The Life’s A Beach Book Tag

It’s Book Tag time again!
There’s still enough of summer left for a summer-themed tag I think, even though I’m just about at the point now where I’m very much looking forward to the cooler weather of autumn. This tag was created by The Left Handed Book Lover and I’ve seen it around on a few blogs recently so thought, why not?
On to the books…

1) THE SAND
A BOOK THAT STUCK WITH YOU LONG AFTER YOU FINISHED READING

     

Can I choose two? If I don’t I’m going to be stuck here deliberating between them forever and then we’ll never finish the Tag. So, I’m going for A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.
The former has some wonderful characters who you can’t help but think about once the novel is done. The latter is just so well plotted, and really delivers on the murder mystery with a twist. I want to read them both again sometime.

2) THE SUN
A BOOK THAT BURNED YOU

Burned may be the wrong word for my thoughts on this, but I read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline after seeing the movie trailer and knowing it was something I wanted to see. I thought I’d read the book first for a change and while I did enjoy it, a lot of the references were lost on me, which took away some of the enjoyment.
And I never did get around to seeing the movie, but I definitely will…

3) THE WAVES
A BOOK THAT CALMS YOU DOWN AFTER A LONG DAY

            

Strange that murder mysteries can be calming but Agatha Christie’s books have a very readable quality about them that I find quite calming.  There’s often humour involved, especially if Hastings is around, and there’s a certain sense that no matter how bad or unintelligible things seem, you know that in the end Poirot will sort everything out and order will be restored.

4) THE BATHING SUIT
A BOOK WITH A PRETTY, SUMMER-Y COVER

Circe by Madeline Miller. The pic doesn’t really capture the lustre of this cover. It’s so intricate and very pretty. I can’t wait to read the story.

5) THE BIRDS
A BOOK THAT IS EVERYWHERE

The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse. I’m going by my local library request list for this one. Usually I take out books and there is no one else waiting for them at all but this one, well, it seems that everyone wants to get their hands on it. I was told there were at least 30 other people in the queue for the book, so it was definitely one of the more popular books I’ve requested recently.

6) THE COMPANY
A BOOK WITH WONDERFUL CHARACTERS

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. The three main ladies in this story are all striving in a difficult world and reading of their adventures with fire demons and ice kings is proving to be a great experience so far.

7) THE ICE-COLD DRINKS
A BOOK YOU ABSOLUTELY GULPED DOWN

Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan. It was a very long book but I read it in less than a week. I just couldn’t put it down, and kept finding extra reading time in my day just because I wanted to finish one more chapter.

8) THE FUN MEMORIES
A BOOK YOU CAN’T WAIT TO RETURN TO

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. It’s the one book I already know I’m going to have to own a paperback of (and from what I’ve seen it’s a very pretty paperback too!).

And so concludes the Life’s A Beach Book Tag.


As always, if you’ve not already done this and you fancy reminiscing over all the amazing books you’ve read recently, feel free to consider yourself tagged.
If you’ve already done it, leave me a link to your post so I can check it out.
See you next time for another Book Tag!

 

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