I was tagged by Cristina @ Girl in the Pages to participate in the Coffee Book Tag! I’m a huge coffee fanatic, I’m not going to lie. And my recent acquisition of a Keurig only seems to have made things worse…
1) Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. I know quite a few people who have struggled with this series due to the seemingly unending list of strange names.
2) Peppermint Mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during winter or a more festive time of year.
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (I’m not a huge fan of any of the new covers, hence the original ones in the picture above). I feel like these contain quite a few wintery scenes, so people tend to read them more commonly during the winter months. Personally, I like to reread the series around the holidays (although I haven’t a clue as to why).
3) Hot Chocolate: What is your favorite children’s book?
I’m not sure if these are considered children’s books, but I loved the Nancy Drew series while growing up. They’re some of the first books that I read on my own, and I have fond memories of reading them with my dad every night before bedtime. I think I made my way to the 50-something book in the series before I gradually lost interest in the series and began reading other literary works.
4) Double Shot of Espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat until start to finish.
This was a tough one – I could have mentioned two or three dozen books that would be applicable. I decided to go with Cinder, though, because it stands out from all of the other books I have read to date, both in respect to its plot and characters. This was my first foray into steampunk, and I found myself thoroughly enjoying the series. Before starting the book, I thought it would be a boring and stereotypical Cinderella retelling, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
5) Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere.
Since I couldn’t pick just one, I’ve decided to go with Fangirl and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I picked up Eleanor & Park a few months ago but couldn’t seem to get into it. I actually ended up marking it DNF at approximately 180 pages. As a result, I haven’t read anything else by Rainbow Rowell, but I’ve considered giving it another go at some point in the future.
6) That Hipster Coffee Shop: Give a book by an indie author a shout-out!
My shout-out goes to Logan Byrne, who wrote A Million Little Snowflakes. He provided me with a free copy of the book in return for an honest review, and I ended up loving it! To read my review, click here.
7) Oops! I accidentally got decaf! Name a book you were expecting more from.
Requiem, by Lauren Oliver, for sure! I loved the first two books in the Delirium series (Delirium and Pandemonium). Both books ended with an extreme cliffhanger, and by the end of the second book in the series, a love triangle had emerged. I was hoping for a dramatic ending to the trilogy, but it left off on an extremely disappointing note, leaving all loose ends fully exposed and providing absolutely no resolution/closure. I really expected a bit more…
8) The Perfect Blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.
Champion, by Marie Lu, tore my heart to shreds. Without a doubt. I called a friend in tears after finishing the book and couldn’t form a single coherent thought. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but you definitely know what I’m talking about if you’ve read the book!
Who I’m Tagging:
Kathy @ The Novelty of Life
Cristina @ Girl in the Pages