Friday, August 10, 2018

TAG | Life's a Beach Book Tag!

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be doing another tag. After doing the Cake Flavored Book Tag and having such a wonderful time making the graphics and picking out the books, I wanted to do another right away. I saw this tag from Krystianna from Downright Dystopian. Check out her tag post here






The ending of The Empress by SJ Kincaid left me reeling. I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. I've read several second books in sci-fi/fantasy series, but all my expectations were shattered. Things went off the rails, and weeks (and months) after reading the book, I keep thinking back to the book. I am eagerly anticipating the third book! 





So I'm going to take a little different take on this prompt! Instead of having a book that burned me (as in something happened I disliked, or a book I disliked), I'm going to choose a book that was so H-O-T it left me fanning myself. And that book is... Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven! The romance in Bad Romeo was done so well, and the Cassie and Ethan's romance was sizzling. 




When I'm feeling anxious or stressed, I pick up a Jenny Han book. Most of the time, it's either We'll Always Have Summer or Always and Forever, Lara Jean. There's just something about Han's writing that allows me to fully escape into the story, enjoy, and see all the characters I love. 


The Unexpected Everything's cover just screams summer. We've got an ice cream shop, a girl wearing shorts and a tank top, and lots of cute dogs. When I look at this book, I immediately correlate it to the summer.



Sea Witch by Sarah Henning is everywhere I look! Whenever I go to my feed, without doubt, I see a review for Sea Witch, a post dedicated to it, or just in a book tag (like this one!). Seeing all this hype is encouraging, and I'm sure it's convinced other people to pick the book up. If I'm being honest though, I want to see some other books on my feed! 

The first book that came to mind was Nyxia and Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen! The cast of characters is diverse, racially, ethnically, and religiously. It's great to such a diverse cast, and every character is complex as well! 


Dare to Love by Carly Phillips is the most recent book I've read in one day. It wasn't stunning, but it sure was entertaining! Dare to Love is a stereotypical romance. The male love interest has walls, and is cold and distant. The female love interest has her baggage as well, and leads to conflict. Basically, it's like every other romance book I've read. It wasn't fantastic, but it was a quick read. 


I can't wait to reread Hunger by Roxane Gay. I had to read it for a class, and because of that, read it much more quickly than I would have preferred. The next time I read Hunger, I want to take my time with it and let it sink. 


Well, that's the tag! If you want to do the tag, feel free! I know bloggers have their schedules, so I'm not going to tag anyone. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!
Happy Reading! 
Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

10 comments:

  1. I haven’t read any of these books, but Hunger is on my TBR list. I like this tag. It's very summery. I might have to do it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I definitely recommend it! I agree, the tag is very summery! I wanted to have it posted before summer comes to a close. :) Thanks for visiting Aj!

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  2. What a fun tag! Sea Witch definitely has A TON of hype! I enjoyed that one, but it did have some flaws. I also really want to read Nyxia!

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    1. After seeing so many reviews, I know that most liked the book (even loved it), but I'm just getting a little sick of seeing it everywhere, haha! Nyxia is fantastic! The sequel was good as well. :)

      Thanks for visiting Tracy!

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  3. Fun tag! I agree, Sea Witch is everywhere!

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    1. Thanks Angela! It's been getting a ton of hype!

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  4. Tags can be so much fun. Great pick for the summery cover. If fact, Morgan Matson seems to have several covers that fit that category. Sea Witch is definitely everywhere right now! I've never read anything by Carly Phillips but her books look perfect for quick and easy romance reads.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. I agree! I just started doing them again, and I'm really iking it! All of Matson's covers seem to scream summer! I'd actually be interested to see a book of hers NOT set in summer, haha. Your prediction is right! Dare to Love was super quick, and even though it didn't leave a lasting impact, it was fun while it lasted. :)

      Thanks for visiting Tanya!

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  5. I recently listened to Hunger on audio and it's narrated by the author - I highly recommend it, it's an incredibly powerful listen. :)

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    1. I think I'll check out the audiobook then when I reread it! I love when authors narrate their own books! :) Thanks for the recommendation Lauren!

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