Spring will be upon us in a little over a week so I figured I’d kick it off with a spring book tag. I had a hard time finding a spring tag that I really liked, so I figured why not create my own?
Why Do I Love Spring?
Let me start off by expressing how much I love spring. First of all, my name is April. It’s usually the first month people think of when they think of spring. Second, my middle name is Pualei. It’s a Hawaiian name that means “cherished child” or “cherished flower”. Third, I was born on April 12th which also happened to be Easter Sunday that year. Fourth, I just really love spring. Hence why my blog’s name is April In Bloom. I was supposed to be named April even though I was due in May.
Keep in mind that none of this was intentional on my parents’ behalf. It all just happened that way.
Spring is my favorite time of the year for multiple reasons. Flowers are blooming, spring cleaning happens, seasonal depression ebbs, people are happier, and school is coming to a close for most people. It’s just an all around good time. Also, depending on your location, the weather is warm and there’s usually a cool breeze. Cheryl says it best in Miss Congeniality. They ask her to describe her perfect date and she says “That’s a tough one. I would have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.”
I love spring. End of story.
Spring Book Tag
I chose questions based on spring quotes, themes, and things I personally associate with spring.
1. Choose a book with flowers on the cover or in the title.
I chose Chasing Spring by R.S. Grey. It needs no explanation.
2. “April Showers Bring May Flowers”—name a book that made you cry and another book that made you happy.
A book that made me cry would be The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. This book didn’t make me ugly cry, but there was definite sniveling involved.
A book that makes me happy is another R.S. Grey book: Anything You Can Do. This book makes me happy when I read it. Its funny, light-hearted, and the main character (whose name is Daisy) is petty as hell. I am here for all of it.
3. Name a book that takes place in a spring-ish land.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas is an obvious choice since it literally takes place in the Spring Court.
I wanted to name two books because why not? So my second choice is The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I recently read this book, but I am considering reading it again. It’s just THAT good and it has that whimsical, springtime vibe I love.
4. Spring cleaning—what is a book you want to unhaul?
I want to unhaul Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I want to get rid of this book because I didn’t actually want to read it. I just bought it so I can read more classics. My plan is to read it soon and unhaul it after because I have a feeling it will not be one of my favorites.
5. Name a book that you feel nostalgic about.
One of the first young adult books I read was Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I get very nostalgic when I see this book. I was 11 when this book was published, and I begged my parents to take me to Barnes and Noble every time we went out after I read this book.
6. What is your favorite childhood story?
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter is my favorite story from my childhood. I even loved the new movie that came out last year. My poor child will probably be sick of this story when he’s older. I’ll read the story and watch the movie on repeat every spring from now on.
7. What is your most anticipated spring release?
Once again, I want to name two books: Again, but Better by Christine Riccio and Finale by Stephanie Garber. Both will be released May 7th, 2019.
Let me know in the comments if you love spring or which season is your favorite.