I'm not a huge Olympics fan. I have no idea which countries are the best in which events, or even which ones are competing. But I do love watching some of the sports - especially gymnastics, swimming, and the shorter running races. So when I saw Jess @ Curiouser and Curiouser do the Olympics Book Tag, I thought that it'd be a great way to mark the date of the opening ceremony on my blog! You know, because that's something I'd want to make sure to point out on my blog, which has SO much sports discussion. (Yeah right.)
This tag was originally made by Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight, and she created the graphics, too!
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley: This book literally took my breath away from the very first page. I was hooked. I read the whole thing in a day and then just sat quietly while my brain exploded. (In a good way.)
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson: I seriously can't believe that I read this book almost 3 years ago. It was so good! I really need to reread this, but I know that I loved it.
The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare: I'm picky about love triangles. It takes a lot for me to accept one, and I almost never like them. This is the main exception. It's just all done so beautifully that I have absolutely nothing to complain about.
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (The Winner's Trilogy #1): This is more a case of I didn't really get the hype. So many people seem to love this series, but I read the first book a couple of years ago and just didn't really care.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson: Yes, this is the second Morgan Matson book on my list. Because I can. And because I'm slightly obsessed with this book and I'm not going to stop talking about it when there's a perfect opportunity. It's such a perfect summer read!
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins: I think this one's pretty self-explanatory.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: This whole series definitely kept me on my toes! This isn't a series where there's one plot twist that determines everything, but there's always so many exciting twists and turns that it fits this gymnastics question perfectly. (And thanks to Sky @ Sky's Reading Corner for helping me brainstorm books where the existence of plot twists isn't a spoiler by itself.)
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: I can't really say anything because spoilers, but this book made me sob. If you've read it, you know.
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (Graceling #3): There were huge sections of this book where it felt like not a lot really happened. It definitely wasn't plotless, but I had to be a lot more patient with it than I was with Graceling.
Samantha Saves the Day by Valerie Tripp (Samantha #5): American Girl was a pretty huge part of my childhood, and I am not ashamed to say that I still read the historical books. But my favorite as a kid had to be this one. I think I read it about 10 times!
Black Widow, Vol. 1: The Finely Woven Thread by Nathan Edmonson: Okay, so the cat isn't the most vital part of this book, but it's important and it's incredibly cute and I love it. Natasha Romanoff with a cat is everything I didn't know I wanted.
A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire #5): I feel like for a book I didn't like all that much, I talk about this one a lot. But it took me over three years to actually finish, because I kept getting so bored by the first half.
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord: I adore so many things about this book, but Paige's friend group is one of the best parts. They're all so supportive of each other, and they complement each other so well, and they're pretty much squad goals.
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: figure skating
The Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick: hockey (all books), figure skating (Pies & Prejudice)
The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard: soccer
None of these books are actually set during the Olympics, but I read few enough books about sports that even finding these was difficult.
I'm going to tag Sky @ Sky's Reading Corner, and anyone else who wants to do this!
Will you be watching the Olympics this year? What's your favorite event? Do you have any sports book recommendations (for someone who really knows nothing about sports)? Tell me in the comments!