It’s not only that time of the month but that time of the year! Springtime! I’m so excited. Bring on the smell of fresh-cut grass, bumblebees, colorful flowers, blue skies, and warmer weather. With that comes a perfect book tag! Now, I know I’ve done a Spring book tag in the past, but this one is a little different. I discovered it over on Sara Letourneau’s blog. I’m so excited to spring into action with this fun one. Here we go!
The Spring Book Tag Questions
1. What’s on your Spring TBR list?
So many books on my list that it can sometimes be hard to pick which ones I want to read next. At the moment, I’m tackling my New Year’s Resolution with The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine. With that in mind, here are the ones that’ll be following it:
Author: Laura Sebastian
Author: A. G. Howard
Author: Shaun David Hutchinson
Author: David Mitchell
Author: H. G. Wells
Author: Christopher Pike
2. If someone asked you for a spring release recommendation, what would it be?
Recommendation? Me? I have so many!!! But I think I’m going with one I haven’t recommended in a little while. It’s a major favorite of mine so I can’t help but gush about it. I love a good apocalypse and with some paranormal angst that keeps your heart pumping ridiculously, leaving you unblinkingly obsessed with for some reason. Yes, please! So I have for you, The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole.
3. Which two books coming out before summer are you eagerly awaiting?
So, I’ve really loved The Last Magician and The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell. Definitely check out the reviews (LM, DT). I’m a total rambler about them. That being said, the final installment: The Serpent’s Curse is coming out soon and I can’t wait. Sure, that doesn’t mean I’ll be able to get my little fingers on as soon as it hits the shelves, but I sure am pretty damn excited about it.
For my second choice, a surprising one even for me: A Werewolf in Riverdale by Caleb Roehrig. The TV show is a lot of fun to watch and I love me some horror. That in mind, I found this little pick as I was buzzing around on Goodreads. Plus, Jughead as a werewolf? Hell, yes! Bring on the extreme drama and twists.
4. Which character would make a great Easter bunny?
Well, this isn’t that easy of a question. One of the greatest comedic authors that I love reading is Christopher Moore. He is hilarious and boundaries mean nothing. Wild and crazy which is just the way I like it. That being said, I find that pocket from Fool would be not only an entertaining Easter Bunny but rather foul and vulgar and that would be absolutely hilarious.
5. What book makes you think of spring?
Definitely going to name one that I enjoyed but haven’t put up for review yet and that is The Spiderwick Chronicles by Toni DiTerlizzi & Holly Black. I really don’t put an age limit on what I read. Not at all. All books are meant to be enjoyed. This is one of them. The book really plunged me into the world of change, renewal, and Fae. That’s right, those finicky creatures that seem beautiful and curious and troublesome. Surrounded in a world among nature and magic, it felt like Spring.
6. Name a cover with flowers on it.
The first cover I can think of one the spot, and just after talking about Fae, is Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. Feel free to check out my review here on my blog. The beautiful cover takes on more of a cold and deadly aspect and it gives me chills.
7. Which two characters would you go on an Easter egg hunt with?
OHHH, A FUN ONE! Hmmmmm…
I’m going with these two:
That’s right. Crowley and Aziraphale of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (review here). A middle ground between the two, it would be so much fun I feel to go in search of eggs with them. Crowley acting seemingly grumpy and Aziraphale probably curious and confused about what looking for eggs has to do with Jesus resurrecting. Jokes would be had.
8. What is your favorite spring bookish activity?
Uh, reading? Doesn’t get much more bookish than that. But, I guess the second runner up is that around this time the flea markets and sale start peeking out like freshly sprung flowers out of the ground and going book hunting at them is so much fun. Seriously though, I’m a book addict. Help me. (But don’t.)
9. Which book did you enjoy that has a spring-like cover?
Another beautiful thing about Spring are the thunderstorms. Maybe I’m crazy, but I LOVE and good storm. The thunder and lightning. Just sigh-worthy. That heavy rain on the roof, giving me the perfect sleep. The flashing streak cracking the night. Gah, I can’t wait for the first good one.
That being said, Lightning by Dean Koontz (review here) does give me those Spring vibes with the lightning cracking over then. Granted, the story doesn’t have much of a Spring-like touch, but the cover does make me reminiscent.
10. Who is your favorite contemporary author?
That’s tricky! I have ultimate favorites and picking only one isn’t easy. Each one does something that really garners my attention. Rachel Caine is definitely in my top five and so is Jamie Maguire. I also think there are more than five in my top five. There’s also Neil Gaiman and Stephen King and Haruki Murakami and Jenny Han and Kody Keplinger and Tommy Wallach and OH GOODS I NEED TO STOP! See? It’s almost as bad as Lays potato chips. You can’t have just one.
My Nominees for the Spring Book Tag
Typically it’s a “Go for it if you want to!” type of tag for me. I love seeing bloggers’ answers. So, if you want to do it then totally do it! Feel free to tag me in it so I can see your epic answers.
More to come soon…
How about you? How would you answer any of these questions? What stories or book covers remind you of spring? Let’s chat in the comments below!