Big thanks to Demmi @ Words and Lyrics for tagging me to do this, and for giving me new coffee flavours to try out! 😀
Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans
This is an incredibly controversial opinion but I recently finished rereading City of Bones, and it was incredibly hard to convince myself not to drop it about halfway through. The writing is grating and tedious, the characters are either whiny or melodramatic, and then there’s the love triangle combined with the ‘we’re-in-love-but-we’re-also-under-the-impression-we’re-siblings’ trope which I can barely tolerate. But the The Mortal Instruments, like all of Clare’s books, have a huge and fiercely loyal fanbase.
Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year
The Harry Potter series tends to get very popular during the holidays for some reason, personally I think it’s a year-round book but I can see why it would be a winter read since it reminds a lot of readers of their childhood.
Hot Chocolate: A favorite children’s book
I loved Liz Kessler’s The Tail of Emily Windsnap as a child. While I didn’t like it quite as much when I reread it a few months ago, I still remember hanging onto Kessler’s every word the first time around.
Double Shot of Espresso: A book that kept you on edge of your seat from start to finish
V. E. Schwab’s A Gathering of Shadows was everything I have ever wanted from a sequel in a trilogy.
Starbucks: A book you see everywhere
Lady Midnight is everywhere.
That Hipster Coffee Shop: A book by an Indie author
I’m assuming ‘indie’ here also includes self-published authors, in which case I’m picking Trick by Natalia Jaster for the simply fantastic book it is. The most intriguing thing about this book is the fact that it’s set in a fantasy world but there is no magic involved in the world itself, which was a first for me (and it’s also incredibly well done).
Oops! I Accidentally Got Decaf: A Book You Were Expecting More From
Anything Could Happen was the most disappointing book I’ve read in years. It’s blurb is more interesting than the story itself, so I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
The Perfect Blend: A book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying
The Song of Achilles is the best blend of
heartbreak bitter and sweet, with an ending that absolutely broke me.
Green Tea: A book or series that is quietly beautiful
I don’t know how a book would be quietly beautiful but I think Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief would fit this description for the powerful impact the book has, without having a story that was grand or blown out of proportion.
Chai Tea: A book or series that makes you dream of far off places
I fell in love with Red London in A Darker Shade of Magic, and that feeling only increased when more of Kell’s home world was revealed in A Gathering of Shadows. I can’t wait for the third book of V. E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic series!
Earl Grey: A favorite classic
I don’t like reading classics so I don’t really have a favourite.I tolerate Shakespeare’s and Moliere’s comedies a bit more than other classics, and I do have a special spot for the book Η Εκτέλεση by Φρέντυ Γερμανός (the title translates to The Execution) but I don’t know if that’s classified as a classic.
I had such fun doing this tag, it really made me think on the books I’ve read when it came to some of these questions, so thanks again Demmi!
- CW @ Read Think Ponder
- Brittany @ The Grisha Lieutenant
- Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books
- Jolien @ The Fictional Reader
- And you!
*please don’t feel pressured to do this on my account