Summer Book Tag

Summer is pretty much over, but that won’t stop me from wrapping up the season with the Summer Book Tag. Thanks so much to Mischenko @ Read, Rant, Rock & Roll for tagging me!!

What book cover makes you think of summer?

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. I read this novel last summer and it is one of the most lyrical, seamless, beautifully written books I have ever read.

What book has brightened your day?

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo was one of my favorite books when I was younger. I remember reading it over and over again because a) mice used to be by favorite animals and b) this story is captivating, charming, and creative.

Find a book cover with yellow on it.

Just look at that cute little yellow chick! I read Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen a few weeks ago and loved it. I can’t even explain to you how heart-warming, poignant, hilarious, and brilliant this book is. I definitely wish I had read it sooner!

What action book had you running for the ice cream man?

The Princess Bride by William Goldman is equal parts hilarious, romantic, and action-packed. No matter what you’re in the mood to read, chances are that this book will fulfill it!

(Sunburn) What book has left you with a bad and/or painful ending?

I won’t spoil the ending in case you haven’t yet read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, but it’s pretty devastating.

(Sunset) what book gave you the happiest feelings when it ended? 
I desperately hoped for at least a moderately happy ending for Jane (given her circumstances) and Charlotte Brontë didn’t disappoint!

What book cover reminds you of a sunset?

Look at that literal sunset on the cover. This old edition of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton made this question easy!

What is one book or series you hope to read this summer?

I actually didn’t read any full series this summer… it was a summer of standalones, I guess!

Since summer has pretty much come to an end, I’m not going to tag anyone specifically… unless you would like to do it, then by all means GO FOR IT!

Is summer your favorite season or do you prefer autumn/winter (like me!)? What’s your favorite thing about summer? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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22 thoughts on “Summer Book Tag

    1. Thanks so much! 🙂 I wish I had read The Outsiders for the first time when I was younger. I feel like there are a lot of books I’m just getting around to reading now…

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  1. Weather-wise I’m definitely an autumn/winter person, but I like the summer too for the overall relaxed feeling.

    Jane Eyre is one of my all time fave books. I love the Tale of Desperaux too. So sweet! I read it with my students last year.

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  2. THAT OUTSIDERS COVER THO. Can I have it can I have it???? But yeah. I agree with your picks for Sunset and Sunburn. Which reminds me… Excuse me, is there someone who hasn’t been spoiled about The Great Gatsby‘s ending at this point?

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    1. haha good point! I managed to not be spoiled for the ending of Great Gatsby when I read it my junior year somehow, so I guess I’m still holding out hope for others 🙂

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  3. Totally agree about 100 Years of Solitude. And you hit on one of the reasons why I love it – the “lyrical, seamless, beautiful” writing. I also love the structure of the story and the characters though all of them aren’t great.
    The Princess Bride always make me a bit nostalgic because I read/watched the movie when I was younger.
    End of Gatsby, devastating, yes.
    And I’m conflicted about the end of Jane Eyre. I mean, it’s basically a happy ending for Jane, but I think it was a bit extreme for Mr. Rochester, though I don’t like him.

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    1. True, the ending of Jane Eyre is extreme for Mr. Rochester– I had to read it twice the first time I read the novel because I couldn’t believe that actually happened to him!

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