I saw this tag over on Chasm of Books and thought I should give it a try! It’s been way too long since I’ve done a book tag and I am currently still savoring my Girl Scout cookies, so why not?! It was created originally by Sorry I’m Booked.
Chocolate Chip: a classic book that you love or really enjoyed
I don’t read a lot of classics and frankly have barely liked most of them. Can we all accept the fact that Harry Potter can probably be considered a classic now?? Hopefully? Because that’s really the best answer I have for this one. I like The Great Gatsby too though…
Thin Mints: a fandom you really want to join or a hyped book you want to read
There are a lot of books and series out there that I’ve been sleeping on or never had the chance to read. I wasn’t into the whole Mortal Instruments thing for some strange reason back in the day. My reading buddies at the time all loved it and for some reason I never read them. I wish now, even though it seems a bit crazy, I read them so I could keep reading all the new releases. It feels like the kind of series that gets you with the nostalgia factor and I don’t know that it’d hold up for me to start now.
Shortbread: an author you can’t get enough of
I have yet to be disappointed by Emma Mills. She just writes the BEST friendships and super slow-burn romances. I love seeing what kind of unique situation or plot points she’ll include in her next book. They’re all very quiet and often character-driven, which isn’t my thing generally, but I love getting to know her characters.
Samoas/Caramel DeLites: an emotional rollercoaster
I have a lot of books I could possibly put here but in terms of me legitimately run the full gamut of emotions, but The Hate U Give has to be my pick. I might’ve cried a LOT throughout this story (it’s such a serious and important topic) but there were plenty of times I smiled like an idiot and laughed at the antics of Star’s family. I’m honestly afraid to read Angie Thomas’s next book.
Oreos: a book whose cover was better than the story (or vice versa)
Covers are one of my favorite things to obsess over and fangirl about, as evidenced by the billion cover-related posts or series I have on the blog. For me, there’s not much sadder than when a cover is way better than the book inside. I literally sorted my “cover love” shelf by lowest rating and was able to find The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton because good LORD I hated this book.
Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties: a book that wasn’t what you expected
I love when books are a pleasant surprise, so I decided to flip it to something more positive (after that last prompt!). One of my very favorite books, Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer, is definitely not what I expected. I don’t typically reach for super Southern books and was so pleasantly surprised by how much I absolutely LOVED this book. I don’t know what I expected, but I know this exceeded every possible one I might’ve had.
Snickerdoodles: a book you may never stop rereading/loving
I’m very picky about the books I choose to reread because I just do it SO rarely. However, this is a recent story I could see myself revisiting again at some point soon. I read The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand in the holiday season of 2017 and debated rereading for 2018. I think I may listen to the audiobook for it this year!
Soft Sugar Cookies: a book just as good as it sounds
I tend to hype up a lot of books for myself. I put them on a specific Goodreads shelf and eagerly wait for them to be released. Sometimes I set myself up for disaster by doing this; sometimes I don’t even end up reading the book for years after its release. I was on the fence about reading The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang and ended up loving it so much when I started the audio on a whim. I was HIGHLY anticipating the companion sequel, The Bride Test, and definitely imagined the book in a very specific way. This book completely met my expectations and was exactly as good as I made it out to be in my head… and even better than the first book!