I resurrected some very old summer book tags.
This first one is called the Summer Lovin’ Book Tag, found on Super Bookworm.
Surprisingly, this tag has nothing to do with Grease.
Start of Summer
Pick a book with an attention-grabbing first line
I didn’t care for The Miseducation of Cameron Post, but you can’t beat the first line:
The afternoon my parents died, I was out shoplifting with Irene Klauson.
I started this book in the middle of a Presbyterian church in the U-District at a friend’s concert.
I ripped through 50 pages before the concert started.
Then the plot slowed to a steady meander and I lost interest.
Too hot to go out
Pick a book for a day in
Let’s pretend I’m still a bored, grumpy teen.
What do bored, grumpy teens like?
(Based on these requirements, I’m still a teen.)
Thus, I shall read about the wacky exploits of Scarlett Epstein.
Summer road trip
Pick a book you’d take on the road
I’m headed for Ashland Oregon this August.
Based on my itinerary, I’ll probably be in the mood for something light.
Tongue-in-cheek death story it is.
Ice tea goodness
Pick a book with a cold setting
As Padme reminds us, space is cold.
So is iron.
So are hearts.
Heart of Iron sounds VERY cold.
A book you really disliked (so far) this year
This isn’t COMPLETELY fair, because I didn’t finish this book, but I didn’t care for Bone Gap.
It was real folksy, which didn’t match the descriptions I’d gotten from other bloggers.
I have certain expectations for “whimsical” magical realism stories. With the darker turn, I wanted more Summer of Salt than Grapes of Wrath.
No such luck for me.
Sizzling Summer read
Recommend one of your favorite books (this year)
You’ve heard me gush.
You’ve heard me squeal.
Once again: I loved Technically, You Started It and you will, too.
It represents a minority sexuality.
If you liked such books as
- Alex, Approximately
- I Can’t Tell You
- The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You
you will love this story.
This is the first of several summery tags.
I have more books you’ll love!
Happy summer! Wear sunscreen!