The Summer Bucket List Tag

Today I’m here with the Summer Bucket List Tag, sliding in right at the end of the season. Seeing as I start law school orientation next week (eek!), it seems fitting that I take this last Friday of sunny freedom to do a summery post. Thanks so much to Norees @ No Reads Too Great for tagging me! I’ve decided to answer these questions using only books I’ve read this summer.

  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of the tag graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.

Hit the Beach: A book set by the water

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen. I have to go with this novel because I had such a great experience reading it this summer (see my review!). This book is set in the fictional beach town Colby, and I love the small town vibe that pervades Emaline’s story.

Watch Fireworks: A book that had a fiery romance

Sweet Dreams by Nadette Rae Rodgers. “Fiery” might be a strong word to describe the romance in this book, but it’s definitely passionate! (See my review here!)

Go for a Roadtrip: A book that involves a journey

I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson. In this memoir, Abbi talks about her road trip journey from New York City to the west coast. One of my best friends recommended this book to me because she loved it and I’m so glad that she passed it on to me–the perfect summer read!

Camp Under the Stars: A book that left you starstruck

Becoming by Michelle Obama. How is Michelle Obama so cool?! And so smart?! And kind?! And a brilliant writer?! I want to be her when I grow up. Also, read this memoir because it is amazing (see my review!).

Marathon Some Movies: A book you couldn’t put down

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. It’s a good thing this book is short because I genuinely couldn’t stop reading it! I read this in one sitting because I just had to know what happened to these two traveling companions. If you’ve read this classic novel before, then you probably won’t be surprised to hear that I cried at the end.

Go Out For Ice Cream: A book with a sweet romance

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. This was one of the first books I read this summer and I adored how cute and heartwarming it was at a time when I really needed it. Everything about this book is sweet, from the romance and family dynamics to Lara Jean’s passion for baking. I especially recommend the audiobook version! (See my review here!) 

Picnic in the Park: A book that was a breath of fresh air

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor. One of my favorite parts of this memoir is when Sotomayor talks about the fact that women can’t “have it all”–no one can “have it all” because it’s logistically impossible. She emphasizes the importance of not shaming women for choosing family over work or work over family. Sotomayor is SUCH an inspiration!

Go for a Hike: A character who conquered an obstacle

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. So many characters conquer so many obstacles over the course of this book. Some big, some small, and some hilariously ridiculous!

Grill Some BBQ: A book featuring delicious food

Food by Gertrude Stein. This book is basically just fancy descriptions of food–one of the most bizarre books I’ve ever read!

Since we’re nearing the end of the summer season, I’m not going to tag anyone specifically–but feel free to do this tag if you’re still in the summer mood!

What are your answers to these prompts? What do you think of mine? What’s the best book you’ve read this summer? Let me know in the comments section below!



17 thoughts on “The Summer Bucket List Tag

  1. I did this one earlier this summer: It’d be interesting to do this one maybe next year to see how the answers change.

    I read a lot of good books this summer, but none of them have really stood out. I expect that some of my fall reads are going to be the ones that dominate my top 10 books of the year. There are several that I pre-ordered about six months ago that I’m desparately waiting for. I pre-ordered Queen of Nothing in January!

    I haven’t read any of these, but I did read The Grapes of Wrath and liked it; Of Mice and Men might be good too.

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  2. To All The Boys is one of my faves! I’m glad you enjoyed it! And same for Becoming – I still have yet to read it but I’ve heard nothing but positive things and Michelle Obama is so inspiring.
    Of Mice and Men I had to read for school so it’s such a nostalgic read and I hear you on the ending – I remember reading it and just being in shock!

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  3. I love the idea for this post! Definitely agree with you about Good Omens, and I’ve been meaning to pick up Becoming for sooo long! Considering all the amazing reviews, I may have to!

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  4. I recently did this tag and almost selected Becoming for the starstruck question too. I went with the Wicked + Divine comic book instead because it has lots characters who’re drawn to resemble pop stars.

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