School starts tomorrow for the both of us, which basically means that summer is officially over. As a sort of last hurrah and a way to cling to what summer we have left, we decided to do the Summer Bucket List Book Tag before it no longer feels summery! We were tagged to do this super creative tag by the creator, Tiffany @ Read by Tiffany a while back. Since we took so long to actually get our act together (as is usual with us and tags), in that time Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews tagged us as well!
- Link back to the original creator in your post.
- Feel free to use any of my 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.
We used the beautiful graphics from Tiffany’s original post
All covers link to Goodreads
Malka: I’m going with Serious Moonlight for this one because the main character, Birdie, lives on an island a short ferry ride away from Seattle.
Chana: Percy Jackson! Kind of? I think it counts, I mean come on, son of the sea god anyone?
Malka: I have been shrieking about my love for Red White & Royal Blue ever since I read it in part because I am obsessed with the fantastic romance. There was no way I was gonna answer with anything different.
Chana: I was literally about to say Red White & Royal Blue. Looks like we’re going to have to have the same answer.
Malka: I think the most obvious answer that comes to mind is Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, since it has both an actual road trip and an emotional journey in there. I also want to highlight I Wanna Be Where You Are, which is a road trip book that’s on my TBR that I’m really excited to read, since I’ve heard great things.
Chana: A Lite too Bright!! The main character literally takes a train across the country! He also has an internal emotional journey so it counts as double.
Malka: All the Light We Cannot See. I read that book YEARS ago, but I still remember marveling at the writing. It was so beautiful and lyrical and so well crafted. I think star-struck is definitely the right word to describe how I feel whenever I think of that book!
Chana: I’m going to say This Book is Not Yet Rated partly because I really enjoyed it, and partly so that I could make a pun about how one of the main characters is a star.
Malka: A Very Large Expanse of Sea is one of the few books that I read practically in one sitting. I took a few breaks here or there, but I didn’t leave my hotel room from the time I started this book until the time I finished this book. I think that’s pretty unputdownable!
Chana: I read Wolfsong in maybe two sittings? At first I thought it would take me longer, but I went through it so quick!
Malka: Mooncakes is a super adorable graphic novel that is the definition of cuteness! The romance is no exception and is super soft and sweet!
Chana: Always Never Yours was so sweet! I loved the way the romance developed throughout the book.
Malka: I’m choosing Serpent & Dove for this one because of the main character Lou. She was unabashedly herself the entire book, and I had so much fun reading a fantasy where I wasn’t questioning every choice the main character made!
Chana: Much Ado About Mean Girls was so unique and hilarious, it was one of the books that helped me get out of a reading slump, a definite breath of fresh air.
Malka: I recently finished Love From A to Z and I think that Zayneb is the perfect answer for this question. Zayneb is constantly fighting against the Islamaphobic actions she encounters in her everyday life. What I appreciate most about this book is how Zayneb wasn’t fighting alone, since she had a wonderful support system of friends and family standing with her.
Chana: I recently read Counting by 7’s and it was so good, so I had to find a way to put it into this tag. Willow conquered so many obstacles throughout the entire book and she’s such a great main character. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it!
Malka: I’m going to cheat and go with two books here! With the Fire On High was the first book that came to mind since Emoni’s cooking is such an integral part of the book. But I also recently finished the Hungry Hearts anthology and couldn’t miss a chance to talk about a book that has 13 stories all centering around different cuisines!
Chana: Bloom is a book that takes place in a bakery, so it featured all the delicious treats.
Malka: This ended up being one of the trickiest questions for me to answer. I ended up choosing Make Good Art because the entire point of this book is to inspire you to make art. And it works so well! I’m also quite obsessed with this book in general because the design and layout is brilliant and beautiful and a work of art itself. If you can’t tell, I love this book a lot and would definitely recommend it for all your inspirational needs.
Chana: I read We Regret to Inform You a few months ago and it was such a great book! One thing I really appreciated about it was how it discusses college applications and the pressure that so many high school students are under because of it.
What book inspires you? Which book has a fiery romance?
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