All, Book Tags, Summer Sprint


As two millennials who deeply loved Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album, SOUR, we definitely could not turn down the opportunity to do the SOUR book tag once we happened upon it! Okay, and by “happened upon it” I mean, we looked every few weeks to see if someone had in fact created a SOUR tag. So, thank you Ashmita!!


  • List the rules.
  • Show some love to the one who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator (Ashmita @Β the Fictional Journal) and link it back to theΒ original post.
  • Nominate as many people you want and notify them by commenting on their posts.
  • Name a song that you have been listening to on repeat.
  • Have fun!

a book with a lot of teenage angst

Bree:Β Heartstopper: volumes 1-3 by Alice Oseman – but the teenage angst is the cute, fluffy type.

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Tree: I don’t read a ton of YA anymore, but This is All YourΒ Faultby Aminah Mae Safi has some angsty characters. See my review here.

This Is All Your Fault

a book that broke your heart, but you still keep going back to

Bree:Β Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Tree: I have readΒ Daisy Jones & the SixΒ like five times and I cry at the ending every time. It’s getting bad because I cry earlier and earlier each time.Β 

Daisy Jones & The Six

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a book that helped you grow/ become who you are today

Bree: It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini – It was impactful for me as a ~youth~


Tree: I always sayΒ The Princess DiariesΒ series because they are the reason I ended up reading YA and falling in love with YA contemporary and romance.Β 

Forever Princess (The Princess Diaries, #10)

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a book which was slow paced, but so addictive that you just couldn’t stop reading it

Bree: 7Β½ deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – like the longest book EVER but I NEEDED TO KNOW!! ALL THE THINGS!!! So much frustration!!!


Tree:Β This question almost seems contradictory to me as when I’m β€œaddicted” to a book, I tend to fly through them. Slow paced books are rarely ones that I get super addicted to. But, I would say The Dutch House by Ann Patchett as it is a pretty slow read, but I was very invested in the story. A big part of this was because of the audiobook which is narrated by Tom Hanks. See my review here.

The Dutch House

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a book that makes you nostalgic

Bree: The Selection series by Kiera Cass – idk this series has BIG HIGH SCHOOL ENERGY for me.


Tree: After watchingΒ The Baby-sitters ClubΒ on Netflix and crying in almost every episode I realized how much nostalgia I have with these books. Highly recommend the show because it’s adorable. Also, I got rid of my copies when I was young, but just repurchased used copies this week and I’m so excited.Β 

Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club, #1)

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a book you almost DNF’d but it became your favorite

Bree: I really cannot think of an instance where this has happened to me. I can usually tell whether or not I’m going to like a book. So, if I get anywhere near DNF’ing something, it’s not a good sign.

Tree: I was not vibing withΒ Love LetteringΒ and almost set it down during the first chapter, but then stuck with it. I am so glad I did because I adored this one and have loved all of Kate Clayborn’s other books. She has become one of my favorite authors and if I set this one down, I would not have read anything else by her.Β 

Love Lettering

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a book that lived up to your incredibly high expectations

Bree: This Will Be Funny Someday by Katie Henry [review]

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Tree: I was highly anticipatingΒ The Love HypothesisΒ by Ali Hazelwood and IT LIVED UP TO THE HYPE. It doesn’t release until September, but I was lucky enough to get an eARC and I’ve already read it twice. This one is definitely going to become a comfort read. I’ll be posting a review at some point and y’all will get to read all my excited rambling.

The Love Hypothesis

a book/series which cause a book hangover

Bree:Β Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – OW. I went into a 2 week slump after that trauma.

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Tree: I didn’t fall into a reading slump per se after finishing this Volume Two ofΒ Check, PleaseΒ but I definitely was not ready to leave this “world” and could not stop thinking about Bitty and his teammates. You can see my thoughts here.

Check, Please!, Book 2: Sticks & Scones

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a world you would sell your books to be a part of

Bree: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS OBVIOUSLY. I have wanted to be a demi-god since I first read this series over a decade ago.Β 


Tree: I am not someone who wants to jump into specific worlds, but I do love the neighborhood inΒ Love at First. See my review here. Even though I’m so introverted that all the neighbors would probably annoy me in real life. But, in my alternative universe I would be fine with it.

Love at First

a favorite series, but a really disappointing last book

Bree: The Divide series by Elizabeth Kay – like, WHAT was that ending?? I was a very upset child in the wake of finishing this series. The trauma has apparently stayed with me all these years too lol.


Tree:Β I was a big fan of theΒ Stalking Jack the RipperΒ series, but the last book was not my favorite. I honestly don’t remember anything about it, but it was not great.

Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #4)

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a book that healed you/ your comfort book



Tree: One of my favorite comfort reads isΒ I’ve Got Your NumberΒ by Sophie Kinsella. I have no idea why. I read it every couple of years and just love it so much.

I've Got Your Number

Thanks for reading! What’s your favorite Olivia Rodrigo song?

xoxo, Bree & Tree

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