The Chocolate Chip Cookie – A cookie that’s comforting for any season. Name an old Favorite
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – It’s hard to find a book older and more comforting among my books than my Harry Potter books. The Harry Potter series was one of the first fantasy books I ever read and it’s easily one of my all time favorite series in the world.
Biscotti – The cookie that’s tough to bite into but totally worth the effort. A book that was difficult for you to get into, but you’re so glad you stuck through to the end
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton – This was definitely a difficult book to read and there were a lot of confusing moments but it meant that the author truly earned the ending of the book. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series and see how the author approaches even more of Shakespeare’s famous ladies. I hope there are more books like this from the author because there are so many amazing Shakespearean characters that deserve a well written retelling.
Sugar Cookies – The cookie that comes in all shapes and sizes. Name a diverse book
City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – When I heard that the premise for this book was a fantasy book set in the world of Egyptian Djinn I was completely sold. I was so excited to have a book written in Egypt because there are so many options for how to approach a book set in Egypt. The book is written by a Muslim author and follows Muslim characters.
Peanut Butter Blossoms – The underdog cookie that eventually became a Christmas favorite. Name a character that slowly but surely grew on you
Aelin from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – Aelin can be a bit of a jerk at times but she’s a fun character to explore throughout the series. Aelin is a battle hardened assassin who is also very feminine but throughout the series you get to see her grow up and mature throughout the series which was really interesting. (Sidenote: I know the series canonically takes place over one year but I choose to ignore that detail.)
Snickerdoodles – The cookie with a name that you can’t say without smiling. Name a book that made you smile or laugh
Well Met by Jen Deluca – This book made me so happy while I was reading it! I have two super nerdy interests other than reading in my life. I love Shakespeare and I love Renaissance Faires. Well Met combined all of my interests
Fruitcake Cookies – The cake that never should have been made into a cookie. Name a book you could do without
The Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak – One of the tropes I can’t stand in books is when people refuse to communicate with each other. I don’t like when everyone has a secret and they guard that secret despite every one of their relationships falling apart around them. Everything can be solved with just some basic communication skills. This one is full of those situations and it drove me crazy how out there everyone was in dealing with their lives. No one was a good character, and I never found myself rooting for anyone. It was a lot of drama with no actual meaning behind it.
The Gingerbread House – It’s more than just a cookie, it’s a masterpiece. The book that has the best writing and/or world building
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – If you want to read a book that truly takes you to a completely different place and sets up a new set of rules for how the world works then I highly recommend picking up a Sanderson novel. Sanderson’s books are true masterpieces in the fantasy genre and if you are interested in doing a deep study of epic fantasy The Stormlight Archives has to be on that list.
Cookies baked especially for Santa. Name a book you plan on reading this season.
Since we’re halfway through December, I’m not actually sure what I will want to read the rest of the month. As much as I would love to tell you precisely what I will want to read next, I have no idea.
Cookie Swap – What’s your favorite holiday cookie?
Orangesnaps and my Mom’s sugar cookies!!! Both are really good! My Mom’s sugar cookies have a slight hint of lemon in them and they always end up tasting great. The Orangesnaps my Nana makes are also really good and have quickly become my favorites.
A glass of milk to wash it all down. What’s your favorite holiday drink?
Hot Chocolate and tea, I know I drink tea all year round but it’s even cozier at Christmas time. Hot chocolate on the other hand I crave in disturbing amounts as soon as the Christmas season hits.