This tag was originally created by Tiffany @ Read by Tiffany.
As a huge lover of book tags, I just had to give this new summery one a go as soon as I saw it on the creator’s Tiffany’s blog. I also feel like I haven’t done a ton of summer related posts or content this year, and so this tag seemed like the perfect oppurtinity to do just that, even if I wasn’t actually tagged to do this one!
So here is the Summer Bucket List book tag!
A Book Set by the Water
Not only is We Were Liars by E. Lockhart set on an island and has alot of scenes set by the water and references to it, but it is also the perfect summery thriller that will keep you reading until you uncover the mystery of this family and this island. The writing is so gorgeous and perfectly sets the mood for this suspenseful and addictive novel that will instantly transport you to a beach and to the water.
A Book that had a Fiery Romance
Shazi & Khalid from The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renée Ahdieh have the most addictive fiery romance that I still can’t get enough of even now! The enemies-to-lovers trope is so well done, with the sexual tension and connection between them so strong that I still regularly go back and read my favourites sections of their relationship just to experience their gorgeously fiery romance again and again.
A Book that Involves a Journey
Watching Monty, Percy and Felicity journey across Europe in The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee was possibly the most fun I’ve ever had reading a book. Its basically like a summer trip around Europe except in the 1700’s and with a lot more dangerous going-ons along the way, and I can’t tell you how worth a read it is.
A Book that left you Starstruck
Who was not at least a little bit starstruck by The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid? This book follows Evelyn Hugo as she recounts her both the glamorous, and the not so glamorous parts of her life in Hollywood throughout the years, and so it was hard not to be in awe of so many different aspects of this book.
A Book you Couldn’t Put Down
When I spontaneously picked up Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, I did not expect to be unable to put it down because of how desperate I was to continue reading about Alex and Henry and their lives. This book warmed my heart so much that I just wanted keep listening to it whenever I could, as all of these characters became so familiar to me that I just continuously wanted to return to them and their world.
A Book with a Sweet Romance
Although this book does deal with some hard-hitting topics, the romance between Beck & August in A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews is one of the sweetest romances I have read in a very long time. The contrast between their personalities and their slow progression from strangers to friends and then further was just so much fun to read about as they are one of the cutest couples with one of the most heart-warming relationships.
A Book that was a Breath of Fresh Air
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon was just such a feel-good contemporary that felt like such a breath of fresh air everytime I read it. It was such an easy-going read with Dimple and Rishi such gorgeous characters whose romance was a perfect match for the cute summery atmosphere of this story.
A Character who Conquered an Obstacle
Both our main characters Adam and Julian face so many different obstacles in A List of Cages by Robin Roe that I just had to pick this book for this prompt, especially as it allowed me to talk more about this gorgeous story. It sees Adam and Julian reunite after they were foster brothers five years ago, only for Adam to soon discover that Julian is hiding some tragic secrets that he is desperate to save him from, and so sees Julian slowly learn to trust Adam again and let him in to provide the help he needs.
A Book Featuring Delicious Food
How could I chose any book other than To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han for this one? I adore these books for so many different reasons, with one of those most definitely being the spectacular amount of baking Lara Jean and her sisters do throughout these three books. In fact, even without Peter Kavinsky I’d probably still adore these books simply because of all the delicious food!
A Book that Inspired you
I’m sure I’ve spoken about this before, but The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is a book that inspired me so much to continue to write and improve in order to one day be able to write even half as beautifully. It is such a spectacular story that inspires me to enjoy the magic of life, and to always remember how much I adore stories and the feelings they can produce within us.