With an epic 2 weeks of nothing but intense and exciting sporting events, I thought now would be the perfect time to complete Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight’s Olympic Book Tag, who is also responsible for the amazing graphics. Richard @ The Humpo Show also tagged me in his Olympic Book Tag, so I thought I’d combine the two together.
The * indicated Richard’s Questions.
*100m | A book you have raced through
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. As soon as I read the first page I knew I was in for one hell of a roller-coaster. I was hooked from the get-go and it was such a thrilling reading experience with plenty of twist and turns.
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. The obvious answer here. I loved the layout of the book and the way little snippets of their scrapbook slotted in between the pages. The journey itself was fun and had a lot of heart.
Can I pass on this one? I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with a good love triangle. In a roundabout answer I’ll go with The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I don’t believe this was a love triangle situation and it felt more like an unrequited triangle because Shazi was always firm in the love she had for Khalid.
*Heptathlon | The Best Series
This is a tough one but for the time being I’m going to have to go with The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I love the way all of these character came together and how we were able to identify the moments that defined the fairy-tales but still managed to retain it’s own individuality.
Handball confuses me and as much as I enjoyed the book The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi, it did take a while for me to get fully understand what was going on.
So many books to chose from but I will have to go with the one book I continuously re-read in the summer and say My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.
My copy of Nevernight by Jay Kristoff has just arrived but I already know it’s going to be bloody and brutal and I can’t wait to got on that adventure.
Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown. I’ve still not read Morning Star and a lot of that has to do with the insane twist that came at the end of Golden Son. The series has proven to be completely unpredictable and painful.
*Simone Biles | A short and sweet book:
Play On by Michelle Smith. I read and finished this book in a day and it was so sweet. It’s low on drama, has plenty of charm and a lot of depth.
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Damn this book. The punches didn’t stop and I was emotionally drained by the end of the book. It perfectly captured the complexities of human nature. So good.
*Michael Phelps | The Best Book You’ve Ever Read
I have a lot of best books but my current best book has to be A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab. I’m still reeling from that ending.
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. The pacing was tediously slow in this book, which sucks because the concept and mechanisms of time travel is so good in the book. Hopefully the second book has more of a kick to it.
*Golf | A new genre outside of your comfort zone
I wouldn’t say it was out of my comfort zone but Historic fiction is a genre that I’ve only just been able to get into in the past year or so.
I say this all the time but The Foxwood Collection will always be my 5 year old self favourite. Well, that and Wind in the Willows. Talk about a classic.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. Andie takes on the job of a dog walker when her original plans fall through. I love the connection Andie builds with the dogs and how Bertie kind of brings her and Clark together. On top of that Andie’s experiences with the job opened her mind to new possibilities she hadn’t considered before.
*Rugby 7s | A tough book you struggled to finish
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Please don’t shoot me. I don’t know what it was about this book but I just couldn’t connect with it.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. What more do I need to say? I loved this series and one of the reasons I love it so much is down to the friendship between Blue and her Raven Boys.
*Synchronised Diving | A perfect couple
Percabeth. Percy and Annabeth are the OTP of OTP’s. I love getting to see the progression of their relationship throughout the series. They are unbreakable and adorable and I love them.
Well, thanks to my recent sport contemporary kicks I can definitely provide some answers to this question. I’m going to focus on books that look at the sports that will be featured in the 2020 Olympics, including; Surfing (Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway) and Baseball (Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross).
Jesse @ Books at Dawn
Grace @ Kimmie.gg
Megan @ Bookslayer Reads
*You don’t have to do the tag if you don’t want to*