I saw this tag on Marie’s Blog Drizzle & Hurricane Books and I thought it was so fun! I would consider myself a seasonal reader so it is interesting to reflect on the books that I want to read during this balmy season or that remind me of summertime!
- Link back to the original creator in your post.
- Feel free to use any of the tag 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.
The Water Cure by Sophie Macintosh
As you can probably guess from the title and cover, water is very important to this story. It is one of those novels where the setting and the isolation that the setting creates is almost a character in and of itself. The Water Cure is not your traditional beach side read but it is really beautiful and thought-provoking.
The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
I just finished reading The Wedding Party and I haven’t had a chance to talk about it on the blog yet! I will be posting a full review some time soon. Even though this book was not perfect, I thought that the romance was strong and that the main characters had a lot of chemistry.
The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
Have I raved about The Travelling Cat Chronicles enough? I don’t think so! In this story we follow our main character and his beloved cat on a road trip that is so bittersweet that it can bring a tear to my eye just thinking about it.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The first book that came to mind was The Secret History- I just can not get over how absolutely brilliant it is! This is a book that deserves all of the hype and I can not believe that I put off reading it for so long. It is incredibly written and has some of the most memorable and complex characters that I have ever read.
The Dreamers by Karen Thomson Walker
The Dreamers is one of those books that you keep on reading because you need answers. It is a mystery, a dystopian, and a SciFi novel all wrapped in to one and I could not put it down. The plot is so compelling and the writing is fast-paced. I think I read this one in a day or two!
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
The Bride Test has become my go-to answer for this question because I think that “sweet” is the perfect way to describe the relationship between Khai and Esme. Watching them navigate their growing feelings and understandings of one another was a pure joy to read.
Naturally Tan by Tan France
A lot of the non-fiction books that I read are dark and hard-hitting, so it was refreshing to read a memoir that was light and entertaining. While Tan touches on some important topics like race and LGBT issues, the overall tone of the novel is playful and fun. His personality really shines through!
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
Genesis overcomes so many obstacles and I found myself rooting her on throughout the entire novel. I really became invested in her and her story. Genesis Begins Again might be my favourite middle grade novel and I wish it was on everyone’s radar!
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Our main character, Emoni, is an aspiring chef and we get beautiful descriptions of all of the food that she makes. Everything sounds so delicious and aromatic! Do not read this book on an empty stomach!
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
There are so many books that I could have chosen for this question but I could not get Anne of Green Gables out of my head. There is something about Anne Shirley and her outlook on life that was so inspiring to me when I was younger and continues to inspire me to this day.
35 thoughts on “Summer Bucket List Book Tag”
Nice meme challenge. I really like the concept as well as your opinion on the books you chose. 🙂
I can’t wait to do this tag! I saw it on Marie’s blog as well and thought it was the cutest thing! Great pick with Anne! I honestly can’t wait to read “With the Fire on High”!!
Isn’t it a great tag? Ah, you are so going to love With the Fire on High!
I hope so!!! I will feel like the one left out if I don’t since everyone seems to love it ha-ha!
Great choices! I loved The Water Cure, The Dreamers, and The Travelling Cat Chronicles as well 😊
Thank you! Three of the best books I have read so far this year that is for sure.
I like this one! I’m gonna tag you in my post since I found it from you <3 I really need to read The Travelling Cat Chronicles. I've also never heard of The Water Cure before but it looks really really interesting!
The dreamers sounds so good! Gonna make sure to add it to my TBR!
It really is good! So different!
This is such a great tag, and I love your choices! I need to get my hands on Tan France’s book—he’s truly a breath of fresh air.
He truly is! I am so charmed by him!
I’m glad that you found The Dreamers really compelling; I thought it sounded amazing then saw quite a few mixed reviews and it made me hesitant to pick it up. I also keep seeing With The Fire On High mentioned lately so I’ll have to check it out sometime (:
I saw some mixed reviews as well but I really loved it! It is more character driven, With the Fire on High is excellent!
I’m hoping to get it out of the library sometime as I’m sure I remember it being there. I’ll have to check that out too then xD
With the Fire on High is a priority on my TBR! 👍
Ah it is so good!
The Cat Chronicles sounds awesome. Thanks for the recommendation!
It truly is!
This sounds like a fun book tag! I need to read The Bride Test!
Isn’t it a great tag? You do! The Bride Test is one of my favourite romances ever!
Genesis Begins Again and With the Fire on High are way up there on my TBR. I actually got With the Fire on High earlier this week but I still have some books I need to finish before then. I didn’t know Tan had a book, that’s so cool. This is a really cute tag, I loved your answers 🙂
I’m so excited for you to read both of those books. They are special!
Tan’s book is so fun. Some interesting behind the scene info about the show too!
Now I’ll be adding Tan’s book to my TBR too. Every time I come to your page my TBR just gets bigger 🙂
Great answers 🙂 I love the sound of The Water Cure!
It’s really an interesting book!
ahh I really need to read The Secret History eventually, it sounds like such a fascinating read 🙂
Lovely answers for this tag! 😀
I’m currently listening to secret history on audiobook and agree about the characters! anne of green gables is such a great pick!
Is the audiobook any good? I would love to reread it that way in the future!
Anne is the best!
Great post! YES to Anne of Green Gables!!
Thanks! She’s so inspiring!
Anne Shirley basically inspired my love for writing in ways no other fictional female protagonist has. I love her and her imagination and her love for books so, so much. She is such a beautiful character, and I can only pray that one day I create a character at least a shade as good 🙂