the book and I adored reading about her.

Watermelon: pick a book that had some juicy secrets
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen. The entire series is literally the elite of 1900 New York and their juicy secrets and scandals. It's pretty trashy but I love it all the same.

Sun Hat: pick a book that had a vast, big universe/setting
Hands down Game of Thrones by George R R Martin. That series has a ridiculous amount going on, a stupid amount of history and mythology, and the physical size of it is pretty amazing.

BBQ: pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk
Hector from Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. Good lord, I love this trilogy but there's so much talk about the size of Hector and how physically fit he is! He's definitely the first one that springs to mind.

Summer Fun: pass the tag on
I am going to tag everyone reading this to have a go at this tag, and I would love to hear your responses so just leave a link in the comments!
Tynnika