I don’t drink coffee.
The amount of times I have heard people say that this will change when I get older is staggering. Like my taste buds will suddenly develop a taste for that icky stuff. Never.
I do however like to drink tea. So doing a book and tea tag seemed a great way to celebrate this. Joanny from NerdyMommy combined two tags into this one. And of course I had to do this one. There needs to be more tea celebration.
Personally I like tea with a vanilla flavor. Or autumn/winter themed tea. I am not one for the very fruity tea. It never tastes quite like I imagined it would.
Earl Grey -> A Classic
I haven’t read a huge amount of classics, high school did not require me too. But one classic I quite enjoyed was The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. One of my favorite ones out of the collection is of course The Hound of the Baskervilles. I grew up watching various tv movies of that one (and gave me multiple nightmares of a hound in the shadows of my room) so I have quite a pull towards that one.
Chai Tea -> A Book that Takes Place in Another Country
Honestly, a lot of books that I’ve read can qualify for this. It’s not like a lot of books take place in the Netherlands. But I’ve decided to go for The Archived by V. E. Schwab as I don’t mentioned that book enough.
Green Tea -> A Light Book
I took this quite literal and took a book that does not weigh a lot. The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan, companion to the Percy Jackson series. And honestly, it is a light hearted book as well.
Mint Tea -> A Book with a Refreshing Twist
Difficult because a lot of things have been done before but I really enjoyed the world of The Pyramids of London by Andrea. K. Host. The world in itself is a bit of a twist.
Chamomille Tea -> A Book that Calms You Down
The Golem’s Eye by Jonathan Stroud because Bartimaeus is so calming…
Cookie -> A Novella or Another Addition to a Book
The Amulet of Samarkand graphic novel by Jonathan Stroud. Because I have to insert a lot of Jonathan Stroud in tags. Always.
Sugar -> Very Cutesy Feelgood Read
Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson is such a great fantasy chicklit book. A bit of a feel good book too. The love interest in this book is just too cute.
Milk -> A Book Others Disliked But You Enjoyed
I guess that would have to be Indigo Springs by Astrid Lethewood. I really loved the set-up of how this book was written. It worked really well and I loved the idea of the book. But a lot of people don’t feel that way at all. Which is why you should never let the goodreads average rating be the reason you don’t pick up a book at all.
Cosiness/Sociability -> Three Characters You’d Invite to Your High Tea
So hard, most of my favorites would rip each other apart. I’m not even kidding. But I suppose I will go for Nikolai from The Grisha trilogy, Iko from The Lunar Chronicles and Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle. I feel like that would be a good afternoon.
Your Favorite Tea and Fitting Book
That is hard. I like tea with some vanilla or honey. So a bit of sweet. I feel like Sorcer of the Crown by Zen Cho would fit with that because Zacherias is seriously the cutest. Or rather I have no idea and just want to mention my favorite read of 2017.
Anyone who likes a cupper.