The Great British Bake Off Book Tag

the great british bake off book tag

Hello! Long time no see 😉 I’ve been a bit busy the last week and not had the chance to come on here as much as I’d like, anyway *excuses excuses* I thought I’d do a quick tag today to make it up 😉 And no, I don’t watch the show, but everyone likes cake, I like cake and I’m craving cake right now, so cue CAKE TAG (that sentence just sound like cake cake CAKKKE!)

Thank you so much to the wonderful Zezee for tagging me to do this! Her blog is a scrumptious array of awesome things- so if you haven’t checked it out yet… what are you doing with your time?!

Rules:

Link back to the creator Zaheerah’s post.

Tag people or don’t. Just have fun.

Ready, get set, Bake! (or tag)

Amateur Baker: A book that is self-published

masters and beginners version 2

By my lovely friend Daley Downing!

Soggy Bottom: A book that had a great start but a disappointing ending

wings

Because why on earth did they have to turn out to be plants? (okay, that’s not technically the end, so not a spoiler- but seriously it can’t really be uphill from there 😉 )

#Bingate: A book you great frustrated with and had to DNF

wicked

This is hard cos I rarely DNF things cos I’m frustrated (boring me is more of a putdownable offence)- heck I rarely DNF things period. So I’m cheating by saying Wicked because I originally quit reading this cos I hated the writing style (I went back to it six months later and finished it- still hated the writing though)

Junior Bake Off: A children’s book

tiger who came to tea

Just cos it’s classic.

A Hollywood Handshake: A book that impressed you

bear and the nightingale

I’ve not reviewed this yet, but mannnn this BLEW ME AWAY!

Signature Challenge: A book that you would recommend to your friends and family

man's search for meaning

Frankly I recommend this to everyone.

Technical Challenge: Books that you read without knowing much beforehand; rank them from worst to best

Some of these were happy accidents… others not so much.

marked

Honestly, I feel like I was a victim of blurb and cover fraud with this one cos it was not what I thought it would be. If I’d known what this was actually about, I wouldn’t have picked it up.

twilight

Believe it or not, I read this before it was “cool”- I know, I know I’m a Twilight Hipster 😉 I also think the blurb made me think of a *totally* different type of book.

facing the light

Totally underrated.

we were liars

A lot of the marketing around this book was about how you shouldn’t know anything going in- and that recommendation is completely correct, so I’m not going to tell you *anything* (except that it’s brilliant, go read it 😉 )

poison chris wooding

I picked this up on a whim, knowing nothing about it, and it was one of the best surprises of my life. Also, the blurb tells you very little about the actual plot, so it was even more unexpected than I could have imagined.

The Finalists: A favorite trilogy

daughter of smoke and bone

Okay in the interest of not using the same trilogy for the millionth time, I’m gonna go with Daughter of Smoke and Bone because I’m currently rereading (very slo-o-owly) the first one with Being a Book Nerd and loving it!

An Extra Slice: A favorite companion book

wizard heir

Okay, so these books are pretty unusual as companion fantasy books. They do have an overarching plot that becomes more involved as it goes on, but I definitely consider the second one a companion to the first (and you could probably just start at book 2)

That’s it! I tag:

Steph (cos I know how much you like cake 😉 ), Claire (ditto), Nel, Jess @MudandStars, Charley @BooksandBakes, Katie @NeverNotReading, Beth@ReadingEveryNight, Rebecca @MyLifeAsASportsFangirlMarcia and Melting Pot and Other Calamities

And for everyone else- what’s your favourite type of cake? Let me know in the comments!