5 September 2015

Just Desserts!

Hi all!

I know I've been M.I.A., but over a week ago, the delightful Paperback Princess tagged me to complete the Desserts Book Tag! I'm getting to it a little late (Oops. Sorry, Paperback Princess.) -- but nevertheless I'm excited to participate in it!

Without further ado . . . (because let's be honest, the ado has gone on long enough):

Lava Cake: A book that surprised me

Image via Anythink Libraries.

In case you haven't heard, The Book Thief is, like, my favourite book. It was so artistic; the three words I usually use to describe it to my friends are heartwarming, heartbreaking, and heartwrenching. I think it presents serious topics in a comprehensive way. The outcomes of each of the characters sort of shocked me -- especially the more violent ends -- but what surprised me most is the fact that the narrator is the personification of death. It's such a cool, creative concept!

Cookies: A book that made me fall in love with reading

Okay, for real, I've loved reading forever. I've been a bookworm since early childhood. But the first series that I became addicted to was probably Maximum Ride. I know it has ended, but it will take decades for me to get over this series.

The beginning of an era. And of my descent into literary madness.
Image via Amazon.

READ MORE: The Ride of a Lifetime

Brownies: A book that has sweetness written all over it

This is a tough one! I love fluff, but few YA novels I've encountered have the amount of fluff that I like to read about. I have to say that the Maximum Ride novels take this ranking for me again. The latter half of the nine novels grow increasingly romantic, as seen especially in the end of the final book. This series gave me my first OTP, and there are ships everywhere throughout these books. These characters have been so important to me for years.

S'mores: A book that had a lot of layers to it

The Virgin Suicides! I found this story absolutely fascinating during the entire novel. I feel that the most interesting aspects are the unique point of view (first-person view from a supporting character), the course of the plot (plenty of twists!), and Jeffrey Eugenides's originality in telling the story and creating a cast of realistic yet distant characters.

Image via Goodreads.

Ice Cream: A book that made my head hurt

Image via Amazon.

Well, a lot of people may resent my saying so, but I'm really not a fan of The Mortal Instruments, despite having tried to be enthusiastic about it. It's simply too fantastical and fickle for me, so I don't find it captivating.

RELATED: When You Don't Like a Book that You Hoped You Would

Cheesecake: A book that had a sour-ish tang

You know, I'm not sure about this one. (My first choice for this ranking would probably be The Mortal Instruments, but I don't want to repeat myself for a second time.) The Violet Eden Chapters (you can read my currently reading post of the third book here) could probably also fit this criteria. In my opinion, the characters don't interact very well. There are enough feuds and love triangles that I found them distracting. And I'm sort of iffy about the plot, too; I enjoyed some plot events while others seemed illogical or irrelevant to me.

In other news, I've stumbled across two Potterish articles in the past week that I'd like to share! This one, written by Jarry Lee for BuzzFeed Books, reveals that J. K. Rowling has stated that James Sirius Potter is a Gryffindor and Teddy Lupin is a Hufflepuff. (Just like Tonks!) And this one, by Ashley Bones for Hypable, is a little more amusing as it is written from the perspective of a modern Hogwarts student.

Thanks again to Paperback Princess for tagging me! I'd like to tag anybody interested -- come one, come all!

Happy reading!

- Kira


  1. Great answers! I absolutely loved The Book Thief and The Virgin Suicides has been on my radar for a while.

    1. Thanks Emily! I really enjoyed The Virgin Suicides and would definitely recommend it! It's one of those books that makes you think, but it's well-paced and entertaining. This tag was creative and pretty fun -- thanks again! :)


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