I was tagged to do this a while back by the lovely Jamieson @ Jamishelves. I’m a huge coffee fan, although I tend to like milky, sweetened versions. This tag is great for getting my in the mood for hot drinks in this cold weather.
a series that is tough to get into but has hardcore fans
The Mortal Instruments. I can kind of see the appeal of this series, and the prequels look interesting, but I’ve read the first book, and while it was okay, I didn’t feel the need to continue the series. Both Sarah J. Maas’ series could go here too. I’ve only read ACOTAR and ACOMAf, but her writing just isn’t for me.
a book that gets more popular during the festive season
I feel like I always see a lot of Harry Potter around this time of year? I don’t particularly associate the books with Christmas myself, but the movies are always on too, so there’s just a general kind of festive feeling.
a favourite childhood book
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. I loved this story as a kid. It had just the right about of danger and magic. I had a battered paperback and a double cassette tape audiobook (I don’t even think they were called audiobooks back then…)
DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO
a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish
Not Even Bones was so fast-paced and so chilling, I was tense the whole time I was reading.
a book you see everywhere
THAT HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP
a book by an indie author (shoutout)
OOPS, I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF
a book you were expecting more from
THE PERFECT BLEND
a book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying.
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson is so good, and so bittersweet and wonderful.
a book or series that is quietly beautiful
I already knew I enjoyed the TV miniseries, but I read Wives and Daughters
by Elizabeth Gaskell for the first time for this years Victober. It’s a wonderful, rich, heartwarming story full of memorable characters.
a book or series that makes you dream of far off places
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Not just because of the exiting locations, but the whole Grand Tour idea itself. There’s such a spirit of adventure.