With our busy schedules, we’ve decided that we should start doing more tags. So welcome to the first of those—The Milk Tea Book Tag. This was created by Alyssa @ The Devil Orders Takeout, and we just decided to do it on our own. Without further ado…
Tea: the foundation of your reading life
E: I’ve spoken about A Series of Unfortunate Events more times than I can count, so I thought I’d talk about a different series that got me into reading. That is, of course, Nancy Drew. I loved these books from the age of about 9 to 13, and I think they’re the reason I love mystery books so much now.
M: Roald Dahl books were I think the first to really engage me and get me into reading. I was always supported by my parents to read often and I think the fact that they were happy to buy me books rather than toys was a big reason I am a reader today.
Milk: a rich, smooth book
E:I have no idea what this means, but I think I’m going to go with Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. There is so much diversity in this book so I think that makes it very rich, and it’s just overall really fun book to read.
M: Hmm this is a difficult one mostly because I am unsure as to what qualifies as a smooth book, maybe I’d suggest Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz because the writing goes down very smooth even if the characters don’t.
Sugar: a book you love but is controversial
E:I had to go with Jane Eyre for this one. Maybe it’s not controversial as such, but I feel like people are really divided on this—either you love it or hate it, I think.
M: The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger is a very famous classic and oddly enough I really enjoyed this read. I am not usually one for classics but this one was different. Many people don’t like this novel it has often times even been banned.
Ice: a book just for fun
E: I love reading the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series by Ann Brashares when I’m feeling down. It’s not a great series, but they do make me smile.
M: Angels Blood by Nalini Singh is actioned packed and titillating. I’ve picked this one because it’s a bit of an erotic read that I enjoyed just for fun as a guilty pleasure.
Silk stocking: a book that’s much better than it sounds
E: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. I think most people think of the movies and expect this to be a bit geeky, and okay, it is, but it’s still a lot of fun to read and not nearly as trashy as you might expect.
M: Adorkable by Sara Manning, as the title suggests this book sounds a bit lame, to begin with but once you get stuck into it, it’s a fairly enjoyable contemporary read.
Yinyang: a book with foreign influence
E: I just read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson and found it pretty enjoyable. As I’m sure most of you know, it’s Swedish but it also surprisingly has a little bit of Australia in there too.
M: The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan follows, I believe, a Polish immigrant as she struggles to fit into life in the UK. This book is written in verse and is full of emotion so be warned.
We thought doing a tag for a change was pretty fun so expect some more soon. Hope you have enjoyed this post and we will be back soon with more.