How would you like to play book tag this summer? The idea for this game originally came from Carmon at her blog Buried Treasure, but since she no longer seems to be keeping a blog, I thought we’d play here.
“In this game, readers suggest a good book in the category given, then let somebody else be ‘it’ before they offer another suggestion. There is no limit to the number of books a person may suggest, but they need to politely wait their turn with only one book suggestion per comment.”
Here are links to some of Carmon’s book tag posts:
What are the best books you’ve read that are set during summer or make you think of summer or seem just right for summertime reading?
I’ll start off with a couple of links to posts here at Semicolon, and a suggestion.
And my suggestion to start off this game of book tag is Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome. Three young men and a dog named Montmorency go boating down the Thames to improve their health and disposition. They meet up with angry swans and assertive steam-launches, among other obstacles, but they are nevertheless determined to finish out their “fortnight’s enjoyment on the river.”
It’s funny in a Wodehousian way, and I think it takes place in the summer, at least during some sort of holiday time.
So, ready, set, go! What’s your summer book recommendation?