Monday 28 October 2019

Book Tag | Pumpkin Spice Latte Tag

Oh look, I'm back. After three months of no desire to blog whatsoever I'm going to attempt to slowly bring myself back into it. I don't really have an explanation for why I disappeared, I think I was just getting stresses and I had no inspiration but I do miss writing posts and I'm also considering starting a booktube channel in January so I want to get some of semi-regular posting going on before I jump into making videos.

Today I'm going to be doing the Pumpkin Spice Latte Tag which I spotted over on The Book Dutchesses and was originally created by The Book Pusher over on booktube. I don't actually like coffee but I am in an autumnal mood so wanted to give this tag a go!

Pumpkin Spice Latte
a book everyone likes to hate on but is delicious

First question and I'm already struggling to think of a book that I liked but that most people don't! I might go for Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher mostly because ever since the tv series was released it's been very controversial and polarizing and people have found lot's of problematic things about it. So whilst I do agree with some of the things being said, I do remember really enjoying it
when I read it as well as the first season of the show (the second was ok, the third was awful)!

“Fall is my favorite season”
a cliche you cant get enough of

I'm a sucker for "bad boys with a heart of gold", there's just something about them that makes me go all swoony. I'm also quite fond of the "royalty falls in love with the peasant" trope because I love seeing couples overcoming obstacles in order to be together.  

T-Shirt Weather to Sweater Weather
A book you thought was one thing but was completely different by the end

I recently read The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time which was really not was I expecting it be. I went into it thinking I was going to get an interesting murder mystery book but it turned into more of a family drama by the middle of the book and I ended up not enjoying it as much as I thought I would.  

do you have a spooky book on your tbr?

I can't wait to read My Best Friends Exorcism by Grady Hendrix and was really hoping to fit it into my October TBR but it might have to be one I save for next year instead. It sounds super fun and creepy and I love that it takes place in the 80's as it's probably my favourite decade for media like music and films!

Tarot Reading
a five star prediction

I'm always wary about setting five star predictions cause I don't want to set my expectations too high and then end up being disappointed by a book I was really excited for. That being said I think I'm going to really enjoy Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff when I eventually get round to reading it. I love mixed media novels and althought I'm not the biggest of sci-fi, I'm really intrigued by this premise.    

 Sephora Sage + Crystal Set
a book that meant well but missed the mark by a landslide

Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan was the first book that popped into my mind for this. I was super excited to read this YA feminist book about two girls battling racism and sexism but whilst I enjoyed the POV of one of the characters, the other one just got on my nerves and was very selective about what she thought feminism was and was pretty offensive at times. My full review goes into more detail but this book definitely missed the mark for me. 

 This tag was fun, I'm always on the lookout for tags with interesting questions so hit me up if you have any suggestions. Hopefully I'll be back with some new content soon as I get myself back on track with my posting schedule. Happy Reading!  


1 comment

  1. I also don’t like coffee, but this tag is fun! I enjoyed Illuminae but was a bit disappointed with the sequel. I still want to read the third one.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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