I wasn’t tagged for this, but while scrolling through the reader I came upon The Boston Book Reader’s page and thought I would give it a go. For the past almost three years I have become such a coffee fan. I have even had a student roast me for my coffee love. My go to drink is Vanilla Iced Coffee (since it’s cheap), but I am a sucker for Lattes too (both flavors and original). Also, I am sorry the photos are not all consistent. I was at the mercy of what was on the internet and my editing skills in WordPress are not the best.
Let’s get into the tag!
Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into, but has hardcore fans
For me this is the Mortal Instrument Series. I am a HUGE fan of the Infernal Devices and The Dark Artificies (Clare’s later series), but TMI… I really disliked the first four books in the series and books five and six were only okay. I have no idea how I got through those massive books, but I am so glad. Now, I am one of those hardcore fans.
Peppermint Mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year
There are a few short story collections that are popular at this time. I am not the biggest fan of short story collections, but these holiday ones can be cute and festive.
Hot Chocolate: What’s your favorite children’s book
My favorite series when I was a child was the Little House on the Prairie series. As for a specific children’s book, I was also a big fan of Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson & Illustrated by Kevin O’Malley. (sorry for the blurry photo, photos were limited for that title).
Double Shot of Espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas. Talk about a thrilling read; I read it in on night and was a little freaked out when I finished it. The new cover is a little terrifying so I used the hardcover cover.
Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere
Both Throne of Glass and The A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. One of my goals in 2019 is to finally finish TOG. I want to reread books one through four before diving into the last three books.
The Hipster Coffee Shop: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout
These are my photos since I could not find high quality images so that’s why they look different!
It wouldn’t be a blog post by me if I didn’t mention Mariana Zapata, but she is an independent author and I love her romance books.
I am a big fan of Sophia Elaine Hansen’s poetry books, but she also has a dystopian YA series that she self published (which I still need to read). I don’t think she is an independent author anymore but, she was when she published these.
Honestly, I need to read more from indie authors, so if you have recs leave them below!
“Oops” Accidentally ordered Decaf: Name a book you were expecting more from
Hahahaha so many. But, I’ll refrain from ranting and just pick one that I read in 2018.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I am kind of picky with my fantasy novels, but this one is so beloved and iconic that I thought I would like it way more than I actually did.
The Perfect Blend: Name a book/series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying
The Lunar Chronicles series. The series finale was the weakest of the series, but as a whole this is one of my favorite series.
Thanks for reading! Time to go get coffee!
The Moral Instruments
Let It Snow
My True Love Gave To Me
Little House on the Prairie
Throne of Glass & A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sophia Elaine Hansen
The Lunar Chronicles