I was tagged by Christina over at Girl in the Pages to do the coffee book tag! Since I’ve been feeling a little under the weather and don’t feel like writing my book review that I’ve been procrastinating on forever, I thought a book tag would be a great way to keep being active on my blog. Even though this is the coffee book tag, I don’t particularly care for the taste of coffee, I’m more of tea kind of gal. After all, I am Bookish Things and Tea. Before we start, make sure you pop on over to Christina’s blog because it’s one of my favorites and she posts great content!
1) Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
This duology (soon to be trilogy?) has some pretty hardcore fans, and if you watch some booktubers like Jessethereader, you know this. However, I found it was difficult to get into to, especially the second in the series.
2) Peppermint Mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during winter or a more festive time of year.
In this last Holiday season, many book lovers were reading and talking about this selection of short stories. I never actually read them, but perhaps next year I’ll get around to it!
3) Hot Chocolate: What is your favorite children’s book?
I loved this as a kid, and I still love it to this day! I remember this being one of the first “fantasy” novels I read, besides Harry Potter. In fact, it’s still sitting on my shelf for whenever I want to feel nostalgic. Although, the poor thing is so beat up from me reading it so many times when I was little and didn’t know how to properly care for my books.
4) Double Shot of Espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat until start to finish.
I’m pretty sure I finished this in a day. I was blown away by this finale and so glad that I decided to stick with the series, even though I was unsure about the first two. You can read my review of Ignite Me here.
5) Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere.
You cannot escape this book, or really any John Green book. They’re everywhere and in my opinion there are better books out there. Don’t get me wrong, I liked TFIOS enough but I didn’t enjoy Looking for Alaska (in fact I believe I DNF’d it) and I’m a little tentative to try some of his other works.
6) That Hipster Coffee Shop: Give a book by an indie author a shout-out!
Unfortunately, I don’t know many Indie authors (or I might own some, I just don’t know it), so please let me know some of your favorite Indie authors and their books so I can check out what they’ve written!
7) Oops! I accidentally got decaf! Name a book you were expecting more from.
There was a lot of hype surrounding the release of this novel, and while people loved it, I found it to be just okay. I was expecting some kind of grand love story, taking place throughout different places in the world and it turned out to be an annoying, angsty girl hopelessly in love. Read my full review here.
8) The Perfect Blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.
So many ups and downs happen throughout this series, but in the end all of those ups and downs created a beautiful series that I know recommend to everyone that I know.
Who am I tagging to do this fun tag? YOU! If you wish to do this tag, whether you’re a coffee lover or not, I say go for it! Once again, this was a lot of fun to do, so thanks for tagging me Christina!