Sunday, July 29, 2018

Life's A Beach Book Tag | SBPT '18

Hey guys! This week for our SBPT post we are doing the Life's A Beach Tag! My answers are marked with a K, and Paige's are marked with a P!

The sand: a book that stuck with you long after you finished reading it
K: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. There was just something about all the characters that made them so memorable to me. It's definitely a book I'll be rereading soon. 
P: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Percy and Monty wiggled their way into my heart and I want moreeeee.

The Sun: a book that burned you
K; I take this as meaning a book that left me upset, so in that case, I'm going to have to choose Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi, just because the ending left me so confused and upset. 
P: Uhhh I'm gonna go with something that I thought would be great but wasn't, so probably Umberland by Wendy Spinale. I thought it would be just as fun and magical as Everland, but I was so so wrong.

The Waves: a book that calms you down after a long day 
K; I am always calmed down by reading any sort of poetry book, like Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna, Please Don't Go Before I Get Better by Madisen Kuhn or Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell, which are some of my favorites. 
P: I have bad anxiety about driving a lot and when I was still doing my 1 1/2 commute to work one way I would listen to audiobooks. I think the calmest I felt was during a reading of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson. The book was grusome but that narrator had a beautiful voice.

The Bathing Suit: A book with a pretty, summery cover 
K: I always think of The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. It has some serious summer vibes. 
P: When Dimple Met Rishi or From Twinkle With Love by Sandhya Menon. They look so fun and light hearted! I'm always excited when I see those covers.

The Birds: A book that is everywhere 
K: I immediately think of An Ember in the Ashes for some reason. I absolutely didn't enjoy this book, but I feel like I see books from this series all over the place lately. 
P: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. Like every.freaking.where. It's annoying.

The company: a book with wonderful characters
K: The Becoming of Noah Shaw. I felt like there was no plot, but I grew so much closer to the band of characters that Hodkin created. 
P: Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia had some amazing characters! My only complaint is Wallace for many reasons.

The Ice cold drinks: a book you absolutely gulped down 
K: I completely ate up They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera recently. It was such a great read and I couldn't put it down. 
P: OMG They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera had me bawling! It was an audiobook read for me and I literally would sit in my car an extra two hours just to hear more about this book. It was fantastic and I need to discuss the ending!!

The fun memories: a book you can't wait to return to 
K: So, I'm going to go with Winter by Marissa Meyer for this one. Yes, I started reading it and I never finished it, but that's not because I wasn't enjoying it. In fact, it's the complete opposite-I was getting upset because the series was coming to a close. I'm excited to pick it back up again and fall for the characters once more. 
P: I don't return to books a lot. I'm not a huge re-reader. However, I did make an exception for Illuminae by Amie Kaufman/Jay Kristoff and Caraval by Stephanie Garber and out of those two I want to return to the whole Illuminae series so so bad.


  1. I might have to do this tag. A lot of the books you mentioned are on my TBR list. I recently finished Gentleman’s Guide, and I adored it. It’ll definitely be one of my favorites of the year.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I loved ACoMaF, but SJM books are sort of everywhere. That woman has legions of fans. Wallace had his little freak out moment, but it didn't erase all the wonderful moments I shared with him. I forgave him. I am NOT a re-reader at all. Though, I am tempted to listen to the Illuminae Files, because I heard the audiobooks are incredible. My daughter checked out Gemina from the library just to hear the Lollipop song.

  3. YES SJM books are everywhere and I'm so tired of seeing them. So many people seem to love all of her books, but I have zero interest. I completely agree with Sandhya Menon and Morgan Matson's covers! Their covers always seem to scream summer! I am also planning on going back to The Lunar Chronicles! I'm listening to Stars Above right now, and I didn't realize how much I missed the characters.

    This was such a fun tag! I think I'm going to do it as well, if that is okay!
    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

  4. What a fun tag! A lot of these books are on my TBR. Thanks for sharing.

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    I completely agree with Sandhya Menon and Morgan Matson's covers! Their covers always seem to scream summer.


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