Hey bookworms! I was searching for a book tag to post this week, and I stumbled upon the coffee book tag. Considering my enthusiasm for that drug, I mean, drink, I figured this was the perfect tag for me to complete. I found this on Passionately Perusing, but it was originally created by BangadyBangz.
So without further ado, let’s jump in!
1. Black coffee: a book that was hard to get into but has a lot of diehard fans
I’m going to go with City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I’m one of the diehard fans of this book (and series), but the very beginning was a bit difficult for me to get used to. Cassie’s writing was just so simplistic back then.
2. Peppermint mocha: a book that gets popular around the holiday season
I mean, can anyone ever answer holiday questions without using Harry Potter? For the sake of originality, I’m throwing Carry On by Rainbow Rowell in there. I’ve seen that receive some holiday love!
3. Hot chocolate: your favorite children’s book
The Last Olympian is one of my faves that fits into that category. It’s the perfect ending to a fabulous series.
4. Double espresso: a book that kept you on the edge of your seat
While I was reading Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amy Kaufman, I was almost constantly on the edge of my seat. It’s a fast-paced and intense read.
5. Starbucks: a book that you see everywhere
I see The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas all over the place, and I’m glad of it.
6. Hipster coffee shop: a book by an indie author that you love
I believe Amanda Lovelace qualifies as an indie author, despite being a poet. I’m going with it: The Princess Saves Herself in This One.
7. Oops, accidentally got decaf: a book you expected more from
I was disappointed with The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. After hearing great reviews and loving her first novel, I hyped it up for myself. It didn’t live up to my expectations.
8. The perfect blend – a book with the perfect combination of bitter and sweet
Either Crooked Kingdom or Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. That woman is talented when it comes to bittersweet finales.
9. Green tea – a book that is quietly beautiful
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin perfectly fits this question.
10. Chai tea – a book that makes you dream of far off places
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien always makes me want to adventure to far off places. Obviously, I should go steal gold from a dragon. Preferably one with Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice.