The Pumpkin Spice Latte Tag

What’s this? A tag post not on a Thursday? I saw this tag floating around a lot, and I really wanted to take it, but when I found it all my Thursday tags had been planned out.

I spotted this on Narrative Paradise, but I’ve also seen many other people pay homage to the ubiquituous Starbucks beverage. Here’s a clue though – I don’t actually love PSLs! I can’t even tell what the spice in there I don’t like is, it could possibly be cloves.

Pumpkin Spice Latte: a book everyone likes to hate but is delicious

I’m going to say not a specific book, but in fact a whole genre. Quite a lot of people shit on chick lit and women’s fiction. To those people, I raise a middle finger in disdain. I have gotten so much love and joy and comfort from so many wonderful authors in this genre. I owe a lot of my love of reading to them.

“Fall is my favorite season”: a cliché you can’t get enough of

I love a story about twins. I’m not myself a twin, but I really wanted to be one. I love reading books about twins to live vicariously through them.

Sweater Weather to T-Shirt Weather: a book you thought was one thing but was completely different by the end

There are a couple of books I’ve read with some idea of what it was, and it turned out to be something else entirely. I was so blown away by In Five Years by Rebecca Serle, which was totally not what I expected. It started out as a romantic story, and throughout the book it became so much deeper.

“Spoops”: do you have a spooky book on your tbr?

I’m not a big scary book fan, but there is one book on my shelf that fits the bill. While I love a thriller, this one is bit more what people think when they think scary and spooky reading – a Stephen King book. I started 11.22.63 recently, which is about a man sent back in time to try and stop the assassination of JFK. For me, it was the perfect introduction to the King of Horror (even if it’s not very horror).

Tarot Reading: a five-star prediction

I made some predictions for 2020’s reading, but now we’re almost at a new year I think it’s time to make some more. I have a very strong feeling I’m going to adore The Single Dad’s Handbook by Lynsey James. It’s not out until April, but reviews for the ARC are overwhelmingly popular. I also have a review copy, and I am saving it for a moment when I REALLY need a cathartic cry.

Sephora Sage + Crystal Set: a book that meant well but missed the mark by a landslide

I don’t even know what was meant by The Friend Zone by Abby Jiminez, but it gave such a horribly wrong portrayal of infertility. The whole message of the book was completely undone by the ending. It did such a disservice to women who struggle with fertility issues and aren’t able to conceive easily – or at all.

Whether you’re a PSL lover or not, I would love to see your answers to this fun tag.

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