I found this Halloween-themed tag on Bookish Serendipity and it looked fun! It’s about candy – specifically, the types of candy that remind you of certain books.
Let’s get started.
Ah, healthy food. It is deep, meaningful, and probably won a lot of awards but, um, it really isn’t your thing.
Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a YA classic, and while I’m glad that I now understand all the pop culture references to it… it just wasn’t my thing. I’m picky about YA contemporary, especially the angsty stuff, so I can’t say my apathy towards it particularly surprises me.
2. Milk chocolate
This is the book that you’d recommend to absolutely EVERYONE.
I talked about Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan on Monday and as I wrote the review for
it, I kept thinking, “Meh. This book wasn’t as good as I’d hoped/been led to believe… If I could recommend only one LGBTQ+ book ever it would be The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth!”
Actually, let me rephrase that. If I could recommend ONLY ONE BOOK EVER, it would be Miseducation.
My blogging friends Matt and Lifelong Fangirl have been reading it lately, and I’m sorry if I’m irritating you two with my excitement and incessant “Have you read that part yet?! What about this part?!” questions, but… it’s amazing, but not that well known. So I don’t often get to fangirl about it.
WHY DO THESE EXIST?!
4. Chocolate kisses
Aww…this novel had the best romance.
I’m REALLY picky about love stories. And I don’t usually like love stories that are the main attraction (…no pun intended, I swear!) and not, like, mostly adventure or sci fi or historical fiction with a love story thrown in as a subplot.
So if you catch me fangirling over any love story ever, know this: I must have been EXTREMELY impressed by it. And this is the case with Ash by Malinda Lo. Whilst reading it I had a RIDICULOUSLY HUGE smile on my face and… gah, Ash and Kaisa are amazing together. OMG THERE IS SO MUCH CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THOSE GIRLS.
5. Gummy spiders
Eek! You made sure to check under your bed every night for a week after reading this scary one.
Chris Wooding’s Malice is actually a children’s book. But to be honest, I wouldn’t recommend to little kids unless they want to be terrified forever! The story is told in both prose and illustrations and IT’S SO GOOD.
P.S. It’s part of a duology; the sequel is Havoc,
if you’re interested.
6. Jumbo lollipop
This took you forever to get through, but hey! You did it!
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin is super loooong. Oh, and it’s about ten thousand times more violent than I was expecting. But was it worth reading? Definitely. I mean, I’m still not over the DEATHS OF SEVERAL MAJOR CHARACTERS IN THE FREAKING FIRST BOOK, but whatever.
7. Cotton candy
Admit it, you loved this when you were younger. (You probably still do.) Think: children’s or MG fiction.
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine is one of the bestest books on this planet and no one can convince me otherwise! It sparked my interest in retellings, especially fairy tale retellings, and it’s so funny and well-written and just generally an amazing book. I first read it when I about eleven years old and I love it to this day.
- Holly Alexandra @ Lines of Color, Palettes of Words
- Mawa Mahima @ All Things Wordy
- Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer
- Orphu @ A Mirror Made of Words
- Sabrina Wolfheart @ Books and Bark
- Kate @ The Magic Violinist
- Cait @ Notebook Sisters
(Come on, Cait. You really should do this one! I mean, it involves FOOD. Food!)
Link back to this post or put the URL of your post in the comments down below so I can read your responses! And, as always, feel free to participate in this tag whether or not I listed you!
And now, I have two questions for you. First of all, what is your favorite candy? I like Three Musketeers, Twix, Tim Tams, Hershey’s Kisses, white chocolate… basically any chocolate, honestly.
Secondly, what’s the most delicious book you’ve read lately? I just finished the recently-published Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. This year, I’ve given only three books five-star ratings – and it’s part of that teeny-tiny group. Yay!