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BOOK TAG: Books and Bakes Book Tag

I stumbled upon this tag on My World of Books the other day, and since I’ve always loved desserts, I thought this would be a fun tag to try! [It was originally created by the booktuber, Life is a Page Turner.]


1. Cupcakes – name a collection of short stories, poems, or anthologies where you couldn’t read just one section and had to go back for another

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I don’t know about anthologies or short stories, but a poetry collection that I always mange to burn through way too quickly is the witch doesn’t burn in this one by amanda lovelace.

2. Lemon Pound Cake – Name a book that has 400 pages or more that you considered a comfort read and a classic

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I don’t know if this is considered a classic or comfort read, but Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, was definitely an instant favorite for me. I think I finished my first read in 3 days? It was a blur TBH, and I ended up listening to the audiobook before the year was over anyways.

3. Red Velvet cake – Name a book that you thought was one thing, but ended up being something completely different

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I picked up How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse by K. Eason, expecting it to be similar to the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyers, since they both frame themselves as “sci-fi fairytale retellings.”  Unfortunately, Rory Thorne ended up feeling more like a Space Opera than anything else, and was just not my cup of tea.

4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – Name a book or a book series that you can read over and over again even though you know that it’s bad for you

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I have an slight obsession with the Folk of the Air series by Holly Black, and I fully acknowledge it’s unhealthy. I really didn’t understand the hype around the series, but finally picked up The Cruel Price in August 2019, and now June 2020, I’m contemplating my [counts on fingers] 4th series reread? So, yeah slight problem. Plus I finally acquired my own copies of the audiobooks so I can listen whenever I want to! YAY!!

5. Apple Pie a la Mode – Name a book that was really good but could have been better with a little bit of ice cream

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More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn is a super cute & fun contemporary that is way too bingable. The main characters, Luke and Vada, are absolutely too cute, and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole “secret crush/fangirl” thing they had going on with each other. I also loved the music industry backdrop and zany retired musician characters that are the framework of this book. The only thing that was lacking was a emotional depth/connection to the characters on a real level.

6. Gingerbread Cookies – Do you like your gingerbread cookies crunchy or soft. 1. If you like your cookies soft name a book that was squishy in the middle, but the beginning and the end were really good. 2. If you like your cookies crunchy or more like ginger snaps name a book that you finished, but that you wanted to throw at a wall, or snap

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I’m definitely an Option 1 type of girl, so I’ll go with  Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner, which I have been blabbing about since I finished it last week. Emma an Jo are the absolute cutest in their softness and I just want them to be happy and adorable. I honestly wouldn’t have minded an extra 100 pages in this book.

7. Brownies – Are you a corner piece or a middle piece? 1. If you’re a corner piece, name a book that starts off strong and then all comes apart. 2. If you’re a middle piece, name a book that kept you in the feels the entire time.

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Since, again I am an Option 1 type of person, I’ll pick Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Dyloe. This book has a beautiful cover and an intriguing premise, but it ultimately all falls apart when you turn to the book for explanations or answers. Like, maybe 2% of the weird stuff is ever explained and everybody just seems fine to continue on like nothing ever happened? Like what?? I just can’t with all their reasoning.

8. Birthday Cake – Name a book series or an author that you feel like keeps coming out with a book, short story, novella every year

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My favorite writing duo, Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka, have been consistently putting novels out since they broke into the book scene with Always Never Yours in 2018. They also have multiple books slated for publication in the next 3 years, all of which I am over the moon excited for!

9. Carrot Cake – Name a book that sounded healthy for you, but ended up being unhealthy either with content, or put you in a reading slump.

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I thought I would branch out and read a book outside of my normal genre pool with The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix since it has such a intriguing premise. I was making okay progress with it until I remembered  how bleak and unsatisfying (for me) horror ending usually are and abandoned all hope. [AKA I DNF’d it.]

10. Tag some friends you would love to share some baked goods with

I’m not going to tag anyone but if you’re interested, feel tree to try it!

Happy Reading!

xoxo, Bree

6 thoughts on “BOOK TAG: Books and Bakes Book Tag”

  1. This is such a cute tag!! I’ve been dying to read Something To Talk About but I’ve heard so many mixed things, but hearing you talk about it I think I’m gonna give it a go!

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  2. I had been debating reading The Cruel Prince but a series that you can read over and over again must have some merit! Okay then, it’s officially back on my tbr now! ❤

    AHHH!!! Something To Talk About sounds awesome! And look at that cover! ❤ this book is gonna look soooo beautiful sitting on my shelves! 😉

    Loved all of your answers!!!! ❤ 🙂

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    1. Yes! I can’t wait to pick up a physical copy of STTA. I really love the color-blocking they used. Also, I officially fell over into my fourth reread of the Folk of the Air series, so I guess I can say I highly recommend lol.

      xx, bree

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