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Splendid Spring Book Tag 🌷🌼

It’s been snowing on and off all day. Like full on blizzard, you look out the window and it’s like being in a snow globe. So now’s clearly the perfect time to do the Splendid Spring Book Tag!! I found this tag on paperbackandplanners blog 🙂

I should clarify that it’s March 30th right now. I’m scheduling posts in advance cause I’m going to be a busy bee this Easter holidays. I hope to God it’s not still snowing right now.

🌼Everywhere you look flowers are blooming! Choose a book you love or think you will love with flowers on the cover🌼

This cover is absolutely gorgeous and the flowers are a big part of why I love it and if I’m being honest, a big part of what made me buy the book in the first place.

I have high hopes for House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland. I don’t think I’m going to be able to get to it this month, but I’m thinking it’s going to have to be a top priority for May.

🌷Spring is the perfect time for a fun trip! Choose a book you’ve read or would like to read while travelling from one place to another🌷

The book that really sticks in my head that I read when travelling from one place to another is As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl. I read this on the various trains back and forth from Barcelona. I’ve talked about reading this book on that trip a whole lot, even did a whole reading/travel blog about it if you want to check that out.

I’m really excited to do more posts blending travelling with reading in the future. Me and my friends were hoping to go to Edinburgh this Easter but that’s had to be put on the back-burner. I will be doing a “reading/buying books in Scotland” post one of these days though.

🌼Who doesn’t love a good Spring Fling? Choose a book you were obsessed with for a short period of time, but then you swiftly cast it aside🌼

I haven’t read Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig but when I found out it was about a teenage socialite who doubles as a cat-burglar I really wanted to read it for a good couple of months. I wouldn’t say I lost interest, I’d still love to read it, but that obsession has definitely died down.

🌷Everyone loves the smell of freshly mowed grass, but not at an ungodly hour! Choose a book that personifies as a middle-aged dad waking up at 7am on a Saturday to mow the lawn when he should be sleeping like the rest of us.🌷

What does this even mean?! 😂 I’m just going to copy Robin’s interpretation of this question and go with a book that’s unnecessary and frustrating.

For that I’m going with The Secret History by Donna Tart. I’m sorry but this book made me feel as dumb as when my Dad tried teaching me maths.

🌼A surprise rain shower might spoil your outdoor fun, but don’t worry the sun will be back! Choose a book that made you really sad, but the sun still shines in the end🌼

I recently finished Afterlove by Tanya Byrne and this book definitely pulls at the heartstrings. Even the ending is sad but it’s also hopeful and kind of bittersweet. Like you’ll be smiling through the tears.

 🌷It’s that time of year when all the animals stretch their limbs and come out of hibernation. Choose a book that pulled you out of a reading slump🌷

Early February I was feeling super slumpy but thankfully I made the super smart, although I admit random, decision to pick up Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert and I’m so glad I did because it dragged me out of that slump big time.

🌼Students all over exhale a sigh of relief knowing they get a break from school. Choose a book whose friend group you’d like to spend Spring Break with🌼

My most recent friendship-envy is that of the gang from One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston.

August, Wes, Niko and Myla were the literal definition of found family. It made me so happy to read about them and I’d love to hang out with them but also their extended friends. Going off the party scenes in this book it seems like it’d be a very good spring break.

 🌷Spring is all about rebirth and blooming. Choose a book that made you grow as a person🌷

I guess you could say Women Don’t Owe You Pretty by Florence Given made me grow as a person. It reaffirmed things for me, it also made me conscious of things I was doing and mindsets I had and wanted to change.

🌼A picnic at the park is the perfect springtime activity! Choose a book with a character who you think would pack the best picnic basket🌼

I don’t know why my brain goes straight to Nina Zenik from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I just think of her love of waffles and that makes me have all the confidence in the world for her.

🌷For many Spring is the first break from the bitterness of Winter! Choose a book that is the embodiment of sunshine🌷

I feel like my go to answer would again be Act Your Age, Eve Brown but I’ve already used that book as an answer.

To mix things up a bit I’m going to go with Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett for a variety of reasons: 1) I haven’t mentioned this book in a hot second and that’s a crime, 2) it’s set over the course of the summer and to me I see it as a summer read, 3) it’s super sweet but also will emotionally burn you, just like the sun does to my skin.

(I’ve tried time and time again to make One Last Stop and Women Don’t Owe You Pretty to not be bloody gigantic but it’s proving impossible so despite how much it annoys me, we’re just gonna have keep it like that 🥲)

And there we have the Splendid Spring Book Tag. This was a lot fun. Made me yearn for later on in the season when Mother Nature sorts herself out and I’m not caught in a mini blizzard on my walk to work.

I’m not tagging anyone cause I wasn’t tagged but if you plan on doing this or already have done, I’d love to see your answers! Thanks for reading!

Elli xx

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