The Candy Book Tag

I spotted this tag over at The Book Corps and couldn’t resist doing it. Laura has put together a very nice blog over there. You should check it out!

The Candy Book Tag


Apples – Healthy food. It is deep, meaningful, and probably won a lot of awards but it really isn’t your thing.


Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. I hate this play. Conceited children who throw their lives away and cause so much family strife because of an intense teenage crush. I want to throw things when I hear someone call it romantic. No, no it’s not. Have you even read it? It is a tragedy, not romance.


Milk Chocolate – This is a book you’d recommend to absolutely EVERYONE.


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. This book quickly hit my list for top 5 all time favorites. Schwab hands you this complex world full of interesting and developing characters and you can’t help but be completely sucked in. Sure, it won’t appeal to absolutely everyone because not everyone likes a touch of fantasy but that won’t stop me from recommending it.


Black Jellybeans – Why do these exist?


SeQuence (The Heart of the Ocean #1) by Lorraine M.L.M. I have said it before and I will say it again, this is one of the worst books I have ever read. It showcases a weak, mindless, powerless girl who thoughtlessly follows all of the rules and expects others to take care of her. She is completely incapable of doing anything on her own and of course falls for a man that ignores her and pushes her away. Is that supposed to be romantic or something? This book is an insult to females.


Chocolate Kisses – Awww this novel had the best romance


The Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E.Schwab. Yes, I know, I used Schwab again. It took me quite some time to come up with what to list here, give me a break. I’m not much of one for romance. However, the complex relationship between Lila and Kell is very entertaining. It is not just about a romantic pull and the superficial, that would make it boring, but it is rooted in hard won respect. That is something I can get behind.


Gummy Spiders – Eek! You made sure to check under your bed every night for a week after reading this scary one.


24690 by A.A. Dark. I’ve been asked before what I found frightening about this book. Dark shows you depths of the depravity of mankind when they think there are no consequences to their actions. What people will do when they are given free reign to act on their pleasures and whims. That is what made this a book of horror. Not the actions themselves but the festering pit of darkness that dwells within man.


Jumbo Lollipop – This took you forever to get through, but hey! You did it!


The Lord of the Flies by William Golding. I’ll be short, sweet, and to the point here. It took me months to get through this book. Being an award winning classic that speaks to the inner workings of society does not necessarily make for an entertaining read.



I’m not going to specifically tag anyone for this but if you want to do it, feel free!

4 thoughts on “The Candy Book Tag

  1. Great choices here! I wholly agree on the Shades of Magic series, it’s definitely a powerful one in many aspects. I have yet to read the last two books but so far, it’s incredible and I really enjoy Kell and Lila’s relationship (but it had to grow on me).
    I’m not a fan of Romeo and Juliet either. Just felt like an incredibly superficial, nonsensical relationship and it bothers me when girls say it’s incredibly romantic and an inspiration to them.
    24690 sure sounds like a chilling book. Sometimes psychological horror gets way scarier than regular one.
    Lovely post 🙂


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