I found this tag over at Tea, Books & Fun and I thought that I would give it a try. I love chocolate and I couldn’t resist the chance to relate books to this amazing food of the gods.
So, here we go.
Warning: I may have used some inappropriate GIFs and you may leave this tag with a sudden craving of chocolate!
A book that covers a dark topic (abuse, domestic violence, rape, lonlieness, bullying, death, etc)
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll definitely fits this bill. When you read reviews you don’t see a lot of discussion about some of the violence in the book, but there is a lot of dark material within this book.
Your favourite light-hearted/humourous read
The most light-hearted book I have read so far this year is Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. I am not sure it is entirely light-hearted but there is a lightness to the prose and a love of food that binds all the characters.
It’s a great read in general and I would highly recommend it for someone who wants an easy read with romance, a bit of conflict, and maybe one or two nervous breakdowns.
A book that has a lot of hype that you’re dying to read
A hyped book that I am dying to read is All the Light We Cannot see by Anthony Doerr. This book sounds right up my ally. It’s historical fiction set in World War II and I heard that the writing is just out of the world.
I’ve been avoiding spoilers regarding it because I just want to experience this amazing book for myself.
Chocolate with A Caramel Center
Name a book that made you feel all gooey in the middle while you were reading it
Name a book that surprised you lately.
I really liked A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley. This book is another romantic comedy that I didn’t expect to like as much as I did, but it was really well-written with characters who were both likable and flawed. I also liked the pacing of this book. It wasn’t too slow and it wasn’t too fast. It felt like a realistic slow burn for a resolution.
Hot Chocolate with Cream and Marshmallows
What book would you turn to for a comfort read?
Paperweight by Meg Haston may sound like an odd comfort read, but when you consider the portrayal of something really difficult, but the progression towards a resolution is all about reframing. It’s a psychological technique that I am trying to implement with my own self-talk so I feel like it’s a good reminder for me of what I should be doing.
Box of Chocolates
What series have you read that you feel has a wide variety and a little something for everyone
I don’t read many series so I picked a book that I think has some mass appeal. City of Thieves by David Benioff is a book that I love because it is adventurous, has great character development, and a sense of camaraderie that doesn’t seem forced.
Really if you haven’t read this book yet, just order it and you will love it! Ola approves!
That’s it for the chocolate book tag! I don’t apologize to anyone who might be craving chocolate after reading this. I am however, going to tag a few people to keep this going.
And anyone else who has happened upon this tag and wants to give it a try! Please don’t be shy!
As always if you’ve done this before or if this isn’t your cup of tea, you can ignore this tag and I won’t take it personally.