The Great British Baking Show is back on American tv tonight! Huzzah! Tune in to your local PBS station to meet the new batch of bakers along with more Sue and Mel shenanigans, disapproving Paul Hollywood stares, and quips of “sheer perfection” from Mary Berry. I can’t wait! In honor of its return, it seemed like the perfect time to post the Book Cake Tag I found from suddenlylorna on BookTube last year.
Self Rising Flour- book that is slow to start off but really picked up as you went along
Much like The Demon King from the first series, Flamecaster
started slow for me even though I liked Ash and was interested in what was going on. The second half really hooked me and has me wanting to see where the sequel (and the series) could go.
Butter or Margarine- a book that had really rich and great plot
Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella
has a few plots actually and watching them slowly weave together into one main story is one of the most satisfying parts of the book! There are layers to everything, including shifting family dynamics, a budding romance, political treachery, and betrayal of the deepest nature. I also thought Labyrinth Lost
had a unique, vibrant, rich plot and I’m excited to explore more of the magic in the sequel.
Eggs- a book you thought would be bad but actually turned out to be quite enjoyable
On the surface Princess of Thorns
sounded like it could have been filled with bad fantasy cliches- yet another Sleeping Beauty retelling. But I found it refreshing and filled with action, swoony romance, and basically everything I love in fantasy! It’s a sequel of sorts, and a standalone, and has such awesome character development. Plus ogres and fairies and an Alanna-type ship!
Sugar- a very sweet book
When I think of sweet, I think of Lara Jean and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
. It’s a charming book filled with sisters, baked goods, and cozy sweaters.
Chocolate/Fruit Filling Layer- a book that surprised you or a character that has hidden layers
I did not expect to love Romancing The Duke
so much! I really didn’t expect the humor, or the charming story, or the sparkling chemistry & banter at the heart of the book. An excellent surprise! And Radu from And I Darken
is the epitome of a character with hidden layers; I became more entranced with him as the book went on.
Baking Time- a book with a slow-burn romance
The Dark Days Club
has one of the slowest burns I’ve ever read. Like seriously. Watching the oven slow, which made it all the more delicious! I need to get my hands on the sequel.
Icing- a book that you’ve read that covered every single element that you really enjoy in books (funny moments, action moments, sad moments, etc.).
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
is probably the most well-rounded Harry Potter book, as far as all of these elements go. Plenty of humor (Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes! Felix Felicis!), much more romance than previous books, plenty of intrigue, and one of the saddest moments of the entire series. Plus all of the action and magic we’ve come to expect from a Potter book!
Sprinkles- a book series you can turn to for a little pick me up
For me, fluffy YA contemporary romances are definitely sprinkles! They fill me with warm fuzzies and are very comforting, smile inducing reads. Specifically, I’d say the Off Campus series
, even though it’s NA. The mixture of humor, sports, and romance make for very quick and enjoyable rereads! I absolutely love the characters.
Cherry on top- favorite book this year so far