Monday, April 13, 2015

The Chocolate Book Challenge!

Big thanks to Ari Carr from Comics and Cookies for tagging me in this challenge! This was pretty fun to write, and I can't wait to tag some other bloggers to join in on the fun too :)

So here is how it works: There are prompts for each "type" of book that relate to chocolate, 7 in total. All you have to do is pick a book that best fits each prompts and write about why you think it's a good fit. And if writing and reading these posts doesn't make you start eyeing that Easter chocolate you've been trying to resist lately, then that's only because you don't have any Easter chocolate left XD
Dark Chocolate: A book that covers a dark subject.
It's funny how a book with such bright colours can cover such dark subjects XD I read this book upon recommendations from one of my coworkers who had listed this book as one of their Staff Picks. The two main characters in this incredible YA novel, known as Finch and Violet, meet while standing on top of the school/s roof/bell tower, both of them up there at the same time by pure chance. There are of course darker themes of suicide, but this book also tackles other dark subject such as a family's struggle with the sudden death of a loved one, and other subjects that aren't necessarily dark but are certainly heavy, such as various forms of mental illness. That being said, this is so far my favorite book of 2015.

White Chocolate: Your favorite lighthearted/humorous read.
You had to know I was going to bring up this book XD This is one of my personal favorites, and it's also one of the funniest books that I've ever read. Most books by dream-team Rachel Cohn & David Levithan are hilarious, but this one certainly takes first place in my own mind.
Milk Chocolate: A book with a lot of hype that you're dying to read.
This title seems to be one that Epic Reads is a big fan of, which is almost always a good sign. The book trailer for this book looks great, and I greatly enjoyed the first novel written by Katie Cotugno, so this is a novel that I am anxiously looking forward to picking up at the bookstore.
Chocolate with a Caramel Center: A book that makes you feel all gooey inside.
All 3 published books in Kiera Cass' Selection series have the capacity to make me feel all warm and gooey inside, but this book definitely outranks the other two in the gooey department XD It is what I used to think was the adorable and unpredictable conclusion to an incredible trilogy. When I learned that there would be 2 more books in this main series, you can imagine how happy I was to hear the news. The Heir will be released on May 5th and I'll be running out to a bookstore at the first available moment to grab the newest Selection title, which brings on its own excited and gooey feeling :D
Wafer-Free KitKat: A book that recently surprised you.
When people have asked me whether or not I enjoyed Red Queen, I've explained to them that this is one of those books where as I was reading I repeatedly experienced the sensation that the end was near, but as I glanced at the amount of remaining pages left in the book I found that I still had a long way to go, which was great because I didn't want the book to end! XD With the amount that this book gave me, it made me feel not anxious and impatient for the next book in the series but content and pleased enough to quietly wait for Victoria Aveyard's next book.

On a totally unrelated note - there is such thing as a Wafer-Free KitKat Bar? What the heck?! I don't understand the purpose of that XD
Snickers: A book that you're going nuts about.
I recently started re-reading Goodbye Rebel Blue, mainly for the reason that I felt inclined to put together an Everyday Cosplay for the main character, Rebel Blue, including the purchase of a recent shark bag. I wanted to remind myself of how she usually dresses, and I also just wanted to sit back and re-enjoy this book. The first line of this book always slays me, and I'll take any excuse to read it to people: "The makers of inspirational kitty posters should be disemboweled" XDD
Hot Chocolate with Cream and Marshmallows: A book you would turn to for a comfort read.
Out of all of Sarah Dessen's novels (and I've read all of them and am eagerly anticipating the release of Saint Anything on May 5th), this one is my absolute favorite, and it always makes me feel happy whenever I either read it or re-listen to the audio book. One of this book's overlying themes is that there is no such thing as perfection, that it's an ideal that is pointless to reach for and you should just work at being content and happy with who you are and what you're doing with your life. Plus this book made me want to one day try to work as a cater waiter XD

Now to continue on with this challenge, I tag:

Thanks again to Ari Carr, and you can find her original post here! Let me know what books you might choose for each category in the comments below :)

1 comment:

  1. Could I deviate and maybe come up with some of my own categories?