To celebrate the release of The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood (review here), I’m going to be making a virtual time capsule, just like Thomas and Gottie do in the book (except theirs isn’t virtual).
First though, let’s appreciate the cover a little more…
My Time Capsule
So, it hasn’t happened yet, but in less than 3 months, I’ll be graduating! With some picturesque background, I’ll be all dolled up in my academic dress, this time with a big poofy gown (like a black cape rather than a ballgown) and a mortarboard – that will probably make for an interesting photo, so I’ll put it in here.
I’d also put in a photo of my bookshelf, mostly because the book:shelf ratio is massively off, and I am struggling to fit all the books in my university room. (Pic above a little out of date – many books acquired since then). I’d also throw in a photograph of my collage wall (each room in uni comes with a huge noticeboard, and mine is covered in fashion advertisements and movie posters, as well as cinema tickets and Game of Thrones art prints). The photo below is my collage at the beginning of the year – it’s expanded a bit more now.
This is a difficult one, so I’d probably put a copy of the ‘My Songs’ playlist from my Spotify account – it’s full of loads of random choices from pretty much every decade, and probably sums up my music taste quite well. (Think a lot of cheesy 90s stuff with power ballads, 00s R&B, and a bit of dance music thrown in).
If I had to pick three songs of the moment which I really like, it would be:
- Cheap Thrills by Sia; Sean Paul
- Me, Myself and I by G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha
- PILLOWTALK by ZAYN
I mean, how am I meant to choose? My favourite books of 2016 so far have been:
- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne – review here
- Asking For It by Louise O’Neill – review here
- Radio Silence by Alice Oseman – review here
However, the book that reminds me the most of SUMMER 2016 so far has to be The Square Root of Summer!
My favourite film of all time is Confessions of a Shopaholic, weirdly enough.
This year I’ve seen Deadpool (great), Captain America: Civil War (amazing) and Allegiant (a bit meh). I’ve posted about my most anticipated movies this summer here and here. I am looking forward to seeing Me Before You (but I need to read the book first!), Suicide Squad and Bridget Jones’ Baby.
If my time capsule has piqued your interest in The Square Root of Summer, the book will be available from all good bookshops, and online from Thursday 5th May – although I’ve seen some branches of Waterstones have them in early (and they have the most gorgeous sprayed pink pages!)
I’m so looking forward to meeting Harriet at YALC this year, although I may have to reread The Square Root of Summer first…
What would you put in your time capsule? Have you read The Square Root of Summer? What did you think? Tweet me at @annalisebooks or comment below 🙂