The Coffee Book Tag | By a Non-Coffee Drinker

Howdy all!  The title is pretty much giving away what this blog post is about, but I’ll be attempting the Coffee Book Tag.  Thanks emmathereader for tagging me!

I may not drink coffee, but I love doing tags.

BLACK COFFEE – a series that’s tough to get into, but has hardcore fans.

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Starting off with a relatively tough pick for me.  I tend to skip series that I’m not at least 85% sure I’m going to love.  I picked the DoSaB trilogy because, while I loved the first book, I didn’t finish the trilogy for about a year and a half after reading the book in 2014.  Since I didn’t continue on right away (and I could have), I’ll say that it was a little tough for me to stay into.  However, so many readers love this trilogy from book one, that I’d definitely consider it having a hardcore fan base.

PEPPERMINT MOCHA a book that gets more popular over the festive period.


I unfortunately didn’t originally read this book during Christmas, but I wish I did.  It would have added another element to the story that I would have absolutely loved.  I’m definitely planning on reading it again this holiday season, and I’m looking forward to it.

HOT CHOCOLATE – your favorite children’s book.


This was the book that sparked my love for reading, and it will always hold a special place in my heart.  Fun Fact:  I didn’t know this was a part of a series when I first read it (around 6 or 7).

DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO – a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.


Pretty much any Joe Ledger book keeps me on the edge of my seat.  They’re so action packed and honestly nail biting suspenseful, it’s hard to get any downtime between adrenaline rushes.

STARBUCKS – a book you see everywhere.


Filching Emma’s pick.  This series is everywhere.  Literally.

(I loved it).

HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP – give a book by an indie author a shout out.


OK, so I haven’t read this yet, but I own 3-4 of Nenia’s books and am planning to get to them this year.  Nenia seems really down to earth though, so even if I haven’t read them, I have a lot of respect for her.

DECAF – a book you expected more from.


I had heard so many good things about this book that I went into it expecting to love it just as much.  I didn’t love it.  At all.

THE PERFECT BLEND a book that was bitter and sweet and ultimately satisfying.

The Night Circus

The Night Circus is the type of book that I absolutely crave.  It has a perfect blend of everything I enjoy in books.  Magic, mystery, tension, whimsical elements.  Oh, it was just flawless.

GREEN TEA – a book which is quietly beautiful.


OK, plenty of people have talked about this book and really enjoyed it.  The story itself though is so beautiful and it has that serene feel to it, like it’ll trap you in its pages forever.

CHAI TEA – a book that makes you dream of faraway places.

The Absolute Sandman, Volume One

This series is about Morpheus aka Dream, one of the Endless.  The one that rules our dreams.  He could literally take me to any faraway place.  Real.  Imagined.  One not even thought up yet.

EARL GREY – your favorite classic.

Fahrenheit 451

The book that I’m currently re-reading.  Fahrenheit 451 is terrifyingly brilliant, and a book that I’ll always love and read and gain new insight after having read it again.

You’re it!




#T5W | Books I Wanted to Start Yesterday | BEDA 8

Top 5 Wednesday

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a #T5W.  The past topics have been excellent, but I just haven’t taken the time to write blogs for any of them.  Luckily, with BEDA, I’m getting into the habit of blogging again, and that means, I’ll hopefully start doing Top 5 Wednesdays.

This week’s topic is books that I wanted to start yesterday.  There are so many books that I want to read that have been out for a while, or that I haven’t heard of, and now that I have, I really want to read them, or [insert “another reason” here].  These books aren’t in any particular order, except for the very first one.

1. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1)

I’m relatively new to V.E. Schwab’s novels, but since discovering her last year, I’ve absolutely been fangirling over her work.  The reason this is my Number 1, is because I wanted to read it the first day it released, and I haven’t yet.  Everything about this book, from the cover to the summary to all the extremely positive reviews have really got me pumped for this novel…but I still haven’t read it.  I even own the e-book, so there’s really no excuses to give.

I’m definitely hoping to read this very, very soon.

You know what?  This is going on my TBR for May.

2.  Influx by Daniel Suarez


I started reading this, and then I put it down, and I haven’t went back to it.  I don’t know why, because I did enjoy what I read.  It felt like there was a little more sciency jargon right at the beginning, and maybe that put me off just a tad, but not enough to not read this novel.

This is the only book by Daniel Suarez that I haven’t read, and I really want to correct that ASAP.  I love techno-thrillers, and his work is fast becoming some of my favorites in the genre.

3 & 4.  Days of Blood & Starlight and Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor

Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)  Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)

I loved Daughter of Smoke & Bone, and again, I don’t know why I haven’t read these two books yet.  I loved the world, character’s and Laini Taylor’s writing, and I’m hoping to read these for sure this year.

5.  Stephen King

This is just a blanket statement regarding the author in general.  I’ve read Under the Dome, but other than that, I really haven’t read any Stephen King.  I want to.  It’s just when I try one his novels, it ends up terrifying me really early on, and I end up putting it down…never to go back to it again.

I really want to read The ShiningIt, and The Stand.  However, my last attempt at It was terrible, and I quit reading the book because I’m a big scaredy cat.

If you know of another one of his novels that I should start with instead, please let me know!

Honorable Mentions:   Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, American Gods, and Sandman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane   American Gods (American Gods, #1)  The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 1

I think I’ve fangirled enough about Neil Gaiman on this blog (this week alone…), but honestly since discovering his work, I just really want to read it all.  NOW!  I currently have the first volume of The Absolute Sandman out from the library, but I haven’t started it, and I’m pretty disappointed in myself.

Dang, this list is longer than 5 books…oh well, I stand by it!