Today is a notable day for chocoholics. Today is National Chocolate Day. Or so the silly holidays powers that be inform me. Sometimes I question their sanity since I swear we have some form of “Read a Book Day” once a month. But that’s not the point. Back on schedule for today’s topic, and we’re mean to be talking all things chocolate.
To be honest, I don’t consider myself a chocoholic. Sure, I enjoy a piece of chocolate (peanut butter M&Ms are a weakness) or a good chocolate chip cookie (homemade for the win!) now and again, but overall, I’d rather have a good crisp (apple, rhubarb or peach, doesn’t matter) or muffin to satisfy my sweet tooth.
This is a tag I saw this on a fellow booktuber’s channel and thought it’d be fun to join in – no, I wasn’t tagged in this one, but still. Let’s get to the questions!
The Chocolate Book Tag 2017
White Chocolate – Your favorite light-hearted/humorous read*
This question is so unfair. I have so many favorite light-hearted reads. Mostly because, overall, it’s this that’s my favored genre. As someone who reads for pleasure, I love it when a novel can take me on an adventure in a humorous way. Because I’m forced to choose one, I’ll go with… Geek Girl by Holly Smale. BONUS! Some of the authors I turn to for such reads include, Jenny B. Jones; Melissa Tagg; Kasie West and so many more!
Wafer-free Kit-Kat – Name a book that surprised you lately
Hmm… I don’t know that I’ve read one that surprised me lately. Back in December, I did read Close to You which is absolutely amazing. I guess since I read repeat authors (and am happiest when I do), going into the book “knowing” it’s going to stun, I don’t really end up being “surprised” because I was confident it’d reach that level of amazing. But this is the first book by Kara Isaac I read, and so it was a lovely treat to discover her brand of storytelling.
Snickers – A book that you are going nuts about
Melissa Tagg’s All This Time which is my current read. I really wanted to be further along in this one, fellow
bookworms, but sadly, this week has been full of canning. (Blogger trivia: I detest making applesauce.)
Here I’ll be more generic. Some of the authors I turn to for comfort reads (because they’re so talented and good at it) are Nicole Deese (A New Shade of Summer); Denise Hunter (The Goodbye Bride, Just a Kiss); Katherine Reay; Melissa
Tagg; and plenty more.
Into these stories, I could also insert Debra White Smith’s Jane Austen (contemporary) re-tellings. Though it’s been years since I read them, I adore the new covers and I’m now SO ready for a reread.
Box of chocolates – What series have you read that you feel has a wide variety and a little something for everyone
Good question. I’ll choose the Doon series and Unblemished trilogy. Both seem to represent this question really well. Both are set in contemporary worlds before eventually travelling to other realms (the former travels in time to historical Scotland, the latter into a kind of parallel world called a “Reflection”).
There’s also plenty of romance, adventure and angst y teen drama. If you want an adult novel, look no further than Becky Wade’s True to You (or any of her novels).
That’s a wrap for the Chocolate Book Tag 2017! Have you joined this fun tag? Let me know down below; I’d love to come by and visit. Have you read any of these books? Do you like them? What books would you pair with chocolate?? (What’s your favorite KIND of chocolate??) Let’s chat, bookworms!
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