I saw this tag over on The Mud and Stars Book Blog, and knew I wanted to do it. I feel like I haven’t done a tag in a while (if you tagged me in something, I’m really sorry, but I haven’t been getting the notifications on WordPress – I’ve been trying to keep up via googling my blog name, but I’m sure I missed some, so send me a message if you think I might have missed yours, thanks). Anyway, this tag looked like a lot of fun, even though I don’t drink very often. And, I drink wine even less (although my family are big wine drinkers – my uncle even built a wine cellar in his house). I enjoy it, but don’t really go out of my way to drink it. So I can guarantee you I haven’t tried every wine on this list, but I can still find some books to match!
Box Wine – a book people will judge you for liking but you like it anyway!
I actually really like the Veronica Mars books (yes, books) by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line and Mr. Kiss and Tell. I was a massive Veronica Mars fan in high school, and still occasionally rewatch the series and the movie. These books are totally guilty pleasure books because they’re kind of cheesy. But reading them is like getting a whole new episode/movie. I love them.
Organic Wine – a book that doesn’t have any added crap in it and is just written perfectly.
This one is weirdly difficult for me. I can’t think of very many books that don’t have added crap in them – even my favorites. I think I’m just going to go with The Martian, because it’s written so sparsely, but really well. I know a lot of people might argue that all of the science stuff in the book was “added crap,” but for me, it made the book.
Gluehwein – a really spicy, wintery read.
Definitely The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern! This book makes me want to curl up with a mug of spiced cider and watch the snow.
Sauvignon Blanc – a really sharp and aggressive read that you couldn’t put down.
My most recent read that fits this category is You by Caroline Kepnes. I read the majority of it in a single sitting, because I couldn’t put it down! And, since the main character is a stalker/killer, it’s definitely an aggressive book.
Pinot Noir – a book you didn’t expect much from but ended up getting blown away.
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. I requested a copy from NetGalley on a whim, but wasn’t too excited going into it. But it was amazing! I ended up giving it 5 stars, I loved it so much!
Chardonnay – a good summer read that was super zesty.
My mind immediately went to contemporary YA for this one. One of my favorites from last year that fits this category perfectly is Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins. It’s about a girl from present day who meets a boy from the 1920s on a beach in her backyard. It’s a really cute, summery read, but with some unexpected drama (in the form of gangsters).
Rosé – a book that has a little bit of everything in it.
Any of the books from the Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown. They have epic space battles, friendships, politics, family relationships, violence, romance, tragedy, war… I could keep going for a while.
Shiraz – a full-bodied book that is dark and juicy.
I could pretty much put any Neil Gaiman book here. I can’t decide between Neverwhere and American Gods, so I’ll just say both.
Merlot – a smooth, easy read with a soft finish.
This one took me a while, but I finally thought of one! The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. It’s a cute story that’s unique, but still fun. I read it in a single sitting.
Champagne – your favourite book.
I’m going to answer this with a quote from Neil Gaiman: “Picking five favorite books is like picking five body parts you’d most like not to lose.”
That’s it! Hope you enjoyed this post! If you want to do this tag, consider yourself tagged.