Coffee Book Tag (Take Two)

Today, I thought it would be fun to revisit and old book tag! I first did the Coffee Book Tag back in 2015 (have I really been blogging that long?) and was curious to see how much my answers changed. Verdict: not all that much. But I’m always up for a challenge, so I am not repeating any answers! You can always check out the answers to my first Coffee Book Tag if you’re curious (also, ew, was I really drinking Girl Scout cookie flavored creamer back then?).

Black: name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.

For me, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson fits the bill. I have attempted to read it twice already, and haven’t been able to get into it. I am planning on giving it another shot eventually, but I want to make sure I have time to invest in it.

Peppermint Mocha: name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year. 

Even though I remember reading the entire series over a summer in junior high, I think The Chronicles of Narnia makes an excellent winter read. I mean, there’s a White Queen and a lot of snow. It counts, right?

Hot Chocolate. what is your favorite children’s book?

Okay, the answer to this will ALWAYS be Where the Wild Things Are. But in the spirit of not repeating, I’ll pick a different book. One I loved as a child and I’ve actually been thinking about a lot lately is Sanji and the Baker by Robin Tzannes. Not only was it great to have a book set in the Middle East as a child (which is half of my heritage), it also teaches a great lesson about fairness. It’s sadly out of print now, but it’s amazing.

Double Shot of Espresso: name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. 

I’m just as surprised as you that I’m going with a 992-page historical novel. But I have to give it to The Pillars of the Earth. So many things happen in this book. There was one thing I was rooting for (I won’t ruin it) and there were just so many obstacles. I needed to know if it happened! It’s not my fault it took like 500 pages to get there.

Starbucks: name a book you see everywhere.

Right now, it’s Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. And it deserves the hype 100%. Plus, it’s a really cute cover. And I this is coming from someone who doesn’t like pink.

That Hipster Coffee Shop: give a book by an indie author a shout-out.

I’m going with The Colonel and the Bee by Patrick Canning. This is such a fun historical steampunk fantasy. It felt a lot like other books I enjoy (namely, Jackaby by William Ritter). If you like steampunk fantasy, or want to give it a try, I would definitely recommend this!

Oops! I accidentally got decaf: name a book you were expecting more from.

A recent book that was a bit of a disappointment was The Women’s War by Jenna Glass. I hear feminist fantasy and my get my hopes up. This one just wasn’t what I wanted it to be. I didn’t think the feminist representation wasn’t great. I

The Perfect Blend: name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying. 

Basically anything by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo both come to mind. I cried both times. And I loved it both times.

That’s it for the Coffee Book Tag! I hope you enjoyed it. If you’d like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged. Now, I’m going to go drink all the coffee.

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