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The Quintessential Summer Book Tag

Summer continues. The plot thickens.

Over in Seattle, we have heat waves followed by heavy rains.

It’s a DOOZY.

This tag has nothing to do with the movie Midsommar, which I saw last week and can’t stop thinking about.

It’s almost midsummer, though, yeah?

Close enough.



Iced Drink

A refreshing book

This is your weekly reminder to read Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto.


If you feel the crushing weight of existence in this broken political system, this book will make you feel better about your faith (or lack thereof.)

Our world is vast. Let your mind open a little.


Cotton Candy

A book that was sweet and fluffy

If you need a break, Croquette & Empanada: A Love Story will give you one.


Especially you dog lovers.


It’s a very cute slice-of-life story.



A dark book

I have one thing to say about Rebecca Roanhorse’s contribution to Hungry Hearts:

Hungry Hearts



Picnic on a Rainy Day

A sad book

In spite of what the title says…

We Are Okay.jpg

…we are NOT okay.



A book that irritated you

I don’t understand how other readers got through Dorothy Must Die.

Dorothy Must Die

I found an absurd number of dialogue tags in a four-line passage.

And the love interest? I think he was supposed to be winsome but his personality was all over the place.


Summer Blockbuster

Favorite book-to-screen adaptation

Nothing tops To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

It’s hilarious. Lana Condor is the best.


Dropped Ice Cream

A book that you were anticipating but wasn’t that good

Haven’t talked about Hot Dog Girl in a couple days.


I’m really glad for the many books I’ve read this year that have ACTUALLY been good. 2019, overall, has been a great year for books.

Didn’t stop Hot Dog Girl from breaking my heart…in a bad way.

I don’t see how people are calling it the best YA book of the year.


Palm Tree

A tall book you loved

I haven’t read this one yet, but I was so tickled to see We Are Everywhere in a number of Pride displays.

We Are Everywhere.jpg


We are in your dorms.

We are on your planes.

We are at your festivals.



A book you want to burn

I had to read The Politics of Happiness for English 101 and. I. HATED. It.

Politics of Happiness.jpg

I thought Derek Bok was a preachy know-it-all.

I thought he was twisting outdated research to promote an agenda.

I really hated that he kept comparing the US unfavorably to other countries without OFFERING SOLUTIONS.


Oh, and to top it all off, the university wouldn’t buy my book back at the end of the quarter!




A book that exploded onto the scene

ACCORDING TO ALL OF YOU, Red, White, and Royal Blue is the book of the year (aside from Hot Dog Girl, obviously.)


Because I’ve ONLY heard positive reviews and the hype STILL hasn’t died down, I may have to check this one out.

Then again, you all seemed to love Queens of Geek and I DID NOT.


I’m off to play Skin the Fool.

Happy Midsommar.

Enjoy your activities.

Ignore the bear.

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