Hi guys! A while ago my friend Liv from Olivia Chanel created The Fruity Book Tag (here’s the original post!), in which she took fruits and paired them up with different types of fruit. I love book tags and I love Liv, so of course I have to do this one.
APPLES – a book with forbidden love
Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat is one of the first books that comes to mind when I think of forbidden love. The main character, Damen, is the heir to the throne of Akielos. His “love interest”, Laurent, is the heir to Akielos’s rival kingdom, Vere. On top of having their respective kingdoms to rule, they ruin each other’s lives. The things they do to each other should guarantee they’ll never have romantic (or even friendly) feelings for each other. But sometimes you fall in love with whom you least expect.
PINEAPPLES – a book with a Latina/Latino character
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan actually has two Latino characters, and one of them is a main character. I want to focus on Reyna, though. She is Puerto Rican (like me!) and a badass. She is smart, a great leader, and a good person. This was my first and only time reading about a Puerto Rican character in a book, and it was an amazing experience.
WATERMELONS – a book that takes place in the summer
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour is the last book I read that takes place during the summer, and it was so good! The main character keeps a scrapbook and pages from it are shown in the book, including pictures, playlists, receipts from stores and restaurants, and other fun stuff.
BANANAS – a book that is anti-slutshaming
As far as I remember, I haven’t read any books that are anti-slutshaming. The Addicted Series by Krista and Becca Ritchie is very sex-positive, though. I don’t like this series but most people seem to love it, so odds are that if you read this series, you will love it.
MANGOES – a book with a non-western setting
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh is either the only or one of two books I own that have a non-western setting. I have not read this yet, but I read Despina’s short story and really liked it, so I expect to love this book when I finally read it.
POMEGRANATES – a same-sex ship
Of course I have to go for the cutest of all the ships: Simon and Blue from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This book is so cute and fluffy. It is one of the few books that I constantly feel the need to reread, to be honest. There’s theater, fandom references and a little bit of mystery. What’s not to like?
Ah, this book tag was so fun! (It was totally worth it to spend four hours editing the pictures.) I’m not tagging anyone but if you want to do it, consider yourself tagged. ☺