Hey loves! So lately, in quarantine, it seems that the whole world has been doing a ton of baking! (At least that is what the lack of flour at every store is telling me -.-). I love baking, and I’ve definitely been doing more than normal, and having so much fun doing it! So I got to thinking–why not make a tag of matching books with baked desserts??
- Thank whoever tagged you
- Link back to them and the original creator (Kay @ Hammock of Books)
- Answer the 12 prompts, and feel free to use these graphics
- Tag 5+ friends to share the sweetness ❤
Is there any better way to begin the day than with a blueberry muffin? They’re the perfect classic breakfast food, and I love both baking and eating them! The beginning of Renegades was just as perfect for me! After a crazy prologue, it starts immediately with the main character, the super villain Nightmare, about to assassinate the leader…
There’s no dessert that screams holiday to me more than a good ole fashioned pumpkin pie. I love baking it at Thanksgiving, and smelling all the holiday-esque spices–cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves–puts me in the mood for the season! Similarly, Together At Midnight is such a wonderful book to read during the holiday season! Taking place at New Years, in snowy New York, it’s such a perfect cozy seasonal read.
Cinnamon rolls are such a delicious, sugary sweet treat (and also I’ve been wanting to make them so badly but there’s no yeast anywhere!), and we all have our favorite cinnamon roll book babies ❤ I have a million and couldn’t choose but ultimately I did choose Simon from Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda because he is my smol soft sweet pure baby and I just need to hug him and protect him from the cruel world.
Nothing screams summer to me more than lemon meringue pie! I just feel like lemons, airy meringues, lemonade sweetness, the color yellow–all so summery and happy! I’ve read so many amazing summer books and Since You’ve Been Gone, with a summer bucket list, working at an ice cream shop, skinny dipping, road tripping, apple picking, and more, gives me so many happy summer vibes.
(wish we could have that kind of summer this year lol 2020 said nah)
I feel like funfetti cake, with all its rainbow sprinkles, makes me feel like a little kid in the best way possible, taking me back to the time when life was simple and happy and there was no problem that couldn’t be fixed with a rainbow birthday cake. Rereading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (and the whole series, really) recently made me feel that way too, giving me all the childhood nostalgia and excitement and happiness of childhood!
Chocolate chip cookies are like the classic dessert item to bake. They’re super quick and easy, and super super delicious. When all else fails, I can always turn to making some good ole fashioned choco chip cookies ❤ I don’t really like classics, but I did enjoy Pride & Prejudice more than most, and the formula and tropes from it never fail to make me happy.
Okay but like everyone hates and oatmeal raisin cookies and I don’t know why?? They need more love, people! I mean yeah they’re not my favorite but they’re still really good and sweet and yummy! Similarly, a book that really needs more love is Wendy Darling! I feel like nobody has heard of it and I’m just shouting into the void and nobody cares but it’s one of the best Peter Pan retellings I’ve read, and it’s so compelling, especially setting up Peter to be a villain! (I mean when you think about it, stealing children from their windows at night isn’t the greatest…)
Angel’s Food Cake is super light and fluffy and yet absolutely delicious! It’s like sweet air, right? The Selection is also pure air and fluff but it’s addicting and it’s getting a movie adaptation now and I couldn’t be happier. It’s kinda trash with no substance, but I’m 110% okay with that.
I don’t love carrot cake, but it’s okay (and cream cheese frosting is delicious!). But the one thing it does have going is it makes me feel great about myself wow I’m so healthy what a fitness queen because even though I’m eating a cake I’m also eating carrots?? Not just 100% sugar but rather all that sugar and also veggies! A book that definitely has a good underlying message, not just sugary sweet, is The Hate U Give, which was such an amazing, bold, brave, book with an important story to tell.
To be honest, I’ve never actually made French macaron sandwich cookies! I’ve never made them because they’re notoriously finicky and hard to get right, but they’re heavenly they’re so delicious and I am determined to try during quarantine. A book that intimidated me before I got into it was Six of Crows, because it’s somewhat long and it’s also so beloved I was so worried I wouldn’t get the hype and love it! I shouldn’t have been worried though–it’s one of my all time favorites now!!
This one isn’t a super well known dessert (I think? In America where I live at least), but it’s my original tag, and I absolutely adore making (and eating!!!) Hong Kong style egg tarts. I’m Asian, and I always loved buying egg tarts at Asian bakeries like 85°C, but they’re so expensive so I decided to bake my own! And also I had to find a way to get my favorite Harley In The Sky, an incredible diverse book onto this list, right? It has amazing multiracial rep, and also Asian rep and mental health rep too!
Is it just me or is everyone in the world baking banana bread these days? I feel like I keep seeing or hearing about people baking it! Well, I, too, have bought into the hype and made banana bread–after all, it’s an easy, delicious way to get rid of those squishy overripe brown bananas! A book that I feel like everyone has read is The Cruel Prince! I remember when it came out back in January 2018, I felt like every other post I read, on my blog or Goodreads, was about it! It’s the most hype I’ve ever seen a book get, and it’s an amazing book well worth it!
I’m tagging more people since this is an original tag and
I need validation I want to share it! As always, don’t feel any pressure to do it if you don’t want to, and feel free to participate even if I didn’t tag you!
Have you been baking during quarantine? What’s treat favorite thing to bake–or eat! Do you have any favorite books on this list? I’d love to chat in the comments below ❤