It’s Thursday and that seems as good a day as any for another book tag! Today, I’m doing one that combines two of my favorite things: books and cheese! Makes me want to whip up a charcuterie board and have a snack whilst reading after I finish this post 😂 But maybe first I should tell you what it actually is… The Cheesy Goodness Book Tag!
Before I start, I must thank two incredible bloggers for tagging me! Shoutout to both Ashley @ Books Are 42 and Danni @ _ForBooksSake for thinking of me! You should definitely check out both of their blogs because they are fantastic. Lots of wonderful, bookish content!
Now, it’s time to get to the tag 😊
- Pingback the original creator (Sydney at Fire and Rain books) so she can see all your cheesy goodness answers.
- Pingback the person who tagged you or you stole this from (Thanks Ashley and Danni!)
- Have fun!
Cheddar – The Traditional Cheese: Name Your Favorite Classic Novel
Oh, it has to be The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas! I was so nervous about reading this book. Mostly because my experience with classics has been very hit or miss, but also partly because this book is THICK. Eventually, though, my curiosity won out and I picked up the audiobook. I absolutely fell in love with the king of all revenge stories! This was such an incredible novel and it made me want to explore more books by Dumas.
Swiss – A Hole-y Cheese: Name an Emotional Roller Coaster
I just finished Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley yesterday while I was at work. I probably should have held off until I got home because, dear lord, does this book pack a punch! My heart was in my throat for most of the last few chapters, from both joy and sadness. I was prepared for an intriguing thriller that kept me engaged. I was not prepared to have my feelings bounce around like a ping-pong ball 😂 Suffice it to say, I loved this book!
Blue Cheese – The Controversial Cheese: Name an Unpopular Book Opinion You Have
I’m slowly starting to realize that I’m not a fan of e-books 😬 I love the concept of them! I love that they make books more accessible and easy to bring wherever you go. But the actual experience of reading them? No thank you. I don’t know if it’s because I stare at screens all the time and adding one more screen to my routine is too much or if I just really prefer having a physical book in my hand, but they’re definitely my least preferred reading format.
Brie – The Favorite Cheese: Name an Author You Always Want More Of
Top of the list has to be Erin Morgenstern. She has written two of my favorite books of all time. She’s one of the few authors where I read one book they wrote and immediately added them to my ‘favorite authors’ list. And I cannot wait til whatever she’s working on next is announced! I just need more of her beautiful, lyrical writing and the fantastical worlds that she creates. Until then, I’ll just have to re-read The Night Circus and The Starless Sea until my books fall apart 😂
Gouda – The Dutch Cheese: Name A Book That Makes You Want to Travel
Most books that I read that are set somewhere other than where I live make me want to travel. But City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab made me seriously consider buying a ticket to Edinburgh! The way she describes the city made me yearn to explore the streets and see the sights in person. Add to the fact that I love spooky stuff and I was this close to packing a bag 😂 Edinburgh is definitely on the top of my travel bucket list and this book is partially to blame.
American – The Fake Cheese: Name Your Least Favorite Book/A Book You Love to Hate On
I have never made a secret of my hatred for Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. This book. This book is one of the reasons I thought classics weren’t for me for the longest time. This and The Scarlet Letter, which would also be a perfect answer for this question. I think my hatred for Wuthering Heights runs deeper though. After all, I ‘lost’ (read: shoved it behind other books at my parents’ house) this book as soon as I finished it and made no attempt to ever replace it on my shelves.
Colby Jack – A Mixed Cheese: Name Your Favorite Ship
Prepare for this space to become an Eve + Jacob fan blog because they are PERFECTION! I finished Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert yesterday and it is, hands down, my favorite of the Brown Sisters series! Chloe and Dani are great and all, but EEEVVVVEEE! And Jacob is probably my favorite love interest of the whole series, as well. Which is saying a lot because, like… Zafir is right there, existing. Sorry, Zaf, but Jacob has knocked you off the top spot!
Mozzarella – The Simple Cheese: Name an Old Favorite You’ll Never Stop Loving
One of my childhood favorites that I still re-read on a regular basis is The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. This fun and fast-paced mystery is something I enjoy every single time I read it. Which is funny because, usually once I know how a mystery ends, I can’t get the same enjoyment from reading the story again. Not so with this book! I think it’s because of the game which the mystery revolves around and my love for the eccentric characters.
Pepper Jack – The Spicy Cheese: Name A Book You Can’t Judge by Its Cover
The first book that popped to mind was Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse, haha. Because, when this cover dropped, I was… less than enthused 😂 I loved the first book in the series, Black Sun, so much, though, that I knew I was going to read it regardless. And, now, I love the book so much that I will begrudgingly love the cover, as well! Even if it still leaves me completely underwhelmed every time I see it. I dunno… just something about the colors and the exploding head doesn’t work for me.
Muenster – The Monster Cheese: Name A Villain That You Wish Never Had the Joy of Eating Cheese Again
Joffrey from the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin deserves to never enjoy anything good ever. Especially cheese! Uuuugh, he was quite literally the worst. Every time his character turned up on the page, I had the urge to jump into the book and throttle him. I don’t think there was one redeeming quality that Joffrey possessed. I will say, he didn’t have the greatest parents so he was really starting off with the deck stacked against him. But he was still legitimately awful.
I’m fairly certain the most of the people I usually tag in these posts have either already been tagged or already done this one 😂 That being said, if any of you out there read this post and want to get in on the cheesy fun, consider this your tag! I’d love to see your answers, so drop a link in the comments if you do end up doing it 😊
And, as always, happy reading!