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Summer Sweatalong Book Tag

Oh, summer is over, is it?

….I’m still doing this tag.

The start of September made me a bit nostalgic.

To keep things fresh, I chose books from the distant past.

…by distant, I meant from the last 10-20 years.

YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT CLASSICS.

(SPOILERS ahead.)

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My favorite season and why I like it

I’m gladly welcoming the (eventual) return of autumn.

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I love sweater weather, rain, and hot drinks.

 

Don’t Stop

A book you couldn’t stop reading

I loooooooved R. L. Stine’s Who Killed the Homecoming Queen? for its pure awfulness.

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Not only does the queen NOT DIE, but the book isn’t even from her point of view!

I had to picture the creepy theater kid as a goth guy to get through it.

This book is the worst. Please read it.

 

You’re a Cheetah

A book you read in JUST one day

Reading a middle-grade book in a day isn’t too impressive.

This feat was more remarkable when I was young.

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White Wolf used to be one of my favorite books.

I would still recommend it today.

The story is told from the wolf’s point of view, which I loved.

This book kicked off my third-grade wolf obsession.

I KNEW my desire to sponsor a wolf came from somewhere!

 

Couldn’t Let Go

A book you reread straight away

I read Benny Bensky and the Perogy Palace more than a couple times.

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It’s a really fun, light mystery about a dog! AND POLISH FOOD!

 

Calm It Down!

A book that got your heart racing

Bruce Coville’s Ghost Stories series was STRESSFUL.

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In The Ghost Wore Gray, the protagonist uncovers several dead bodies in a seemingly-innocuous painting.

The ghost in this volume is particularly malevolent.

This is a hard read.

 

Second best

A sequel you read faster than the first

Even though I didn’t like the 1-800-WHERE-R-U series much, I loved Safe House, the third book in the series.

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In Safe House, a murdered cheerleader’s boyfriend tries to help Jess with the investigation.

I developed a huuuuuuge crush on him.

He was a hot, secretly sensitive jock in dark jeans! THAT’S MY TYPE.

Oh, I forgot to mention he turned out to be the killer.

And thus began my habit of sympathizing with the villain…whether or not they deserved it.

 

Books on fire!

A series you read straight through

I read the Three Girls in the City series SO FAST.

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I snapped up all the edgy tween literature published in the 2000s.

I fantasized sometimes about Big City Living.

Wait, there are four books in the series? I don’t think I ever read the last one.

Oh NO! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GIRLS IN THE CITY???

 

Midnight Madness

A book that kept you up late

I’m almost positive I stayed up late reading Winnie the Horse Gentler.

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I needed to know if she’d ever tame Knickers and best that bratty Summer Spidell!

THERE ARE EIGHT BOOKS IN THIS SERIES?

DID I read them all??

There are so many series I have to revisit.

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All right. It’s over.

Goodbye, summer.

I’m going to spend my fall rereading middle-grade literature.

OR I could read the 12 books I’m in the middle of right now.

The possibilities are endless.

Author:

She/her. 4w3. Lover of vegan cream cheese and performative angst. Seattle-based writer currently dabbling in socialism and progressive Christianity. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

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