Food book tags are probably my favourite of the lot; the questions are always so creative and the never fail to make me a little hungry as I try to think of answers. I’ve already taken part in the Dim Sum and Coffee book tags, and I have a couple more in my queue for the near future, but today it’s the Cookie book tag.
I was tagged by Stephanie at Adventures of a Bibliophile. Thanks so much for the tag Stephanie; everyone else should definitely check out her original post and her blog, she writes some amazing posts.
- In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome if you link back to Nicole’s original post!
- Pick a book that corresponds to the cookie’s ‘theme’.
- Have fun!
- Tag one to three people.
A classic book that you love or really enjoyed
Interpret classic how you want, it can be a classic written 100 years ago or 20 years ago.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
There was only one possible answer for this question, and that was Alice in Wonderland. I’m not a fan of classics, the only other one I can remember reading is Lord of the Flies and that was only because it was part of my English course during high school. However Alice in Wonderland is a book that I will always go back to and a story that I will always love.
A fandom that you really want to ‘join’ and/or a hyped-up book you want to read
Your source(s) of a book being hyped can be from anywhere.
I’ve only read one Patrick Ness book so far, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, but I thought it was brilliant and can’t wait to get started on more. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the Chaos Walking trilogy, seen nothing but amazing reviews, and plenty of people have recommended More Than This to me. Ness seems like an amazing author, and the one of his books I’ve read seems to corroborate this, so I can’t wait to read more.
An author you can’t get enough of
It’s no secret that V.E. Schwab has quickly become one of my all-time favourite authors. While my favourite series of hers is Shades of Magic, I have yet to read one of her books I haven’t immediately fallen in love with, and everything she has yet to release is at the top of my most anticipated releases list. I will recommend V.E. Schwab to anyone and everyone; she creates stories from such unique concepts and her world-building is probably the best I’ve read.
An emotional rollercoaster
This cookie was hard…so any book that made you feel more than one emotion, strongly. The choice of emotions is up to you.
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
So much happened in Wolf by Wolf that from start to finish it was a literal emotional rollercoaster. Reading Yael’s journey from the first time she set foot in the concentration camp and the experiments that made her what she was, to her escape and her journey to become the valkyrie that took down Adolf Hitler, to everything she faced on the Axis Tour across Berlin and Tokyo. Yael went through so much during this book that it was impossible not to feel it all alongside her.
A book whose cover was better than the story, or vice versa, where the story was better than the cover
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
This book had an absolutely gorgeous cover and the blurb sounded amazing as well, a fairytale retelling of Rapunzel, I had to have it. However when I started reading it it failed to live up to my expectations; the plot didn’t go anywhere, there were more than a few holes in the world-building, and the characterisations of Luna and Fowler just fell flat. This is one series I won’t be continuing with with the second book.
Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties:
A book that wasn’t what you expected
Good, bad, or just different, interpret how you wish.
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
I wasn’t sure what expectations I had going into this book, I only picked it up on a whim because the blurb sounded interesting; I did not expect The Love That Split the World to become one of my favourite reads of 2016 but it did. From the very first page I fell in love with Natalie, with Beau, and with their relationship which was so beautiful but almost doomed from the start.
A book you may never stop re-reading/loving
I’m going to pick something different from Harry Potter; not because I don’t love that series (I do), and not because I don’t re-read it (I do), but because I feel that’s become the obvious answer.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
This book is one of my all-time favourite fantasy series. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was so full of magic and wonder that I immediately loved the story, the characters, and the setting; it made me want to visit Prague just to experience it for myself. From then the second and third books just seemed to get better and better. I won’t say I re-read this series as often as I do other but it’s one I’ll always love.
Choose a cookie I didn’t list and make up a question!
The great Jaffa Cake debate; are they cakes or are they biscuits? Apparently they’re cakes but in supermarkets they are shelved with the biscuits so seriously who knows.
A book that isn’t your usual genre but that you still loved
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
My usual go-to genres are fantasy and contemporary, although occasionally I will branch out and pick up a dystopian or sci-fi book. Before picking up All the Light We Cannot See I had only read one other book in the historical fiction genre so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’d seen some beyond amazing reviews for this book and I had to give it a go. It took me a while to finish this book but when I was finished there were no words to properly describe how much I loved it.
And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.