Today is Thursday, which makes it the perfect day for a book tag. I saw the Holiday Drinks Book Tag on Zezee with Books in December and I knew I wanted to do it at some point, and I decided that some point is now. Technically, this is a holiday book tag, but all of the beverages are generally wintery enough, so January seems like an acceptable time to do the tag!
HOT CHOCOLATE | MARSHMALLOWS AND CHOCOLATE AND WHIPPED CREAM, OH MY! RECOMMEND A BOOK THAT’S SWEET THROUGH AND THROUGH.
I don’t know if this book is sweet through and through, because there are a lot of shenanigans, but I thought that You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle was a very sweet book. I loved reading about the characters rekindling their relationship, and the pranks and shenanigans made it even more enjoyable to read.
PEPPERMINT MOCHA | THE FLAVOR OF PEPPERMINT IS STRONG AND DISTINCT. RECOMMEND A BOOK WITH A LOT OF STRONG EMOTIONS.
For this question, I’m going to pick Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn. The characters go on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster ride, between facing their pasts, figuring out their futures, and figuring out how to navigate other expectations, and everything else. It was also one of my favourite reads of 2021 and peppermint mochas are one of my favourite beverages.
APPLE CIDER | IT’S SO GOOD, IT CAN’T BE GOOD FOR YOU, BUT IT’S FROM APPLES — THAT MEANS IT’S HEALTHY, RIGHT? RECOMMEND A BOOK FULL OF CHARACTERS WITH QUESTIONABLE MORALS.
The first book that came to mind for this question was Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto. I loved this book and I thought it was a ton of fun, but the Aunties in this book all have very questionable morals.
EGGNOG | IT’S CREAMY AND SMOOTH WITH A LITTLE SPICE, AND SOME PEOPLE EVEN ADD ALCOHOL TO IT. RECOMMEND A BOOK THAT’S MOSTLY FUN WITH JUST A HINT OF DANGER.
I think Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston qualifies as an answer to this question. The book is a lot of fun, but there’s enough danger to make you sit on the edge of your seat, wondering if the characters will be okay.
GINGERBREAD LATTE | A DRINK WITH A VERITABLE EXPLOSION OF SPICES. RECOMMEND A BOOK WITH A LOT OF ACTION.
I don’t read a lot of action packed books, but one book that comes to mind for this question is Magic Unleashed by Devri Walls. This first book in the Venators series was so much fun and it was action-packed and I cannot recommend it enough.