The Cookie Book Tag

The Cookie Book TagBeth @ Reading Every Night tagged me for the Cookie Book Tag and I couldn’t be happier! Not only because I am now jouncing for a tagalong but because she’s an awesome blogger. So go check out her site!


  • In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome if you link back to Nicole’s original post!
  • Pick a book that corresponds to the cookie’s ‘theme’.
  • Have fun!
  • Tag one to three people.

Onto the tag! Who is ready for some awesome noms?

Chocolate Chip:
A classic book that you love or really enjoyed
Interpret classic how you want, it can be a classic written 100 years ago or 20 years ago.


One of my favorite classics is We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. I am dying to reread or listen to a version of this book. I loved the sisters. I loved the premise. There is so much about this book that I love.

Thin Mints:
A fandom that you really want to ‘join’ and/or a hyped-up book you want to read
Your source(s) of a book being hyped can be from anywhere.


There are so many books that have been hyped-up that I really want to read. Chief amongst them is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This book has been recommended to me by multiple sources and I think thatI will really enjoy it.

An author you can’t get enough of

I seem to be reading a lot of stunning debut novels lately. So the list of authors that I am going to be on the lookout for is getting really long, but for someone who has produced a large number of books, I have to say that Lauren Oliver is now my own personal brand of crack.

Recently, I really can’t get enough of Lauren Oliver. I devoured the Delirium Trilogy in about two weeks and I am still dying for more of Lena’s world. As a result, her books have rocketed up my TBR pile.

The audio version of Before I Fall is now sitting in my Audible cart, Rooms is a book I am dying to read, and Panic is slowly joining Before I Fall.

I also cannot wait for Replica, her newest release.

Samoas/Caramel DeLites:
An Emotional Rollercoaster


Before I Die by Jenny Downham will make you cry buckets! This is the story about a girl who  is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she decides to make a list of things she wants to do.

The items on her list range from risky to illegal and the story is funny at some times and makes you want to weep at others. Many tissues required.

A book whose cover was better than the story, or vice versa


The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude had an okay story, but I really loved the cover. The cover screams creepy to me, and while I did enjoy the book I expected more.

There is an audience for it, but I wanted stronger characters and a more fleshed out community. It got stronger as time went on and the pacing picked up but I still feel like there was a bit of a missed opportunity.

Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties:
A book that wasn’t what you expected
Good, bad, or just different, interpret how you wish.


I had really high hopes for the novella Prom and Other Hazards by Jamie Sullivan. The story is about a girl who wants to ask her best friend, Tash, to prom but she isn’t sure how. She can’t see herself at prom in a fluffy dress, but then she finds a suit at the mall.

While I loved the idea of the novella, I think the fault lies in the fact that it’s a novella. This story had such potential and could have been so rich and I felt like it was truncated to meet a word count.

It’s really a disservice to a story that could have said so much about gender expression in addition to the LGBTQIA community.

A book you may never stop re-reading/loving

I don’t really reread a lot of books but I have read Jane Eyre and I don’t think I will stop consuming versions, written and audio, of that book.

Choose a cookie I didn’t list and make up a question!

A book with a character who has a hard outer shell.


I would have to say Jenna from I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh. Saying exactly why would give away the story. Sorry guys.

My tags:

Charlotte @ Wonderfully Bookish
Gretchen @ ChicNerdReads
Kimmie @Kimmiegg

And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are. I am really curious! 🙂

Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

11 thoughts on “The Cookie Book Tag

  1. I’ve read all those Lauren Oliver books except the Delirium Trilogy. I loved Before I Fall. Rooms was very different because it was adult, but I really liked it. Panic is probably my least favorite of her novels. Enjoy!


  2. Great picks for this tag. The only one I’ve actually read is All the Light We Cannot See and I would highly recommend it, as far as I’m concerned it more than lives up to the hype and I’m saying this as someone who is not a massive fan of historical fiction! 🙂
    I have Lauren Oliver’s book on my to-read list but those covers for the Delirium trilogy are gorgeous. It’s making me want to pick up the books this very second so I can get started on them! 😀


    1. That is great to hear! I can’t wait to read “All the Light We Cannot See!” Lauren Oliver’s Books are amazing and if you are at all into audiobooks I highly recommend the narrations from Audible. (New covers plus an awesome actress doing the narration!)

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      1. Oh it’s a brilliant book so I really do hope you love it!
        I’ve never actually tried listing to audiobooks but maybe this would be the perfect series to start off with, especially if as you say the narrations are amazing! 😀


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