Afternoon Tea Book Tag

I was recently tagged by Ashlee from Books are 42 to do this Afternoon tea based book tag. It was originally created by The Incessant Bookworm. If you have some time you should go visit their posts to see their answers. I am not a huge tea drinker but there is something fun about Afternoon tea. My favourite I have even been on has to be the Science Themed Tea at Ampersand Hotel in London.

The Questions

Finger Sandwiches – A Book You Savored Every Minute Of

The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstren

About the book:

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

Why I choose It:

This has to be one of if not my favourite book. I know it is not to everyone’s taste it is definitely a book that is all about the world building and less about the plot but to me that is what makes it such a fantastic read. I would happily spend hours in the Circus from its pages and have returned to it many times over.

Scones – A Book Everyone Should Own

Agatha Christie Works

Agatha Christie Project

Why I choose It:

Not every book is for every person but I am sure most people could find one of Agatha Christies books that they would enjoy. She has really complex stand alone mysteries that cover everything from family, court room and political dramas. There is obviously her Detectives, the experienced Hercule Poirot and amateur Ms. Marple. She dabbles in the paranormal with Harley Quinn and the detective duo with Tommy and Tuppence. She has also written the worlds longest running Play, The Mouse Trap. While I have not read any she has romance novels written under the name Mary Westmacott

Biscuits – A Book That Can Be Finished In One Sitting

The Murderbot Diaries
Martha Wells

My Reviews:

About the book:

Agatha Christies work could probably fit for this prompt to but I had to showcase one of my favourite series and that is The Murderbot Diaries. Murderbot, the series main character is just a joy. I adore how snarky and sassy they are but they are also very relatable. All of this makes them very enjoyable and as most of the series is Novellas its easy to finish each in one sitting.

Patisserie – A Book That Is Light And Easy To Read

The Works of Karen M. McManus

My Reviews:
You’ll be the death of me
The Cousins

About the book:
Again another prompt Christie could fill so instead I turn to the Queen of YA Crime, Karen M. McManus. While her books are not exactly ‘light’ they are so easy to consume. She has amazing pacing, interesting characters and mysteries that will just keep you gripped to the page. You know you are going to be entertained and that you are going to love it

Showstopper – A Book That Blew You Away

The Twyford Code
Janice Hallett

My Review

About the book:

So far this is my best read of 2022. With an Escape score of 57 it is going to be hard to beat. I also really enjoyed Hallett’s The Appeal. Both have such unique and interesting mixed media ways of bringing us through their core mysteries.

Tea – A Heart-warming Classic

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Judith Kerr

About the book:

Probably not as well known for her novels as she is for her picture books of Mog the Cat, Judith Kerr wrote this series based on her own experience of escaping Germany with her family during WW2. It is one of those stories that has stuck with me since I first read it and one of the books that inspired my Into Reading blog series where I am revisiting books that inspired me to read. I am hoping to spend some time with this one later in the year.

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