Happy Sunday! Today’s post combines two of my favorite things: cookies and books. 🍪📚 I absolutely love sweet treats, and cookies are definitely a regular craving along with ice cream, brownies, doughnuts, etc. Stephanie and I decided to combine our foodie spirit with our love for reading by sharing The Cookie Book tag which we found over on Kelly’s blog at Just Another Book In The Wall!
Chocolate Chip | A Classic Book That You Love or Really Enjoyed
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I mentioned it in my Best Books I’ve Read in 2018 (So Far) post, but this has definitely been a new favorite. I’m not sure if everyone considers it a classic, but it’s normally required reading here in the United States. Scout is the cutest narrator, and her bright and innocent outlook on life contrasts with the harsh realities of human nature. It teaches important lessons such as being compassionate and standing up for what is right. 🌟
Thin Mints | A Fandom That You Really Want to ‘Join’ and/or a Hyped-Up Book You Want To Read
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. I have heard so many good things about this book that I’ve already made the spontaneous purchase on my Kindle (Plus, it was on sale!). 💘I am living for the Asian representation in YA lately, and a fantasy novel with Chinese history seems like my cup of tea. I’m extremely excited to cross this book off my TBR, and I really hope that it lives up to the hype.
Shortbread | An Author You Can’t Get Enough Of
Morgan Matson. I have turned into a fluffy contemporary loving ball, and Morgan Matson’s books have been satisfying my lovesick heart. 😍I used to avoid reading contemporary books because I usually disliked most that I read, but this summer, I’ve been finding so many heartwarming gems. I’ve only read Since You Been Gone and The Unexpected Everything, but I loved both so much. I can’t wait to read her other books–Save the Date is up next in my TBR!
Samoas | An Emotional Rollercoaster
Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas. How is it possible to feel so many emotions in the span of one book?? 😭 The Throne of Glass books have a special place in my heart, and the characters are so intelligent and kickass. I was so invested in their lives, and seeing them find purpose, romance, and camaraderie made my heart sing with joy. Of course, if you’ve read this book, you’d know how heartbreaking the ending was, so we just have to stay positive for Kingdom of Ash!
Oreos | A Book Whose Cover Was Better Than The Story OR Vice Versa, Where The Story Was Better Than Its Cover
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. This was such an easy question to answer because VA is such an underrated series!! I genuinely question the marketing decision for this cringey title and cover. 🙄 There are even multiple cover versions…but they all suck! (The vampire pun was not intended) I loved the characters, the world-building, and the storyline, but I can never find people to fangirl with me. The first two books were pretty meh, but the rest of the series and the Bloodlines series are spectacular.
Tagalongs / Peanut Butter Patties | A Book That Wasn’t What You Expected
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. This book was an unexpected love. 💖I didn’t really know what to expect from the cover and title, but I just remember thinking of Percy Jackson’s Sea of Monsters and Eliza from Hamilton. I basically decided to give it a try because other bloggers that I really respected loved the book, and I was blown away once I read it. There was such beautifully crafted storytelling, soft slow-growing romances, and raw emotions of the characters’ real struggles.
Snickerdoodles | A Book You May Never Stop Rereading/ Loving
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead. Another great book with a cringey cover. Richelle Mead WYD!! I honestly prefer her Bloodlines series over her Vampire Academy series. 💛Sydney Sage is a personal role model for me, and her growth throughout the series is so inspiring. Of course, Adrian Ivashkov also makes the series that much greater too with his wit and charm.