I haven’t posted a tag for a while because I felt like my answers were really repetitive. But I’ve read a lot of books since my last tag, so I have some brand new answers for some of these questions.
I was tagged by Summer @ Xingsings to do The Coffee Book Tag. I’m not a coffee-drinker (I hate the taste) but this seemed like a fun tag, so here we go:
Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans
I LOVE The Raven Cycle and I’m one of those hardcore fans. But I have to admit that it’s hard to get into because the books are so slow-paced! It’s worth pushing through though because the series is amazing!
Peppermint mocha: A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year
Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is one that I don’t hear anything about unless it’s during the holiday season. Nobody ever mentions this book until it’s December and once Christmas is over, this book is pretty much forgotten until next December. It’s definitely a super popular book during the winter though, and I myself read it around Christmas in 2014.
Hot chocolate: A favourite children’s book
I was obsessed with Enid Blyton’s books when I was a child. I loved her Faraway Tree and Wishing Chair series. But I also remember reading a lot of her Five Find-Outers, St Clare’s and Malory Towers series. I think I still have all of those books lying around at home somewhere!
Double shot of espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish
I read the Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski in January and it’s become one of my new favourite series! They’ve got such a great tone and atmosphere and literally had me flailing and bouncing around from the tension and anticipation. The Winner’s Kiss cannot come soon enough!! I NEED IT!
Starbucks: A book you see everywhere
I see Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas EVERYWHERE. And I can understand why because it’s such a wonderful series!
I went to the bookstore yesterday and there was a whole shelf dedicated to all of the Throne of Glass books. And there were also stacks and stacks of them in the popular titles area. It was actually kind of ridiculous.
That hipster coffee shop: A book by an indie author (a shoutout)
I don’t read as many indie titles as I would like… but The Bureau of Time by Brett Michael Orr, fellow Aussie blogger, is one that I’m super excited about. I did a cover reveal post a few month ago.
Sadly, I still haven’t been able to get my hands on it because it’s not available on iBooks yet. But you can get it from most other online retailers right now!
Oops! I accidentally got decaf: A book you were expecting more from
I had super high hopes for The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin. It was one of my most anticipated contemporary releases of 2016 but it was a little bit underwhelming. I wasn’t a fan of the plot or the MC. She was extremely frustrating to read about because she kept making the same mistakes over and over again. There just wasn’t enough character development and I didn’t really enjoy it. The only aspect of the book that didn’t disappoint was the cover. It’s beautiful.
The perfect blend: A book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying
I don’t think this needs any explanation. I love The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. It really has everything you could possibly want from a series! You should read this if you want to feel all the feels!
Green tea: A book or series that is quietly beautiful
I recently read The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard, and it’s become one of my favourite Australian YA titles. It has the most beautiful writing and the most beautiful characters and relationships. The relationship between the main character, Alice, and her brother, Joey, was just the most heartwarming thing I’ve read about in a really long time. The romance was also brilliant. It’s a simple book with a simple plot that’s just executed brilliantly.
Chai tea: A book or series that makes you dream of far off places
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken really takes you on a journey. It’s a scavenger hunt through time and space, and you’re transported to all of these amazing locations and time periods, including 1940s London, 19th century Paris, etc.
The book really made me want to travel more and see different places and learn about the history of these different places.
Earl grey: A favourite classic
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is my favourite classic of all time. It’s dark and mysterious and has a plot that just pulls you in. Best of all, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a pretty easy classic to read, and I highly recommend it!
Other classics that I enjoyed are The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
I’m tagging 7 of my usual tag buddies and 7 of my newest followers.
- Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks
- CW @ Read Think Ponder
- Jess @ Princessica of Books
- Jesse @ Books at Dawn
- Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts
- Lois @ My Midnight Musing
- Trisha Ann @ The Bookgasm Blog
- Chelsie @ Chelsie’s Book Addiction
- Emma @ Em Does Book Reviews
- Louise @ Louise Loves Books
- Percy @ Percy Reads
- Raihana @ Hana Reads
- VV @ Noodle Creature