It’s been a rough week, the kind that started in Urgent Care and could only end up with some comfort food and good reads. So I thought instead of doing my usual Top Ten Tuesday, I’d do a fun (and sweet) book tag.
This tag was created by created by Life is a Page Turner.
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.
David Sedaris’ hilarious and irreverent Me Talk Pretty One Day. This is one of the first books I read by Dave Sedaris and remains a favorite. The stories about his family are short and side-splittingly funny and had me coming back for more.
Lemon Pound Cake. Name a book that has 400 pages or more that you considered a comfort read and a classic.
Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows is a book I can always return to. Great characters, fantastic writing and amazing world-building. At over four hundred pages, I can still fly through this one. Think this will be a future classic.
Red Velvet Cake. Name a book that you thought was one thing, but ended up being something completely different.
Me, using Gideon the Ninth for another book tag? More likely than you think. This is one of those hyped books that I went into knowing absolutely nothing about, except how much people liked it. I was overwhelmed by how awesome it was and how unlike anything I’d ever read before.
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.
I loved and grew up with the Harry Potter books, eagerly anticipating the next installment and even going to midnight releases with my friends! But with JK Rowling’s recent anti-trans rhetoric, it’s changed how I view her and one of my favorite series. I’ll still always have a special place in my heart for Harry, but am definitely separating the artist from the art with this one…
Apple Pie a la Mode. Name a book that was really good but could have been better with a little bit of ice cream.
I really wanted to like Lobizona, but it was just…okay. I loved the diversity and immigrant components of the story, but the fantasy was a bit underwhelming. Still willing to stick through to the next book though.
Gingerbread Cookies. Do you like your gingerbread cookies crunchy or soft?
Crunchy, with a snap and bits of candied ginger.
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.
Sorry, not sorry. From a five-star debut to a two-star sequel. This book dragged all its characters through the mud and wandered aimlessly through its lack of plot. Thank u, next.
Brownies. Are you a corner piece or a middle piece?
Middle piece! Love them ooey-gooey and slightly undercooked.
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.
Casey McQuiston’s book Red, White & Royal Blue was so clever and fun and gripping. I really loved this royal couple!
Birthday Cake. Name a book series or an author that you feel like keeps coming out with a book, short story, novella every year.
Victoria Schwab/V.E. Schwab. Girl, do you sleep? Are you okay?? Staying hydrated? In all seriousness, I’m jealous of authors who can churn out quality material year after year. You go, Glen Coco!
Carrot Cake. Name a book that sounded healthy for you but ended up being unhealthy, either with content or by putting you in a reading slump.
I love, love, love Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant, but this book got me in a reading slump bad. It dragged on and on and I couldn’t ever quite get into it. I feel guilty because I love her as an author, but this book was a DNF for me.
Tag some friends you would love to share some baked goods with.
I tag…whoever wants to do this one!
How’s everyone’s week going? Are you reading anything good? Have you done this tag or do you plan on doing it?
Until next time,