I was looking for some post to write, and then ran across a baking themed book tag, which seemed perfect for me. I got into baking in December, and I’ve been enjoying experimenting with recipes ever since. This book tag has been created by Kay @ Hammock of Books, and it is super cute! Let’s dive into the questions and the sea of baked goods. Eating cookies is highly encouraged while reading this post (don’t say I didn’t warn you).
Blueberry muffins: a book with the perfect beginning
First book that comes to mind is The Lord of the Rings. I always think fondly of the beginning, as my favourite parts are getting to know The Shire.
Pumpkin pie: a perfect holiday book
I wish I had a book I reread every year for Christmas, but I don’t. However, a movie I try to watch annually is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I actually prefer the film over the book, they did an amazing job with the adaptation. Those wintery landscapes always put me in a Christmas mood!
Cinnamon rolls: a smol character who must be protected
This is the easiest question ever. I always say Nico di Angelo from the Percy Jackson universe. He is a small, precious bean who must be protected at all costs. Second place goes to Charlie from Heartstopper.
Lemon meringue pie: a book with total summer vibes
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch is the epitome of summer! It’s a YA contemporary set in Florence. And who doesn’t love gelato, right?
Funfetti cake: a book that makes you feel like a kid
Any book that has animals as protagonists! Let’s choose The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, which I might have read as a kid. I don’t actually remember reading the books, but I adored the movie versions. I would love to purchase a beautiful illustrated copy that has all the tales!
Chocolate chip cookies: an amazing classic
So many to choose from! I am going to go with The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which I read two years ago in April. It was a wonderful experience reading a book that’s an ode to nature while the trees and flowers were blooming.
Oatmeal raisin cookies: a book that deserves more love
I don’t really know if this is a well-known book or not, but The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld deserves way more recognition. It’s a gorgeous but heartbreaking magical realism book set on death row. If you’re looking for a thought-provoking and emotional read, then search no more!
Angel food cake: a book that’s pure air and fluff
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel is a really cute and heartwarming read. If you’re feeling down, definitely pick it up!
Carrot cake: a book with a good message
The Book of Joy is what comes to my mind immediately. The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu shared so many goodness in that one. It was my favourite book last year, it helped me in more ways. Their words shaped me, for which I’m incredibly grateful.
Macarons: a book that was intimidating
Bleak House by Charles Dickens is one of the longest books I’ve read so far, it’s 1100 pages long! No wonder I was intimidated by it. I read it almost three years ago, so I don’t remember a lot, but I enjoyed it for most of the time.
Egg tarts: an amazing diverse book
I’ll go with Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar. I thoroughly enjoyed that contemporary novel!
Banana bread: a book with a lot of hype
A book with a lot of hype that deserves all the love and appreciation is The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I really should reread it this year, though I might not be ready to have my heart broken again.
Consider yourself tagged if you like baking and books! What are your favourite sweets from this list?