I love coffee. You guys know how much I LOVE coffee. I’m drinking it right now (with Girl Scout Cookie creamer, because it’s delicious). I have a Starbucks Gold Card. I’ve scoped out the best place near my house to get cold-brewed coffee (if you’re in Southern California, it’s Coffee Code in Fullerton). It’s a problem. So when I saw a tag all about coffee and books (I got it here), I couldn’t resist. So here is The Coffee Book Tag:
Black: name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
I’m going to go with A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. I’m pretty sure Game of Thrones is taking over the world right now. There seem to be a lot of people who are really into these books, but they are definitely not easy to get into. I read the first book in the series, A Game of Thrones, almost two years ago, and still haven’t picked up A Clash of Kings. It’s going to happen next year, though, I promise.
Peppermint Mocha: name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.
For me, I think this is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It’s not a Christmas book per se, but I definitely feel like it is. I’m planning on reading it around Christmas this year (as part of the PopSugar Reading Challenge – read a book that takes place at Christmas).
Hot Chocolate. what is your favorite children’s book?
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Always. I don’t know why, this book is just part of my soul. I’ve loved it since before I could actually read it.
Double Shot of Espresso: name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
I’m going to go with Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Because I remember actually being annoyed that I was too tired to keep reading – I totally would have finished this book in one sitting had I not fallen asleep. And the sequel, Golden Son, is even more exciting. So, so good!
Starbucks: name a book you see everywhere.
I swear, I see something about Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – or one of it’s sequels – on a daily basis. Too bad it didn’t really live up to the hype for me.
That Hipster Coffee Shop: give a book by an indie author a shout-out.
One of my favorite books of the year is Language of the Bear by Nathanael Green and Evan Ronan. The number of books by indie authors intimidates me, so I’m really glad I was given this for review, because I probably would have missed it otherwise. This book is completely different than what I usually read, but I absolutely loved it! I’m actually reading the sequel, Through the Narrows, right now.
Oops! I accidentally got decaf: name a book you were expecting more from.
I was really excited about Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, because it seemed kind of like a chick-lit version of one of my favorite classics: Lord of the Flies by William Golding. It kind of was, but the plot went way past what I was expecting, and I didn’t love it as much as I’d hoped.
The Perfect Blend: name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.
It’s so hard to pick just one! I’ll stick to two: The Night Circus by Emily Morgenstern and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Great books!
And that’s it for The Coffee Book Tag! I’m not going to tag anyone (since I wasn’t actually tagged), but feel free to do the tag and link back to this post so I can read it!