Hi, hi and hey, hey. Happy Friday!!!
Fun fact of the day: I’ve never had a pumpkin spice latte. I don’t even like coffee. Infact, I don’t think I’ve ever stepped foot in a Starbucks
(this is where pumpkin spice latte’s are sold, right?) but it rained here in Spain the other day so it’s officially autumn in my eyes and that deserves a tag!
And so today I’m going to be doing the Pumpkin Spice Latte book tag!! I wasn’t tagged for this one but I saw Caro @ The Book Chesire Cat and Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books do this tag and it looked super cute so here I am 🙂
This tag was originally created by The Book Pusher over on YouTube.
Pumpkin Spice Latte // a book that everyone likes to hate on but is delicious.
This isn’t necessarily a book that “everyone hates on” but I do feel like I enjoyed it more than most. The book I’m talking about is Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell which I read earlier this month.
(I had to think then. Did I seriosly only read this 3 weeks ago!? It feels like it’s been ages!!!).
For a lot of people there was a looonggg wait between Carry On and Wayward Son so I think there was lots of anticipation and expectations for the sequel and for some those expectations weren’t met.
I, however, had 0 expectations while also kind of knowing what to expect in terms of the plot meaning I wasn’t dissapointed by the more angsty aspects of the sequel and ended up loving this book (maybe even more then the first!)
“Fall is my favourite season” // a cliche that you can’t get enough of.
Listen. I’m a sucker for “bad boys in a leather jacket that actually have hearts of gold and are total softies” and I’m not even softy. Bonus points if they they a) have brown hair, or b) ride a motorbike.
I’d like to point out that by “bad boys” I mean like: Nate from One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus or Lucky from Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett or even Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle/Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater.
(I definitely do not mean “bad boys” like H*rdin Sc*tt.)
Sweater Weather to T-Shirt Weather // a book you thought was one thing but was completely different by the end.
*currently sad cause it’s still not sweater weather. i just wanna wear cosy jumpers😭*
So. Last month I read a book which I thought was a “guilty pleasure, love triangle, very American romance” but was actually just a whole lot of smut with absolutely crazy plot lines.
Not mentioning the title. Genuinely disappointed in myself that I read the whole thing. I did try to stop but it was like a car-crash. I had to see how much worse it was going to get.
“Spoops”// do you have a spooky book on your tbr?
Oh God I have sooo many, it’s not even funny. I’ll be doing a whole Spooky Season TBR soon so I’m going with:
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
Honestly I’m not actually sure what this is about and I don’t want to, but I do know that it’s set in 1950’s Mexico and according to Goodreads it’s a fantasy-gothic-horror-thriller. That sounds soo cool!!!!
I don’t know when I’ll end up getting around to this. Hopefully in October but I’ve been on the slippery-slope of falling into a reading slump so I’m just going with the flow at the minute.
Tarot Reading // a five star prediction
I typically hand out five stars like they’re going out of style (I’m very easily pleased) but I’m having trouble right now.
If I’d done this tag a couple of weeks ago I’d have said The Invisble Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab (and I was right, it was a 5 star read).
I think today I’m going to go with Legendborn by Tracy Deonn which is said to feel like a modern day twist on “The Mortal Instruments” with a black main character. I pre-ordered this book, it showed up at my house earlier this week so maybe it’s wishful thinkng but I’m hoping this turns out to be a 5 star read!
Sephora Sage + Crystal Set // a book that meant well but missed the mark by a landslide.
Eh. I am stuckkk againnn. I think for this one I’m going to go with The Anti-Virginity Pact by Katie Wismer.
This book just tried to tackle wayyy too much: sexual assault, slut shaming, dog fighting, kidnapping, religious camps. All of these things are important to talk about but a lot of it felt like it was forced into the story for “drama” or something along those lines.
I really think this could have been a good book if it had focused more on the religious aspects and a child having different beliefs to their parents and navigating those struggles, but alas it was not meant to be:(
And so there we go. That was the pumpkin spice latte tag, it was a really fun one and if you haven’t done it yet you totally should!
I’m still not gonna drink one though. It wasn’t that fun. I’ll stick with my Pepsi or my PG Tips.
Thanks so much for reading and stay safe :))