My favourite booktuber, Jesse the Reader, just posted a new video the other day where he did The Coffe Book Tag, so I’ve decided to consider myself tagged, and hopping on the bandwagon! so without further ado:
- BLACK: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
Hmm… for this one I’m going to go with Game of Thrones. I’m sure this is most people’s answer for this question, but you can’t say that I am wrong. I read the first book (more like struggled through), and while I enjoyed it, I don’t think I could read 5 other books in and around the same size!
- PEPPERMINT MOCHA: Name a book that get’s more popular during the winter or a festive time of the year.
Most people pick Christmas for this one, but I am going to pick Halloween for this one–just to be different. I would say Dracula is a book that people pick up a lot at Halloween, or Frankenstein. I haven’t read either of these yet (please don’t hit/hate me!), but they’re definitely on my TBR!
- HOT CHOCOLATE: What is your favourite children’s book?
So so many to choose from. Decisions, decisions… I’ll go with the most recent children’s book I read and that is Rabbit and Bear written by Julian Gough and illustrated by Jim Fields. a funny little story of a rabbit who encounters a bear who wakes up mid-hibernation.
- DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
I have to admit that the first book of the Maze Runner trilogy, Maze Runner kept me on the edge of my seat. While I didn’t finish the series, I definitely didn’t know what to expect from one page to the next while reading this book.
- STARBUCKS: Name a book you see everywhere.
Oh jeez–this one for me has to be The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Again, I haven’t read this, but everywhere I turn I either see it on somebody’s bookshelf, in a bookshop, or somebody is reading it!
- THE HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout.
I’m giving a shoutout to my ‘ol pal Charles E. Yallowitz, author of the Legends of Windemere series. He’s a fantastic author, and his books are amazing, even though I am very behind on them!
- OOPS! I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF: Name a book you were expecting more from.
Before I begin, I’m a huge fan of this author: Celine Kiernan. But when I read her book Resonance, there was just something missing from it. I don’t know what it was to be honest because it had all the usual elemants to a book that I would normally thoroughly enjoy, but in the end I was left going: Oh, is that it?
- THE PERFECT BLEND: Name a book or series that was both biter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying.
I’m going to have to say Game of Thrones once again for this one, but specifically the first book. While I did enjoy it, there were parts of it that could have been left out, or done without. But all in all, it was a good book, but there were parts lacking.
- GREEN TEA: Name a book or series that is quietly beautiful.
For this one I’m choosing A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. I think this doesn’t get nearly enough recognition for how brilliant this little book is, although there is a movie coming out soon. More people should read this book.
- CHAI TEA: Name a book or series that makes you dream of faraway places.
Definitely has to be Harry Potter for me. Wouldn’t it be amazing to live in a world full of witches and wizards and dementor–actually… never mind!
- EARL GREY: Name your favourite classic.
This one is a toss up between I Am Legend by Richard Matheson or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. I read both of these in around the same time and absolutely loved them both. So you take your pick.