Today is Thursday, which means it is tag day! Today I’m doing the splendid spring book tag! I found this tag when Isabelle did it on The Book Dutchesses a little while ago and I thought it was perfect for this time of year. It looks like this tag was created by Victoria Mann on Booktube!
I’m not tagging anyone specific to participate in this one, so if you’re a fan of book tags, consider yourself tagged!
1. Everywhere you look flowers are blooming! Choose a book you love or think you will love with flowers on the cover.
I absolutely love You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle. This romantic comedy is lovers to enemies to lovers and it is so much fun. If you haven’t read this one yet, I cannot recommend it enough. If you’re interested, here’s my review of You Deserve Each Other.
2. Spring is the perfect time for a fun trip! Choose a book you’ve read or would like to read while travelling from one place to another.
I love to read Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch while on a trip to Italy. This cute YA contemporary takes place in Italy and every time I read it, it makes me want to travel.
3. Who doesn’t love a good Spring Fling? Choose a book you were obsessed with for a short period of time, but then you swiftly cast it aside.
At one point, I was mildly obsessed with The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. I still love this book, but I’ve read a lot of great romances since then, so I don’t talk about it as much.
4. Everyone loves the smell of freshly mowed grass, but not at an ungodly hour! Choose a book that personifies as a middle-aged dad waking up at 7am on a Saturday to mow the lawn when he should be sleeping like the rest of us.
I’m going to interpret this question as a book that wasn’t necessary. I don’t know if The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion was necessary. I enjoyed it, but I think one book would have been enough.
5. A surprise rain shower might spoil your outdoor fun, but don’t worry the sun will be back! Choose a book that made you really sad, but the sun still shines in the end.
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley made me very sad, but it was a wonderful book. I enjoyed the writing so much that I’m hoping to read more books by Steven Rowley at some point soon.
6. It’s that time of year when all the animals stretch their limbs and come out of hibernation. Choose a book that pulled you out of a reading slump.
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes pulled me out of a reading slump a while ago. This book was so twisty turny and full of amazing characters and it definitely broke my slump. If you’re interested, here’s my review of The Inheritance Games.
7. Students all over exhale a sigh of relief knowing they get a break from school. Choose a book whose friend group you’d like to spend Spring Break with.
I would love to hangout with the gang from Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson. They all have such unique and fun interests, and they find themselves trying to solve mysteries, so what’s not to love?
8. Spring is all about rebirth and blooming. Choose a book that made you grow as a person.
I can’t think of any books right now that made me grow as a person, but I do think that The Hating Game by Sally Thorne filled a void in my life that I didn’t know existed by introducing me to romance books.
9. A picnic at the park is the perfect springtime activity! Choose a book with a character who you think would pack the best picnic basket.
I think Pepper from Tweet Cute by Emma Lord would pack an amazing picnic basket because she is so good at baking. Some might argue that a picnic needs something more substantial than sweet treats, but I think those people are wrong and I’d be very happy with a collection of sweet treats. If you’re interested, here’s my review of Tweet Cute.
10. For many Spring is the first break from the bitterness of Winter! Choose a book that is the embodiment of sunshine.
I don’t know if Heartstopper by Alice Oseman is the embodiment of sunshine, but I do know that thinking about Nick and Charlie bring me a lot of joy and that those books brought a lot of joy to the world.