Thank you to Zezee @Zezee With Books for nominating me for this one!
Strawberries: Name the sweetest book you’ve read. (e.g. sweet in terms of the characters or if the story takes place in a sweet world… etc.)
Maybe not the sweetest book I’ve read, I don’t think there’s just one book that tops them all, but Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan, which I just found out has a sequel coming out this year? Awesome!
Coconut: What is a book that you would bring on vacation with you to a tropical destination? (Or if you’re just relaxing at the beach…)
Although I’ll bring absolutely any book anywhere, regardless of where it is I’m going, I think I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson would be a good one to take to the beach, since they talk about sand a lot and live in California.
Pineapple: What is a book that you didn’t think you would like by judging its cover/summary/the first few pages but started to grow on you?
I had to read this for a class a while back, and I had thought I was going to hate it, but once I pushed through the first couple of chapters I fell in love with the story of A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith and the journey it took me on.
Orange: What’s the juiciest book you’ve read? (e.g. A book with tons of action, romance… etc.)
I’m definitely going to have to go with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith for this one. Which… HAS A SEQUEL THAT I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT. THAT I STILL HAVEN’T READ SINCE FINDING OUT ABOUT IT.
(I’m very mad at myself over this.)
Watermelon: A watery book (e.g. There wasn’t tons of substance to the book/the details were just too watery…etc. Don’t get us wrong though, we love watermelons!)
For this one I chose Soundless by Richelle Mead. There just wasn’t enough to it for me, I needed more and I got less. Still a good story, but just… not enough.
Dragon fruit: What’s the most unique book you’ve read? (e.g. Unique in writing style, characters, plot… etc.)
I had to chose The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern for this one, because I’ve never read a book quite like it before.
Lemons: Name a book that made you feel sour. (e.g. The emotions were just sour, you just felt sour reading the book, or the book includes sour characters… etc.)
I can’t remember what it was I disliked so much because it’s been years since I read Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Clause, but I distinctly remember being upset with it enough to give it to a friend, which I never did back then.
Tomato: What is a wonderful book that you think should be more widely known? Or a fantastic author whom you think deserves more recognition? (Since some may not know that tomatoes are actually fruits!)
Dark Souls by Paula Morris, or just Paula Morris in general. I love her writing so much, it’s so easy to read and really captivating.
Apple: Name a really stereotypical book of a certain genre just like apples which are typical fruits. In the end was that book good or not? (e.g. A very typical contemporary/fantasy book… etc.)
Divergent by Veronica Roth is what I pick, and it was a good book. It’s the two that followed it that weren’t quite as good and just… no, respectively. (Even though I’m currently rereading Allegiant anyway, I’m still not really enjoying it. Divergent on its own, though? Fantastic.)
Blueberries: Name a book that made you feel blue. (Any sad, depressing books that you’ve read?)
Stories from WWII tend to make me sad as a whole despite how much I love reading them, but The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy just left me cold. A fantastic book, and a real jab to the soul.
Grapefruit: Any bitter books? (e.g. a book that was blue but MORE… do you have any bitter resentments towards characters from a book? Any sour turned bitter emotions? Any uber hateful villains?)
I’m going to have to agree whole-heartedly with Zezee on this one. Especially with Umbridge. That woman can go jump off a cliff, ugh.
In addition, I’m going to add in Ramsey Snow from A Song of Ice and Fire. I want to personally throw him off of a cliff.
Jackfruit: Name the most physically heavy book that you’ve ever read. (Because jackfruits are pretty heavy fruits!)
I had to go looking for this one, but my heaviest book is The Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling.
… I think.
Limes: Name a funny book that you’ve read because limes add flavour and so does humour with every book.
Peaches: Name a book that gave you the warm fuzzies. (Get it? Peach skin? Haha I’m so clever.)
Unsurprisingly, I went with Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, because I love this book. So much.
My smoothing: strawberries + pineapple + dragon fruit + blueberries = A book (or series) that was a little wild, a lot exciting, and had an ending you enjoyed thoroughly (because I love super sweet berry smoothies with a little kick to them).
The Immortals is my favorite series of Tamora Pierce’s books, and the fourth book, The Realms of the Gods, is by far the absolute best one in the series. I was so happy with it and the way it wrapped up, and watching Daine grow up from book one to book four was just so satisfying. I adore this series.
That was a lot of fun, omg. Now, onto more reading so I can stop looking at my “you are so-and-so books behind schedule” on Goodreads.
Thanks for reading!