Summertime Madness Tag.


Hey! 🙂 I was tagged by Bibliophile Gathering to do the Summertime Madness Tag! I love Stephanie and Taylor’s blog and this tag looks like a lot of fun! Shall I get started?

1: Show a book with a Summery Cover!

18525657Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend
by Katie Finn

I love this book so much and it’s definitely a summery type of cover and read! Relaxing on the beach is always fun to do in the summer. This book is such a fun read and who wouldn’t want to stay in a beach house for the summer?

2: Pick one fictional place that would be the perfect destination for your Summer Vacation!


A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas

The Spring Court in Prythian. Throughout reading this book I wanted to just jump in so badly! The Spring Court sounds like such a great destination and place to just hangout, relax, and have fun. I also wouldn’t mind running into Lucien. 😉

3: You’re about to go on a flight to your Summer Vacation. But you want to read a book that lasts for the whole flight, so what novella do you choose?


The Giver
by Lois Lowry

This isn’t really a Novella, but it’s such a quick read. I also love this book (and the entire series) so much and I wouldn’t mind reading it again on my flight. It’s definitely a book that can’t last a whole flight and that you could finish in a flight.

4: You have a case of Summertime Sadness. What happy book do you pick up to shine a smile on your face?


An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington
by Karl Pilkington

If you don’t know me, then you don’t know that I LOVED the show An Idiot Abroad, so I had to get Karl’s book about the destinations he traveled in that first season. It’s not exactly a happy book, but this book is SO hilarious and you will be laughing non-stop. I love Karl Pilkington so much and all of Karl’s mishaps and commentary is definitely going to give you a million laughs.

5: You’re sitting at the beach all alone…which fictional character would be your beach babe?


The Selection
by Kiera Cass

Prince Maxon from The Selection series. He seriously deserved so much better than America. He would totally be my beach babe and he could definitely use a beach vacation!

6: To match your ice cream you want an icy cool sidekick! Which fictional sidekick do you pick?


The Glass Arrow
by Kristen Simmons

Aya is such a cool character and I think we would have a lot of fun if she was my sidekick. I’m sure we could get into a bunch of fun adventures together.

7: Share the Summertime Happiness! Who do you TAG?

Joey: thoughts and afterthoughts.

Zezee: Zezee with Books.

Hadjar: Manyreads.

Nicole: awayinneverland.

Shelbie: Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads.

Maren: The Worn Bookmark.

This tag was kind of difficult, because I haven’t really read many “summery” type books. I know I have tons that I do want to read, I just haven’t ever gotten to them. I also didn’t want to use books that I always use for book tags, so that kind of made it a little more difficult too. I have a few other tags to do too, but I’ll save those for another day!

I have to break down and finally wipe my computer this week, because it’s not working much at all. I’m pretty angry with Dell, because I’ve only had this computer since February and it sucks! I feel like they sent me a defective computer. It hasn’t worked correctly since the day I got it. It’s to the point that I don’t ever really use it much.

I spent the day laying in the sun and in the pool (which is so rare for me – I hate sunburns and swimming) and I feel a little sunburned. I put tons of sunscreen on, but I still got a little sunburn. Ughhh. It was crazy hot today though.


I started Modern Romance today. I’m not that far into it yet though; only about 20 pages. I’m excited about it though. I also started a Netgalley book today too.

Anyway, I’m going to go read some until the boyfriend gets home from work. I’m also so tired and I am sure that is from being in the sun so much today! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Bye! ❤



Goodreads description: “August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go. What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip and the bonds that develop between them would prove, driving each to create a new destiny together”

Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde. I loved this book so much (five stars) and I already want to read it again and I literally just finished it 30 minutes ago. I chose this to be my audiobook yesterday/today and it was….


Sometimes I go into reading a book like “oh I know I’ll love this book“, but for this one I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about it. I instantly fell in love from the beginning and never looked back. It’s one of those books that you will feel every emotion in just one book (at one point I had to stop listening because I was at work and crying so much – mostly happy tears). I love when a book can do that to you. What I personally got from reading this book was hope, love, and facing your fears. Struggle is real, but if you have the support of people that care about you, it gets you through everything. You can find happiness in the least expecting place.

I’ve mentioned before how I live my life day to day and try not to stress over things and that I am a lot happier for it. This book made me further believe that I am on the right path for my life. I might not live my life like many others do and I might not plan for the future or even for tomorrow, but that’s okay. You’re supposed to sit back and enjoy the ride. There’s no fun in rushing through life to get to your end goal. You miss the bigger picture and the world around you.

“We take all these little calculated risk. All the time. Nine hundred and ninety-nine times out of a thousand nothing goes wrong. And the one time it does, we blame the person who took the risk, tell them they should have known better than to ever do such a thing. Which I’m not saying is wrong, but we know we take risks, too. Maybe we can blame them more because we want to pretend it never could have happened to us. But of course it could have. We make life-and-death decisions every day. The odds are just really good on most of them. But if something goes wrong, we’re still responsible. And we don’t get to do it over, either.”

You can’t always change the bad things that happen in your life or blame the next person, but that’s okay, you just simply move on and it eventually just gets better one way or the other. I love this book for that.

This book also made me really crave a good road trip around the country. I’m not a fan of camping, but this book made me want to go on a summer camping trip, lol. I highly recommend this book to everyone. It is a great read and I am glad I came across it. I’ve come across so many books over the last two months by getting Kindle Unlimited and it has been great.

What is a book that you read that is set in the summer?