So as you all know, I’m participating (for the first time eek!) in this year’s summer Biannual Bibliothon, so this is day uno of the blog challenge! Today is hosted by Nana at 4TeenLiars , so go check her blog out, and on with the tag!
1. What are you planning to read for the Summer Biannual Bibliothon?
So I am planning on reading: Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh for the group book challenge and Brittni’s favourite genre, high/epic fantasy; The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky for the banned book and book to movie adaptation challenges; Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire for the LGBTQIAP+ and throwback (read a book from an author you’ve never read before) challenges; and The Sin Eater’s Daughter for the book you’ve seen somewhere other than booktube challenge.
2. What is your favourite genre to read in summer?
As common as it is, I generally prefer lighthearted contemporaries in the summer, or some trashy YA fiction like Vampire Academy!
3. Where is you favourite place to read in the summer?
As always, my bed is normally my go to, but when I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll read in my garden – I’m really not outdoorsy normally!
4. What is your favourite challenge done in the summer Biannual Bibliothon?
Right, OK, I think this is referencing the video challenges, but I don’t have a channel, so I’m going to improvise! For the different types of challenges, I think that it’s the reading challenges, because they really push you to broaden your reading horizons. This year, my favourite reading challenge is the LGBTQIAP+ one, as I believe it’s super important to develop your understanding of people who are different from you, or to be able to relate to someone who’s similar to you, which heterosexual and cisgendered people I feel often take for granted, including myself.
5. What fictional character would you hang out with in the summer if you could?
This took a lot of thinking, but I think it would have to be Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series. I feel like she’d just be so fun, and would keep you busy, and have all the insight on what’s going on with everyone!
6. What are your plans for summer?
I’m going to Italy for a week which should be lovely, and I’m also exploring Cambridge in my home country which I’m really looking forward to. My best friend is also travelling over to stay with us, which I can’t wait for!
7. Do you have a summer reading playlist, and if not, what would be on it?
I don’t, but I just listen to my own music while reading, so I’ll update you on some of my favourites:
- Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (not the Justin Bieber version, don’t even get me started!)
- Power by Little Mix feat. Stormzy (I love this song so much, it’s insane)
- Bad Liar by Selena Gomez
- The Louvre by Lorde
- Supercut by Lorde
- Homemade Dynamite by Lorde (basically the whole of Melodrama – no obsession here people!)
- Walking Away by HAIM
8. What is your favourite summer movie?
Well, apart from High School Musical 2, I guess I’d go with Spider-Man: Homecoming (so brilliant, if you do one thing this summer, go and watch that!), or Clueless, which always gives me summer vibes, or Moonrise Kingdom for a hilarious, really fun watch.
9. What book do you read every summer, if not what thing do you do every summer?
Please don’t laugh, but I read Bridesmaid Lotto most summers. I’m pretty sure it’s only available as an e-book, which says enough. It’s amazing. If I was on a desert island, and could only have one book, it’d be this. I love it so much, it makes me unbelievably happy. It’s awful writing, clichéd characters, but it’s insanely feel good and is like a fairytale. It centres around a girl named Josie, who is stunning but clumsy, who gets a position as a bridesmaid for a celebrity thanks to a bizarre competition thanks to her mother. Her long-time movie star crush just happens to be involved, and you can tell how it ends from here. It’s terrible in most respects. But I love it crazy amounts.
10. What other book tags are you planning to do this summer?
To be honest, I’m not quite sure! I guess we’ll just have to see …
Lots of love,