Another Sunday, another book tag.
I just found this tag over at MillieBotReads and thought it was the perfect choice for this week’s tag! I love GBBO and couldn’t think of a better (or more cozy feeling) tag to do right now to relax me! The tag was created by Zaheerah.
Amateur Bake: A self-published book
Chase the Dark by Annette Marie
I just really love urban/paranormal fantasy you guys. I don’t know what else to say. I just have the best time reading them and love all the cheesy tropes involved!
Soggy Bottom: A book with a great start and disappointing ending
Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
I enjoyed Ever’s passion for dancing and zeal for life and having fun, but the story got more rushed and disjointed as it progressed.
Bingate: A book you got frustrated with and had to DNF
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This might come as a huge shock – it was a big surprise for me too – but I got to part 2 and then couldn’t do any more. I’ve only heard wonderful things, so I’m sure I’ll give this another shot, but it just wasn’t the right time to give it a try.
Junior Bake Off: A children’s book
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
This is such a powerful (and short!) story. It’s filled with promise, hope, and a bit of sorrow.
A Hollywood Handshake: A book that impressed you
Anna K: A Love Story by Jenny Lee
I think this impressed me so much because it made me want to read a 19th century Russian novel and I didn’t know that was possible.
Signature Challenge: A book you recommend to your friends and family
Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women &Witchcraft ed. by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood
This might be the most impactful and inspirational anthology I’ve ever read. There’s a great range of genres and themes explored to keep you engaged. And I definitely discovered some new favorite short stories and authors I want to read more from!
Technical Challenge: Books you read without knowing much beforehand; rank them from worst to best
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
I am so happy to say that I enjoyed all of these books! (4.5-5 stars!). I love going into books with knowing next-to-nothing and it turns out alright most of the time. But my ranking for worst (still a great book) to best (amazing book) is left to right above.
Showstopper Challenge: A book or series that’s your all-time favorite
Circe by Madeline Miller
I fell head-over-heels with this the first time I read it, but I definitely plan on picking it up again for a reread soon to make sure I love it as much as I think I do. But I remember loving so many quotes and just devouring Circe’s journey – crying, laughing, and longing along with her.
The Finalists: A favorite trilogy
Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman
This series is so wonderful and action-packed and each book expands the world in creative and unexpected ways.
Extra Slice: A favorite companion book
There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
This book just makes you happy! Sweetie and Ashish are wonderful, and I couldn’t be happier to see their love story unfold.
Well, there you have it! If you like the show, or tags, go ahead and do it! Feel free to let me know so I can read your answers!