Today is Thursday, which means it’s book tag day! The first day of spring was this weekend, so I wanted to do a spring book tag to celebrate this week. I found this tag on A Little but A Lot and I thought it was perfect! This tag has been around for a while and unfortunately I can’t figure out who created it, if you know, let me know so I can credit them!
Here are the questions!
1. What’s on your Spring TBR list?
I want to try to get through some of the backlist YA contemporaries that have been sitting on my shelves for far too long this spring. Specifically, I want to get to More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn, Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales, and Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon.
2. If someone asked you for a spring release recommendation, what would it be?
I am so behind with ARCs right now that I don’t think I’ve read any upcoming spring releases. However, I’m very excited for Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Q. Suntano and The No-Show by Beth O’Leary.
3. Which two books coming out before summer are you eagerly awaiting?
Oh no! I just answered this question above! Fortunately, there are lots of books I’m excited for, so I’ll mention By the Book by Jasmine Guillory and The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick. I’m looking forward to By the Book because I love Jasmine Guillory and give me all of the Beauty and the Beast inspired stories and I’m excited for The Messy Lives of Book People because who doesn’t love a bookish book?
4. Which character would make a great Easter bunny?
I feel like Xander Hawthorne from The Inheritance Games trilogy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes would make a great easter bunny. He has a lot of energy, he essentially has unlimited resources (you know that Avery would help him), and he likes puzzles. I think he would create an amazing easter egg scavenger hunt, the only problem might be that it’s a bit too hard.
5. What book makes you think of spring?
I haven’t read it yet, but the cover of Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim screams spring to me. The colours and the slightly magical cover remind me of spring because there’s something magical about everything coming back to life in the spring.
6. Name a cover with flowers on it.
I started drafting my answers for this blog post at work and I don’t have any books with me. The first book that came to mind was The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner, even though that cover does not scream spring to me.
7. Which two characters would you go on an Easter egg hunt with?
I think Herbert Lemon and Violet Parma from Malamander by Thomas Taylor would be great at an Easter Egg Hunt. Herbie is the official Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, so he should be good at locating things and Violet would bring a certain amount of chaos to the Easter Egg Hunt.
8. What is your favorite Spring bookish activity?
I don’t think I have any season specific bookish activites that I love, but I do enjoy reading on a rainy day.
9. Which book did you enjoy that has a spring-like cover?
This question was really hard to come up with an answer for because there aren’t a lot of book covers coming to mind that scream spring to me. I’m going to pick Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch because it has a four-leaf clover on it, and St. Patrick’s Day is in March.
10. Who is your favorite contemporary author?
Even though I read a lot of contemporary books, I feel like most of them fall more into the romance category than the contemporary category. If I had to pick a favourite though, I’d go with either Erin Hahn or Jenna Evans Welch because all of the books I’ve read by them have brought me quite a bit of joy.