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The Coffee Book Tag!

I saw Cait from Paper Fury do this tag a while ago. It looked like fun. Book tags are the greatest, funnest (yes, I’m making that word) time sucks. Basically, I’m feeling not very productive so I thought I’d spend a long time on the coffee tag. I don’t even drink coffee all that much! (I’m much more of a tea kind of gal. Coffee-lovers/addicts, don’t hate!)

Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.


I have not read these two series, but I can immediately name Outlander and A Song of Ice and Fire. (Game of Thrones the TV show, however, is one of my favorite shows.) That I’ve read, though, a series I found tough to get into (and ultimately didn’t stick with after book 1 — although I’m willing to try again) was the Mortal Instruments. EDIT: Check out my review of City of Bones here!

Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.

This is a wild guess, but… A Christmas Carol? Gets more popular around Christmas?

What is your favorite children’s book?

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo is one of my favorite books in general and I usually reread it every year.

Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Read it in one sitting. SO GOOD. Kristin Cashore is one of my favorite authors.

Name a book you see everywhere.


All of John Green’s books (particularly The Fault In Our Stars) and all of Veronica Roth’s books (particularly Divergent). I liked TFIOS, but didn’t love it. (An Abundance of Katherines is actually my favorite John Green book.) And I’m still a confused mess about the whole Divergent trilogy. I liked the first book, I don’t remember the second book, and I zoned out of the third book. I’m curious to reread the series, though, to see if I like it better/remember it more.

Give a book by an indie author a shout-out.

Okay, then — check out my review for Dare to Dream by Carys Jones!

Name a book you were expecting more from.

The most recent read I was expecting more from was An Ember in the Ashes. Everyone’s praising that book all over the place. It was good, but definitely didn’t live up to all the hype. Check out my review for it here.

Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying.

I think the last book in a series, if it was truly a good series, is bittersweet. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows marked the end of an era. It was a bit of a messy camping trip of a book, but it wrapped things up and marked the end of the epic Harry Potter story.

Name a book or series that is quietly beautiful.


Chalice by Robin McKinley is brilliant, ethereal, and haunting. It’s an under-appreciated Robin McKinley fantasy and a book I keep shoving in everyone’s faces because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay is heartfelt, touching, and unique. A truly excellent middle grade novel about life and love. And East by Edith Pattou is a beautiful, magical, faithful retelling of the fairytale East of the Sun, West of the Moon. It’s a story similar to Beauty and the Beast, for those of you who mayn’t have heard of it before.

Name a book or series that makes you dream of far off places.

The Chronicles of Narnia! ‘Nuff said. My favorite Narnia book is The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Then, in order of next favorite to least favorite: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Silver Chair, The Magician’s Nephew, The Last Battle, and The Horse and His Boy. I’ve read the entire series twice, once as a kid and once as a teen, and my thoughts have changed significantly. Maybe one day I’ll go into detail about it, but just know that I at first detested The Last Battle but then actually kind of liked it, and that I loathed and always will loathe The Horse and His Boy.

Name your favorite classic.


Adult classics: To Kill a Mockingbird and Watership Down. Children’s classics: Anne of Green Gables, Black Beauty, and A Little Princess. And, bonus facts about me and classics: My most hated classic is The Wind in the Willows. (I GET SO WORKED UP WHENEVER I TALK ABOUT IT SO I WILL FORCE MYSELF TO MOVE ON.) I also remember literally nothing of Treasure Island. And Little Women disappointed me. But I do also love Mary Poppins and all of Roald Dahl’s wicked and hilarious stories.

I tag…

YOU! And anyone who likes coffee or tea or wants to do this book tag. Go for it!

Are you a coffee drinker?
Or do you prefer tea?
Have you read any of these books I’ve mentioned?
Comment below letting me know!

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14 thoughts on “The Coffee Book Tag!

  1. Like Emily I’m SO curious in Ember. Initially I kept seeing so many positive reviews, but lately I’ve come across a few not-so-impressed ones. Fingers crossed I’ll like it! Definitely give The Mortal Instruments another chance. It might surprise you 🙂


    1. Oh heck yeah I’m going to try The Mortal Instruments again! I’ve been told that the first book definitely isn’t the best, and that the series gets better. It’s also common knowledge that the spin-off series is also beloved. (Also, who is this William Herondale everyone screams of?) I might tackle these two series this summer, we shall see. 🙂


  2. Hahaha City of bones was kind of hard to get into but OMG I’m done with the series and I cannot recommend it enough! You shall read thy book, Mallory. Also, pft, I KNOW about tfios and Divergent. They’re following us all.

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    1. TFIOS and Divergent hurt my eyeballs whenever I see them. Like, Yes I know they’re hugely popular and quite good but stop bombarding me with them, Barnes and Noble and online booksellers!! And don’t worry — I’ve now been convinced to read The Mortal Instruments, hopefully this summer. Series marathon! 😀


  3. I’m not a coffee or a tea drinker 😉 I’m so going to do this tag now! I do really like the Mortal Instruments as a whole, but I think it takes a lot of commitment to get through – I hated Clary and Jace, but stuck with it for the minor characters, who I adored. I think the third and sixth books are the best, though. I’ve never read Because of Winn-Dixie, but I used to watch the film with my nan, and I have so many memories associated with that film. Do you know if the film and the book are similar? All three of the children’s classics you listed were my favourites as a kid, especially Black Beauty. I’m finally gonna get around to reading Graceling this month or next, I hope, and I can’t wait!


    1. Because of Winn-Dixie is such a great film!! It’s super faithful to the book. I may have cried while watching it. But I do prefer the book. You should read it! You should also finally read Graceling. Kristin Cashore’s books are some of my favorite fantasies and books in general. And hooray that you’re doing the tag! 😀

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  4. COFFEEEE. Except. I don’t actually drink it that much. >_> I would though, hehe, I do love me some hot chocolates as well.
    I have read many of these. *Flails* I love TKAM of course and Graceling and Because of Winn Dixie (have you ever seen that movie?! I adore the movie, it’s so cuuuuute) And I agree Divergent adn Tfios are EVERYWHERE. More so than the Hunger Games, which is weird because we’ve still got one more THG movie to go!! I love them all, but I feel like I love Divergent more because of the controversial ending. xD I always root for the underdog. hehe


    1. Yeah, I don’t drink coffee much either, but hot chocolate I could go for every day! And I have seen the movie of Because of Winn-Dixie! So adorable! Although I do prefer the book, which I read every year; it’s kind of a tradition I’ve started, because the book just speak to my heart, agh. 😀


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