I was tagged by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse! I don’t actually drink wine (or at all) so I don’t really get these references…but who cares! I love a good book tag.
Box Wine – a book people will judge you for liking but you like it anyway!
I’m going to go really broad on this one and just say YA. Obviously this community isn’t judging like that, but there are A LOT of people in this world who judge adults who like to read YA.
Organic Wine – a book that doesn’t have any added crap in it and is just written perfectly.
We all knew I was going to bring this book up, right? Yes. Wolf by Wolf is so perfect. There is some romance, but it’s not the focus of the book and it doesn’t seem artificially added. Also, there isn’t any added drama or frustrating miscommunication. This story is all real with beautifully lyrical writing and an intriguing plot that really drives the story forward (even during flashback scenes).
Gluehwein – a really spicy, wintery read.
Would I describe Dash and Lily as spicy? Yes and yes. Obviously this book is wintery (it’s set in New York during Christmas break). Dash and Lily are both super fun characters and Lily in particular has some extra sass added in. Now, just a reminder, I listened to this as an audiobook and the woman who read Lily was SO PERFECT.
Sauvignon Blanc – a really sharp and aggressive read that you couldn’t put down.
This is only partially true. The story was definitely sharp and aggressive, but I also didn’t have a hard time putting it down. Something about the way it was written or the plot didn’t really compel me to continue reading. But still, very sharp and aggresive.
Pinot Noir – a book you didn’t expect much from but ended up getting blown away.
I was going to use a different book for this one, but then I saw Second Chance Summer on my Goodreads “Favorites” list and thought, “Yes. YES, THAT ONE.” Going into this, I knew that I’d liked Matson’s Since You’ve Been Gone, but it wasn’t anything super spectacular. I thought this book would be kind of similar. IT WAS SO MUCH MORE. If you’d like to feel all the feels, then read this book.
Chardonnay – a good summer read that was super zesty.
I think the Casserole Queens invented the word “zesty”. I loved so much about this book and it really is the perfect summer read. It has a little bit of everything in it. Hanging out, summer jobs, late night hijinks, and even a roadtrip.
Rose – a book that has a little bit of everything in it.
Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic world. Romance. Love Triangles. Aliens. Mystery. Several different settings. Multi-cultural Characters. This story really does have a little bit of EVERYTHING.
Shiraz – a full-bodied book that is dark and juicy.
The characters in this one could have been a little more complex than they were, but I think “dark and juicy” is a pretty good way to describe it. Dark for sure, at least. There are so many times when this book is just a little bit disturbing–but I still had to finish.
Merlot – a smooth, easy read with a soft finish.
Oh Austenland…the book is great, the movie is great. This book is such an easy read because we all know what’s going to end up happening. Despite that, we’re still so happy when it finally does! This is a book that I will for sure return to when I just need a light, easy read.
Champagne – your favorite book.
Why is this even on here? I can’t choose just one!
As per my usual…I tag anyone who wants to do this!