End of Summer Recap Book Tag

I saw this tag over on Kristin Kraves and knew I had to do it too. 😀 It was created by Faith at You Are What You Read and, like Faith, I’ll only consider for this the books I read in June to August.

Which book can you not stop thinking about?

The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair

A nonfiction book all about color. It’s one of the best books I’ve read so far this year, and I can’t stop thinking about it because I see color everywhere! 😀 Okay, that’s not the only reason why. There are so many interesting tidbits about colors in it that I mention them at random to people around me or I think back to the book whenever I look at certain colors, especially when shopping.

Which book would you rather have not read?

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1: BFF by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder, illus. by Natacha Bustos

A comic book set in the Marvel universe about a young Black girl who befriends a dinosaur that time-traveled to the present day. I did not like this comic book. It sucked. The story was underdeveloped and there wasn’t much to the protagonist at all. It was lame and boring and despite how short this volume is, I almost didn’t finish it.

What genre did you read the most?

FANTASY, of course. 🙂 I can’t get enough of it.

Which book surprised you the most?

Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar, narr. by Harsh Nayyar, Annapurna Sriram, Bernard White, Nick Choksi, and Rita Wolf

Evil Eye was my first time listening to one of these Audible Original things, so I was surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. It’s a thriller told through phone conversation about a young woman who’s often pressured by her mom to find a husband but when she finds a potential mate, her mom is immediately unreasonably suspicious of him. It was a fun read.

Which book disappointed you the most?

The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron

Apart from Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, it would be The Lost Years of Merlin, which I buddy-read with Millie from Milliebot Reads. We both read and liked the series as kids and decided to revisit it as adults. Unfortunately, it didn’t work well as a reread as the plot and characters were often a bore.

What was your favorite cover?

The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair

Definitely The Secret Lives of Color. I think the cover fits the book well by hinting at its topic.

What was your favorite summer release?

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

It’s Patsy by default because it’s the only book released this summer that I read. It is a good read and very well written. It’s a contemporary literary fiction novel about a young Jamaican woman who travels to New York for better opportunities and to be with the woman she loves while leaving her daughter behind in Jamaica.

Which books did you plan on reading, but you never got around to?

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Run for It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for Their Freedom by Marcelo d’Salete
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Children of Time began as a buddy-read with Dani from Perspective of a Writer, but we both quickly lost interest in it. I might revisit and complete the story when I’m more in the mood for it…maybe. Run for It and The Lost Hero were both part of my TBR for the NEWTs readathon, but I didn’t get to them. (I passed my NEWTs though! 🙂 I’m an aurologist. I can read auras!)

Which books do you plan on reading in the fall/autumn?

The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
The Dead Zone by Stephen King

I hope to fit in these in the fall. I’m rereading Pierce’s books, so The Realms of the Gods is next. It was one of my favorites as a teen. I’m also rereading Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus books and am looking forward to The Lost Hero, which is my favorite because that’s when we meet Leo. And I’m reading King’s books in publication order and The Dead Zone is next. My plan is to read it for the Spooktastic readathon.

That’s it.

Summer’s done and here comes fall.


9 thoughts on “End of Summer Recap Book Tag

  1. I need that color book. I love non fiction about the science behind things like color (not sure its scientific but it sounds like it might be). Also I love that you can’t stop thinking about it!

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    1. Lol! It’s SUCH a good read! It’s not scientific. I’d say it’s more like the social history of color, but it does include a touch of science and talks about how people went about producing certain colors back in the day. (Some of them included a lot of pee. Others were made from poisons but people didn’t realize back then that it was actually poison.) It also talks about governments who imposed rules on what color certain classes can wear. It’s so interesting.


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