I saw this tag on quite a few blogs before actually finding the original video (A Daydreamer’s Ramblings) and I was drawn to it because of the name. I was going to abandon it at first because I couldn’t think of titles which could fit certain points (and because so many people focus only on YA novels), but here it is. Grab some chocolate, have a look and share with us your recommendations.
Dark Chocolate – a book that covers a dark topic
I read High Rise by JG Ballard a few months ago and, while I wasn’t particularly impressed with the way it was written, I did find it quite dark. There’s nothing fun or seductive about it, it just brings to the surface rotten aspects of human nature.
White Chocolate – your favourite light-hearted/ humorous read
Now that I think about it, I don’t remember reading many books which could be mentioned here. I’ll go with Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, a novel I couldn’t help but love from the very first pages. I recommend it and I also recommend the film (it’s like having two versions of the same story, both simply wonderful).
Milk Chocolate – a book that has a lot of hype that you’re dying to read
I really want to read GRR Martin’s A Game of Thrones. I know it’s not new, but I’ve finally decided to buy the series and I look forward to reading the first book. I hope I won’t be disappointed. Other than that, I don’t know… my TBR list gets longer with each passing day.
Chocolate with a caramel centre – a book that made you feel all gooey in the middle while you were reading it (my note: This could have been phrased better)
Micul Prinț (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I loved this story, there’s nothing bad I can say about it. It’s sweet and sad and perfect for any age.
Wafer-free Kit-Kat – a book that surprised you lately
Voi fi acolo (I’ll be Right There – Eodiseonga nareul chatneum jeonhwabelli ulligo – 어디선가 나를 찾는 전화벨이 울리고) by Kyung-sook Shin. This novel took me by surprise because I fell in love with it the moment I turned the final page and took the time to think about the story.
Snickers – a book that you are going nuts about
Și la sfârșit a mai rămas coșmarul by Oliviu Crâznic. It’s just… I can’t re-read this thing. I would, I’d like that, but I can’t. I love it, it hasn’t truly left my mind and although there are bits and pieces I cannot remember, certain scenes are still all too clear. I suppose this is part of the reason why I can place this novel in a category like “favourite books I can’t re-read even if I want to”.
Hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows – a book you would turn to for a comfort read
The thing is, I no longer re-read books because I don’t have the time to do that. I think poetry counts as “comfort read” for me… hence the reason we have many poems on eLitere.
Box of chocolates – a series that has a little something for everyone
I’ve said this before, I’m not fond of book series. The only one I can offer as an example is Harry Potter (as a standalone, I’d pick Jane Eyre, I recommend that novel to anyone and everyone). JK Rowling’s series can offer a little something to each and every person who turns to her books, as long as they allow themselves to uncover different parts of the story.
by Elena Atudosiei