The Wine Book Tag
I was tagged by Jasmine at How Useful It Is , and I have to admit, this is the perfect book tag. I love wine, I love books…it’s a match made in heaven!
Box Wine – a book people will judge you for liking but you like it anyway!
Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I know a lot of people who didn’t like this book. I found it a very candid story of one woman’s struggle overcoming grief.
Organic Wine – a book that doesn’t have any added crap in it and is just written perfectly.
The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald. I read this for the first time earlier this year, and it lived up to all of its expectations!
Gluhwein – a really spicy, Wintry read.
Any of the Outlander series books by Diana Gabaldon, which take place in the first books in the Scottish highlands. The relationship between Claire and Jamie Fraser is definitely spicy. And the actor who plays Jamie Fraser on the Starz Outlander series – Sam Heughan – he’s pretty spicy, too!
Sauvingnon Blanc – a really sharp and aggressive read that you couldn’t put down.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. I read this in one sitting, and then went back to read it again thoughtfully and slowly.
Pinot Noir – a book you didn’t expect much from but ended up getting blown away.
Cress by Marissa Meyer. The second and third book can often make or break a series. I liked Cinder and Scarlet, but Cress blew me away (so did Winter).
Chardonnay – a good summer read that was super zesty.
Guests on Earth by Lee Smith. I don’t really have a good book for this category, as I don’t read a lot of romance. I really want to be snarky and say Shades of Grey, since that was the book to read at our neighborhood pool a few years ago, but I never actually read it. So I’m going with a book the features Zelda Fitzgerald, a very zesty individual.
Rosé – a book that has a little bit of everything in it.
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. Marukami books always have a little bit of everything in them. This one has talking cats, fish falling from the sky, philosophy, supernatural happenings, magical realism, cultural history, and an excellent story.
Shiraz – a full-bodied book that is dark and juicy.
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning. Did I say that I don’t read romance? I lied, considering this is on my list, LOL. This is quite an interesting series, and definitely dark as Shiraz.
Merlot – a smooth easy read with a soft finish.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. This is quite a charming and sweet story. And most of it takes place in a bookstore, which is like icing on a cake to book lovers.
Champagne – your favorite book.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s. Only one? How dare you! I recently re-read A Secret Garden, which was a childhood favorite, and the illustrated edition I purchased for my daughter is absolutely gorgeous. So that would definitely be on my favorites list for this year, but there are so many others!