Friday, August 5, 2016

The Olympic Book Tag

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It's that time again! Tonight marks the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (Seriously... Just a few more hours and we get to see all those crazy Opening Ceremony outfits!) I don't know about you, but I personally love watching a lot of the sports in the Summer Games. Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics are probably my favorites, but I also really enjoy watching swimming, diving, and wrestling.

Today, I'm doing the Olympic Book Tag, which was created by one of my best blogging friends, Shannon from It Starts at Midnight.

Okay... so I know this isn't really a book, but more of a short story, but I was hooked on Rainbow Rowell's Kindred Spirits from the moment that I started reading it.

Even though Emery Lord's Open Road Summer isn't a traditional road trip book, I loved pretty much every minute of it. Who wouldn't want to travel the country with their superstar best friend, right?

I know a lot of people hate love triangles, but I love them because I feel like they are realistic, especially in teen fiction. I really just loved the love triangle in The Hunger Games trilogy because it felt real with Katniss always admiring and crushing on Gale and then thrown into everything with Peeta and developing feelings for him slowly.

Yeah... So I'm still a little angry over this one because WHERE WERE THE ADULTS? Like the kids go on a field trip on a cruise, and there are no chaperones? Plus the whole thing just seemed really off. I don't get it.

A cop out... I know, but what better way to pick a book about summer than to pick a book that contains twelve summer romances?

Ummm... You probably should have seen this one coming, right? The battle scenes. OMG. I just need to reread this book as soon as possible.

E. Lockhart's We Were Liars is definitely a book to read if you want to be shocked. There were quite a few things in this one that I didn't see coming.

Okay... I didn't sob, but the tears came out and I did cry because this book was just so emotional.

For me, a slow paced book isn't always a bad thing, and that was the case for Roshani Chokshi's The Star-Touched Queen. I felt like I was really able to take in the whole world and the plot of this amazing book.

I just loved A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett when I was younger. I don't really even remember how I got into the book, but I read my paperback copy so much that the cover fell off.

Obviously I had to choose a book with horses for this one, even though I've read many, many books featuring animals. Jessica Burkhart's Wild Hearts is basically a Romeo and Juliet retelling where two teens bond over a wild mustang population. It's cute and corny.

So keeping up with sports, The Art of Not Breathing, a book about deep sea diving by Sarah Alexander just didn't work for me. I was bored throughout most of it, and looking back, I wish I would have DNFed it.

Okay... This series is just full of glorious friendships that I will cherish for the rest of my life. We all know that Harry, Ron, and Hermione take center stage, but even the smaller friendships are notable in the most perfect series ever written.

I read Caela Carter's Tumbling this week, and it hits you with all the Olympic feels as five girls try to make the US Olympic Gymnastics Team.



Do you watch the Olympics? Are you looking forward to tonight's Opening Ceremony and all of the sports that we'll be watching? What are you favorite Olympic sports? Any Olympic heroes? Feel free to let me know in the comments below!

And if this tag interests you at all, consider yourself tagged!

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