Many thanks to Harini@@BooksandReaders for tagging me for The Cookie Book Tag!
She has been so nice and sweet to me since our first meet which was a couple weeks ago. If you haven’t already, go hurry over to Harini’s blog! She’s such a cutie and her book reviews are pretty awesome!
- 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.
Chocolate Chip: A Classic book that you love ?
I haven’t read many Classics but it’s a toss-up between On the Beach by Nevil Shute and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
On the Beach is an apocalyptic novel and the setting is pretty bleak; the lethal fallout from the cobalt bomb is expected to reach the Southern Hemisphere in the next six months. This book depicts the last six months of those in Australia and how they prepare their imminent deaths. The stark contrast between those two facets highlights the poignancy and it’s pretty gut-wrenching. I fell in love with Nevil Shute’s calm and quiet writing style. This book turned me his fangirl.
Wuthering Heights was my very first Emily Bronte and again, I fell in love with this dramatic, dark and complex tragedy. Almost all the characters are unrelatable, yet the plot reeled me in the story, there was never a dull moment at least for me. It was a great reading experience. I’m going to re-read this book this Fall season.
Thin Mints: A Hyped-Up Book You Want To Read ?
I’ve got so many!! I cannot pick only one… but I’d say The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. It’s really high time that I picked up this book to see if this book really lives up to the hype.
Shortbread: An Author You Can’t Get Enough Of ?
I have yet to have an author whom I think I can’t get enough of… I’m still a fledgling bookworm and literally a baby in the book community. There are so many authors whose work I need to catch up with.
That said though, for the sake of the question, I’d probably go for either Ken Follett and Adam Silvera (for the time being, at least).
Samoas: An Emotional Rollercoaster of A Book
Again, a toss-up between The Pillars of the Earth and Me Before You.
Especially, the last several chapters of Me Before You are… I was literally on a roller-coaster of emotions and I bawled.
Oreos: A Book Whose Cover Was Better Than Its Inside
Pancakes and Corpses by Agatha Frost. I actually DNFed this book at 87%…
I don’t know why, I really enjoyed reading this until halfway through the book, but for some reason, it just fell apart and I found my interest rapidly withering away.
I might come back to this book later, but not just anytime soon.
Tagalongs: A Book That Wasn’t What I Expected
The Fireman by Joe Hill. I was expecting full-on thriller which keeps me on the edge of my seat with a constant stream of suspenseful jolts, but it was, at least for me, more like a human drama that slowly unravels the dark, disingenuous side of human nature. I enjoyed reading this overall, but this was not exactly what I had expected.
Snickerdoodles: A Book I May Never Stop Rereading/ Loving
The Pillars of the Earth. I haven’t even finished this book YET, I know. But I’m frickin’ loving this book! It’s got everything – literally EVERYTHING that I look for in a book, and I just can’t get enough of it. I’ll definitely read the sequels, too!
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That’s it! Hope you enjoyed this bookish tag.
Thank you so much for reading as always, I’ll see you in my next post!