So I’ve been really into book tags recently and this one is definitely right up my street. Chocolate and books what could be better? I’m currently tucking into some Easter egg whilst writing this, which is a little wonderful and also a little fitting. I found this book tag on the lovely blog readerlygeek.wordpress.com you can see her answers here. As always if you fancy re-blogging and writing your own, comment below or tweet me @littlebookblog1 so I can read your brilliant answers; *breaks off another slab of chocolate and devours*
The Chocolate Book Tag
1.) Dark chocolate: a book that covers a dark subject
I think Complicit by Nikki French; it revolves around the finding of a dead body in a flat by Bonnie Graham. She is the immediate suspect but things aren’t quite what they seem. It’s a well-constructed plotline that pulls the reader in by separating the book into two times before and after the crime. I utterly loved it and writing about it I now want to read it again.
2.) White Chocolate: Your favourite light-hearted/humorous read
I think it would have to be Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour
Book by Morgan Matson. Although it does have a number of deeper themes and lessons running throughout I thought that this had a humorous or sweet way of making them become aware to the reader. The illustrations and receipt tickets also add to this and make it more of a light-hearted read.
3.) Milk Chocolate: a book with a lot of hype you’re dying to read
The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins; I still have not read this book! It’s on my TBR Spring list but I haven’t yet got round to it. I’ve heard so much about it and I’ve read so many reviews from book bloggers that I really want to add my opinion. If only I could get round to reading it.
4.) Chocolate with a Caramel Center: A book that makes you feel all gooey inside
This is probably going to seem like a really obvious choice based on the subject of this book tag but Chocolat by Joanne Harris has such a delightfully gooey sense of lyrical writing. The style of the novel as a whole is stunningly beautiful and simply gorgeously written.
5.) Wafer free KitKat: A book that recently surprised you
A book that surprised me? I think maybe Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. At the beginning I found it really diffiucult to really get into but as I worked my way through it made more and more sense. I found by the end that I missed the real meaning behind the book and actually went back and read bits again to get the final feel. It really made me think and I loved that about it.
6.) Snickers: A book you are going nuts about
I’m currently re-reading Enduring Love by Ian McEwan and I am really enjoying it. I can’t believe how much I disliked it back in English Literature class; boring, lacking in anything, lack lustre I didn’t even finish the book however second time around it’s really rather special and I can’t wait to write it up and review it for you.
7.) Hot Chocolate with Cream and Marshmallows: a book you would turn to for a comfort read
Leftovers by Stella Newman I think. The book revolves around Susie who is looking for a promotion so she can give up her terrible job and launch herself into a career in food. The book revolves heavily around Susie’s Italian roots and her love of pasta and throughout Susie disperses wonderful pasta recipes based on her Grandmother’s belief that there is a pasta dish for every occasion. It is a warm and cosy read and perfect for snuggling up in bed with.
If you’d like to do The Chocolate Book Tag get book tagging and let me know in the comments or tweet me! Just answer the questions and share your love of books and all things chocolate-y too!