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The Summer Bucket List Book Tag (& giveaway winner announcement!!!)

Hey everyone!!

It’s SUMMER!!! I love how the air is warming up and it’s sunny almost every day here in Vancouver. I haven’t gotten around to doing many summer activities yet… but here are some things that I want to do this summer:

  • Go to the beach!
  • GET MARRIED
  • Unwind in a secluded cabin for a week where I get to chill, read, and write (yes this is actually in the works)
  • Plenty of cafe time writing
  • See some fireworks?!
  • Hike!!!!
  • Run & bike along the ocean shore

Thank you to Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books for this tag! For those of you who haven’t met Marie, she is such a sweet & wonderful person with an AMAZING blog, so please check out her site!

The Rules

  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of the tag graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.

Usually I’m not huge on superheroes, but I loved Wonder Woman: Warbringer! It’s fast-paced and action-packed, with plenty of plot twists and girl-power as well. It’s not really a beachy book but there is an island and an ocean and a shipwreck and a magical spring!

Sisters in battle, I am shield and blade to you. As I breathe, your enemies will know no sanctuary. While I live, your cause is mine.

The romance in Girls of Paper and Fire took me by surprise but in a good way. Overall it is a book that I enjoyed.

β€œI don’t want an easy life. I want a meaningful one.”

It’s been a while since I read Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, and having the book memory of a goldfish, I can’t say much about it. But I remember that this was a super fun and fast read with a sweet romance, and I couldn’t put it down once I started reading πŸ™‚

β€œThe best discoveries always happened to the people who weren’t looking for them.” 

I’ll have to borrow Marie’s answer for this one because I REALLY can’t think of any other book that left me starstruck! The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was a phenomenal book about the making of a star. But more than that, it is about friendship and love. I can’t recommend this book more!

β€œNever let anyone make you feel ordinary.”

Scythe was my most recent addictive read. I loved the plot, the characters, the writing, everything! The premise was fascinating and there were plenty of plot twists that kept me on the edge of my seat.

β€œMy greatest wish for humanity is not for peace or comfort or joy. It is that we all still die a little inside every time we witness the death of another. For only the pain of empathy will keep us human. There’s no version of God that can help us if we ever lose that.” 

What If it’s Us was the sweetest book and an effortless read! To be honest I didn’t know what to expect from a collaboration by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, but they did an amazing job at delivering two different and distinct POVs that worked together really well as a whole!

β€œI barely know him. I guess that is every relationship. You start with nothing and maybe end with everything.” 

You guys might know how intimidated I am by classics! Well, I’ve taken the plunge and now I am reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck. It is a slower paced and character-driven book, definitely a different flow and structure than the young adult books I’ve been reading earlier on this year. But I’m loving the writing and the characters so far.

β€œAnd now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” 

In On the Come Up, Bri overcame the forces that work against her and her family- poverty, racism, gang violence, and the expectations that people have of her. Despite everything, she fought for her dream of becoming a rap artist. Her confidence and determination inspired me!

β€œThere’s only so much you can take being described as somebody you’re not.” 

Usually I don’t pay much attention to the food that characters eat hahaha……. however I remember fondly the creations that Lara Jean baked in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before!

β€œWhen someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it’s like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you’re just clutching air and grit.” 

I tag these awesome people!

As usual, if you aren’t on this list but you want to go ahead and do this tag, consider yourself tagged!!

Thank you Tiffany for these beautiful tag graphics!!! Header photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash.

Giveaway winner announcement!!

The 2-year blogiversary giveaway has officially come to a close!! Thank you everyone who has participated!! I was actually a bit nervous hosting this giveaway, since I haven’t really done a book giveaway before and I wasn’t sure if it would be successful… However there was a great turnout and I’m so happy how many of guys participated!!! It’s also awesome that we have entries from all over the world!!! You guys make me want to faint hahahaha :’)

Now time to announce the winners!!!

First prize: $40USD on BookDepository

Congratulations to Antonela from Argentina!!!

Second prize: $20USD on BookDepository

Congratulations to Reese from Spain!!!

I’ll be contacting the winners shortly πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

How would you answer some of these questions?! What are your favourite summer activities?

25 thoughts on “The Summer Bucket List Book Tag (& giveaway winner announcement!!!)

  1. Thank you for tagging me in this! Can’t wait to participate later this month! πŸ™‚

    I love your answers! I think Wonder Woman: Warbringer definitely fits in that category. That was a great read. I loved the movie and the book, even though they seem to exist in separate canons.

    Also, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was such an amazing book. My favorite read of 2017, to be quite honest. It really wowed me!

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    1. Hey Bentley! Glad that you liked Wonder Woman too! Haha yeah I never figured out how the movie fit together with the book, I guess they exist independently of each other πŸ™‚
      Glad that you liked Evelyn Hugo too!! πŸ™‚
      Looking forward to seeing your version of this tag, though of course there is no rush!

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  2. I’m so happy you did this tag, yay! And Evelyn Hugo really is the perfect answer for starstruck, I loved this book so, so very much, I can’t stop thinking about it. And ahh, Scythe, I’ve heard so many great things about this book and I really really hope I can get to it soon πŸ˜€
    Lovely answers for this tag πŸ™‚

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  3. Wow this sounds like a fun tag I would like to do too. One of my favorite summer activities is to go outside and play Pokemon Go. 🀣 Aren’t I predictable?

    Do we need to include a quote at the end of each book choice, though? (Not that I mind this, but I was just wondering because it wasn’t listed as one of the rules.)

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    1. Lol!!! I had a hunch there about pokemon go πŸ™‚ You’ll get to enjoy the nice weather and catch pokemon, it’s a 2 in 1!
      Nope you don’t need to include a quote. I did it just because hahaha πŸ™‚

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  4. Thanks for the tag Sophie!! πŸ™‚ This is such a cute one and I am so READY for summer!! I legit just bought Scythe last week too and am really looking forward to reading it so I am so glad you enjoyed it! Hopefully I’ll get in some reading at the beach sometime soon once it stops raining ❀

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  5. Oh, the beloved Summer =D It’s everywhere… BUT NOT IN MY COUNTRY! T_T It feels so strange to read all these posts while I’m having a hot cup of tea and can’t feel my feet because of the cold weather ahaha Still, I’ll save this tag, because it’s so much fun, and I want to do it as well!
    The only book I’ve read from your choices is To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – such a cute and heartwarming book! I have GOPAF and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo on my TBR, and I need to read them as soon as possible! =O
    Have a wonderful Summer, Sophie! And I wish you a wonderful and beautiful wedding β™₯ – congratulations, dear! πŸ™‚

    PS: last, but definitely not least… Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway! It’s so weird to read my name in there! But I’m SO FREAKING HAPPY about it! β™₯ Thank you, thank you!

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    1. Oh! I am surrounded by summer all the time that it didn’t occur to me that it is winter in the other hemisphere (even though it makes so much sense hahaha.) Tea sounds lovely πŸ™‚ Keep warm!
      I definitely loved To All the Boys! Such a fun and addictive read! Hope that you enjoy Girls of Paper and Fire and Evelyn Hugo πŸ™‚
      I’m guessing that you’re one of the giveaway winners!! In that case I have already messaged you on Twitter πŸ™‚ No problem and thank you for participating ❀

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  6. I loved Wonder Woman: Warbringer although I still need to read the other books in the series. I also really want to read Girls Of Paper And Fire and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (as well as some of the others mentioned here).

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    1. Glad to hear that you liked Wonder Woman too! I also haven’t read the other books in the series haha, I might give Batwoman a read one of these days πŸ™‚ hope that you’ll enjoy GOPAF and To all the boys! πŸ™‚

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      1. Catwoman’s the one I’m most desperate to read but I’ll probably try and check all of them out eventually. Thank you πŸ˜€ I really hope so too. I hope that you’re enjoying whatever you’re reading as well.

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      2. Dont worry, I haven’t read any books by V.E. Schwab or Marie Lu yet and I always find that awkward to mention so I totally understand :L I’ve always loved Catwoman πŸ˜€

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