May is the start of summer in Ireland, so it felt appropriate to welcome it with a super sunny book tag. This tag was created by Miss Kaelyn on Book Tube. Time to slap on some suncream and head for the beach (virtually. With this tag. Probably the only way to see the beach this year, right?)
What book cover makes you think of summer?
Any book cover that’s yellow and sunny will immediately make me think summer. If it has beach vibes, even better.
For that reason, the book that immediately came to mind was The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. Not only is the cover super summery, but it also takes place on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Could there be a more summery place?
What book has brightened your day?
Whenever I feel blue I always go back to the Babysitter’s Club series of books by Ann M. Martin. They were such a huge part of my childhood, and going back to them feels like a huge comfort to me.
Find a book cover with yellow on it.
My current read, Girl Woman Other by Bernadine Evaristo, has a mainly yellow cover. Yellow is my favoruite colour, and seeing a yellow cover will always make me smile. I always try to bring a bit more yellow to my bookshelves.
What is your favorite summer beach read?
I love reading books set on the beach, but especially during the summer months. One of my upcoming books fits this perfectly – Life’s a Beach by Portia MacIntosh. I’ve never met a book of Portia’s I didn’t like, so I have pretty high hopes for this one too.
What action book had you running for the ice cream man?
I don’t read many action-packed books, but the one that comes to mind for me is A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. It’s not necessarily an action book, more of a thriller. But it still kept me on my toes throughout the whole book.
(Sunburn) What book has left you with a bad and/or painful ending?
I absolutely adored Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren, but it fell out of favour with me when I got to the ending. The ending of this book felt completely out of synch with the rest of the book, and it read a little rushed and not totally planned out.
(Sunset) What book gave you the happiest feelings when it ended?
Is this a side eye “god I’m glad that’s over” question? Because there are very few books I’ve loved reading where I’ve actively wished it to end.
What book cover reminds you of a sunset?
For me, orange is the colour that most reminds me of sunsets. The first book thtat came to mind is one that’s a little under the radar; The Summer of Secrets by Alison Lucy. What do you think, does that feel like sunset to you?
What is one book or series you hope to read this summer?
There are so many books I want to get to, but top of the pile for me has to be the two books that finish up the Brown Sister series, Take a Hint Dani Brown and Act Your Age Eve Brown. I’ve heard the series gets better as you go on, and so many people whose book opinions I value and look up to have given the books either four or five stars.