I’m always looking around the interwebs for fun bookish things to do. You know, to keep things fresh around here. I was over at Books for Thought a couple of weeks ago admiring Chelsea’s TAG: Summer Books post and I done got myself tagged! Well, it may have taken me a while to put it together but, challenge accepted!!!
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson ~ Nothing says summer quite like cheap sunglasses and ice cream cones :) And, much like Texas summers, the hype around this book is HOT!!! I can’t wait to read it!
Splintered by A.G. Howard ~ This book makes me SO happy. I love fairy tale retellings and this one is the Bee’s Knees! A.G. Howard does an amazing job of putting her own spin on Wonderland while infusing just enough Carol-isms to keep things familiar. Splintered is fantastically vivid and imaginative, and I seriously need to reread it so that I can properly review it for you guys.
Golden by Jessi Kirby ~ I absolutely adored Miss Kirby’s sophomore effort, In Honor. So, naturally, when the hype machine started shouting Golden‘s praise, I snatched it right up. Sadly, I have not read it yet.
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen ~ Or anything by Sarah Dessen, really. I picked this one specifically because it first introduced me to the fictional beach town of Colby, North Carolina, a place that I desperately want to visit.
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson ~ Sanderson quickly became one of my favorite authors after my brother recommended his Mistborn Trilogy to me and I LOVED it. Steelheart has everything that I expect from Brandon Sanderson, not to mention some seriously creative super-powers and a few massively epic battle scenes. If you guys haven’t read anything by him yet, I highly recommend that you check him out.
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks ~ I am a huge Nicholas Sparks fan. I think it has something to do with my masochistic reading habits, because it is an extremely rare occurence when a Nicholas Sparks book does not leave me a sobbing mess. Anyways, being familiar with my fondness for Sparks’ work, a friend of mine gifted me a copy of Dear John, although I can’t remember for what occasion. At the time, my husband was a Marine (and deployed), making me a military wife. As such, this book ticked me off in a big way. So much so that, to this day, I absolutely REFUSE to see the movie. Even if it does have Channing Tatum in it.
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord ~ This book is the epitome of summer. It contains a fabulous road trip, a cute romance, music, and probably one of the best fictional friendships that I’ve ever read. I had a huge grin on my face by the end of this one :D
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson ~ Look, it’s another Morgan Matson book! Not surprisingly, all the excitement surrounding Miss Matson’s work has made her an enormous blip on my radar. I recently read Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour (which really made me want to take a road trip) and have since decided that I must read everything ever written by her. I’ve heard some seriously great things about Second Chance Summer and I’m looking forward to spending some time with it (and some tissues, apparently) in the near future.
The Blood of Eden Trilogy by Julie Kagawa (The Immortal Rules, The Eternity Cure, and The Forever Song) ~ I am a ginormous fangirl of Julie Kagawa’s first series, The Iron Fey (The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, and The Iron Knight). I’m also a rather large fan of vampires, so this is basically a match made in heaven. I’ve been meaning to start this series since the first book came out in 2012, but I haven’t yet. Obviously. Lucky for me, the final book recently came out and I now have all three books on my Kindle, so all I need is a weekend of solitude to binge read it from start to finish. Or, if I can’t make that happen, Summer technically doesn’t end until September 23rd, so I’ve got plenty of time to get it read ;)
Well, there you have it. I TAG anyone who enjoys having a bit of bookish fun to do their own post! Just make sure you come back and share your answers with me, pretty please :) Okay, and GO!!!