Summer Lovin’ Book Tag

Hi everyone! Welcome to another book tag! This is kind of an old tag that was originally created by BookishlyRichie back in 2015, but I recently found it through a quick Google search and I wasn’t tagged or anything, but I thought it would be fun to try.

1. Start of Summer: Pick a book with an attention-grabbing first sentence.

Any book by Rick Riordan, really. Some of my personal favorites include “Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood,” (from The Lightning Thief—a classic) “The end of the world started when a pegasus landed on the hood of my car,” (from The Last Olympian) and “During the third attack, Hazel almost ate a boulder.” (The House of Hades)

2. Too Hot to Go Out: Pick a book for a day in.

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. This book is just so pure. It’s about a dog going through various incarnations and trying to find what they’re supposed to do in life. I loved it a lot. It’s got sad parts, it’s got happy parts, and it’s from the perspective of a dog, which was just great. I think it’s the perfect book to curl up with on a day in.

3. Summer Road Trip: Pick a book you’d take with you on the road.

Can my answer be, “whatever book I’m currently reading,” because that’s usually the way it goes? I bring my current read and maybe 2 or 3 books from the TBR. Though to be honest I normally don’t get much reading done on road trips (or vacations in general).

Anyway, I guess I’ll go with To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo for this one, because that’s the book I’m planning on reading next.   

4. Iced Tea Goodness: Pick a book with a cold setting.

Fun fact: I don’t like iced tea. I know, am I even southern?

That’s not relevant to the question at hand though. The book with a cold setting that I’m picking is The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye. I read this book a couple months ago and fell in love with both it and its sequel, The Crown’s Fate, both of which are set in Russia (mostly Saint Petersburg). 

5. Nasty Sunburn: Pick a book you really disliked (so far) this year.

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik. It was boring. I’ve already talked about this book a bit in other places, and I’m not a fan of hating on books, so I’m just going to leave it at that.

6. Sizzling Read: Recommend one of your favorite books.

Wow, this is a really broad question. But I’m going to fall back on my old mainstay and tell you, once again, that you need to read Mistborn if you haven’t yet and you like fantasy. And then you need to read the rest of that trilogy and all of Brandon Sanderson’s books, because they are all amazing.

Ahem, so that’s all the questions in this tag! I’m not tagging anyone specific, but go ahead and consider yourself tagged if you feel like doing this. I had fun answering these questions.

Thanks for reading, everyone, and I’ll see you later!

-Ariel

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