Pastry Book Tag

I was tagged by Michelle over at Book Adventures to to the Pastry Book Tag. It looks like a lot of fun (and is a great way to procrastinate on the homework I’m supposed to be doing right now), so thanks Michelle!

Croissant: Name a popular book or book series that everyone (including you) loves.

I’m going with a totally unoriginal answer here, but: Harry Potter. The only people I’ve met who don’t like Harry Potter haven’t actually read the books. And obviously I don’t talk to those people. Just kidding… kind of.

Macaroon: Name book that was difficult to get through but worth it on the end.

For me, this one is definitely Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. This book too me nine months to get through, but I am so glad I actually did it! For the most part, I really enjoyed the story, and having finished such a difficult book gave me more confidence when it comes to other difficult classics.

Vol-Au-Vent: Name a book that you thought was going to be amazing but fell flat.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Everyone seems to absolutely love this book, but I honestly wasn’t that excited by the story and thought the writing was just okay. (You can check out my review here if you’re interesting in my thoughts on it.)

Pain-Au-Chocolat: Name a book that you thought was going to be something but turned into something else.

I was really looking forward to reading Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens, because I was under the impression that it was basically Lord of the Flies but with pageant contestants. Same premise, very, very different story. One that involves fake pirates and an evil conglomerate.

Profiterole: A book or series that doesn’t get enough attention.

I really think V. E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic deserves a lot more attention. I’ve seen it a few times in the book blogger community, but was surprised to see it has less than thirteen thousand ratings on Goodreads. It’s become one of my favorite books, one I’m sure I will read again, and I really think it should be getting some more love.

Croquembouche:A book or series which is extremely complex.

For this one, I’m going to go with Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy. So far, there are only two books (the third and final one comes out next year), but I love how complex the world and story are. These are the kind of books that are complex, but not confusing. If you haven’t read them yet, I would highly recommend them!

Napoleon: Name a movie or TV series that you liked better than the book.

They’re both classics, but I think the Breakfast at Tiffany’s movie is better than the book. Despite racist Mickey Rooney, Audrey Hepburn is just amazing. And I won’t spoil it for you, but the movie ending is way happier than the book ending.

Empanda: Name a book that was bittersweet.

For me, The Book Thief was really bittersweet. I don’t want to spoil anything, but if you’ve read it, you can probably guess why.

Kolompeh: Name a book that takes place in a country other than your home country.

I just recently read and loved Slade House by David Mitchell, which takes place in London. Such a good, creepy book!

Pate A Choux: Name a food from a book or series you would like to try.

Everyone seems to be choosing Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans for this, but I’ve actually tried them! And yes, they are just as gross as they sound in the book. Instead, I’m going to go for the magical caramel apples and popcorn at Les Cirque des Rêves in The Night Circus. With a cup of cider to go with it. Yum!

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And that’s the book pastry tag! Hope you all enjoyed it! I tag anyone who wants to do this tag – just link back to this post so I can read yours.

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