The Coffee Book Tag!
Two things I love came together to spawn this amazing bookish and coffee-related tag. Thank you Marianna for tagging me to do this. Go check out her answers here. Also, be sure check out the creator of this tag over on his Youtube channel Bangady Bangz. Let's get into it!
Black: Name a series that's tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
The Discworld series by Terry Prachett. I have not heard a ton of people talk about this series on blogs or youtube, but this very famous fantasy series has some hardcore fans for sure. I mean, you have to be to follow this 41 book long series. The 41 novels have continuously been released from 1983 until this year (unfortunately the next will be the last to be published because Terry Prachett passed away recently). It definitely is an intimidating and overwhelming series to get into, but hopefully I will start it sometime this year.
Peppermint mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.
I have to go with the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling for this question, not only because each book concludes around the holidays, but also because of the nostalgia factor. During winter and the holidays, I tend to go for things that are nostalgic and comforting. Harry Potter is definitely that for many people and I see a lot of people re-reading this series usually towards the end of the year.
Hot chocolate: What is your favorite children's book?
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. I just have a very distinct memory of my older sister reading this book to me, one chapter per night, when I was about 6. It was something that I looked forward to each night, and was the first longer book that I experienced. There was something triumphant about finishing the book after so many nights of slowly making progress.
Double shot of espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab - I loved every word of this book and could not put it down. I was genuinely worried about both major characters in this story and HAD to keep reading. If you're looking for a very addictive and fast-paced read, pick up this book!
Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I have literally zero interest in this book now that almost every youtuber I follow has mentioned this book in some way, shape, or form. I don't care if it's good, at this point I don't want to read it just based on principal (harrumph!).
That hipster coffee shop: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout
I'm going to be honest here, I had to look up some indie/self-published books and authors. Through my research I found out that The Martian by Andy Weir was originally self-published, and then later picked up and re-released by Crown Publishing. I have not read this book yet, but from what I hear, it is definitely deserving of some shouting out.
Oops! I accidentally got decaf: Name a book you were expecting more from.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Everyone hyped this book so much and ultimately I did not enjoy this book. I thought the concept was great with the unreliable narrator, but ultimately the twist pissed me off and I did not like the characters.
The perfect blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.
The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, and more specifically The Hero of Ages (Book #3). The ending of this series was so satisfying, but definitely bittersweet. There was joy and sadness in the end, but most importantly it was balanced, satisfying, and logical. I loved how Sanderson concluded the series.
That's it! I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you do the tag please let me know and I will be sure to check it out!