πŸ₯ž The Pancake Book Tag πŸ₯ž – help, i’m hungry

The Pancake Book Tagh

so, a really, really,Β really long time ago, the lovely becky created this absolutely adorable pancake book tag and was so kind enough to tag me in it

but since i went on multiple hiatuses, i never had to chance to do it, so here i am, much much later, trying to make up for my shortcomings oopsies

anywho, much thanks goes to becky for creating such a cute, well-thought out tag and also creating the most precious graphics.

i absolutely adore pancakes, it’s one of my favourite things to make (and eat)

Image result for pancake gif
me, on weekend mornings


As with any tag, I’ve created a couple of basic rules:

  • Link back to the original creator in your post
  • Feel free to use any of my pancake graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them. πŸ™‚

~*and for added, extra hardness, i’m imposing an extra rule on myself that i can only answer with books that i read this year, bc don’t we all love a good challenge*~ 🀭


The Pancake Book Tag 1

becky definitely has good taste in books bc she chose the FIRST book that came to my Image result for the enchanted covermind. the night circus had the most beautiful of prose and i was absolutely dazzled by how descriptive and whimsical it was.

but my answer for this question would have to be the enchanted by rene denfeld

‘the enchanted’ was absolutely haunting. it’s a dark and electrifying book surrounding the life of inmates on death-row and i found that the manner in which it was written was absolutely mystic.

it was so raw and dismal, reading it felt like carrying physical weight and i dont think i’ll ever forget it

hThe Pancake Book Tag 3

i have a serious problem bc i want to SCREAM at least 3 characters to Image result for the lies of locke lamora coverfit this category. off the top of my head, i hear ‘witty character’ and i think of thomas cresswell, the love of my life. BUT fitting in with my requirement of a character from a book i read this year, my answer would have to be locke lamora from the Lies of Locke Lamora

Locke is an absolute fiend. he’s a clown and a con artist, he manages to get himself in the most outrageous situations and then somehow solves it with his cunning wit and hilarity

but this book isn’t just heists and laughs, it made me breakdown from how sweet and deep the friendships were portrayed and,,,,,,,,,,,the pain. i just remember the pain πŸ˜”βœŠ



oh my god, i KNOW everyone is going to unfollow me for this but EMMA MILLS’S Image result for famous in a small townBOOKS MAKE ME FEEL LIKE I’M COMING HOME so i would only be lying to myself if i DIDN’T choose famous in a small town for this answer

i adore emma mills’s contemporaries with my entire heart. i binge them all in record time (i actually stayed up till 2am reading bc i couldn’t physically detach myself from the book, shhh don’t tell my mom)

they’re sweet and fun and compelling and have the sweetest, funniest, purest friendships you’ve ever seen

pls pls pls pls pls read her books

hThe Pancake Book Tag 9

slumping or facing a book hangoverΒ rarely happens to me i think this is bc i’m Image result for a woman is no manalways reading 4 books at once, so i’m just in a constant race against my own compulsive behaviour but i felt a real slump drag me in after i finished a woman is no man

and i have theories as to why this happened:

reason 1: i really had a hard time with this book bc i thought the representation wasn’t good, it demonized every character especially the male characters and included EVERY negative stereotype known to man and i just found it harmful :/

reason 2: i read this AFTER finishing TWO readathons and i think i miiiiiight have been suffering from a burnout (oops)

hThe Pancake Book Tag 6

Image result for we hunt the flamegosh there are SO MANY books that gave me the indulgent feels this year i was truly blessed with my reading choices but im going to go ahead and make the terribly difficult decision and say, we hunt the flame


the characters, the bromance, the ending, how unapologetically arab it was 😭😭😭😭🀧🀧🀧 made me so emo

hThe Pancake Book Tag 4

i feel like eleanor oliphant is completely fine would be an obvious choice to those who read it and it totally is bc eleanor Image result for eleanor oliphant is completely fineis one of those characters who seems to harsh and rigid when you first meet them

and then you grow to love them so much and have this fierce need to protect them from the cruel world

and that’s eleanor in a nutshell.

her character had so much depth and complexities and you see them get revealed over the course of the book and it was just really beautiful and made me all weepy

hThe Pancake Book Tag 5

aaaaaaaaaaa!!! SO, i’ve been reading a lot of thrillers lately totally off brand of me, i know but when i think of a book that offers a slippery plot that keeps you guessing, i instantly think of thrillers.

Image result for my lovely wifethe problem is, i generally have a hard time finding a thriller i LOVE bc im so picky and unimpressed with most plot points and ~grand reveals~ but a book that STICKS out in my mind is, without a doubt, my lovely wife

i listened to this on audio (which is how i read most of my thrillers) and i seriously could not stop listening to it. i had it on while i was getting ready in the morning, when i was working out, when i was drawing, it was so exhilarating and i could not get enough

the twists, the revels, the way the plot unraveled, it was a wild ride, start to finish and it, completely took me by surprise

hThe Pancake Book Tag 7

this was actually a really difficult question for me. i’m an absolute SUCKER for romantic pairings, so usually, im shipping the characters as quickly as they appear on the pageRelated image

although, and okay i know you’re going to laugh, one book that i did show some skepticism with the romantic pairing was roomies

i KNOW, my answer is lame bc, well, who doesn’t ship the two main characters in a ROMANCE novel???

but listen, considering the way they met and how quickly whole ‘fake relationship’ developed, i was kinda doubtful at how genuine it would feel

but in the end, i did enjoy the book and thought the relationship was really sweet and genuine though i could have done without the excess drama sprinkled in the end

hThe Pancake Book Tag 8

i cry as i write this bc i LOVE peanut butter 😭😭😭

Image result for again but betteri’m really sorry to be dragging this book again, but a character that makes me recoil is shane from again, but better

i swear i’m not trying to be edgy and different from other girls, i just really disliked this book

i found the main character to be really childish and whiny and cringey and i just couldn’t stand the way she was so !!!quirky!!!

it was really painful to read but HEY THAT’S JUST ME, MAYBE IM JUST BEING TOO CRITICAL okay but im really not,,,,,,,,,,,,


dude, that pancake picture looks glorious, where are my panCAKES!?!?!

i am happy to say that i took a while to answer this question bc Related imagethere were SO MANY options to choose from

love from a to z really sticks out in my mind as a diverse read bc it deals with soooo many topics and handles them in such a delicate way

the book itself is written by a muslim woman of colour. it takes place in doha, qatar. the main female character comes from an indo-caribbean background. the main male character is chinese-finnish and just found out he has multiple sclerosis.

so really, the book is just so complex and deep and also ADORABLE and really sweet and the epilogue melted my entire being 🀧🀧


Image result for pancake gif

that concludes my answers for this absolutely delightful tag. i hope y’all are craving pancakes as much as i am bc that’s only fair. i had so much fun doing this tag and i can’t wait to see your answers (if you want to participate that is)


πŸ₯ž I tag: πŸ₯ž

πŸ₯ž nimika πŸ₯ž taasia πŸ₯ž surina πŸ₯ž keri πŸ₯ž malka and chana πŸ₯ž lais πŸ₯ž


i think it’s time for me to grab a snack. see ya,





((floral illustration by vecteezy.com))

42 thoughts on “πŸ₯ž The Pancake Book Tag πŸ₯ž – help, i’m hungry”

  1. Ahhhhhh! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING MY TAG! This honestly means the world and really made my day. πŸ˜€ Thank you for all your kind words as well! Trying to make me all emotional *wipes tear dramatically*. Your posts always make me laugh so much as well, I can’t even handle your wit and sass. πŸ˜›

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING IT, IT WAS SO MUCH FUN TO WRITE!!! πŸ’– haha yes, thats my goal, aww thank you, you’re too lovely 😍


    1. omg that’s so sweet of you to say, thank you so much im emotional now 😭😭😭😭 you should TOTALLY do this tag too (if you haven’t already) πŸ’–

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  2. Oh my gosh, may!!! Thank you for tagging me! This tag looks so cute and I can’t wait to do it. 😊❀️

    I so totally agree with your choices WHTF and Eleanor, those books were so good!! And I’m waiting to read A to Z, I’ve been trying to get a copy from my library but they don’t have it yet!! And I’m in genuine agony!!

    Thanks again for tagging me! Happy reading! ❀️

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    1. i can’t wait to read your answers for the tag πŸ’–πŸ’–
      ahhh im so GLAD you loved WHTF!! i feel like it’s gotten a lot of mixed reviews but i just love it so dearly!! oh nooooo i hope youre able to get your copy soon!!

      thank youuuu πŸ’– hope youre having a great month πŸ’–

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  3. 1) can i get a pancake recipe??
    2) this was such a fun tag!! i’ve heard of famous in a small town before and i’m such a sucker for sweet contemporaries so seeing this mentioned puts it back on my radar!! and ahahahha i can totally relate to your thoughts with again, but better. i just *shudders* i just really did not enjoy the book. she was (as you said) trying too hard to be ~quirky~. i’m planning on reading love from a to z and we hunt the flame so ahhhh im really excited now!! ❀

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    1. 1) tiffany i’m going to expose myself as the peasant i am and say,,,,,,,,,i usually use the pancake recipe on the back of the pancake mix box πŸ™ˆ i KNOW, im ashamed of me too

      2) i hope you read famous in a small town and love it bc i adore anything emma mills writes and would recommend her books for the rest of my life
      fdjalfajlk THANK YOU it was so painful to read. looks like we’re not quirky enough to appreciate it πŸ˜” lol

      aaaaaa i hope you love them both bc theyre so beautiful πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  4. Wow, this tag is so cute (and is making me totally crave pancakes)! And thanks for the tag–I can’t wait to do it! (though craps, I still have yet to do a tag that you tagged me in like months and months ago, whoops)

    Even tho I haven’t read a good chunk of these books, I loved all of your answers! Ahhhh, I still need to read We Hunt the Flame tho I just returned in to my library because I had to move back to college. Gotta go renew my college town library card…

    Also, that Wreck It Ralph gif made me uncomfortable…yet I couldn’t stop staring at it??
    Also, I hope your snack was delicious πŸ˜‰

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    1. craving pancakes at random hours of the day is just my everyday life lol.
      hahaha no worries, there’s no pressure to do them (but if you happen to feel like, i WOULD LOVE to hear your answers)

      get that library card!!! i feel so satisfied when i check out a massive amount of books from the library its just amazing

      hahahhaha i’m glad i wasn’t the only one who felt that way


      1. Okay, I finally did the other tag that you tagged me for way back in February so I will definitely be doing this one next! (and hopefully soon and not another 1/2 year later. but regardless, I will definitely do it at some point!) πŸ™‚

        And yesss, pancakes all day everyday! I should really go buy some pancake mix at the store today…

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  5. Lol same. I got tagged by Marie to do this months ago, but I still haven’t done it :”) I loved reading your answers though!! This tag just shows how well-read you are. I feel like you’ve read all the books–how?? I started WHTF for a buddy read but then the person I was buddy reading with couldn’t get through it, so I don’t really know what to do now. I really enjoyed what I read from it, and even though I’m just seventy pages in, I’m getting ALL THE INDULGENT FEELS. Ahhhh, I’m so excited to read Love From A to Z! I have a copy and it’s beautiful!!

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    1. omg petition for caitlin to do this tag so we can read her amazing answers!!!
      i have SO MANY books to read but thank you for noticing :’) i waste my entire life reading so the validation makes me happy

      aaaaaaaa (you should totally continue it and love it, if you’re asking my opinion 🀭) i hope you love both books and youre having a great month!!

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  6. aaaaahhhh, may, thank you soooo much for tagging me!
    so, fun fact: i’ve never had pancakes. never! at least, not in the β€œtraditional” pancake way? in brazil, what we call β€œpancakes” are more like crepes: we have filling and typically tomato sauce on top. so, it’s more of a lunch/dinner food than breakfast. i do plan on trying out pancakes american-style once, though! i imagine they taste like waffles, but i wouldn’t know!
    i’m sure i would love the one with nutella, for obvious reasons and peanut butter as well? though again i’ve never had peanut butter even though a Classic, lol. i remember watching shows where the characters always had peanut butter & jelly and i’d be disgusted but also intrigued.
    i loved your answers a lot. enchanted sounds like an unique read! for some reason, looking at that cover, i thought it would be a magical realism book that dealt with horses and i would’ve never expected it to be about death row.
    i am so excited for love from a to z! it sounds sooooo good!

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    1. ooooooo wow!!! but your kind of pancakes sound amazing too (definitely need to check out a recipe and give them a go) yes, they taste similar to waffles, but more fluffy!

      hahahha peanut butter and jelly does sound REALLY weird if its something you haven’t grown up with. in my culture we also eat a lot of cheese with jam and i thought it was normal but when i told my friends, they all gave me weird looks and i was like ?????you’re missing out

      YOU WOULD THINK RIGHT?? the horses are more of a symbolic element of the story than a physical presence but the story itself is so powerful and thought-provoking

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  7. hi, hello, how are you, hope you’re thriving and eating pancakes. not even kidding, i finished reading and immediately got myself a chocolate cookie b/c the graphics made me so. hungry. seriously, WHERE are my pancakes??? πŸ₯ž <- look how delicious that is.

    how did i not know about 'the enchanted', it sounds gory and dark and gorgeous and i want to read it immediately.

    i'm usually not one to shy away from big books but lock lamora gives me the epic fantasy vibes with the heavy prose and I'm kind of hesitant about that but also I ALREADY love his character from the two sentences you wrote ✌️

    i kind of forgot about how badly i wanted to read 'love from a to z' and now you just tossed the book in front of me like that so ig this is the one i'll be reading next, i have no choice left

    thanks for tagging me, i'll be doing it soon πŸ™‚

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    1. YOURE HERE ASKING ALL THE RIGHT QUESTIONS!!! where. are. the. pancakes???
      a chocolate cookie sounds like a great substitute tho.
      i hope you’re doing great!!! i miss you and your blogging!!


  8. I love your answers of this, May!!! I did this tag a little while back, and had a blast answering the questions! ❀ I still have yet to read Famous in a Small Town and We Hunt the Flame! I've heard nothing but amazing things about both, and they seem like my perfect cup of tea! And, this tag has made me seriously hungry for some pancakes! It may be nearly 10:00 o'clock at night, but I have half a mind to start baking some fluffy deliciousness in my kitchen! πŸ˜‰

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    1. thank you sm kelly!! weren’t the questions just so much fun?? i hope you love both those books so much bc they made me so incredibly happy πŸ’– and omg yes, can we get some pancakes in here pls?? hahah I FEEL you on that, baking at random hours bc of cravings is my entire life

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  9. oh my god that sloth gif at the end i’m skdflsjdfashdfj. OKAY I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER TOO oh my goD except I almost exclusively use it as a sauce for my noodles because have you had them in noodles before??? it is literally heavenly!!!! savory + sweet and I’m always dead!!!!! if you ever have hot pot (chinese food) you need to use peanut sauce.

    ok done with my rant on peanut butter & guess who is reading an emma mills book right now !!! it’s me. tbh i could have read the entire thing in one sitting but i’m buddy reading this rn lmao (I’m reading lucky caller and it’s just so high quality of a contemporary i’m WOW)

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    1. i NEVER HAD PEANUT BUTTER WITH NOODLES BUT IT SOUNDS DELICIOUS. i’ve only had the peanut sauce for dipping and i love that so much so now i have to go try it with noodles, asian food really is superior.

      I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU HAVE AN ARC OF LUCKY CALLER I’M GOING TO CRY I HOPE ITS PERFECT, CONGRATS. ugh enjoy it and then when you finish and feel like you need even more perfection you can go read her other books c:


  10. AH I LOVE THIS POST SO MUCH AND ALL THE PANCAKES YES. Also that first GIF is so cute.
    I’m with you on Emma Mills’ books, I just love them all so muchhhh and they just make me happy ❀ and …. I've read some mixed reviews about we hunt the flame, so I'm nervous to read it, but you make it sound very good ahhh. ❀
    loved your answers ❀

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! we LOVE pancakes in this house. i love the first gif so much even though its slightly disturbing lol

      yayayy another emma mills fan. we need to keep recommending her books until everyone reads them. lol aaahhh i can’t wait to hear your thoughts on whtf. there are so many mixed reviews but i hope you end up loving it πŸ’–

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  11. Oh, I’m so happy to see you mention The Enchanted! I bought it years ago (mainly because of the beautiful cover, but shh), and I’ve still yet to read it, so I need all the encouragement. Love From A to Z is one of my favorite books of 2019, I like S.K. Ali so so SO much. πŸ™‚ My Lovely Wife sounds amazing, and I really want to read Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, as well. Great post!

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    1. yesssss!! i will be the motivation for you to read it bc its such a POWERFUL book and i need to hear your thoughts on it!!

      ahhh im so glad to hear you enjoyed love from a to z as well 😭😭 it was so precious.
      thank you so much, i hope you’re having a great reading month πŸ’–

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  12. Thank you so much for tagging us! I was so excited when this popped up on the inbox, but we were on vacation at that point, so I just got a chance to read your answers now! πŸ™ˆ

    I actually haven’t read most of these books, so it was really interesting to see what you thought of them and how they fit into the tag prompt! I have read Love from A to Z though, just a few weeks ago, and absolutely ADORED it! Now I can’t wait to figure out my own answers for this tag!

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    1. ahh no problem, I can’t wait to read your answers!! i’m sure theyre going to be amazing. i’m so glad to hear you enjoyed love from a to z, it was such a cute book!


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