So I was going through Awesome-Cait’s articles (of Paper Fury fame) the other day (true story: how can she write all these posts AND read so much books AND writer her own novels?) and apparently, it struck me, NO ONE KNOWS I LOVE CAKE.
But it’s okay. *Moves in the corner, lies down and curls up fetal-position.* I’m doing The Cake Book Tag anyway, because why not?
*Click the cover to be directed to the book’s Goodreads page.*
A book that was a little slow to start off but really picked up as it went along.
First thing that comes off the pathetically-beanstalkish-scrawny List of Books Shelumiel Read is Gone Girl. I mean, I was intrigued from page 1 but not until when the bomb that was as big as Missouri was dropped did I feel like I had to finish it in one sitting. Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is a close runner up (I almost gave up, actually; now it’s one of my beloved classics).
A book that had a rich, great plot.
I’m the neighbor who’s a sucker for characterization but The Magician King‘s plot is so loaded and complex and exquisitely harrowing (not that this category calls for the last one). Seriously, you have to check out Grossman’s Magicians trilogy if you haven’t already.
Also, I looooooove me some butter.
A book you thought was going to be bad but actually turned out quite enjoyable.
Eggs are amazing, how about we start with that?
And then, having made my rhetorical point I will resume to tackle this item. What? That sounds familiar? Right. Because I just quoted the book I’m throwing in next. John Green’s The Fault in Ou—hold up! WHOA WAIT. Drop your pitchforks and torches. I picked up TFIOS in the wake of its hype, you see. So naturally I was a ball of skepticism. Six books later, John Green is one of my Top 5 Favorite Authors.
A sugary, sweet book.
I’m so bad with choosing only one like I’m so bad with turning away from cakes. And coffee. And butter in any form. Obviously I can go on and on but I will stop. These two had me smiling, alone on my bed, like the creep that I am.
A book that covered every single element that you enjoy about a book (funny moments, action moments, sad moments, etc.).
Reckon I told you John Green is a house favorite? Fact checked. I love Paper Towns to bits and pieces and I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE FILM ADAPTATION AND THE TRAILER CAME OUT LAST WEEK AND EXCUSE ME. (I’d shoot for The Nights Circus by Erin Morgenstern too, except there’s no comic relief.)
A book series that you can kind of turn back to for a little pick me up when you’re feeling down.
I’m not much of a series person but Uncle Rick’s retelling of the Greek (and Roman) Mythology is easily my cushion. In fact, even the fanfiction gets me in most days.
PS. I am also not the rereader type; To Kill a Mockingbird is an anomaly.
THE CHERRY ON TOP
Your favorite book this year so far.
When you cheated once… No, really, I’m awful at this. (Trivia: a Guardian is my first 2015 read, b The Darkest Part of the Forest is my first from new releases, c Charlie, my nickname for Alex London which he approves and you need not know of, loved The Darkest Part of the Forest.)
There! The moral? Shelumiel LOVES CAKES AND YOU PROBABLY SHOULD TOO.
Tagging the following confections:
Joey @ Thoughts After Thoughts
Levi Isaac @ Levi Isaac’s Blog (yes, Joey totally sold me the Levi Isaac)
Liam @ Liam’s Library
Kate @ The Magic Violinist
Miguel @ The Quirky Reader
Cristian @ The Bookish God