Hi friends, the weather has finally cooled down in my area, finally bringing fall into existence! To celebrate, I thought I would participate in the Pumpkin Spice Latte Book Tag. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes (I strongly prefer a simple iced/hot chai), but this tag looked too fun to pass up and really gets you in that spooky, autumn mood!
This tag was created by The Book Pusher so be sure to follow the link to her video where you can see her amazing answers! 🎃
For this one I have to go with A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. This book has become a guilty pleasure for me because, even though the whole community pokes fun at it, I can’t help but love all the characters and the story. Yes, this book has it’s many problems, but reading it got me through some tough high school years and, because of that, it’s become a favorite fantasy novel of mine.
I cannot, and will not, ever get over an enemies to lover trope. I have read and fallen in love with far too many contemporary romances that display relationships that go through that sort of transition and have found some of my favorite books through it. The trope just opens up so many doors to other favorites of mine such as hilarious banter and the classic two people, one hotel room, one bed sort of situation. The tension is so good, folks!
These Things I’ve Done by Rebecca Phillips definitely surprised me by the end. I went into it thinking it was going to be just another contemporary but the events that unfold left me speechless and it ended up being a story of grief, guilt, and loss. I would highly, highly recommend this book. I personally feel like it is extremely underhyped!
Since I’m at college I don’t have access to a lot of my spookier books that are at home, but one that I am dying to read is Horrid by Katrina Leno. Not only is the cover super chilling, but the synopsis sounds insane! Next time I’m craving a horror read, I will definitely be looking into this one.
I have to go with Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennet! I have already read and loved all her other contemporaries so I’m hoping this one will be no different. The story sounds absolutely adorable and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy!
Pride by Ibi Zoboi definitely missed the mark for me. Though the story was alright, I think I went into it with way too many expectations of it being a perfect, modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. I do love how it touched upon subjects such as race and gentrification, but something in it still felt off. Whether it was the pacing or a lack of character depth… I’m not sure.
Are you a pumpkin spice latte lover? If not, what are some of your favorite fall drinks? What is a spooky book on your TBR?
Until next time, happy reading! ♡