Coffee Book Tag

Emily has tagged me in another post! Luckily for her I started drinking coffee a little over a year ago so it makes this tag more fun. Because it wouldn’t be as fun if I didn’t drink coffee. Obviously.

1. Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
I’m going with the Abhorsen series by Garth Nix. One of my good friends recommended it to me, it being one of her favorite series, and I’m glad she did. The first book starts off rather slow, at least for me, and I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to get through it, but once the main character, Sabriel, comes across more characters and there’s more interaction going on then it grew on me. I was worried the second and third book were going to be the same but I was wrong and the story pulled me in right away. The over-all trilogy was a bit different from what I normally read, but I was pleased with it. Check it out.

And I just realized I completely ignored the second part to that statement. I don’t believe this particular series has hardcore fans…but I don’t care! I can’t think of anything else so yeah…oh well.

2. Peppermint mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. Okay, so people probably watch the movies more than read the actual book these days, but it was a book first! We owned a decent chunk of Dr. Seuss’ books and this was always one of my favorites.

3. Hot chocolate: What is your favorite children’s book?
I would have to say Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke.  I don’t even know how many times I’ve read this book but it was A LOT. I own it and don’t plan on getting rid of it. EVER. I might even re-read it one of these days. If I ever have children (or if my siblings do, since that is more likely) I will definitely give it to them to read or read it to them myself.

4. Double shot of espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
The Child Thief by Brom. Another of my friends recommended this book and once again I realized my friends who like to read do have good taste (at least some of the time anyway). This book is basically a twisted, darker version of Peter Pan and I absolutely loved it! Please please PLEASE go check this book out if you’re looking for something to read. You will not be disappointed.

5. Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere.
The Divergent series. Although that’s only because of the movies. I haven’t read the books yet. I was thinking about reading them eventually but I’m not sure. I don’t care to see the movies (I heard bad things) unless I enjoy the books. Even then I may not watch them since movies based on books are a disappointment 95% of the time.

6. That hipster coffee shop: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout.
I can’t really think of any off the top of my head except one, Futures by Edison Carver. I haven’t read this book yet but I want to. Mainly because the author is one of my mom’s old co-workers (and because it sounds really good too, of course). My mom owns it but it happens to be on her tablet so who knows when she’ll let me borrow her tablet long enough to read it. But I will! Eventually.

7. Oops! I accidentally got decaf: Name a book you were expecting more from.
Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris. I really enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse series (the books True Blood is based off of, and they are SO much better than the show), so I thought I would enjoy this series too. I didn’t not like it, but I was definitely expecting more.

8. The perfect blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.
I’m going to have to go with the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. Although this series is geared toward children, I didn’t actually begin reading it until high school. I wasn’t sure if I would like it at first, since I’m a dog person and this series is about talking cats, but it quickly became one of my favorite series. IT IS AMAZING. I became obsessed with it. I began a story on FanFiction (it is incomplete, unfortunately) based on this series. Heck, I even role-played it on Gaia Online. However, it does go on and on…and on. The series is separated into different arc’s and each arc has six books. I believe they are currently on the fifth arc. Sadly I have only read up to somewhere in the third arc (other books caught my attention as I grew older) but I am still planning on reading the entire series one day. I just have to see how the story continues to unfold. I cannot die until I do.

And that’s that! Two book tags in one day. I’m catching up! I’m currently reading the last book in a series so I should be posting an actual book review in the near future.