I saw this tag over at The Book Prescription and it looked like so much fun! I love books and I love coffee, although if you make one like this first mug in the picture, I’ll sacrifice you to the Gods for ruining a potentially good cup of coffee…
1. Black Coffee | Name A Series That’s Tough To Get Into But Has Hardcore Fans
I’d probably only say this series is tough to get into if you ignore the fact that the TV series popularised the whole thing. I’m purely considering this from a book perspective. Each book is long, epic in its volume of characters and established families that geographically span two large continents. Each continent has many cities or kingdoms with their own history, customs and cultures.
You get the drill. The Song of Ice and Fire series is not for the fainthearted… that’s for sure!
2. Peppermint Mocha | Name A Book That Gets More Popular During the Winter or A Festive Time of Year
This is one I haven’t actually read yet, but I have intended to for the past couple of Christmases. Maybe this year!
3. Hot Chocolate | What Is Your Favourite Children’s Book
I was actually shocked to find out this was even targeted at children, but it is. I only read this last year personally.
4. Double Shot of Espresso | Name A Book That Kept You On the Edge Of Your Seat From Start to Finish
I read The Silent Patient last year – in less than 24hrs. That’s how much I was on the edge of my seat. I can’t remember the last time I read so fast!
5. Starbucks | Name A Book You See Everywhere
This is one I haven’t read but am seriously considering picking up next month. Does anyone recommend?
6. The Hipster Coffee Shop | Give A Book By An Indie Author A Shout Out
I have worked with so many indie authors that it wouldn’t be fair to single one out over the others. You are all fantastic guys!
7. Oops! I Accidentally Ordered Decaf | Name A Book You Were Expecting More Of
So many people have raved about American Gods by Neil Gaiman, but I just didn’t get it. I stuck with it but struggled. Some suggest reading it twice, but I don’t think I’ll enjoy it again, so I won’t.
8. The Perfect Blend | Name A Book Or Series That Was Both Bitter And Sweet, But Ultimately Satisfying
The only book I can think to put in this category is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Obviously, the bitterness comes from the harsh reality that Lale and Gita had to endure – it’s a telling based on a true account as well. The sweetness lies in the relationship that they maintained. They survived for each other.
9. Green Tea | Name A Book Or Series That Is Quietly Beautiful
I wouldn’t say I am much of a reader of YA but this duology blew me away. I want my own Lazlo!
10. Chai Tea | Name a Book Or Place Series That Makes You Dream Of Far Off Places
I’m not particularly travel ambitious; I’ll be the first person to admit this is a hard question for me to answer. Since reading The Song of Ice and Fire series (and consequently watching it – more weight is leant to this side of things), I have wanted to visit Dubrovnik, the set of King’s Landing. I was hoping to go last year, but alas, travel plans with friends fell through. Maybe in future!
11. Earl Grey | Name Your Favourite Classic
It’s funny – each and every book I considered for this accolade has previously been on the “I hated this” pile. Isn’t maturity the strangest thing? I found it hard to pick this one. It was ultimately a tossup between 1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale, but I think The Handmaid’s Tale just gets it.
I’m not going to tag anyone in this post in case you have already been nominated by someone else! If you would like to take part though, then TAG!! I want to see your answers!