It’s my first book tag of 2020, and I thought I’d start off with one that’s themed around my favorite drink…COFFEE! Little known fun fact about me, I’ve been a Starbucks gold member since 2015 (maybe I shouldn’t be proud of that? But ya know, they sent me a personalized gift card so, I’m in too deep now.) I found this delightful tag over at Reading Reading Reading!
Black Coffee: a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
This is a tough one, but I have to say the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. Most people that I’ve talked to either love or hate this series, and the ones who love it are OBSESSED. I tried really hard to like this book, and the subject matter still interests me, but I just couldn’t get into it. I made it through the second novel, but DNFd book three. I do wish I liked this one more.
Peppermint mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.
Oh Harry Potter for sure! It’s such a classic, but I can’t go anywhere between Halloween and New Years without seeing it absolutely everywhere!
Hot chocolate: What is your favorite children’s book?
This is a tough one, and because it’s ambiguous, I’m going to name a couple!
I loved The Poky Little Puppy with all my heart when I was super little. It was my dads favorite story when he was a kid, so I always knew that when I brought that book to him, he’d read it to me no matter how tired he was (he worked third shift). And…well you know that scene from Incredibles 2 where Jack-Jack whacks Bobs face to get him to wake up and finish his book? Yeah. That was me on more than one occasion with this book.
Princess Academy was one of the first novels that I got into all on my own. It wasn’t one that my mom read to me and wasn’t a hand down from my sister. I really loved this book, and read it several times. I recently found out that there’s a sequel to it, so I’ll probably be taking a walk down memory lane with this.
Is it a Ravenclaw Book Tag without a mention of Percy Jackson? This book absolutely shaped my eighth grade year. I’ll be doing a complete reread of all of Rick Riordans books this year and I can’t wait! Some of them I haven’t read in ages, so I’m so excited to delve back into the world of demigods!
Double shot of espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane is so good! I absolutely loved the main character in this. I’m all for secret societies and boarding school secrets, so I devoured this one really quickly! All those twists and turns had me flipping the pages at lightning speed!
Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere.
Every time I walk into a Barnes and Noble there is at least fifteen copies of this on the shelf and another twenty or so on a table. I know it’s because of the multiple special editions, but I feel like I can’t get away from seeing Children Of Blood and Bone whenever I venture to any store that sells books.
That hipster coffee shop: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout
Shoutout to the very first ARC I ever read! This book was really good! I haven’t made it to the others in the trilogy just yet, but Lullaby was really interesting and definitely stood out among the variety of fantasy novels I read! Not many people do a spin on the sandman!
Oops! I accidentally got decaf: Name a book you were expecting more from.
I absolutely adored the cover for this book, and the synopsis really hooked me, but unfortunately the book itself just…fell really flat. I don’t remember much if it, but what I do remember was confusing, and not nearly as colorful as what I had hoped for from such an interesting premise.
The perfect blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.
Sorcery of Thorns! I don’t want to give too much away, but this book definitely had those feel good moments, moments that you definitely didn’t want to happen, a sad ending with a little bit of hope, and it’s all around just plain enjoyable.
What do you think of my answers? I nominate everyone reading this! Tag me on yours and let me see what you answered! I can’t wait!