The Summer Bucket List Book Tag

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

I haven’t gotten the chance to get outside and really enjoy summer, being stuck inside. Instead, summer is more of a mindset this year more than ever. So, I decided what better to celebrate some summer vibes is to do a book tag.

The Summer Bucket List Book Tag was created by Tiffany at Read by Tiffany. These things would most definitely be on my summer bucket list if we weren’t in the middle of pandemic. Though, who knows, maybe this summer will involve a road trip after all. Here’s the tag: 

Hit the Beach: a book set by the water

Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno: This was a lovely novel with a hint of magical realism. The book is set in a small coastal town that just screams summer vibes.

Watch Fireworks: a book with a fiery romance

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim: It’s not exactly what I would call fiery but the chemistry between the two characters were palpable. The yearning and tenuous slow burn of the two getting together was absolutely swoon-worthy.

Go for a Road Trip: a book that involves a journey

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett: If you’re looking for a fun, not-too-serious fantasy that is definitely light enough to enjoy during the summer, look no further. Not many people talk about Jenn Bennett’s foray into the fantasy genre but I absolutely adored The Lady Rogue. It follows a spunky protagonist who goes out on a journey to search for her treasure hunting father. 

Camp Under the Stars: a book that left you starstruck

Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre: Can we be cheesy for a moment? As in, I was so starstruck, since this book takes place in space (haha!). I rarely read science fiction but Rachel Caine is one of my favorite authors so I gave this one a go. It was so amazing, filled with a heart stopping adventure and an adorable, unlikely friendship.

Marathon some Movies: a book you couldn't put down

The Wickerlight by Mary Watson: This is the companion to The Wren Hunt, and not enough people talk about either of these books. Both are absolutely fantastic. If you love Celtic lore and magic, you will most definitely love this series.

Go Out for Ice Cream: a book with a sweet romance

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon: This book releases next week and I cannot wait for it to be out in the world! This book made me so happy! It, of course, includes the sweetest romance, a scavenger hunt, and some great nostalgic vibes. 

Picnic in the Park: a book that was a breath of fresh air

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd: Can you call a retelling a breath of fresh air? It certainly breathed new life into The Island of Doctor Moreau, and I absolutely loved the concept (each book in this series is another classic retelling). 

Go for a Hike: a character who conquered an obstacle

Night Spinner by Addie Thorley: Another retelling and this time of The Hunchback of Notre Dame which was so magnificent! I can’t wait to read the sequel!

Grill some BBQ: a book featuring delicious food

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo: As much as I adored Acevedo’s writing in this and will definitely be reading more from her (I’m looking at Clap When You Land right now!), I’m not a huge fan of teen moms or teen pregnancy in YA. However, I am a huge fan of food and this book had plenty of that. With the Fire on High will forever be on my list of books that make me hungry. 

Watch the Sunrise: a book that inspired you

Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen: I have so much love for this book. If Gaughen wanted to write ten more books in the series, I would entirely be okay with this. Reign the Earth held such a important message of female empowerment that will inspire all readers.

Interested in doing this awesome tag? I tag all of you! (Make sure to link back to the original creator!) I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! What amazing books have you read this summer so far?

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