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Today, I thought I’d do the Coffee Book Tag! I saw this tag by Adventures of a Bibliophile and I really wanted to do this as well. I loved her post so be sure to check hers out. I’ll link it right here!
Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
I’m gonna have to say the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I have all the books in the series, but I’ll admit, I’m intimidated with the number of books there are. I’ve read the first book and have yet to pick up the second. It is definitely a series on my ‘to read’ list but I have yet to conquer it.
Peppermint Mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or festive time of year.
Definitely during the festive times A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens pops up a lot. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden seems like a cosy winter read.
Hot Chocolate: What is your favourite children’s book?
My all-time favourite children’s book is the Geronimo Stilton series. That series has a special place in my heart and still makes me just as excited as I was when I was in primary school when I see it in the store. I used to collect them whenever the scholastic book club magazine was handed out at primary school. I still have heaps of them now.
Double Shot of Espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
To be honest, nothing comes to my mind. I haven’t read a book that’s been really suspenseful. I’m planning to read more of suspense/thriller/paranormal books in October.
However, I did just finish Count of Monte Cristo (manga edition) and I had a hard time putting it down as I wanted to find out what happened. The illustrations were so well done and definitely helped me in remembering each characters instead of reading the actually novel and relying on purely the names. Plus there was relationship map in the back (thank goodness for that as it did get complicated!).
Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere.
There’s quite a few I could name but I think Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. It’s a book that’s been on Youtube a lot and one that is definitely on my wishlist. Oh and also Red, White & Royal Blue. That’s everywhere!
That Hipster Coffee Shop: Give a book by an indie author a shout-out.
I’m still new to all this so I’ll admit I don’t really know what books are indie books. If I’m right (correct me if I’m wrong) Amanda Hocking is an indie author and I have a few of her books that I’ve enjoyed. She writes the Trylle trilogy that I remember reading in high school. The first book in the trilogy is Switched. I think I gave the book a 3/5.
Another book that I liked by her was Freeks. My favourite thing about it was the setting. It was about a travelling show, in the 80s, where a murder happens. Also, the edition I have has a beautiful cover. It has fantasy and paranormal vibe. I also gave this a 3/5.
If you enjoy books with fantasy and slight paranormal vibes then check them out. They are both books worth looking into.
Oops! I accidentally got a decaf: Name a book you were expecting more from.
I’m not too sure. I guess Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. I don’t know, there was a lot of hype and I started the book not knowing what it was about. It wasn’t what I pictured, it was an interesting story, but when I finished it I just felt…oh. Didn’t leave me with that satisfying feeling.
The Perfect Blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter-sweet but ultimately satisfying.
A month or so ago I finished Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman. It had such a happy but sad ending. I was happy with what happened but then the situation that the graphic novel finished with was sad. Still such a cute LGBTQ+ graphic novel. Definitely going to buy Vol.2.
Hope you guys enjoyed this tag! I had fun writing this 😀
Until next time…