The Pumpkin Spice Latte Book Tag

This tag was originally created by Azia at The Uncharted Word. I wasn’t tagged, but found this tag on Sofii’s blog A Book A Thought. I love pumpkin spice lattes and don’t even care that it’s a white girl cliche. Do what makes you happy! I say. This is another tag in keeping with the spooky season.


  • Link back to the original post
  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Do the prompts below
  • Tag some friends
  • Most importantly – have fun!

I tried doing something a bit different with this tag by focusing on books I’ve read two and three year ago because I just feel like I don’t hype those enough.

🎃Pumpkin Spice Latte 🎃 A book you didn’t think you’d love.

A Darker Shade of Magic was the first book I read by V.E. Schwab and I went into it expecting just another trope-y YA book with Mary Sue characters. I was surprised by how much this was NOT that. Really great story, characters and imagery. I really sunk into this series.

🎃Hot Apple Cider🎃 A book that got you a bit hot under the collar.

I mean if you know the peach scene, you know. The pure gay longing in Call Me By Your Name and the sexiness and overwhelmingness and confusion and first-love-lostness is just…wow.

 🎃Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate🎃 A book that felt like a warm hug.

I expected to like The House in the Cerulean Sea, but I did not expect to love it so much. It’s a book about outsiders and found family and keeping your heart open and there are sad parts, but mostly it’s a warm, cozy hug of a book.

🎃Maple Pecan Latte🎃 A book you enjoyed that was hard to get into.

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock had a slow build-up and as far as I can remember that actual mermaid doesn’t show up until the last fourth of the book. But I loved the gorgeous prose and once I got into the rhythm of the pacing, I was hooked.

🎃London Fog🎃 A vanilla character.

Bella Swan is about a bland a character you can get. She’s basically a blank canvas for young girls to paint themselves onto. I know choosing Twilight seems like an easy out, because people are always so quick to drag this series…but I actually enjoyed the books. My biggest problem was that the most interesting characters were the side characters.

🎃Hot Buttered Rum🎃 A book that was velvety smooth to read.

I’m choosing to interpret “velvety smooth” as something that goes down quickly and easily. I pretty much devoured The Murderer’s Ape – I think I read it one night! It was super easy to get lost in and had a sort of old film noir detective feel to it.

🎃Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew 🎃A character whose temperament is icy cold.

I think Miss Havisham in Great Expectations is the epitome of a cold, embittered character.

🎃Salted Caramel Mocha🎃 A book that you’re salty about.

I hate to keep bringing up Children of Virtue and Vengeance for every book tag, especially since it’s a diverse read, but boyyyy am I still salty about this one. The first book was a five-star read for me, with interesting characters and a new, exciting world. And the second book took all those great characters and made them into completely unlikeable and in some cases, irredeemable, people.

🎃Honey Bee Latte🎃 A character who is sweet.

I mean, is there any character sweeter than Miss Honey in Matilda? It’s especially fitting for the Honey Bee Latte. Not only does Miss Honey recognize and rescue Matilda through her teaching and mentorship but she literally adopts her from a cruel and neglectful family.

🎃Gingerbread Latte🎃 A character you’d take home for Christmas.

I mean, I guess most people would think of bringing home a sweet, charming person to meet their person, but I’d show up with Gideon from Gideon the Ninth or Ronan Lynch from The Raven Boys. Like give me a gooey person with a hard candy shell any day. I like my gingerbread with a snap.


Hope you enjoyed this one! It was really fun to make!

Have you done this book tag? Do you agree or disagree with my picks? Have you read any of these books? Leave me a comment and we’ll chat!

Until next time,

5 thoughts on “The Pumpkin Spice Latte Book Tag

  1. Leigh!! I’m SO glad you decided to do the Tag, I love your answers! ❤️ I really think there is no one sweeter than Miss Honey, I love her 😍 & OMG, I need to read The House in the Cerulean Sea, I’ve been hearing the best things about it and I’m really curious! ✨👏🏻

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  2. “I like my gingerbread with a snap” – very nicely word-played! 😄 This is the most hygge-tastic book tag I’ve seen thus far. It’s basically a coffee house fall menu in book tag form and I may just have to take you up on it!

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