Olympics Book Tag

Posted August 15, 2016 by Carlisa in Book Tag / 8 Comments

olympics book tag

Yay, I saw this tag after Shannon from It Starts at Midnight created it, and I knew I needed to do it! YOu can see her post here. The Olympics are so fun, and I love how they bring the whole world together. Literally the entire world has their eyes on these two weeks of games, and we get to see the best of the best! It’s pretty amazing, isn’t it? So let’s get started with the Olympics book tag!

Opening Ceremonies

A Book You Loved from the First Page

my lady jane

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

I just read this book, and I loved it! From the dedication page, I loved it. I quote the dedication page in my review (click title for post), but it sets the tone for the entire novel: wonderfully hilarious. This book was wonderful. I already want to re-read it.


Favorite Road Trip Book

wolf by wolf

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

This counts as a roadtrip, right? This story is an alternative history—what would’ve happened if Germany had won WWII and Hitler hadn’t died. Each year they have a celebratory motorcycle race that stretches across all the Axis powers. The main character goes undercover as a racer in a huge plan to assassinate Hitler. So the book stretches through Europe and Africa and Asia and, of course, Germany on a motorcycle. But this book is wonderful! I have an ARC of Blood for Blood (the sequel), and I can’t wait to read it soon.


A Book with a Good Love Triangle

the hunger games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

A lot of people complain about this love triangle, but I don’t really mind it. I like both Gale and Peeta for different reasons…but I’m definitely #TeamPeeta overall. This triangle just feels realistic to me, while a lot of love triangles don’t do that.


A Book You Didn’t Really “Get”

between us and the moon

Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel

What I didn’t “get” about this novel is why so many people seem to like it. I wrote my snarkiest review ever (seriously—so snarky) of this one because I just thought it was kind of ridiculous and was eye-rolling through the entire thing. Man, oh man.

Beach Volleyball

A Book Set in the Summer

emmy & oliver

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

I read this last summer, and I loved it. And I just re-read my review for it, and I realized that I had forgotten everything about it, and I need to re-read this one immediately! It’s adorable, and I loved it. And I’m 90% sure it takes place in the summer. I remember there’s surfing involved, which sounds like a very summer thing to happen. But like I said, I can’t really remember, so don’t hold me to this.


A Book with a Lot of Bloodshed and Fighting


Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

I’ve been really wanting to do a re-read of this trilogy, especially before I start the second trilogy in the series. But it definitely has its fair share of kick-butt action and fighting. Perhaps more so in the last book of the three, but this one has it, too!


A Book with a Lot of Plot Twists

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The Program by Suzanne Young

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Suzanne Young is queen of mind-bending plot twists. Especially in this series. Every book so far as had an epilogue that blew my mind and made me question everything I believed to be true about the story. I usually just have to sit there for a few minutes in shock to process what I just read.


A Book that Made You Sob

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My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt

THIS BOOK. It’s so beautiful. It’s in free verse, which I love if done well, and it tells the story of a young girl who’s forced to work on the streets in Canada. Click on the title to go read my review and see some of the more impactful quotes, but it’s just beautiful. And heart-breaking and tragic. Not many people seem to know about it, but everyone should. It definitely made an impact on me. Please go read it.


A Slow-Paced Book

the night circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

This is one of my all-time favorite books, but it’s definitely not a fast book. You kind of have to take it in slowly to appreciate it. But slow doesn’t mean bad to me!


A Childhood Favorite

ella enchanted

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

I feel like I’ve talked about this book a lot in different posts, but I can’t not put it here. Gail Carson Levine is a huge reason why I’m the reader I am today, and she deserves all the recognition. If you haven’t read Ella Enchanted, I recommend it for everyone. It’s pretty different from the movie, but it’s wonderful!


A Book Featuring Animals

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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

I read this graphic novel for a YA literature class I took a couple of semesters ago, and I really enjoyed it. There are two storylines that kind of interplay with each other, but one of them involves monkeys. This is a really good graphic novel, and it’ll make you think about some of the stereotypes that are engrained in our culture!


A Book You Struggled to Finish

the star-touched queen

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokski

I’m definitely a black sheep on this book because everyone else loves it. You can read more of my thoughts in my review (click on the link!), but it just didn’t work for me, and I almost DNFed it multiple times. I couldn’t connect to the characters!

Synchronized Swimming

A Book with a Great Friendship

a study in charlotte

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

One of the things I loved about ASIC was the real friendship that developed between Watson and Holmes. Nothing felt forced—it was just two people who didn’t start out in the best way but developed a sincere and real relationship. For now, it’s just friendship, but who knows? I think there are two more books in the series, so anything can happen really.

I tag anyone who wants to do this! And (because I want to see their posts) I officially tag:

Ali from the Bandar Blog
Liv from Liv the Book Nerd
Lefty from the Left-Handed Book Lover
Sophie from Sailing through Books
Gabi from Let’s Gab about Books!

(Sorry if you’ve already done the tag. I didn’t double check!)

Have you read any of these books? Have you been watching the Olympics? Let me know in the comments! And if you do the tag, link me up! I want to see it!

  • Fun!! Thanks for the tag girl! I’ve been needing some post ideas for this week, so I’ll probably get to it ASAP 😀

    • You definitely did this ASAP! Haha

  • Thanks again for the tag! It has been so long since I read The Program, but I remember loving it and needing the next book ASAP. Except I still haven’t read the sequel. 🙁 Also, I really need to read My Lady Jane so I can love it with everyone else.

    • There’s a sequel book AND a prequel duology now. And there’s going to be a sequel duology, too. So six books in total in sets of two, if that makes sense. So lots of Program loving! You should read the sequel! I’d love to hear what you think.

  • Greg Hill

    I want to read The Program and I love mind bending twists so that sounds like one I would definitely want to try. I like the idea of it but I’ve just never gotten around to that series.

    • It’s a really good one! But definitely underrated. I don’t hear much about it, but I feel like so many people would love it!

  • Gabi Dahlin

    <3 <3 thanks for tagging me! I think I'm going to do this one 🙂

    great choices, I totally agree with the Night Circus being slow but absolutely perf, and MLJ being lovable for the first page!

    (can you tell I'm catching up on a month's worth of blog posts? lol i've been so behind)

  • Oh yay, I am so glad you did this! I love your answers too- Emmy & Oliver is such a good pick for summer! And I agree with you about The Hunger Games love triangle- on all counts! I chuckled at your reason for “Between Us and the Moon”- but I know what you mean, sometimes I don’t understand how people love certain stuff either! (Oh- and I struggled with TSTQ too- it didn’t really catch my interest at all until the second half!) And now I extra want to read Wolf by Wolf and The Program! I have both, so I should probably get on it! Great choices 😀