Chocolate Book Challenge!

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Kacie from The Written Word(s) tagged me in this fun looking challenge! I haven’t done a tag/challenge in what feels like a long time and this one is right up my alley, so I’m excited! I mean, chocolate and books?! My favorite things!

So, how does this work? Well there are seven prompts (one for a different sort of chocolate) and you pick a book to match each prompt! So there are seven books and seven chocolate types total. Let’s get going!

Dark Chocolate: A book that covers a dark subject
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.  I’m picking this book because it deals with the Holocaust, which is obviously an extremely dark subject. It was a heart wrenching book that led me on an emotional roller coaster while I was reading it. When I got to the end I just didn’t even know what to do, it was such a great read.

White Chocolate: Your favorite lighthearted/humorous read
I want to choose something by David Sedaris, but there are so many of his books that I could choose from. I’m going to have to go with Squirrel Seeking Chipmunk by David Sedaris. It even has funny little illustrations in it too!

Milk Chocolate: A book with a lot of hype that you are dying to read
Cinder by Marissa Meyer! It’s the reader’s choice book that everyone voted for and I’ve heard so much about it that I’m really excited to read it! It’s next on my list to read and I’m so intrigued by it!

Chocolate with a Caramel center: A book that makes you feel all gooey inside
I’m going to have to go with For One More Day by Mitch Albom. Honestly, I could probably have picked any of Mitch Albom’s books. But this book is about the bond one has with their mother and how complicated it can be at times. It just makes you feel all gooey and what not inside. I gave it to my mom to read and she cried, like normal, when I give her books like that.

Wafer-free KitKat: A book that recently surprised you
I’m going to pick Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard! I hadn’t really heard of it before, but YA seems to be all the rage with…well…Young Adults I guess, so it won my last reader’s choice and I found myself devouring it! I thought it would end up feeling lame and cliche-ish, but instead I found really enjoying the story and wanting more! I can’t wait for the second book to come out!

Snickers: A book that you’re going nuts about
I’m going to pick a book I went nuts about, past tense. It recently came out in a huge edition and it’s a graphic novel called Uzumaki (Spiral) by Ito Junji. I’m big into horror and one of my college friends had recommended that I read this scary manga, so obviously I did. Honestly, it made me afraid of spirals and it also made me notice them EVERYWHERE! After I read it, I went to leave my building and while walking down the stairs, I realized the carpet on the ground floor was spirals and I screamed. Ito Junji has a way of doing that to people.

Hot Chocolate with Cream and Marshmallows: A book you would turn to for a comfort read
This is going to sound super lame, but I don’t care. I love Yu-Gi-Oh by Kabuki Takahashi and I have a bunch of the manga and I always go back and re-read the last arc (Millennium World) whenever I get feelings about anything. I just love YGO and no one can stop me! It’s a strange little quirk, but seriously, I don’t think I can even properly explain it.

I’m going to tag any bookworms out there that would like to try this fun challenge! I’m looking at you Sara & Kristin!

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By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • This sounds fun! What an interesting concept.

  • Kay

    What a cool tag! Added a few more to my list – you always recommend such great sounding reads! πŸ™‚

  • Ooooohhh, fun! Maybe I'll try this too πŸ™‚ Uzumaki is so badass!

  • That looks like such a fun link up to do!

  • thedailymiacis

    I like how they turn a type of a chocolate to a theme. It's look a great challenge πŸ™‚

  • Okay, so I'm skeptical about Red Queen… I started it and it felt a little too Hunger Gamesish for me. Am I wrong? Should I pick it back up again? I really only read the first chapter.

  • what a cute idea! I love pairing the chocolate with a good book. I do really want to read Cinder. Looks like a good beach/summer read

  • Ooh! I'm saving this for when I get back from vacay πŸ˜€

  • Yes! I'd love to see what you pick!!

  • I'm reading it right now and I'm really enjoying it, I'm going through it so fast!!

  • It felt a lot like all the other dystopian novels. It was more like a blend of Hunger Games and Divergent, but with more of an obvious Monarchy with way more obvious distinction of the classes. I called one obvious plot point, but some other twists caught me off guard, which I can appreciate, since sometimes I find that I can call the "surprise reveal" way too easily. So overall I enjoyed the book and I'm curious to see where it will go, I mean, aside from the obvious "uprising" root, which kind of has to happen in a dystopian series.

  • It was a lot of fun, you can do it if you'd like!

  • Join in! I'd love to see your answers!!

  • Uzumaki is so freaky!!! You should totally give it a whirl!

  • I'm glad you think so!! πŸ˜€ You should totally join in on the tag, it'd be fun to see your answers!!

  • I really enjoyed this tag, it was interesting and combined two things I love! haha!

  • This is so fun!! What a great idea! I'll have to add this to my list of fun posts to do!
    ~Sara