Hey everyone! I have wanted to do this tag for a while now since I saw Jesse (Jessethereader on YouTube) do it on his channel. For some reason I really wanted to do a tag today so I thought this was the perfect opportunity!
And to answer that burning question, do I love coffee? I love both coffee and tea! I don’t drink coffee that much anymore as it heightens my anxiety but I have tea every morning (made lovingly by my dad who leaves it out for me to take to work). When I do stop at Starbucks I order the Chai Tea Latte and when I buy tea at the store I tend to lean towards black teas.
And onto the tag! Here we go!
Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
My pick for this one is the Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman. I have heard about this series everywhere and I’ve started Illuminae but I can’t seem to really get into it. I’ll keep trying though; I have seen reviews that say it gets better as you go through it.
Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of the year.
I chose a series for this one and it is, of course, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Because it occurs during the school year the Christmas holiday is the beautiful midpoint of the books. The details on the décor, atmosphere, and holiday cheer are enough to make anyone happier come the holiday season.
I also love it during the winter holidays because my family always watches the movies in the days between Christmas and New Year so it has a very special meaning for me.
Hot Chocolate: Favorite children’s book.
I picked another series for this one but made sure not to pick Harry Potter again. I chose A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. I love the world that was created for this series and it was a series that I constantly reread in my childhood.
For a younger children’s book pick I selected Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. It’s such a beautiful little book that I had forgotten I loved until right after a trip to Paris. It made it extra special to be able to still enjoy it in such a special way as an adult.
Double Shot of Espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
This was a no brainer for me. It was absolutely A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I had planned to read it fast anyway as I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did. But I LOVED it and could not put it down. In fact, I want to pick it up again and not put it down again. I’m obsessed.
Starbucks: A book you see everywhere.
Any book with a recent movie adaptation. Miss Peregrine’s, the Martian, Room, etc. Seriously, these books are everywhere. Not that I particularly mind though, it’s nice to read the books that everyone else is talking about at the time when they’re popular for once. I always seem to be late to the party when it comes to popular books!
That Hipster Coffee Shop: A book by an indie author (shout out).
Unfortunately I don’t have a book for this one.
Oops! I Accidentally Got Decaf: A book you were expecting more from.
Definitely Help for the Haunted by John Searles. It started with such promise to explore the supernatural, family connections, or shady business deals but it all fell short of my expectations. The ending just felt so disconnected from the rest of the book.
The Perfect Blend: A book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.
I felt weird picking a nonfiction biography for this one but it was the one that I felt best fit this category. I picked In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero. I talked a little about this book in a previous post (found here) so I won’t say much about this one but seeing as how Diane is now appearing on the Netflix show Orange is the New Black I would say she did get a good, satisfying ending!
Green Tea: A book or series that is quietly beautiful.
I selected The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern for this category. I remember just reading this story quietly and imagining the circus, stopping to enjoy the scenery described to me.
Chai Tea: A book or series that makes you dream of far off places.
And lastly my selection for chai tea is the series Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. My favorite characters are scattered throughout the world so it’s easy to start dreaming of the world we live in too.
And that’s the Coffee Book Tag! I actually thought I would have a lot more pictures for this tag but I didn’t. Since I got a lot of these books from the library I wasn’t able to take them quickly of the books.
Overall this tag was a lot of fun. Let me know if you’ve done the tag or if you have any tag suggestions.
Thanks for reading!