The Cake Flavoured Book Tag: Chocolate, Vanilla, Red Velvet, and more
It’s literally so hard for me to answer book tags. I love getting tagged I just take so long to match a book with the question/prompt. It’s as if I always use the same books every time.
Thanks to Kathryn over at The Ninja Bookworm for tagging me!
This tag sounds fun so… let’s begin!
Chocolate – A dark book that you loved
The first thing that comes into my mind when reading this prompt is that I have to match it with a horror book. The thing is… I’ve never read a horror book in my entire life.
Anyways, The Woman in the Window by A.J Finn is the only one I can think of that can match this prompt.
I feel like this doesn’t count as a dark book but I’ll just go with it…
Unreliable narrators are the best and once I got to the middle part of the book, I couldn’t stop reading! Plus… I just had to know what actually happened.
I can’t stress enough how good of a plot twist it has! Here is the spoiler-free review that I wrote about it if you want to know more about it. AND if you’re more of a visual person, maybe the movie trailer will convince you to read this novel.
“ Anna Fox lives alone, a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, and their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems”
Vanilla – Favourite light read
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is actually one of the very few books that I’ve ever read after watching the movie.
The book did not disappoint at all and it’s such a sweet light read.
“My disease is as rare as it is famous. It’s a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next-door neighbors. I look out the window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. Learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware.
When I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change—starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.”
Red Velvet – a book that gave you mixed emotions
I liked Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell but I didn’t’t love it. Because of the number of people that love this book and talk about it, I was expecting it to be AMAZING.
It’s an entertaining book overall and I love the main characters (and their love story).
BUT, I wouldn’t re-read it.
“Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes, and unruly red hair, she couldn’t stick out more if she tried. Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-shirts, headphones, head in a book – he thinks he’s made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor… never to Eleanor. Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mixtapes, Eleanor and Park fall for each other. They fall in love the way you do the first time when you’re young, and you feel as if you have nothing and everything to lose”.
Cheesecake – A book that you’d recommend to everyone
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is an amazing book and it totally deserves the #1 New York Times Bestseller title.
“The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies”. A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic”.
Coffee- A book that you started but never finished
I was so excited to read Again, but Better by Christine Riccio but I couldn’t finish it. Also, I tried to pick it up again twice but every time it felt like a chore.
While reading, I was not enjoying the story or the plot at all.
“Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal—but Shane’s made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that? Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time’s ticking, and she needs a change—there’s nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She’s going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure! Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart. Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic—the possibilities are endless”.
Carrot- A book with great writing
I need to re-read Catching fire by Suzanne Collins! The entire Hunger Games dystopian world is amazing!
I just remember that everything was so clear and vivid to me when I was reading. I don’t know how the author does it, but these books are brilliant!
Don’t read this synopsis if you haven’t read the first book or watched the first movie!
“ SPARKS ARE IGNITING. FLAMES ARE SPREADING. AND THE CAPITOL WANTS REVENGE. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest that she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her, even more, is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. Katniss is about to be tested as never before”.
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