Hi everyone! Happy Easter! I thought today would be a good time to do the I Love Spring and Flower Book Tags since I always feel like Easter is the official start to spring! I’ve been waiting ever so patiently to do some season related tags since it’s warming up and according to the calendar, it’s no longer winter!
Between all of the blossoming flowers and the world seeming to come alive after winter, Easter has always been that I connected with spring and has that thing that signifies the school coming to an end and long summer days ahead.
Also, totally not book related, but I planted some stuff for the summer, and Y’ALL, I’m so sore. It hurts to laugh, and I personal don’t think I did a lot, but my body is telling me other wise!
I Love Spring Book Tag
I saw this on Dana blog @ Devour Books with Dana!
How is Spring where you live?
Well over the past week, the temperature has ranged from the low 90s to mid 60s! It’s been sunny for the most part with a few scattered showers in the afternoon/evening!
Most anticipated book release this Spring?
I honestly have no idea at the moment! These questions always stump me because you’d think that I’d have a long list of anticipated releases since I make lists months in advance for my blog, but I forget that books are coming out and get reminded of them a couple of weeks before publication date!
Show us a book cover that makes you think of Spring:
I think it would be the original cover for Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins!
Where are you going to read this Spring?
I love reading outside, so I’ll probably be out by the pool in a chair reading when it’s not to hot!
Find a cover with the sun on it!
Technically, it’s not the sun, but you can see the sun’s rays some I’m going to say My Life Next Door by Huntly Fitzpatrick.
What are your favorite Spring reads?
Find a book with many different colors on it.
I’m going to have to go with my go to answer of The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout! It’s one of my favorite covers because of the colorful splash on the cover and the simplicity of it.
The Flower Book Tag
Roses are traditionally given as an expression of love: What’s your favorite romance in a book?
There are honestly so many different relationships and love tropes that I love. I feel like my list of favorite couples would be forever long if I attempted it. One of my favorite couples is America and Maxon because their dynamic and because he’s one of my first book boyfriends so we go way back.
Stargazer lilies are named for their blooms that face towards the sky: who is your favorite ambitious character?
[Insert the name of a character from a fantasy novel] Just kidding… I don’t know. This is another one of those things where I feel like could be anyone because most characters are ambitious in their own way. Maybe not in the sense of taking on the world or saving the country from a corrupt government system.
Peace lilies are known for being one of the easier houseplants to care for: what is a book you think anyone could love?
The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas! It’s a quick and easy read about a girl who lives in a world were superheroes and villains are real and she’s the normal one in her family. Then she’s starts to get recused by an unknown guy in tights when a new threat is in town.
Chrysanthemums are given on Mother’s Day in Australia: who is your favorite fictional mother?
Parents are almost an imaginary thing in YA books, so I had to sit here for a hot minute to think of a mom that one mentioned in the book for more than 5 seconds and actually cared for the MC. I’m going to have to say Anna’s mom, Patty, from the Sweet Evil Series by Wendy Higgins. Patty knows that Anna is a special person who is has a purpose in life and although it pains her to let Anna go, she does because it’s what Anna is supposed to do. Through out the three books, there’s always this special connection between them and that’s why the events in book three hit me so hard.
Spider plants are easy to propagate: what is a hyped-up book that you love?
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. I read An Enchantment of Ravens about a year before SoT and really feel in love with the world that she created. Then a lot of people were going on about how wonderful SoT was, and I really wanted to read it because who doesn’t love a but kicking MC who fights to protect books. I was kind of skeptical about the magic part because I’m not a put sorcery/magic person but found it to be one of the things I loved most about the book!
Lily of the valley is pretty but poisonous: share a book with a beautiful cover that was actually disappointing!
One book… All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I wouldn’t say that this book is horrible because it’s a pretty good book, it’s just that it’s so heartbreaking. I read this book sometime in high school before I really took a proper psychology/sociology class, so I didn’t see the signs of what was happening until it was to late and it was really hard to swallow when I’m a big HEA person. I get that life happens and people deal with it in different ways, but it hurt me that Finch couldn’t find something to hold onto.
Orchids are one of the oldest flower types known to man: what’s your favorite classic novel?
Because I don’t read ‘classics’ like Jane Austin or The Great Gatsby, I’m going to have to share my next favorite books that are older and had to read for school. I really enjoyed The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
Peonies require lots of care: share a bookish friendship that was caring and supportive?
Like parents, I feel like a really good friendship is really hard to come across in books. The bonds of friendship can easily be severed or it can be put on the back burner. I feel like the one between Clary and Simon is one to live for considering everything that has happened not only in TMI by also TDA series.
Hyacinths have a sweet, lingering fragrance: what’s the sweet novel you’ve ever read?
The Bookworm Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts. This is basically a book nerd’s greatest dream of dating that guy that you’ve been crushing on for years while working on a book project to meet your favorite author in a bookstagram competition.
Tulips are bright, popular, and showy: who’s your favorite larger than life character?
Rhysand from the ACOTAR series. Y’all, I can’t imagine a world without him because he was willing to be the villain of the story in order to save his people. If that’s not larger than life, I don’t know what is.
Certain type of water lilies are difficult to eradicate: what is a novel that has stood the test of time and remained your favorite through the years?
Percy Jackson. How can someone between the age of 15-25 not think back to reading Percy Jackson during grade school and not have fond memories of Camp-Half Blood and going all over the world with Percy, Annabeth, and Grover?
Lavender has many uses, from landscaping and food to cosmetics and essential oils: name a book you love that fits more than one genre!
Can I say The Lux Series by JLA? I mean it’s PRN (alien), romance, drama, adventure, and many more things. Plus it has Daemon Black who is BAE with a spinoff series about Luc who is almost as swoon worthy as Daemon. It’s just a win-win for everyone!
If you do either of these tags make sure to link me so I can read it!
Happy reading until next time,