Book Tag: The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off Book Tag was created by Zaheerah Khalik and I got tagged by the lovely Zezee from Zezee with Books. Thanks! 🙂

Rules:

Link back to 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

I have to pass here, as I can’t think of any good books I read that are self-published, sorry!

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

I hate to say it, but Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen always comes to mind. It just sucked and is a real shame.

tearling3

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

Oh, gentlefriends, what might that be??? Maybe I tell you in the footnotes and make a witty comment about it? Maybe I try to be funny but make you cringe instead? Oh wait, let me write a flowery sex scene that runs parallel to someone getting murdered.

never

Junior Bake Off: A children’s book

A great book for kids but also for adults! Funny and cute and has dragons.

dealing

A Hollywood Handshake: A book that impressed you

Just one of many – The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. Conclusions are hard to write and it’s not often that I am left totally amazed after finishing a trilogy or series. This one is it – I liked Sanderson before but it cemented him as one of my favourite authors.

hero of ages

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

Mostly this one, I always recommend it to people who liked Harry Potter when they were younger, as it gave me a ‘Potter for Adults’-vibe. Not saying that Harry Potter isn’t for adults. I am still reading it^^

wind

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

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

smoke and bone

‘It’s soo good, you will love it. It’s my favourite!’ – was the only thing I knew when I grabbed it. My best friend and I decided to buddy read it without knowing too much before. Only that lots of people thought it was really good. We both ended up annoyed & disappointed, here’s my review.

The Atlantis Gene

atlantis gene

What I knew was, that it was very popular and got good reviews. Also, I was into conspiracy theories, aliens and mysteries at that time and the book seemed like a good fit. Nope, no. It features evil Nazis, it is not good. It has lots of boring parts where people repeat information we already have and in the end everyone is related and did I mention the Nazis? If you want to read more about this fine piece of literature, here is my review.

Nimona

nimona

I knew it won some prizes and was popular, but didn’t exactly know what it was about when I bought it. It was only alright, I expected a little more though. Also, the main character annoyed me.

Uprooted

uprooted

Totally expected that to be something different. I didn’t bother looking up what it was actually about. Loved it so much, I think about rereading it in the future. My thoughts on it are here.

Smiler’s Fair

smiler

Never heard of book or author before, just found it browsing and picked it up because I liked the cover. What a hit, it was the highlight of the year for me and the second part was just as good. Real hidden gem – I am waiting for the next book getting published soon. My review.

Showstopper Challenge: A book/series that is your all-time favorite

One of a few. I don’t have just one favourite.

got

The Finalists: A favorite trilogy

I read them all in a row and couldn’t stop. All other books by Hobb are awesome as well.

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An Extra Slice: A favorite companion book

I don’t really read lots of companion books, so probably this one.

knight

Thanks for your attention, everyone who liked this tag, feel free to grab it 🙂

 

10 comments

  1. If you ever want a good impression of an indie, try Michael Sullivan’s “Ryria Revelations”. He’s now a hybrid author, but I came across him before that. Good fantasy series that is not too weighty with its own self-importance…

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  2. Awesome you did it!
    I’m now reading Queen of the Tearling and I dunno if I like it or not. It feels like a YA fantasy and I’m upset with those at the moment.
    And I’m reading Fool’s Errand now. I’m so excited! I missed Fitz’s voice and I can’t wait to see what happens next. I really don’t like Starling btw.

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