I wonder if you all still remember me 😀
I’ve been busy working part-time as a Math & Physics tutor while also working my full-time job doing marketing, so I haven’t had the time for a lot of blogging and reading. But I was going through YouTube videos during lunch and I stumbled upon a cute tag that may or may not get my food handler’s license taken away 😛
This tag is called the ‘Book Cake’ tag and it’s created by booktuber, Suddenly Lorna. So instead of using real ingredients to bake your cake, you’re going to use books instead. I wouldn’t recommend actually putting your books in the oven, it could end up being a gigantic bonfire, but since we’re only doing this on the internet, I say let’s get to it!
a book that was slow to start off but really picked up as it goes on
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I thought that Cinder wasn’t the strongest first book to a series, but I’m so glad I pushed through and continued reading the rest. The Lunar Chronicles ended up being one of my favorite series 🙂
a book that has a rich and great story
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner is really, really good in my opinion. It made me cry more than once throughout the book. It’s definitely worth the read and if you haven’t, read it ASAP!
a book you thought was going to be bad but turned out to be enjoyable
After the End by Amy Plum
I didn’t have high expectations when I started reading After the End, but I was pleasantly surprised when I actually enjoyed it. Is it the best book out there? No. Is it the most profound? No. But I liked it and it definitely exceeded my expectations.
And just for fun, I’m going to do a ‘reverse egg’, with a book I thought was going to be good but ended up being not so good:
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Three Dark Crowns would have to be my ‘reverse egg’. It was so hyped and people loved it, so I was sure it was going to be good. But I was unpleasantly surprised that I didn’t like it. That’s also why I’m not planning on reading the sequels.
a very sweet book
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Entwined is a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, and even though it’s not action-packed or super exciting, I still found it to be a really cute book, so I think it fits this question 🙂
a book you’ve read that covered every single element you enjoy in books (made you sad, happy, etc)
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Here’s another book series that made its way on to my Favorites list. I really love this series! The Raven Boys was a unique book and I simply could not put it down, and the rest of the series is just as wonderful.
A book series you can turn to for a little pick me up
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Shatter Me is one of those series that I like to reread because it’s familiar and to me, it’s comforting. I love the characters and the story, and even though I wasn’t satisfied with the ending of Ignite Me, Tahereh Mafi has granted my wish and now there will be 3 more books added to the series!
The cherry on top:
Favorite book this year so far
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I was late to the party with this book. I read A Monster Calls this year and so far, it’s definitely my favorite read of 2018. The story is really beautiful and poignant, and I think everyone should read it. The movie is really good, too 🙂
So those are my answers for the Book Cake Tag! Do you agree with any of my answers? What books would you choose for this tag? Let me know your answers in the comments! I’d love to hear what you think 🙂