I’ve been seeing this fun meme floating around for a while now, most recently at So Many Books, so I thought I’d give it a go as well since coffee and books are basically two of my most favorite things in the whole world.
Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
I might be the only person on the planet who thinks this, but I’m going to go with George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series. I’ve read two of the books so far but have had the third sitting in my TBR pile for over a year now. It’s a love/hate thing with me. The story is amazing, but it just wears me out that every time I become attached to a character, they seem to almost immediately meet with a gruesome end. It’s emotionally draining
Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of the year.
My peppermint mocha is book called The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. There’s something magical about this book and I think about it every time it snows.
Hot Chocolate: Favorite Children’s Book
Too many favorites to count – Charlotte’s Web and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to name a couple, but the one guaranteed to give me warm fuzzies just thinking about it is Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner. A. A. Milne’s characters, especially Eeyore, have remained sentimental favorites all my life.
Double shot of Espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
I’m going to go with Bram Stoker Award winner Phoenix Island by John Dixon. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first picked up this book since it isn’t typically the type of book I read, but I was interested in it because a television show I liked at the time was based off of it. Boy, what a ride it turned out to be! An action-packed adrenaline rush from start to finish!
Starbucks: A book you see everywhere.
I don’t come across too many people who read in my daily life so I can only go by what my bookish friends online are reading and everyone seems to be talking about A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I haven’t started this series yet but look forward to doing so soon.
That hipster coffee shop: A book by an Indie author.
I haven’t read too many indie authors yet but coincidentally did just finish Emily Carpenter’s debut Burying the Honeysuckle Girls. It’s a tale of mystery and suspense set in the deep South. I’ll be posting my review soon so you can learn more about it, but I definitely recommend it to fans of mystery.
Oops! I accidentally got decaf! A book you were expecting more from.
Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I guess maybe adoration of the Broadway musical put some rather high expectations on this book, but it was just meh for me. I honestly can’t remember if I even finished it.
The perfect blend: A book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. A heartbreaking subject but just a beautiful, life changing book.
Green Tea: A book or series that is quietly beautiful.
I’m going to say Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín. It’s a coming of age story about a young Irish girl who travels to America to make a new life for herself. No whistles and bells in this one – just beautiful prose and a lovely story.
Chai Tea: A book or series that makes you dream of far off places
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter fits the bill in the category for me. After I read it, I dreamed of traveling to Italy and, on a side note, am happy to say that my dream finally came true last summer.
Earl Grey: A favorite classic
I have to go with Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird since that’s the book that really began my obsession with all things bookish.