(Credit goes to Jax)
The fabulous Jax @ Life of a Simple Reader has tagged me in the Keep it Fresh Award. Thank you so much for thinking of me, Jax! Her blog is the best, so be sure to check it out!💜
So let’s get started!
1. Post the rules before starting and link back to this post as a reference for other bloggers.
2. Part A: Answer each of the fruit questions (each fruit corresponds to a book!) & add pictures plus why you thought that particular book deserves that particular fruit if possible.
3. Part B: Choose your favorite fruit (even if it is one of the fruits in part A). Come up with a question that we didn’t ask and answer it.
4. Part C: Create your own smoothie from the fruits in Part A (imagine a Lemon-Tomato-Apple smoothie ~ yuck), and find a book that would correlate to your smoothie!
5. Nominate as many and anyone that you think are deserving of this award but it would be nice if you nominated a minimum of 5!
6. Notify your nominees of the nomination.
7. The most important rules? Have fun and of course, keep it fresh!
1. Strawberries – Name the sweetest book you’ve read. (e.g. sweet in terms of the characters or if the story takes place in a sweet world… etc.)
Eleanor & Park was pretty sweet! It gave me all the feels. Literally ALL OF THEM.💞
2. Coconut – What is a book that you would bring on vacation with you to a tropical destination? (Or if you’re just relaxing at the beach…)
Since I haven’t read Love & Gelato yet (WHY?! OMG), I would definitely go out and buy it just to take it with me on vacation. It looks adorable!☺️
3. Pineapple – What is a book that you didn’t think you would like by judging its cover/summary/the first few pages but started to grow on you?
For years, I NEVER thought I would enjoy THG. But last year, I was curious about it, so I couldn’t resist picking it up. To say the least, I was astonished.👌
4. Orange – What’s the juiciest book you’ve read? (e.g. A book with tons of action, romance… etc.)
The mystery in The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett was super juicy, and I would definitely recommend it to lovers of mysterious, thrilling books.💞
5. Watermelon – A watery book (e.g. There wasn’t tons of substance to the book/the details were just too watery…etc. Don’t get us wrong though, we love watermelons!)
I liked this book, but everything was so bland!😟
6. Dragonfruit – What’s the most unique book you’ve read? (e.g. Unique in writing style, characters, plot… etc.)
5 to 1 had two separate POVs- one in paragraphs, and one in verse. The concept was super unique too- press on its cover to read my review and find out all about it!☺️
7. Lemons – Name a book that made you feel sour. (e.g. The emotions were just sour, you just felt sour reading the book, or the book includes sour characters… etc.)
Everything about The Haters, including its title, left me feeling sour and disgusted.🙅
8. Tomato – What is a wonderful book that you think should be more widely known? Or a fantastic author whom you think deserves more recognition? (Since some may not know that tomatoes are actually fruits!)
I’d say that Stones on a Grave, along with all of the other books in the Secrets series, are too underrated and deserve much more love! The series follows the perspectives of 7 different teen girls whose orphanage burns down, so they are all forced to find lives elsewhere, as well as where they’d come from and who their ancestors were. Not to mention that it’s historical fiction, so good news for the YA historical fiction lover!😌
9. Apple – Name a really stereotypical book of a certain genre just like apples which are typical fruits. In the end was that book good or not? (e.g. A very typical contemporary/fantasy book… etc.)
Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin was the last cliché book I read. It was so predictable with a storyline that is so overused that I could barely even enjoy it. It is still a good book for readers just starting out in contemporary, though.
10. Blueberries – Name a book that made you feel blue. (Any sad, depressing books that you’ve read?)
Though this book made me feel a whirlwind of emotions, I was in shambles of tears by the end of it. No book has EVER made me cry as much as this one did!😭😭
11. Grapefruit – Any bitter books? (e.g. a book that was blue but MORE… do you have any bitter resentments towards characters from a book? Any sour turned bitter emotions? Any uber-hateful villains?)
I can’t think of a specific book for this one, but I hate any character that is stuck-up and doesn’t learn from their mistakes by the end of the book. Just my personal two-cents.🙈
12. Limes – Name a funny book that you’ve read because limes add flavour and so does humour with every book.
Although this was technically a book about death, Jesse Andrews made it sooo funny! It was too bad that I disliked his sophomore novel.😟
Part B: Create your own!
Starfruit: Name a book that is your star (or one that simply features characters going to the stars).⭐️
This isn’t such a creative one, but if you wish upon a star, the book that will come to my mind is As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti. It was a fantastic read that I only finished a couple days ago, but one that I know I will remember for a long time. Review to come!💜💫
And I just realized that this was supposed to be my favourite fruit. I haven’t even tried starfruit. Oops!🙊
Part C: Smoothie!
It’s been a long while since I finished The Truth Commission, but I remember it being unique, underrated, and funny, all at the same time!😄
(Not that being underrated is good…)
Feel free to skip out on this if you’re not up to participating, but I would love to see your answers! It was a lot of fun to write and I hope you guys have fun with it, too.💞
So tell me, have you read any of these books? Opinions? What would be your choices? Let me know in the comments below.