The Book Cake Tag | 2018

I was tagged by the amazing Nia @ Shades of Paper! And I tried to find the original tag, and I think it’s from the amazing Jen @ Jen Campbell! And I figured it would be the perfect time to do this tag, because my birthday is next Monday, the 27th!

I mean, is it really a birthday cake tag without a picture of me with a cake?


Self-raising flour: a book that started slow then picked up

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. Dark fairy tale, Russian folklore, winter setting, village surrounded by woods, fae like creatures, lyrical writing, and hella feminist. Sometimes I think this book was written completely for me.


Butter: a book with a really rich, intense plot

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid has the best plot, ever. It is so rich, and so intense, that you won’t be able to put it down. This is the most addicting book ever, and even though I was crying so hard, and borderline hyperventilating, I couldn’t stop turning the pages.


Eggs: a book you had reservations about but actually really enjoyed

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman was a book I was so scared to read, because it is so beloved and has so much hype surrounding it! But dear reader, it is worth every single ounce of that love and that hype. Perfection.


Sugar: a sweet book

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. I am not sure I’ve ever been so happy, and had such a lame grin on my face, while reading any other book. This was heartwarming, beautiful, and a treat to read.


Icing: a book that included all the things you enjoy in a book

Circe by Madeline Miller is the book of my heart. This book is about healing and doing what it takes to come into your own. This book is about love; the love between lovers, the love of a mother, and the love you must find in yourself. This book proves why family of choice will always be greater than family of origin. This book is about magic, and how we can find it in ourselves if we look hard enough. This is a book about becoming the witch you’ve always buried deep inside you.


Sprinkles: a book or series that you return to for a pick-me-up when you’re feeling down

Harry Potter. Always and forever. It will always feel like coming home.


Cherry on top: your favourite book of the year

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton is still, easily, my favorite book of 2018. I still can’t believe such a perfect book exists, and a standalone no less! I can’t wait for September 18th to roll around, just so you can all fall so very in love with this  spooky book, with a dark fairy-tale vibe, that heavily talks about society’s gender expectations, while being a love letter to gender fluidity, and with the most heartwarming polyamorous relationship!


Okay, my loves! I hope you enjoyed this tag! I honestly am the type of person that’s like “August is my entire birthday!” So, here we are! Also, I only picked books that are absolute masterpieces, because my birthday celebration deserves nothing less than only five star reads! But I hope you are all having an amazing August, and thank you for making every day feel like my birthday in the book community!  ❤️

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38 thoughts on “The Book Cake Tag | 2018

  1. Aaaw.. this is so sweet…Advance Happy Birthday, I don’t trust myself for remembering it next week so I’m greeting you in advance. hehe… And you’re right, your birthday celebration deserves nothing less than only five star reads! 💙💜🧡

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  2. Oh what a fun tag!! I am so excited to get to Circe, it was one of my most anticipated releases of the year! Madeline Miller’s writing is phenomenal so I don’t know why I’m just letting the book sit on my shelf haha

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  3. This is such a cute tag, and I love that HP and Circe are on your list! Also, Radio Silence!! :’) And I’m getting more and more excited about The Bear and the Nightingale, the more you talk about it—I can’t wait to read it. ☺️

    Wonderful post, Mel!! 💜💜

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  4. This is the cutest tag! (It made me crave cake, too. 😉 ) I agree that Harry Potter will always feel like coming home, no matter how old I am or where I am. It’s so amazing that so many people feel that way about it and that it offers that sense of home to so many!

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  5. Happy birthday (in advance)!! I loved your answers and I was so happy to see you doing it!

    I really need to read Evelyn Hugo. Everyone seems to love it and rave about it and I want to know what the hype is all about😊. Also I have Circe on my TBR, and I cannot wait to pick it up!

    Totally agree with you on The Kiss Quotient, it was such a sweet and cute read💕.

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