1. Light a Scented Candle: A book that is lighthearted
Though I don’t have a favorite book from the To All the Boys series, I’ve reread scenes from Always and Forever, Lara Jean the most because of the cute moments between Lara Jean and Peter.
2. Drink Pumpkin Spiced Lattes: A book that has a lot of hype
I’ve seen my favorite BookTubers endlessly praise Radio Silence by Alice Oseman this year. It has an interesting premise and features the platonic male-female relationships I’ve been looking for in YA. I hope it will be worth the hype.
3. Go Apple Picking: A book that has fun friendships
Though I liked the friendship group in Since You’ve Been Gone, I enjoyed the friendships in The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson a bit more. As long as Toby isn’t there, I’d love to do a scavenger hunt with Andie and her friends.
4. Wear a Cozy Sweater: A book that warms your heart
Many scenes from On the Come Up by Angie Thomas made me mad or irritated (because racism isn’t fun). However, the book also features plenty of heartwarming and funny moments between Bri and her family.
5. Bake Cinnamon Rolls: A character who’s a talented chef
While I enjoy Lara Jean’s frequent baking, I decided to choose Emoni from With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo for this prompt. Emoni is more innovative with her dishes. She knows how to season her food and can improvise with whatever she has on hand. Just imagine how well she would do on Chopped.
6. Jump into a Pile of Leaves: A book that made you jump for joy
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett made me “jump for joy” but in an unconventional way. I distinctly remember verbally replying “Ooo, girl! Then what happened?” as the drama unfolded in the audiobook. It was a fun time.