I was hunting for some fun tags to do to vary up my posts, while I need to sit down and catch up on my reviews. I encountered this tag doing the rounds again. I have unfortunately not been able to track down who originally came up with the tag, if anyone knows please let me know so I can credit them too.
As both I am both a Coffee and Book lover this seemed perfect.
Black Coffee | Name A Series That’s Tough To Get Into But Has Hardcore Fans:
The Realm of the Elderlings
I think this is more daunting than hard to get into. Epic Fantasy is always a bit daunting to get into especially when there are multiple series and several 500+ page books to tackle. My sister is a big fan of this series and bought me the Farseer Trilogy to will me to read it. I started this series this year and I am adoring it. I have a review of the first book Here
Peppermint Mocha | Name A Book That Gets More Popular During the Winter or A Festive Time of Year:
A Very Scalzi Christmas
I think this should be more popular during the festive season. It is no secret that I am a Scalzi fan and this is just jam packed with short stories filled with seasonal fun. It also has a lot of Scalzi’s humour. From interviews with Santa’s lawyer and the Nativity Innkeeper to what would happen if Christmas materialised in July, this is just such an interesting collection. I have reviewed this collection here.
Hot Chocolate | What Is Your Favourite Children’s Book?
From my childhood I have to pick Charlie and the Chocolate factory / Charlie and the great glass elevator by Roald Dahl. I remember first being read these books by my parents and then reading them myself several times. My original copy is almost falling apart.
I also recently re-read the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy and I was really surprised at how much it felt like coming home. I remembered so much of the events in Ms Cackles Academy. It was really good fun to return to that world and remember so much about it.
Double Shot of Espresso | Name A Book That Kept You On the Edge Of Your Seat From Start to Finish:
The Chronicles of St Mary’s
This entire series is so fast paced that you cant help but be riveted. It takes so many sharp twists and turns that the pages just keep turning and you never know what is going to happen next. I love it. I always compare reading each of these books is like binge watching a series of a TV show. There is so much story and content but you never feel you are missing Information. I am currently on book 6 and book 12 comes out later this year along with a spin off series so there is plenty to keep me going.
Starbucks | Name A Book You See Everywhere:
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
It isnt even out yet and this book is everywhere. the hype train is definitely starting. And I along with a lot of others would love to get my hand on an ARC (here’s hoping). If not I am sure there will be many special editions to pre-order in the near future. I am looking forward to it as the premise sounds amazing.
The Hipster Coffee Shop | Give A Book By An Indie Author A Shout Out:
Jessi Elliott and K.J Sutton
The most recent Indie authors I have read was this novella, recommended by Becca and the Books and I really enjoyed it. Paranormal romance is not my usual wheelhouse but this was a fun read and I am glad i picked it up. I am hoping to get to the other 3 in the series soon.
Oops! I Accidentally Ordered Decaf | Name A Book You Were Expecting More Of:
This was just such a disappointment for me. I really didn’t find it that exciting or enjoyable. I ended up giving it one of my lowest ratings this year of just 2 stars. I have a full review you can read here .
The Perfect Blend | Name A Book Or Series That Was Both Bitter And Sweet, But Ultimately Satisfying:
Six of Crows Duology
A bit controversial with this one but I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Six of Crows, it promised me a heist and really didn’t deliver to my expectations. However, I really enjoyed Crooked Kingdom. It really made this series for me and I am glad I continued on to read it. I have reviewed Crooked Kingdom.
Chai Tea | Name a Book Or Place Series That Makes You Dream Of Far Off Places
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
I really enjoyed this anthology mainly because it provided me with retellings of myths and legends I was both familiar and completely unfamiliar with. The accompanying author essays gave so much insight into what retelling those meant to them and I really enjoyed reading that.
Earl Grey | Name Your Favourite Classic:
The Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy
Ok its more of a modern Classic that a true classic but I am counting it as this book is probably instrumental in forming my reading tastes and sense of humour. I first listened to the radio programs this is based on at a very young age as my dad had them on tape (showing my age). Eventually I ended up reading his copy and the acquiring several of my own. I just love the sense of humour.
I would like to tag anyone that fancies giving this tag a go!