Afternoon Tea | Book Tag

My favorite thing to do for my birthday is go out for afternoon tea. It’s nowhere near my birthday, but we can still have a little bookish afternoon tea today.

originally created by Courtney @ The Incessant Bookworm

Finger Sandwiches: a book you savored every minute of

I’ve had a lot of good reads this year, but Red Sister by Mark Lawrence is still the stand-out so far. Although certainly not a story for everyone, I loved the characters and the world and I’m eager to read the sequel, although I’ll likely have to wait a while longer before I get to it

Scones: a book everyone should own

I don’t think there’s any one book that everyone would enjoy, but I think everyone should own a book that makes them feel good when they just look at. Whether it’s sentimental or remembering the story within fills them with joy

For the sake of having a real answer, however, I am going to recommend The Arrival by Shaun Tan. It’s a graphic novel that tells the story of a man who immigrates to a new place where he does not know the language and everything is unfamiliar. Told without any text, this graphic novel beautifully captures the feeling of being alone in a foreign place

Biscuits: a book that can be finished in one sitting

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers is short and thoughtful without getting too complex or heavy

Patisserie: a book that is light and easy to read

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery is such a sweet slice-of-life story suitable for all ages

Showstopper: a book that blew you away

Most recently, Half the World by Joe Abercrombie. It’s the second book in a series, continuing the larger plot of the first book with new characters and their own plots

Tea: a heart-warming classic

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is both short and ridiculous, and it’s been one of my favorite classics since I was in school