Hey bookish people!
Its been a while since I participated in a fun book tag. So when I saw this tag which combines the two things I basically survive on at Soph’s Book World I knew I had to participate.
So lets dive into the questions straight away – because COFFEE!!!
BLACK: Name a Series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans
I want to WORSHIP George R.R. Martin for his sheer brilliance. I do not know any other series with such complex and devious characters and marvelous plot twists. This beast of a series is worth all the effort!
Seriously though, if you do decide to take the plunge, be prepared to keep forgetting names and having to constantly refer to family charts.
PEPPERMINT MOCHA: Name a book that gets more popular during winter or a festive time of the year
I love re-reading Harry Potter books close to Christmas. I think they perfectly capture the magical and cozy feelings I relate to that time of the year. I’m sure a lot of you will agree with me on this.
HOT CHOCOLATE: What is your favourite children’s book?
Just thinking about this book makes me wanna curl up in a fuzzy blanket with hot chocolate! I have read it probably a million times, and every time I feel a sense of comfort and joy that can be exactly likened to a mug of hot chocolate.
DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish
Probably a bit cliche choice given that this is one of those utterly hyped books. But I cannot deny how absorbed I was throughout
STARBUCKS: Name a book you see everywhere
I haven’t read a single book by SJM. Probably because I do not read many YA books. But it is one of those books that I have seen on every single bookstagram account and book blog.
THAT HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout
Unfortunately, I haven’t read many indie books…do Wattpad Books count? If it does, I would like to mention this beautiful and emotional book here. It is a story of a biracial teen in 1950s Albama learning to come to terms with his race and identity. Be warned – it will make you cry.
OOPS! I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF: Name a book you were expecting more from
Its not that I did not like Rebecca. But I was expecting SO MUCH MORE. I mean, I haven’t met a single person who hasn’t absolutely loved the book!
But seriously – decaf? You’re joking, right?
THE PERFECT BLEND: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying
I am so mad that I finished it so fast. But I swear I could not think about ANYTHING ELSE for the days I was reading this series. A lot of good people died in the end and I was PHYSICALLY pained at their deaths, but the ending was absolutely marvelous. I’ve just finished it a week ago and I already want to reread it.
GREEN TEA: Name a book that is quietly beautiful
Beautiful is what sums up this book pretty perfectly. I still cannot put it in so many words why exactly I liked this book so much. All I can say is if there is a single book which perfectly captures human vulnerabilities in a perfectly tender manner, it is this one.
CHAI TEA: Name a book or series that makes you dream of far-off places
Sorta odd that this prompt refers to ‘Chai’ as something exotic, when it is made in my house twice a day🤣
The Shadow of the Wind was an instant favourite. The gorgeous imagery of Barcelona by Zafon really made me want to roam around the streets of the city with this book in my hand. Someday, maybe?
EARL GREY: Name your favourite classic
I read Pride and Prejudice back when I associated classics with ancient history and long, boring dialogue. Pride & Prejudice was a breath of fresh air. The characters, the witty AF dialogue, the enemies to lovers trope – I loved everything about it.
Happy Reading! And keep drinking coffee!