Coffee Book Tag

Pictured: Kiss Him, Not Me! v. 10 by JUNKO

I've become a big fan of tags on instagram, even if I rarely do them, and while looking through #coffeetastedbooks I came across this one which had been mislabeled. If you do this, no need to link back, but let me know so I can see yours!

BLACK COFFEE: NAME A SERIES THAT’S TOUGH TO GET INTO BUT HAS HARDCORE FANS.
  • Discworld by Terry Pratchett. I've tried to get into them, but keep choosing the wrong starting point. Or my head is just in the wrong game. I'm going to do a readalong that Ekho ( wordpress / instagram ) is hosting and maybe I will FINALLY get into this very popular writer as well.
PEPPERMINT MOCHA: NAME A BOOK THAT GETS MORE POPULAR DURING THE WINTER OR A FESTIVE TIME OF YEAR.
  • I'm gonna say Harry Potter, and this is a bit tenuous, hang with me, but I get a Harry Potter sort of feeling twice a year. Once during Advent and Christmas, and again in the summer as I remember the parties for the book release. (Ha, I hope to reread and review these books soon...)
HOT CHOCOLATE: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK?
  • I still read childrens books! But hey, I'm very fond of old books like Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (which I decided against re-reading because of a wonderful critique Debbie Reese posted, I don't recommend WTM and will soon write a post on leaving some of my childhood favorites in my childhood) and Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. (That book, by the way, is historically accurate and inspired by the author's family history though not a retelling of it. Source.)
DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO: NAME A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT FROM START TO FINISH.
STARBUCKS: NAME A BOOK YOU SEE EVERYWHERE.
  • Excluding the ones which I don't want to give any promo to, I'm gonna say that I keep seeing The Secret History by Donna Tartt, and I have been seeing it for months now. I am not big on contemporaries and I'm not sure I should give it a shot...
THAT HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP: GIVE A BOOK BY AN INDIE AUTHOR A SHOUTOUT
  • Shoutout to the two queer Robin Hood retellings I've read recently!
    • Lambs Can Always Become Lions by Charlotte Anne Hamilton's main conceit is that Robin Hood was a woman, and is in love with Maid Marian, it has no explicit sex. And a sequel is coming! (Review forthcoming.)
    • Arrows Fletched with Peacock Feathers by Claudia Quint is from the perspective of the Sheriff of Nottingham, who struggles with the job and the thieves who taunt him. It is very floral, but it's definitely got some sex in it. (Review forthcoming.)
OOPS! I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF: NAME A BOOK YOU WERE EXPECTING MORE FROM.
THE PERFECT BLEND: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT WAS BOTH BITTER AND SWEET, BUT ULTIMATELY SATISFYING.
  • The Nightrunner Series by Lynn Flewelling which I have not reviewed yet! I am hoping to reread the three books I read and continue on with it. It's great.
GREEN TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT IS QUIETLY BEAUTIFUL.
  • Surprise! It's a contemporary and it's one of my favorites: Please Take Care of Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin is a bittersweet reminiscence of motherhood and family. I wish more contemporary books were this startlingly evocative of universal truths. (No review as of yet.)
CHAI TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT MAKES YOU DREAM OF FAR OFF PLACES.
EARL GREY: NAME YOUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC.
  • This is a hard one. I read Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell a few years ago (review here) and really love that, it feels so comforting. But I still have stronger feelings for Maurice by E.M. Forster which remains without review.
Wow this got longer than I anticipated. I don't have regular readership on my blog (and that's okay, it's more a blogging-for-myself type thing) so I might just plop down all the finished reviews I have here and catch up on those reviews I mentioned above.

Happy reading! And let me know if you're joining me and my friends for #sumtbreadathon.