Flowers and Books, and Tags, Oh my! (A Post in which Ashton Answers Multiple Questions About Books and Relates Them to Plants)
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Gerbera: a book that everyone should read // We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars is an amazing summer mystery that I recommend to anyone looking to spice up their reading. The less you know about this one, the better. Just pick it up and enjoy.
Rose: favorite timeless classic // Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Of course, I'm going to say Harry Potter. If you haven't read it yet, where have you been for the last 20 years? Put down whatever you're reading and pick this book up!
Carnation: your prettiest book // These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
This was one of the first young adult books I fell in love with and fell hard. I read it back in middle school and still recommend it every chance I get!
Baby's Breath: a childhood favorite // The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards
I highly recommend this book. I don't ever see people mention it, which is really sad because this book was the best book that I read in elementary school by far. I am really hoping to get a reread in here soon, so I can properly recommend it.
Peony: favorite romance book // Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
If you need a warm and fuzzy, feel-good read, pick up this book. It is a wonderful romance story filled with lots of happy moments, cute jokes, and adorable romantic scenes. This book is for sure going to satisfy your romance needs and bust through any reading slump you might have.
Daisy: a summertime read // Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
I just finished this book, and nothing has made feel more summer-y than this book. I immediately wanted to pick up and start traveling. This book is perfect for anyone who didn't get a chance to travel this summer, or if you've always wanted to go on a road trip.
Tulip: a cozy winter read // My True Love Gave to Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins
This book is an anthology of 12 short romance stories all set around the holidays. It's a such a fun, quirky book, and is great if you don't have enough time to sit down with a full book during the holidays.
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Sunflower: a book with a lot of characters // The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I love series that take one group of characters' story arc and joins them with others as the series goes on. It really helps to differentiate between the characters and their different arcs. I wish there were more series out there like this. If you know of any, please let me know in the comments!
Lily: a book with a beautiful cover // Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Nimona is a book with a beautiful cover as well as beautiful pages! I've always thought it would be fun to put a graphic novel together, and this book really sparked that. It was an awesome story as well as amazing artwork. I hope Noelle decides to publish another book!
Daisy: a book that is easy to read // The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
This book was such a fun read! My mom actually spotted it when we were book shopping last summer and recommended it to me. It was really sweet and fun, so if you haven't read it already, it's a must read chick book!
Rose: a book with a romantic plot // The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Everything about this book was absolutely phenomenal! Morgan Matson is one of my favorite contemporary authors, and she never fails to bring it all to the table. The romance arc in this book was so cute, but it's also a book about friendship, spontaneity, and dogs. Oh my goodness are there dogs, and nothing makes a book better like lots of dogs.
Gillyflower: a classic // To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This book was a required read for my English II class last year, and I'm so glad it was! I had heard about Go Set a Watchman coming out a few years ago but didn't really know what either of them was about. We started reading it last spring, and it was a book that I got kind of excited to read when it was assigned. (I mean, it was still homework. But it was good.) I am definitely going to start adding some more classics to my TBR after reading this book.
Daffodil: a book that broke a reading slump // Defy the Stars by Claudia Grey
Usually when I need to break a reading slump, I grab for a light contemporary or sometimes a book that I've been looking forward to reading. This book kind of surprised me with its slump smashing powers. I always forget how much I love a good sci-fi space novel. I think the characters in this book were what really made the story. Noemi and Abel have such an amazing relationship in the story, which makes this book a must-read.
Hydrangea: a book that you read with a group or another person // Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
I read this book in the eighth grad with a few of my friends and our math teacher, and we had so much fun with it! We would meet over our lunch hour and talk about what we had read in the past week. It's always fun to read a book with others at the same time. If you haven't ever done this with your friends, you should. This book was the perfect one to do something like this with. It is about two best friends after all. So if you need a new book to read with your book club, this is the one for you!
Bleeding Heart: a book that tore your heart out // Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
I guess it goes to show you can mention all of an author's books if you really set your mind to it. This was actually the last book I finished, and I was sobbing after I finished it. Like full on nose-blow, break all the blood vessels around my eyes, my mom thought something happened sobbing. I don't want to spoil it if you if you want to read it for yourself, but just be warned that this book is not worth the emotional turmoil.
Lavender: a book title that you think should be a candle // Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
I think Windfall would be a great candle name. It would smell like an ocean breeze. Or maybe a waterfall. Or both!
Orchids: a diverse book recommendation // Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
This book was such an amazing read! This was one of the first LGBTQ books that I've ever read, and I absolutely adored it. The relationship that Aristotle and Dante develops is such a quirky and cute one. The writing style was very innocent but also a little mysterious and philosophical as well.
Whew. That was a lot of books and flowers, that's for sure. Be sure to pass along my new tag as well as the others as well. Consider yourself tagged
Your humble flower fairy,
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
--Walt Disney Company, Mulan
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.