BOOKENDING SUMMER 2019: Down And Across

Week two is almost in the bag for Bookending Summer folks! I am having an absolute ball of a time getting to meet you all and make new friends over on your posts and on our twitter page (@bookend_events if you haven’t followed, you totally should!)! We are in the thick of things as we press on into Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites second day reigning the kingdom of hosting! If you haven’t yet, pretty please do yourself a favor and go check out this gem of a human’s content. Her posts always blow me away and you must check out her original post for this prompt!
Also don’t forget to check out our Blog hopping Masterlist! The list features all our participants and those who are participating can put their post links next to their name for easy blog hopping!
Without further ado! Let’s waddle into today’s prompt!
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Down and Across
Pick a summer-themed word (ex: beach, fireworks, heatwave, barbecue, vacation) or the title of a book with summer vibes. Write it vertically, then try to fill in titles that start with each letter (you can omit determiners like “the” and “a”).

For example, if your first book is Radiance, then you might have [The] Raven BoysAnna UndreamingDarius the Great Is Not Okay, and so on. Difficult mode: Use only books that fit a theme, such as “three-word titles” or “YA contemporary” or “squad goals.”

sig f7For this challenge, I think I am going to challenge myself with the word Popsicle and because I hate myself I am go into difficult mode and use only “romantic comedies”. Because wow, a time.
A Pizza My HeartOnce Upon a Bad Boy (Sometimes in Love, #3)Pucked (Pucked, #1)Shopping for a Billionaire (Shopping for a Billionaire, #1)Imperfectly CriminalCan't Text ThisLingusEngaged to the EMT (Blue Collar Brothers, #3)

P | a Pizza My Heart by Teagan Hunter

O | Once Upon A Bad Boy by Melanie Johnson

P | Pucked by Helena Hunting

S | Shopping For The Billionaire by Julia Kent

I | Imperfectly Criminal by Mary Frame

C | Can’t Text This by Teagan Hunter

L | Lingus by Mariana Zapata

E | Engaged To The EMT by Piper Rayne

The ‘i’ and the ‘o’ were surprisingly the bane of my existence and I asked myself multiple times why I chose this word out of all the summer-ish words in the dictionary. However, even though I struggled–I CAME OUT VICTORIOUS!!!
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What books would you have used instead? Let me know!



  1. Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn Reads

    July 12, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Dang you’re good! I don’t think I could have come up with anything lol. And I wouldn’t have been a bad ass like you and done difficult mode!

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      July 22, 2019 at 10:14 am

      Haha I literally told myself “Go hard or go home Sam” and that’s what I did lmao! I think you can totally nail it! Let me know if you do decide to do this post! I’m rooting for you!

  2. Jayati

    July 12, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    I love romantic comedies so I’m definitely adding all of these to my TBR!
    Also, your new theme is so amazing! It makes your blog look really good!

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      July 22, 2019 at 10:15 am

      YAY!!!! And thank you!! I wasn’t sure how I was feeling about it, but slowly it’s been growing on me!

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    July 14, 2019 at 8:44 am

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  4. Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites

    July 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    I actually haven’t had a popsicle in forever (the closest are probably the haagen dazs ice cream bars, bc my dad and brother love them so we usually keep some in the freezer) but they’re such a lovely summery treat – even if it did give you some difficulty filling out the acrostic 😜 and I remember reading your awesome reviews for some of these, though I still haven’t read any so they’re just hanging out on my TBR welp.
    thanks for doing my prompt! 💕

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      July 22, 2019 at 10:36 am

      I hadn’t either until I was drafting this prompt! Got a mad craving for it, so took a little waddle over to walmart and got me a bag! Much goodness was consumed that day. 😍

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