How is everyone doing today? A few weeks ago, I saw this tag on The Critiques of a Fangirl and I knew I wanted to try to squeeze it in before autumn was over! I’m not sure who originally created this tag, so if you know, let me know so I can give them credit!
Pumpkin Spice Latte – A book everyone likes to hate on but is delicious
I’m going to be super broad for this question and say romance novels with illustrated covers. I see so much hate for romance as a genre in general, and then an extra level of hate for illustrated covers. I would like to fill my shelves with feel-good romance novels and their colourful, illustrated covers.
“Fall is my favourite season” – A cliché you can’t get enough of
I absolutely adore enemies-to-lovers! Especially when it becomes clear that one person has been secretly in love with the other one for a long time and the other person had no idea. This cliché becomes even better when the parties have verbal sparring matches and you can feel the tension radiating off of the page.
Sweater Weather to T-Shirt Weather – A book you thought was one thing but was completely different by the end
I went into Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto expecting it to be a rom-com, but instead it turned out to be more of a comedy mixed with family drama, with a splash of romance thrown in. I really enjoyed the book, and it had me laughing out loud a lot, it just was not what I expected.
“Spoops” – Do you have a spooky book on your TBR?
I do! I’m hoping to finish reading City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab before the end of the month. My friend and I are reading it together and I’m looking forward to discussing the first half with her this upcoming weekend.
Tarot Reading – A five-star prediction
I think Operation Angus by Terry Fallis is going to be my next 5-star read. I absolutely adore the main character in this series and Terry Fallis is one of my favourite authors, so I’ll be surprised if this book doesn’t get 5-stars from me.
Sephora Sage + Crystal Set – A book that meant well but missed the mark by a landslide
This is likely an unpopular opinion, but I’m going to say A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee. I’m not sure what this dark academia book was supposed to do, but it fell flat for me, though I did like the spooky atmosphere. This book is on my list of books to review soon, so you can hopefully see my full thoughts when I eventually get to it.
Tagging: Everyone who likes pumpkin spice!