This awesome tag was created by Shannon at It Starts At Midnight. The graphics in this post are all stolen from her. I'm not a big sports fan, but I'll give the book Olympics my best shot.
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick. I’m pretty sure this book was made specifically for me. Odd structure, remote setting, lots of death, and beautiful writing? What's not to love?
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. It’s slow, but it’s so good. If you like descriptive writing, this is a must-read. So far, it's my favorite book I’ve read in 2016.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. A book has never made me cry, but this one is pretty devastating. Cancer, monsters, and gorgeous illustrations.
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough. Love and Death have been friends and rivals for centuries. Ethan and Henry also have a strong friendship. If you like books with witty banter between friends, check this one out.
A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories by Richard Peck. Every summer, Joey spends a week in rural Illinois with his eccentric grandmother. Potentially deadly events ensue.
Unwind by Neal Shusterman. This whole dystopian series is pretty twisted. Brilliant and twisted . . .
Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan. Oprah told me to read it, but the dialect made it unreadable. I guess Oprah and I have very different tastes in literature.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. There’s all sorts of death going on in this sci-fi novel. The book even has a body-counter. I can’t wait to read the sequel.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Do I need to explain this? Harry is everybody’s favorite.
Dracula by Bram Stoker. Who knew vampire hunting was so tedious? The characters spend most of the book giving speeches and writing in their diaries. I just wanted to see someone kill a vampire.
Saving Wonder by Mary Knight. There are good love triangles? I wouldn’t call any love triangle “good,” but the one in this book is cute. It’s middlegrade, so it’s all very innocent.
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech will always be my favorite road trip book. I first read it when I was a kid and have reread it many, many times sense. While Sal’s grandparents take her to see her mother, she tells them the story of her neighbor and a lunatic.
Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread by Chuck Palahniuk. This short story collection features a surprising variety of animals, including a horse with . . . um . . . unusual talents. This horse will never make it to the Olympics.
I Am The Cheese by Robert Cormier. I don’t read sports books, but the kid in this story spends a lot of time on a bike as he tries to uncover what happened in his past. After peddling all those miles, he’d probably be ready for the Olympics.
Have you been watching the Olympics? There are so many things I didn't know were sports . . .