Hello. This week was my birthday (Monday) so I am sharing the perfect birthday week tag: The Book Cake Tag. I think I stole this one after seeing it on Steph’s blog.
Flour: A book that was slow to start off but picked up as it went along.
I don’t often keep reading a book that’s slow to start off in a negative way. But recently I read The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern which has a beautifully slow start. It’s one of those books that the opening few chapters make you want to cuddle down with a pot of tea for the long haul.
Butter: A book that has a really “rich” and great plot.
L.D. Lapinski’s debut novel The Strangeworlds Travel Agency has a really rich and great plot. I loved this book (my review is going up tomorrow). I love how many different worlds there were and how brilliantly depicted they all are. The plot of this book is brilliant, I didn’t want to put it down.
Eggs: A book that you thought was going to be bad, but turned out quite enjoyable
I never pick up a book I think is going to be bad. However, A while ago I picked up Lockwood and Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud. It’s not the sort of book I would usually read but was recommended to me. I wasn’t expecting much from it, and I ended up loving it.
Sugar: A sugary / sweet book
Sugary and sweet are not usually my kind of book. I like a book with a bit of bite. I did love The International Yeti Collective by Paul Mason, which is quite a sweet book, so can I say that?
Icing: A book that covered every single element that you enjoy in a book
Melinda Salisbury’s Sorrow Duology. It has an epic fantasy world, political intrigue, brilliant friendships and romances, difficult family relationships, magic, and brilliant women. It has a lot more too. It’s a brilliant duology and I would happily read it forever.
Sprinkles: A book series that you turn to when you’re feeling down
Without doubt Alice Broadway’s Ink, Spark and Scar. I adore these books and although they’re not even slightly light and fluffy, they bring me a lot of comfort and joy. I cannot get enough of these books or this world. And I have my little cracked egg tattoo (aptly named Obel) to remind me why I love them so much.
Cherry on top: Your favourite book this year so far
Answering this question is so much easier since we’re only 23 days into the year and I’ve only read 5 books. I’m going to say The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes because it was a brilliant read that made me gasp aloud many times.
Have you done this tag? Consider yourself tagged if you want to do it! What book would be your cherry on top?