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Summertime Madness Book Tag {Tag Thursday}

Welcome to a brand new Tag Thursday! Since the summer has now officially started, I thought it would be a great idea to do the Summertime Madness book tag!

Actually, we haven’t been having a lot of summertime weather here in Belgium. It’s been rainy, dark and gloomy for like a month non-stop now. I usually don’t mind that kind of weather because it reminds me of Halloween weather and I love all things Halloween, BUT I do have been craving some sunshine like crazy lately.

So why not turn to books for the answer? Certain books immediately bring out the summer y feeling and that’s why I wanted to do this tag and talk about some of my summery reads!

This tag was created by JackEatsBooks on YouTube.

1. Show a book with a Summery cover! (The one that showcases the sun, the beach, etc.)

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
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Any Morgan Matson book. These are some great contemporary YA books that all invoke that summer feeling. Sunshine, ice cream, road trips and friends – the perfect recipe for summer, I’d say.

2. Pick one fictional place that would be the perfect destination for your Summer Vacation!

Definitely Camp Half Blood. Would be nice to go and chill with some demi-gods and satyrs, find out which Greek God I’m related to (kind of rooting for Hades, is that weird?) and go on epic quests with them.

3. You’re about to go on a flight to your Summer Vacation. But you want to read a book that lasts for the whole flight, so what novella do you choose?

Summer Days and Sumer Nights by Stephanie Perkins
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So, I kind of don’t really read novellas? The only one I have and remember reading is The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas. And though I love Celaena and would love to spend time with her on my flight, I think I’d choose a book I haven’t read yet: Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories. It’s twelve short stories by different authors and it just sounds like the perfect summer vacation airplane read.

4. You have a case of Summertime Sadness. What happy book do you pick up to shine a smile on your face?

Simon vs the Home Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
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Any book from this list.

Though if I had to choose, it would be either Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (always a winner) or Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda (it’s so cute and adorable and it just makes me happy, okay?)

5. You’re sitting at the beach all alone. Which fictional character would be your beach babe?

Nikolai from the Grisha trilogy. Hands down. He’s kind of my all-time favorite book person. And he totally deserves his own series with him as the main character. It could be a romance set on the beach with him as beach babe. I’d completely devour that story.

6. To match your ice cream you want an icy cool sidekick! Which fictional sidekick do you pick?

Kenji from the Shatter Me trilogy! He’s the best sidekick ever, though I would never call him just a sidekick… He’s an amazing friend plus he’s funny and sassy and it would be my honor to share an ice cream with him (that’s high praise coming from me – I don’t share my ice cream with just anyone. Just saying)

I tag you! What would be your summery answers to these questions?


  1. I love the covers for Since You’ve Been Gone and The Unexpected Everything so much. I really need to read a Morgan Matson book! And oh my god yes! Camp Half-Blood would be an awesome vacation! Although I might not survive it’d be totally worth it ?. I also totally hope Hades would be my godly parent, haha.

    1. I honestly only read Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour and I’m currently reading The Unexpected Everything, but I really enjoyed those, so I’m going on a Morgan Matson binge read 🙂 And yes, I’m not sure if I could survive Camp Half-Blood either, but it would still be totally awesome! 🙂

  2. I LOVE these summery covers you picked, they are just, well, they make me want summer SO badly. (It’s raining right now where I am, and doesn’t feel like summer, at all, ahah.)
    I don’t read novellas either, YAY! I’m glad to hear I’m not alone, I don’t know why I can’t seem to read novellas. And YES, Kenji is just THE best sidekick ever, I love him so much 🙂
    Great answers!

    1. Its been raining here non-stop too lately, so I totally understand you! Good thing we can stare at these beautiful summery covers 🙂
      I think I don’t read a lot of novellas because a lot of them are based on a book series I loved, but I feel like a novella will never compare to the actual books or make me feel the same way, so I just don’t start them. If that makes any sense, I don’t know 🙂

  3. Are you on youtube?? Awesome idea to write the tags too! Really want to read Amy and Rogers Epic Detour


    1. I’m not on Youtube but I really love doing these tags so I’m doing the written version 🙂 I really loved Amy and Rogers Epic Detour, hope you’ll enjoy it too!

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