What is up my little book nerds! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I’m hiding inside away from the outside like a little book gremlin, ready for another book tag!
This one is The Coffee Tag and is courtesy of Alyssa over at Reading, Reading, Reading! I may have added one in that I thought was missing, just to bring a few rainbows to the tag, but anyway, let’s do this!
Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
This one is tricky. Maybe The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. I’ve tried a fe times and never got past book two, and I can’t work out why. They’re brilliant, but for some reason they don’t pull me in. He has some loyal fans though (please don’t come for me).
Peppermint mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.
I don’t think you can beat Frostheart by Jamie Littler for a winter-y read! It’s so fun and festive without being christmassy, and I cannot wait for the second one later this year!
Cold Brew: Name a book that is best enjoyed in the summer.
Definitely Alex in Wonderland by Simon James Green. Who doesn’t love a beach summer romance featuring some crime, mystery, and a hilarious fake pizza date? (That scene honestly still cracks me up so much!)
Hot chocolate: What is your favorite children’s book?
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer is probably my favourite children’s book, although Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver was my first book obsession… I don’t think I can pick between those two…
Double shot of espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
When I get into a book, I get INTO it and Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts) by LC Rosen was one that had me gripped the entire time! His new book, Camp (keep your eyes out for a review soon!) did exactly the same thing, but in a less “edge fo your seat” more “I need MORE” kind of way.
Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere.
Right now, it’s probably Reverie by Ryan La Sala, mostly because it’s on my bookshelf at about eye level when I sit on the sofa, but also because loads of people keep taking inspiration from it for the “Book Covers as an Outfit” challenge on Twitter.
That hipster coffee shop: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout
This has got to go to my boy Gav (Gavin Hetherington when you’re not on abbreviated terms), he’s got loads of amazing middle grade stuff on Wattpad, and he wrote the Believathon 2 Compendium, which is a brilliant choose your own adventure type book to accompany the Belieavation (look here for my blog post about it).
Oops! I accidentally got decaf: Name a book you were expecting more from.
Infinity Son by Adam Silvera. I really wanted to love it and it just fell a bit flat for me. I’m hoping Book Two can take the concept and story ad do more with it, but I just don’t know.
The perfect blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. It killed me, in both good and bad ways, and I have been a fangirl ever since, but dang did it take some effort to keep going at times.
So, there’s The Coffee Tag! What do you think? Feel free to have a go if you want, and let me know what you’d have picked down in the comments or on twitter! Until next time!