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Life’s A Beach Book Tag

This book tag was created by The Left Handed Book Lover, who didn’t tag me, but recently posted a 2018 version so I’ll link that [here]. This book tag is not only made up of great categories, but since August is the last official month of summer here in Vacationland, I thought it would be fitting to do it now. So without further ado, here are my answers.

 

The Sand: A Book That Stuck With You Long After You Finished Reading

I have two in mind that I really can’t choose between, so I’m not going to: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech and I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid. I’ve talked about these two books endlessly it seems here on the blog and in my world outside the internet. The former was sort of the first adultish-content book I read (adult relationships, family dynamics and challenges, death and grief), and it is the book I’ve reread the most. The latter is in a completely different vein but it is absolutely genius; my shock and surprise are still easily recalled.

The Sun: A Book That Burned You

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (#unpopularopinion). I was excited to read this book because I had heard excellent things about it, but the writing style and lack of fleshed out details had me feeling bored almost throughout the entire book. I say “almost throughout” because the beginning was exciting, and because I DNF’d it at page 284 (I read the last couple of pages to see how it ended). It just wasn’t for me.

The Waves: A Book That Calms You Down After a Long Day

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I can launch into any part of this book and I’m instantly swept up in not just the details of the story but the comforting familiarity (since I’ve read it more than a few times).

The Bathing Suit: A Book With a Pretty, Summery Cover

For a literal summer cover, I’ll say True Colors by Kristin Hannah (this one), and for a non-summer related book with a non-literal summer cover: Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong.

The Birds: A Book That is Everywhere

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab. The ARC has made its way to the mailboxes of many book bloggers I follow so it has flooded my Twitter feed and WordPress Reader.

The Company: A Book With Wonderful Characters

In my world, “wonderful characters” implies wonderfully described, or detailed, characters and not necessarily good characters, so I’m going with Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. The ages, histories, and personalities of every character in this book make it such a masterpiece.

The Ice-Cold Drinks: A Book You Absolutely Gulped Down

There have been a few of these lately, but I’m going back to last August when I read Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder. This is the second book in the Poison Study series/original trilogy, and I completed it in one day – in a matter of hours, really. This book is mostly about world-building, and I found it captivating (obviously, per my completion time).

The Fun Memories: A Book You Can’t Wait To Return To

Circe by Madeline Miller. This is a book I’ll [ideally] reread again and again.


I tag…YOU! Let me know if you participate in this tag, or if you already have; I’d love to read your answers!

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7 thoughts on “Life’s A Beach Book Tag

  1. actualconversationswithmyhusband says:

    More excellent choices/recommendations. GAH!

    100% on your definition of “wonderful characters.” They don’t need to be good people for me to care about them, and I don’t need to care about them or like them to be willing to read about them; they need to be interesting, and fleshed-out, and make me want to see what they’re going to say or do next.

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