I bookmarked this tag after I saw it on Elaine Howlin’s blog a million years ago. Here is her post. It seems like this post was created by Suddenly Lorena, but the link to the video no longer is live.
Since this Election week has been A LOT I wanted something light and easy to post and also am stress eating, so what better way to commemorate the occasion by doing a CAKE BOOK TAG?
Self-raising flour: a book that started slow then picked up
I don’t really have a good answer to this one? I stopped reading a lot of fantasy specifically because I have a short attention span and don’t like being confused for 50+ pages. But, Dig by A.S. King was legit so slow and confusing for a huge chunk of the book, but the ending was worth the wait.
Butter: a book with a really rich, intense plot
Lowkey I don’t like plot heavy books. I like slow character driven books where you get to truly know the characters and maybe a few things happen. I guess I’ll go with A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. I love a good mystery plot and this one has enough intrigue and action while still having some strong character moments to make it work for me.
Eggs: a book you had reservations about but actually really enjoyed
I had some reservations about Her Night with the Duke by Diana Quincy because the main character falls for the guy her (former) stepdaughter is going to marry and I thought it would be weird. I also was hesitant because some of the people who loved it, have very different reading tastes than me, but wow this book was such a good historical romance. I did have some very minor issues, but it was the perfect escape for right now.
Sugar: a sweet book
Chloe Liese’s Always Only You is such a sweet romance novel. The love interest is legit so sweet and a dream. Ultimate soft boy!! (Do we still say soft boy?). This novel also has chronic illness and autism representation so it is sweet while also showing the very real reality of our main character.
Icing: a book that included all the things you enjoy in a book
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon! I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Netgalley and loved this romance that follows two people in public radio who pretend to be exes for a radio show. It has great characters, banter, and flips some romance tropes on their head – aka my favorite things. Also, prepare for me to hype this book up a lot because I loved it and I love Rachel.
Sprinkles: a book or series that you return to for a pick-me-up when you’re feeling down
I have a lot of books in this category and I honestly feel like I share the same ones every time, but I am currently rereading From Lukov with Love (see my full review here) and The Scorpio Races which are both being a comfort right now.
Cherry on top: your favorite book of the year
I would not say I have ONE favorite book of the year, rather have quite a few, but since we share those at the end of the year in a full post I’ll share one that might be in the running. I adored One to Watch by Kate Styman-London and already have reread it this year because the Bachelorette is on and I wanted more drama. See my full review here.
ADDED QUESTION: favorite types of cake
I love a good vanilla with strawberries (if the icing isn’t too sweet) and I had a butter cake a few years ago and oh my gosh it was amazing.
Thanks for reading & hope you’re all hanging in there during these stressful times. Go get yourself some cake, you deserve it!