Today I’m going to be doing Coffee Book Tag, which I was tagged for by Kelly from Kelly’s Rambles, whose blog I love.
On with the tag!
1. Black Americano: A book that’s hard to get into but has hardcore fans- For me, this is actually probably Harry Potter. I watched the films years ago and really wasn’t a fan, and I think that dislike spilled over into thebooks when I gave them ago. I decided to give them an unbiased try last April and I’ve never looked back (I’m speaking metaphorically here. I’ve reread them 6 times since then, and loved it more every time).
2. Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular in Winter- Even though I’ve never read the book properly, I’m going to go for the Snowman by Raymond Briggs. This book/the films are EVERYWHERE come Christmas, which was much to my chargin when I was younger (I thought it was boring), but is fabulous now as I love it.
3. Hot Chocolate: Your favourite children’s book- I still read a lot of children’s books now (and have no intention of ever stopping, to be quite honest), so this is hard one. I prefer series to standalones and a lot of them are equally beloved, but I have a clear favouirte standalone, which you’ll probably all know by now; Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen. I can’t explain the amount of joy I felt when a fellow blogger told me they got this from the library becuase of me (hey Christina, if you’re reading!).
4. Double Espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish– I very rarely read books in one sitting as I don’t often have the opportunity, but as luck had it I had a full free day when I read Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, and I sat in my sunlounger and read the full thing in one, uninterrupted go. It was far too glorious to not do so when I had the rare opportunity!
5. Starbucks: A book you see everywhere- A book that I’m seeing everywhere at the minute is Holly Bourne’s new release It Only Happens in the Movies, and it’s such a lovely yellow pop in my timeline. I’ve only seen positive reviews so far too (including mine, which you can read here), and I think it’s just as special as Spinster Club in it’s own way.
6. That Hipster Coffee Shop: Give a book by an indie author a shout out; I don’t read many self-published books 🙈, and I can’t think of any I especially loved. I do, however, have 2 on my TBR pile that I’m excited for, which are the Devil’s Poetry by Louise Cole and Wunderkids by Jacqueline Silvester.
7. Oops, I Accidentally Got Decaf! : A book that left you disappointed- I’m not going to go into why, and as usual I won’t be reviewing this as I hate writing negative reviews and don’t want them on this blog, but I was very disappointed in the Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James at the start of this month. It really didn’t live up to the hype for me.
8. The Perfect Blend: A book/series that was bittersweet, but ultimately satisfying- I think I’ll go for Being Miss Nobody by Tamsin Winter for this one. It was a bittersweet, hugely accomplished debut that had me an utterly emotional wreck who didn’t even think of putting the book down throughout!
9. A Cup of Tea: Your favourite classic- My favourite children’s classics are Charlotte’s Web by E.B White and the One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Didie Smith. I feel there’s a common denominator there! If you forced me to choose between them, I’d probably go for Charlotte’s Web. It’s one if the best things I’ve ever read, full stop, and like the previous answer’s book was a unique mix of joy and fear and sadness.
10. Flat White: A book that isn’t a novel; I’m afraid I can’t think of anything for this question. Sorry
Thank you so much for reading! I’m tagging Charlotte and Faye, as I’m pretty certain they both love coffee. Have you read any of the books I’ve chosen? What did you think of them? I’d love to hear from you in the comments 😊
See you soon with a new post,
2 thoughts on “The Coffee Book Tag”
Fab post Amy and I love that you’ve tagged me! I am indeed a big coffee lover! I will add this to my list 🙂
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Hope you enjoy doing it xx