I saw this tag on Kelly’s blog at Just Another Book in the Wall a while ago and thought it was super fun so I decided to do it myself! I also really loved Kelly’s answers so be sure to check out her post if you haven’t already!
Chocolate Chip | A Classic Book That You Loved or Really Enjoyed
For this, I’m going to have to go with The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger because it’s about the only classic that I’ve read recently and enjoyed. This book was the first time I’ve read stream-of-consciousness point of view, and I really enjoyed it because I felt like I knew Holden’s character on a really personal level. I know a lot of people disliked Holden as a main character, but I really liked him despite (or because of) his flaws.
Thin Mints | A Fandom That You Really Want to Join and/or a Hyped Up Book You Want to Read
For this one, I’m going to go with all of Cassandra Clare’s books. I’ve only read the first three TMI books, and I wanted to love them so badly, but they kind of fell flat for me. But I just know that the Shadowhunters world is one that I would love to be more invested in because it’s so cool and creative and mysterious. Hopefully when I get on to reading the next books and the other series in this world, I’ll be able to get more into it.
Shortbread | An Author You Can’t Get Enough Of
My instinctive answer for this is Sarah J. Maas, but I’m very lucky that she’s basically a writing machine and manages to publish 2+ books a year. So for this prompt I’m going to go with Jay Kristoff, co-author of The Illuminae Files and author of Nevernight. Nevernight very quickly became one of my favorite books of all time, and Godsgrave was just as good, if not better. This world is so intoxicating and I can’t get enough of it or the protagonist Mia Corvere, who has become one of my favorite characters E V E R.
Samoas | An Emotional Rollercoaster
Obsidio is the most recent emotional rollercoaster that I’ve been on, and my review for it can be found here. Needless to say, the conclusion to this epic sci-fi trilogy was extremely emotional. There were a lot of highs and a lot of lows, and a pretty embarrassing amount of tears. It took me a pretty long time to recover from this one, it was SO good.
Oreos | A Book Whose Cover Was Better Than the Story or Vice Versa
It was kind of hard to pick a book for this one but I wound up going with Windwitch, the second book in the Witchlands series by Susan Dennard. It was sooo hard for me to get through this because I felt like it was kind of all over the place and I couldn’t really decipher what was going on with the plot or story. I also didn’t really care about most of the characters (except Iseult and Aduan), but I really do love these covers.
Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties | A Book That Wasn’t What You Expected
I had a hard time coming up with an answer for this one because when I pick up books I usually have a general idea of what it’s about/what it will be like. One book that surprised me though was Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach. It was the first (and possibly only?) magical-realism I’ve ever read (which I did not know going into it), and though I really enjoyed the story, it honestly just confused me.
Snickerdoodles | A Book That You May Never Stop Rereading/Loving
For this, I have to go with the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. This is my all-time favorite series and with every reread I pick up on new details that play into the later books and I’m always blown away by the intricacy of the world and over-arcing story and plot, not to mention my love for these characters knows absolutely no bounds.
This tag was super fun and if you’d like to do it, consider yourself tagged by me! Or if you’ve already done it, let me know in the comments so I can check out your answers!