FINALLY. The Tag created just for me! Except. This list is hurting my organization-loving, system-embracing, pattern-revering brain. I’m just saying. You’ll see what I mean in a while. But as I often tell people: you cut me, I bleed coffee. So massive thanks to Awesome-Cait of Paper Fury for tagging me, ergo, bringing this thing to my attention! (You can check out hers in here.) Let’s get brewing:
*Click the cover to be directed to the book’s Goodreads page.*
A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
First item and I’m replicating Cait… I am. You know. Such a loser.* But, no, really. ASOIAF is probably the ONLY series I had to push through because I both love AND hate it. It’s political and has tons of family drama and scheming, which I absolutely adore, but it’s also choke-full of exorbitant details. I mean, what do I care about the grooming of a lordling nobody’s destrier?
A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.
I’d say Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle but that’s copying (yet again) from Cait, so I’ll go with the next title that comes to mind: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Although, in all snowy honesty, the former is much more fun than the latter.
A favorite children’s book.
Le Petit Prince is a children’s book, right? ‘Cause I read this on my 20th birthday! But I’d loved it longer than that . . . for no reason besides me being a Francophile.
DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO
A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
I’d say Ness’s More Than This? Just because it continuously flips everything on its head and it also happens to be my first really-really weird read.
A book you see everywhere.
So a I need me a Taylor Swift gif, and b “got a long list Starbucks lovers,” right? How awesome that Starbucks gets to have its own category! And oh, Percy Jackson actually has a line for this: “Hercules, huh? That guy was like the Starbucks of Ancient Greece. Everywhere you turn—there he is.” HA! The Fault in Our Stars is my initial choice. But, well, Cait. Hence, I reap the next elite tribute (see what I did there?):
THAT HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP
A book by an indie author (a shoutout).
I haven’t really read a self-published work, so my best friend gets to have this spot because why not? She’s a local writer, too.
OOPS! I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF
A book you were expecting more from.
Did you ever, after closing a certain book, feel like you’ve read it at the wrong time? Not due to sex and violence like you’re in middle school. Just—you get the idea. The Interestings seemed that to me. In fact, it left me with a reading slump. Sad, sad summer story of my life. Disclaimer: the novel isn’t objectively terrible. It’s not you, Meg; it’s me.
THE PERFECT BLEND
A book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying.
Easily Erin Morgenstern’s debut. I. freakin’. love. this. to. bits. and. pieces.
A book or series that is quietly beautiful.
Last time I checked, green tea isn’t coffee? And, yes, that’s coffee Thor demands. But, um, Sáenz’s multiple award-winning Aristotle and Dante is one of those books I want to shove in people’s hands because it’s so beautiful that I can’t even. Seriously.
A book or series that makes you dream of far off places.
What are we proving here? Chocolat is very atmospheric in that it brings you to South-Western France and leaves trails of chocolate in your fingers and the smell of burnt sugar and candied fruits in your nose.
But if we’re talking out-of-this-world far off places, nothing beats Lev Grossman in that score.
Okay, I give up. I even cheated with the gif, but this is The COFFEE Book Tag? As for my pick, DUH.
Or if you think earl grey doesn’t go well with To Kill a Mockingbird (take lemonade instead), here:
Now I want my iced caramel macchiato! Tagging the following coffee beans:
Alyssa @ The Devil Orders Takeout
Cristian @ The Bookish God
Joe @ Thoughts and After Thoughts
Kate @ The Magic Violinist
Levi Isaac @ Levi Isaac’s Blog
Liam @ Liam’s Library
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books
Miggy @ The Quirky Reader
Summer @ Xingsings
Wesaun @ Oreo and Books
What is your favorite coffee and book pairing?
*Props to you for getting the reference!