Sunday, May 29, 2016

Coffee Book Tag

The other day I saw Caroline @ Just Another Bookish Blog do this tag and I thought it looked like a bunch of fun!  I wasn't formally tagged, but that's okay :)

Personally, I'm not a big fan of coffee (or tea) but I do adore coffee shops and pastries and just the smell of coffee.  And, of course, I'm a big fan of books.

1. Black: A series that was tough to get into but has hardcore fans
I love, love, love these books!  You can't tear me away from the page when I'm in the midst of one.  And I'm pretty sure there's a rather hardcore fanbase here, seeing as there are several RPG games and a new card game coming out.  But the first two books?  Absolutely awful!  I mean, maybe that's a little bit of an overstatement, but had book three not been as good as it was, I would have given it up right then and there.

2. Pepperment Mocha: A book that gets more popular during the holiday season
I mean, this series is always popular, but around the holidays I feel like that popularity doubles.  The movies play on TV all the time and the books are just better when reading in front of a fire place as the snow falls around your house, don't you think?

3. Hot Chocolate: Your favorite children's book
My dad would read this series to me before I went to bed each night and I still have warm feelings for this one.  I still have all the books and even have a copy of the Field Guide (with which I would spend time in the forest looking for fairies).  And the movie isn't half bad, either, if you want my honest opinion.

4. Double Shot of Espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end
I normally can't read in the car because I get to distracted by what's out the window, but when I was reading this book I remember just flying through it while my parents were talking in the front seats.  It was so good and I was breathless the entire time- this is easily one the best sequels I have ever read.

5. Starbucks: A book you see everywhere
It's not really any surprise, but every time I find myself on Tumblr or Instagram this book immediately pops up.  It was a fantastic read, so no complaining from me!  Another really popular one right now is The Raven King and the rest of The Raven Cycle.

6. The Hipster Coffee Shop: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout
It's been a while since I talked about this one, but it was one of my favorite reads last year and an absolute surprise.  I'm fairly certain it's still free on the kindle store, too, sot if you're even the smallest bit curious I recommend picking it up!

7. Oops! I accidentally got decaf! A book you were expecting more from
I recently reviewed this one and was not a big fan of it, which is such a shame considering I adored Red Queen.  I hoping book three saves the series for me, but I'll have to wait and see.

8. The Perfect Blend: A series that was a little bitter, a little sweet, but ultimately satisfying

I'm going to go with two different series, here, because I couldn't pick just one.  The Red Rising trilogy finished up this year and it was such a good series!  It was an experience to read and I don't think it will ever be replicated.

Similarly with Mistborn (the original trilogy; I haven't started the next series yet) it was something I don't think will ever be repeated and I'm forever grateful I picked this series up.  I recommend both of these series with all my heart.

9. Green Tea: A book that is quietly beautiful
This is another one I don't talk about too often, which is such a shame because it's an amazing book.  It's a good summer read and is equal parts sad, happy, and completely honest in the way it tells its story.  I strongly recommend reading this if you haven't already.

10. Chai Tea: A book or series that makes you dream of far off places
This is a middle grade fantasy novel that takes place in Japan and is steeped with the mythology of that country.  Another I would really recommend picking up, especially since I haven't seen this one tossed around that often and thought it was absolutely fantastic.  When I was reading this I was wishing I could go visit Japan.

11. Earl Gray: Favorite classic
I don't read that many classics, but I remember absolutely adoring this one.  I think because I loved the humor and parody of America within the pages.  I honestly need to read more Mark Twain, because this the only thing of his that I've actually read.

So, I'm not really tagging anyone in particular for this one, so if it looks interesting please do it and let me know in the comments so I can check it out!


  1. *High fives for another Dresden Files fan*

    I think you're certainly right when you say that it has a hardcore fanbase. And while I came into the series pretty late in the game, I can proudly say that I love just about everything about these books. You do have a point in that the first few books are a little weaker than most, but I guess that's the way any first installments in a series are, especially if the author is new, too. I wouldn't say I thought Storm Front and Fool Moon were awful, but it definitely lacked the "umph" I've seen in later books.

    Oh, and HarryxMurphy is the best OTP ever. <333


    1. *high fives back*

      I've come in so late in the game (like a year and a half ago and I'm not caught up yet I feel awful). I think I disliked the first two so much because it did feel like it was lacking something, and then I got to book three and I was like THIS IS WHAT I SIGNED UP FOR because it was just awesome!

      I agree, HarryXMurphy is fantastic!


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