1 July 2013

Summer Reads - Rainbow Spines Tag

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There's been a certain tag floating around recently, and to be honest I didn't really understand the point of it until a couple of days ago. Maybe it's due to my book-blogger head being put to use over the past few days but I suddenly started to really love this tag and found myself wanting to give it a shot. As you can see from the title of this post, I'm rambling on about the Rainbow Spines tag. ^_^ 

I don't know where this tag originated from or who made it up but basically you have to choose a book for each colour of the rainbow, going from the colour of the spine, hence the name.  Pretty easy right? No. This was really difficult! I went over to my book cupboard to pick out my books and was standing there ten minutes later with no books chosen. It's way harder than I expected but after a lot of deliberation, I have my books. Here we go. :D


Front to back - Paper Towns by John Green, Once by Morris Gleitzman, It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han, Starter For Ten by David Nicholls, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard and The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.

Red - 
Paper Towns by John Green is easily in my top 5 favourite books as it's just amazing. It's heart-warming, hilarious and emotional, and the whole road-trip side of it makes it a really fun read. I LOVE road-trip books! The characters are all wonderful in their own way, and John Green develops them all incredibly well. There are no one-dimensional characters and you get to know them all throughout the book. My favourite character is Ben, closely followed by Q. John Green is such a good author - definitely my favourite - and his writing style is beautiful and effortless. Highly recommend. 

Orange - 
It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han is the second book in the summer trilogy (which you can win here) and is a wonderful, light-hearted summer read. Jenny Han has a real talent for developing characters that the reader will love (or hate...), and she created a great love triangle in these books. You've gotta love a good love triangle. :D Like I said many times before, I seriously love Jeremiah Fisher. I developed a real attachment to him in these books and rooted for him from the start. I won't give anything away but yeah...Jeremiah Fisher. ^____^ These are my favourite summer books and I read them every year without fail. 

Yellow - 
Once by Morris Gleitzman is the first in an amazing trilogy about a boy called Felix and his life which is a lot more difficult than most. I cried a lot during this trilogy and when I passed them onto my mum to read she also cried (probably even more than me...). They are so emotional and tragic, and I really felt for Felix throughout. He's such an inspiring boy and he alone makes these books really special. Morris Gleitzman writes beautifully and it's easy to fly through these books in a few hours. So good. :')

Green -
Starter For Ten is my favourite book. I LOVE it. I love Brian Jackson. I love University Challenge. I love love love it. I ramble on about this book non-stop so I won't go into detail here. If you want the synopsis and more of my opinion just read any of my past Summer Reads posts. :) Basically this is a geeky, heart-warming book set in the 80's that is pretty much all about University Challenge and the character of Brian entering it to follow his dream and make his dad proud. It's hilarious, emotional and simply wonderful. ^_^

Blue -
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green will come as no surprise to you all. This is a stunning book that I have talked about a lot since the 10th of January 2012 (the release date that holds significance in more ways than one). I pre-ordered it a good 5 months before it was released and cried the whole way home from the post office when I collected it. I then displayed it in my room and hugged it every morning and night...I still hug it occasionally actually. >_< If you haven't read this book go out now, buy it and read it before coming back here. I'll wait. ^_^                        

You back? Good. :P The Fault In Our Stars is insanely emotional and touching, and the characters of Gus and Hazel are so amazing. Even just thinking about it makes me want to cry...:')

Indigo -
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard is the book that the awesome TV show was based off of (well one of them...it's a big series). I've only read the first but it was really enjoyable! It's not written all that well but the characters and plot are great; really imaginative and gripping. It's a quick read and I'd definitely recommend it, especially if you've seen the TV show. 

Violet -
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson is one I haven't picked up for a while so it's not too fresh in my mind, but I do remember absolutely loving it. The protagonist, Lennie, isn't all that likable but she is realistic which is much better than being a 'nice' character who always does the right thing. She makes mistakes but that's what makes her easy to relate to. Jandy Nelson is a talented author and I really enjoyed her writing style. The actual book is beautiful too as there are pictures and glitter...hehe. ^_^

Lots of love, Cat
xxx

I know that the books aren't in the right order in the photo....ooops. ^__^
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4 comments

  1. This tag is definitely much harder than you would think! I was exactly like you and kept replacing and re-organising my picks. I really love the tag idea though!
    -Sophie

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    1. Haha, I thought I was the only one who struggled! :P xx

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  2. I agree I found this so hard but I loved doing it! Can't do a book tag without a bit of John Green :) I really want to read Starter For Ten because everyone says its amazing! Love this post xox

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    1. It really is amazing! My favourite book ^_^ xx

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