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The Summer Reader Tag

Thanks to Lys @ The Mad Reader for tagging me to take part in the Summer Reader Book Tag!  Yes, I know this is actually the second day of Fall, but it's still hot enough outside to call it on that note, let's get to the tag:

1. Lemonade: Pick a book that started off bitter but got better.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - It took a little while to get into the swing of the story and writing, but it was really addicting once I got going.

2. Golden Sun: Pick a book that made you smile beyond compare.

Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter

This was my reaction to be sure!

3. Tropical Sun: Pick a book set in a foreign country.

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye - I'm currently listening to this one on audio - it's set in 1825 Russia.

4. Tree Shade: Pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced.

I'm going to agree with Lys and say A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - no shortage of shady characters are introduced here!

5. Beach Sand: Pick a book that was grainy and the plot barely developed.

The Cletus P. Reese Story... Murder Ridge by Jayne Call Imler - I knew this was a fictionalized account of a true crime story, but the story we got needed a lot of work, to say the least.

6. Green Grass: Pick a character that was full of life, making you smile.

Locke Lamora

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

7. Watermelon: Pick a book that had some juicy secrets.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - Plus, all sorts of twist and turns!

8. Sun Hat: Pick a book that had a vast universe/ setting.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab - I'm counting all four Londons.

9. BBQ: Pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk.

Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake - Arik and Bastien are both described as hot and sexy a ridiculous number of times.

10. Summer Fun: Pass the tag on!

Since it isn't technically summer anymore, I won't tag anyone specifically, but if you'd like to take part in this tag, please feel free.


  1. Fun tag! Great pick of We Were Liars -- definitely some twists!

  2. We Were Liars had so many mind-blowing twists so I definitely agree with it being on here. :) And The Crown's Game had a really nice setting as well. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! <3

  3. Ooh, can't wait for Wolf Hall! (I know, me? Historical fiction? But there we are!) I love your gif for #2 SO much. I've not seen that one before but it is a new fave!

    #4 gave me an unexpected, avalanche-like wave of Jaime feels. And no, no, I've STILL not read Dance part 2! I CAN'T BEAR TO. THEN I'LL BE WAITING. I CAN'T COPE WITH IT.

    OK but HOLD THE FRONT PAGE, FOUR LONDONS??? TELL ME MORE TELL ME MORE (did you get very far-- shut up, Grease!).

    1. It's one of my new favorite gifs too! I'd been looking for it for a while!

      I have to get caught up on ASOIAF stat!

      YOU HAVE To READ IT! Alternate Londons - Red London has magic, White London has been sucked dry of magic, Gray London is basically real world London, and Black London has been consumed by magic.


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