[Miscellaneous] Awards/Tags — Summer Reader Book Tag

Miscellaneous is the tagline to store random posts that don’t really belong elsewhere. They may involve tags, awards, challenges, and other book blogging nonsense.

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Summer Reader Book Tag

Annnnnnnd we’re back to them tags. I’d like to thank Ashley @ Dear World… for adding to the pile of wonderful tags to complete!

With Summer slowly winding down, I figured I’d continue this trend of Summer-influenced tags and awards.


LEMONADE — a book that started off bitter, but got better

Patrick Ness’ More Than This. This is a book that starts off really slow. I’ll admit: it’s not a fun opening at all. It’s at times info-dumpy, a lot of exposition, and just slow paced. Most would drop out by the sound of things. But admittedly, it’s necessary, and feels right. It’s a steep learning curve that’s rewarding once you get past the beginning.

GOLDEN SUN — a book that made you smile beyond compare

Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson. When you first  meet David— really meet him—  he’s awkward as heck, and his jokes suck; you must admit that his “metaphors” were terribly funny. But there’s charm in that and it’s what makes him particularly resilient as an everyday hero of the non-heroes.

TROPICAL FLOWERS — pick a book set in a foreign country.

(I’m excited to hear about “USA” being picked as a foreign country to someone else). Anyhow, I’ll go with an Aussie title: Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas. Had no idea what I was getting into with it except Olympic-driven swimming ambitions; resulted in a boarding-school, LGBT topics, and second chances. It was a long experience.

TREE SHADE — pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced.

After writing my review, this one is fresh out of my mind: Dawn Kurtagich’s The Dead House which features a girl with dissociative identity disorder. Which one of them is real?

BEACH SAND — pick a book that was grainy, and the plot barely developed.

How fitting that Beach Sand is also something that was part of E. Lockhart’s We Were LiarsSorry, not sorry.

GREEN GRASS — pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile.

Hello, my name is Broken Record—Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld and Co. had characters that were incredibly fun to read about. A kid who’s barely visible to the world, a blind girl seeing through the eyes of others, a kid saying what you want to hear, a girl who can control the vibes of the masses. More hype hype hype!

WATERMELON — pick a book that had some juicy secrets.

I’ll admit that while I didn’t really enjoy The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, the reveal was neat. Readers of only The 5th Wave won’t particularly understand what I’m thinking about, soooo read it to find out?

SUN HAT — pick a book that had a vast, big universe/setting.

I’m actually going to say the Hunger Games because if you think about it…there had to have been 73 previous “different” arenas before the 74th and 75th respectively. That’s a lot of construction and deconstruction happening in the world.

BBQ — pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk.

…I feel like the auto choice for this has to be Garrett Graham from Elle Kennedy’s The Deal. Oh, I had so many problems with this NA title that I green-lit because it involved Hockey (WHICH MIGHT I ADD, WAS BARELY A THING). Is a pre-requisite for being a hunk also being lesser intelligent? Because if so, then I’m not sure this selection works anymore…

Get Tagged:

Aentee @ Read At Midnight
Analee @ Book Snacks
Ashley @ What’s She Reading?
Chooi @ CW Reads
Daniel @ How To Read Books
Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse
Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland
Jasmine @ Jasmine Pearl Reads
Jenna @ Reading With Jenna
Jesse Nicholas @ Books At Dawn
JM Cabral @ Revelations of a Book Freak
Josephine @ Josie’s Book Corner
Kelly @ Dancing Through The Pages
Kira @ Fieitty Reads
Lia @ Book Land
Liam @ Liam’s Library
Nathan @ A Walk Into The Wild
Nick @ The Paper Dragon
Trisha-Ann @ The Book-gasm Blog
Wesaun @ Oreo and Books

…and you if you would like to do it (it’s a pretty solid schedulable-post!)


Afterthoughts:

Summer ain’t over yet–and there are definitely more summer-influenced tags to complete. UNTIL NEXT TIME.

Cheers,
Joey

connect: afterthoughtAn // twitter  |  anotherafterthought // goodreads

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16 thoughts on “[Miscellaneous] Awards/Tags — Summer Reader Book Tag”

  1. And I continue to LOL my way through your posts. I have to agree that More Than This did start off really slow. Back then, I attributed it to the fact that I just didn’t have time to read but now I’m wondering if it was simply a combination of that and the fact that I didn’t really feel motivated to continue reading it because it was slow. Barricuda sounds extremely fun though!
    *chokes on laughter* when reading about We Were Liars because it’s so freaking true. That book was a whole big pile of NO.
    Thanks for the tag!

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  2. Ahh another tag to add to the endless chasm of tags. Thanks Joey! For a while there, I thought you were referring to Summer @ xingsings bc she’s also active at book tags.. well, once active 😀

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    1. Yikes. Well, I can say, with certainty, that because I enjoyed CWT…I also enjoyed Zeroes. WHICH MEANS IT’S PERFECTION. (But really, I hope I’m not hyping it up too much haha.) Another good title to mention that’s released the same week is Six of Crows! That one definitely gives me Zeroes vibes as well (ragtag casting and all!)

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  3. Zeroes sound fantastic! I have to check it out at some point!
    I approve of your love for Steelheart 😀 Which reminds me I still have to buy Firefight XD

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