The Cookie Book Tag

Tagged by the lovely Books Teacup and Reviews – cheers!  Sorry for all the tags lately, every time I catch up they just keep coming.  They’re fun though, so oh well.  Here we go.



  1. In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome if you link back to Nicole’s original post!
  2. Pick a book that corresponds to the cookie’s ‘theme’.
  3. Have fun!
  4. Tag one to three people.

Chocolate Chip: A classic book that you love or really enjoyed

12912I always talk about Les Mis and The Iliad, so now for something different (sort of): The Aeneid by Vergil.  I first read this in Latin in my senior year of high school, and I fell in love with the story.  I’ve since read it… three more times, I think (occupational hazard of majoring in Italian literature), and it never fails to captivate me.

Thin Mints: A fandom that you really want to ‘join’ and/or a hyped-up book you want to read (Your source(s) of a book being hyped can be from anywhere.)

29751398I’m kind of over joining fandoms – after years in the Harry Potter and Les Mis fandoms, now I just lurk whenever I find something new I enjoy.  So to answer the second half of the question: The Power by Naomi Alderman.  I’ve heard mixed things, but this book has gotten a lot of buzz this year along with winning the Bailey’s prize for 2017, so I am very curious.

Shortbread: An author you can’t get enough of

Agatha Christie.  I’ve read these four so far this year, and I don’t intend on stopping any time soon!  She’s so clever.  So far I’ve been shocked by all of the reveals in these books.

Samoas/Caramel DeLites: An emotional rollercoaster

michaud-the-subversive-brilliance-of-a-little-life-320A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.  There is no other answer to this question.  This book dug well beneath my heartless exterior and completely and utterly destroyed me.  I sobbed, I lost sleep, you name it.  But there’s also light in all this darkness; there’s something undeniably beautiful about the kind of love that’s depicted in these pages.  But mostly it just hurt a lot.

Oreos: A book whose cover was better than the story, or vice versa, where the story was better than the cover

307539872038303Cover better than the story: The Leavers by Lisa Ko.  I was incredibly underwhelmed by this book.  But I’m glad I own the hardcover, because look at how gorgeous.

Story better than the cover: Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault.  There’s a better cover, but this is the edition I own.  Woe.

Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties: A book that wasn’t what you expected (Good, bad, or just different, interpret how you wish.)

3279625351gy2mlxabl-_sx328_bo1204203200_Better than I expected: Final Girls by Riley Sager.  I just finished this last night and wrote a review today, so I have to give it a shout out.  I figured that anything that Stephen King calls ‘the first great thriller of 2017’ is bound to be overrated (nothing against Stephen King’s tastes – I just doubted that something could live up to such a tall order).  But it was awesome.

Worse than I expected: All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood.  This is a contentious choice: people love this book.  I didn’t.  Sorry 😦  I was uncomfortable with the treatment of the subject matter, and underwhelmed by the writing.


Snickerdoodles: A book you may never stop re-reading/loving


Not tagging anyone.  Do it if you want!

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