The Waffle Book Tag | Lots of Waffles and Books

Hey everyone!!

Guess what?!?! I am doing the waffle book tag which means for once that my post will include the best type of waffles, the edible kind, instead of just me waffling on because I can certainly talk and talk and talk (see I’m doing it now)

But I am VERY excited!! So, I got tagged by the myth, the legend, the true waffler herself Kat from Novels & Waffles. I feel honoured to be nominated and, if you aren’t already, you should follow Kat for her glorious content (you’re welcome in advance).


RULES (yes, we need them):

  • Link back to the original creator, Kat @ Novels & Waffles
  • Feel free to use any of the waffle graphics in her post, just make sure to credit Kat (pretty pretty please with lots of maple syrup on top)
  • Tag as many people as you want (or don’t want) to. No pressure here, folks


I have very kindly used Kat’s graphics that she made because they are amazing and I feel very lucky to have them on my blog so thank you and all credit goes to her (aren’t they just amazing?!?!)

Let’s start…

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I’m going to go with Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

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because it is a Cinderella Retelling which feels like a classic despite it being released last year. But the words ‘Cinderella’ and ‘retelling’ just scream classic to me. Plus, it gives me a chance to talk about this awesome retelling.

It has a complex female main character, strong feminist themes, sister love, witty characters, an interesting narrative and more glorious-ness. Please read it.


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Why is this question so hard to answer?? I always read emotionally devastating books.


American Panda by Gloria Choa

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I picked this one because it had such glorious themes of accepting yourself and listening to your voice instead of letting people decide your life for you, no matter their intentions. I though Mei was a great main character and you really got to experience her internal struggles and care for her. Plus, her relationships with her brother and mother both have a satisfying journey. The romance also gives me those wholesome feels as it was so supportive and sweet.


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Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia.


I literally remember reading this under my duvets with a torch because my mum said I should go to bed but I wanted to read so I did. It is one of my first loves in the book world, so it brings back memories of young ‘me’ reading this series, set in a southern town with casters, good vs bad themes and sweet romances. (I still really love the atmosphere of these books)


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Zachary Ezra Rollins from The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

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I just wanted an excuse to write his full name out because it is ICONIC. But he also was a sweet character who was an introverted ravenclaw that helps people along the way. I didn’t just pick this book because it features a honey sea and ‘story’ sweets, Zach is actually just as sweet as the setting.


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Last Night I Sang to The Monster by Benjamin Alire SΓ‘enz


I called this book achingly beautiful in my review and I still stand by this. It is a very heavy book (please check for trigger warnings, you can ask me) which is emotionally led as it focuses on one character’s journey for recovery. It is so sad and heart-wrenching what happens to these characters and as you get to know them you just want to protect them. It captures the hardship and beauty of recovering really well and definitely pulled on those heartstrings.


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And the Ocean was Our Sky by Patrick Ness

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I recently read this book which is an upside-down retelling of Moby Dick which should already alert you that this book is different but the way it was told, the characters and all the details were different too. We had humans under water, humans and whales communicating, a strange beast. They were elements of magic in a very human way involved. I think I can safely say that there is no book like this one.


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I have finished quite a few series *pats my back* but most recently I finished…

The Warcross duology by Marie Lu

(does a duology count as a series?!?! I’m clearly saying yes but for future reference what do you think??)


So, I read Wildcard the other day and I enjoyed this duology. Overall, I would rate it 3.5 stars. The virtual reality makes it different to what I would usually pick up, but it is fast paced with fun characters. Plus, I think the concept of the plot and the darker side it explores in Wildcard was so interesting. And my heart broke in Wildcard, [character’s name]‘s past was horrible. I’m still thinking about it, so saaadddd. It wasn’t faultless but I’m glad I picked it up. Bonus, the main character had rainbow hair!!


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I love accessories!! I love candles, bookmarks, pins and art prints. *hyperventilates over decision to pick a favourite*

But I am going with pins….

because I just love them and I really can’t explain why. There are so many unique ones out there with creative designs and they are just a little token to express your love of books.


That’s all folks.

I hope you enjoyed this tag as much as I did. And a big shout out to Kat for creating this amazing tag and tagging me. If you haven’t done this tag, I nominate you to do because it is awesome.

Also, I tag these amazing people…. (obviously no pressure and I’m sorry if you have already done it)

What is a book you’ve read with a sugary sweet character? What is your favourite bookish accessory?
And most importantly, what is your go-to topping with waffles? (mine would be chocolate and strawberries)

43 thoughts on “The Waffle Book Tag | Lots of Waffles and Books

  1. My go-to waffle topping is honey (because I’m basic), but I’m feeling particularly daring, I might add in some chocolate chips or cinnamon πŸ™‚
    This was such a fun post (also yes Kat’s graphics are amazing)!

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  2. Hey, Sophie! Thanks so much for doing this tag πŸ’›πŸ’› I loved seeing your answers! I’ve been wanting to read Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly for FOREVER, but somehow I just haven’t got around to it yet. I think I’ve checked it out of my library like…3 times only to accidentally forget about it and have to return it. Derp. Anyways, seeing it on this list was a nice reminder to try and pick it up again.

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    1. Hey Kat!! You’re so welcome, thank you for creating it and tagging me!! πŸ’›
      Thank you!! Ohh.. I definitely recommend Stepsister. It is probably one of my favourite retellings I’ve read as it was so different!! Haha only problem with library books, you have to return them!!
      Yay I hope you will love it too!!

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  3. Aha I love reading this tag especially!! Looking forward to the day when I get tagged for this and finally get to do the famed waffle tag πŸ˜†
    I love Kat’s graphics, too! My fav waffle topping is definitely maple syrup but also whipped cream and berries are great.

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    1. Ah.. thank you!! Well if you want to do it, you can say I tagged you because I would LOVE to see your answers!! The waffles are amazing, we need them on every blog, haha!!
      The graphics really are amazing!! *heart eyes*
      Ohh maple syrup is nice and I do love waffles with fresh fruit, so good!!!!


  4. ahhh!! Kat is the ultimate graphic design QUEEN and this tag is adorable! i actually… haven’t read any of the novels you mentioned lol, but the way you described all of them and their themes makes me want to read them so badly!! and bookish pins are so cool; i totally agree that there are so many creative designs out there. πŸ˜‰

    i loved reading your answers to this tag, Sophie ❀

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    1. Yes Kat really does do some amazing graphics, I’m in love!!! *heart eyes*
      Haha (I’m often the same when reading peoples post, so many books I haven’t read haha)!! Yay that makes me so happy, if you check any of the books out I hope you love them!!
      The pins can look amazing and so creative!!
      Thank you so much Ash!! πŸ’›

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  5. ahhh i love this tag and i love reading the responses for it!! you’re really selling me on ‘stepsister’ i’ve seen it floating around the book world and i was interested but the elements you’re describing, i NEED it right now!! 😍😍 I LOVED american panda SO MUCH too!! the themes and message of it was so amazing and i loved the way it was written and the character development.

    zachary ezra rawlins is literally the most iconic name out there. i’m so glad you loved it and you loved his character too (i truly believe its impossible to hate zackary, just saying)
    and the ocean was our sky sounds,,,,,,weird to say the least but im also weirdly intrigued. i might have to just pick it up to see what thats all about. fjkldfjalksj the rainbow hair hahahah

    i had so much fun reading this tag!! great answers!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! πŸ’›πŸ’› This is a really fun tag to do!!
      Yay I really loved reading Stepsister, it was one of my favourite retellings as it was different so I really hope you love it if you end up picking it up!!
      YESSS American Panda was so well written and I really love the journey and the themes *overcome with all the feels again* I’m so glad I picked it up!!

      Zachary Ezra Rollins, I just want to keep saying it haha!! It was amazing and yes you can’t hate Zachary, it is definitely impossible!! I support this idea!!!
      And The Ocean Was Our Sky was weird for sure but it kind of made it a memorable reading experience and it really did have some great quotes in it!! And it is illustrated which is a plus for me haha!!!
      Rainbow hair all the way!!!!

      Thank you soooo much!! πŸ’›


  6. OMG THE WAFFLE PUN AT THE BEGINNING! *high five* I’m always waffling as well πŸ˜‚
    sadly, I haven’t read many of the books in this post:( but I’m super excited to read The Starless Sea!! I haven’t even read even one page of it yet, but the name Zachary Ezra Rawlins is so iconic to me already πŸ˜‚ I hope I enjoy it as much as everyone else does!
    I also read Warcross this month, and found it enjoyable…. but kinda forgettable πŸ™ˆ *hides* sorry! i don’t think i’m gonna pick up the sequel because I haven’t heard good things. but I’m glad that you stuck with it, and enjoyed Wildcard anyway!
    great post 😍😍

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    1. Haha yesss we can be wafflers together!! *high fives you back* !!
      Ohhh.. I hope you enjoy The Starless Sea, it is definitely an unique book but I was just in the mood for it at the time and fell in love. YESSSS the name Zachary Ezra Rollins is amazing and it just gets better the more you read it, I wish I had a name that cool!! I hope you do too!!
      I do kind of understand what you mean as Warcross isn’t one of my all time favourites but I did enjoy it. I think The Young Elites is my favourite Marie Lu series so far!! Thank you, yeah I didn’t mind wildcard at all but I understand that the series isn’t jumping out for you and we should all focus on books we think we are going to really love!!
      Thank you so much!! πŸ’›πŸ’›

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  7. Thank you for the tag, Sophie. I’m craving waffles now thanks to this tag lol πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ’–. It’s so cute and I loved reading your answers! Ugh, I need to stop putting it off and actually read American Panda because it sounds so sweet and adorable.

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    1. You’re so welcome!! If you choose to do it, I look forward to your answers!! πŸ’›
      Haha I know this tag does make you really hungry !!
      It is super cute and thank youuuu πŸ™‚
      I loved American Panda, it was such a meaningful cute read!! I hope you love if you get to read it!! πŸ’›

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  8. This post made me hungry for waffles! I may have to make some for lunch πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…. I totally forgot there was a second book in the Warcross series until just now!! I remember really enjoying Warcross and now I’m excited, haha!


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    1. Haha yes it does make you hungry for waffles!! I need some as well to be honest πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      Yes it is a duology but wildcard isn’t talked about as much but I liked it !! I hope you love it if you read it !! 😊

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  9. I’m in team pancake, but I recently resurrected my waffle iron and made these paleo waffles that were really good 😍😍 Annnnyway, I love this tag so so much! The only book I read is Warcross, so I’ll definitely be checking out the others! πŸ™‚

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    1. I probably do prefer pancakes to eat as well, I’ve certainly ate them a lot more πŸ˜‚
      Ooh having your own waffle iron sounds good though and delicious 😍
      Thank you, it is a super fun tag to do!!
      Ooh yay I hope you enjoy them if you get to read them!! 😊

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  10. I always love reading answers to this tag! And I love the infographic you made, it is super helpful and amazingly done. I would really like to buy some pins eventually πŸ™‚
    – Emma xx


  11. And The Ocean Was Our Sky is the perfect pick for that question! It was so different to anything I’ve ever read, and really quite interesting (even if I know next to nothing about Moby Dick, lol).
    I just adore that graphic with the pins! I am for sure going to have to check out some of those companies. My favourite bookish accessory would have to be bookmarks – I love selecting the perfect one to use whenever I start a new book.
    I just ate waffles last night, and my go-to topping would have to be maple syrup. It’s simple, but it’s always good.

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    1. Yes I thought it fit that prompt quite well and like you I’ve never read anything quite like it!! I know nothing about Moby Dick either but this was actually fun to read and some of the quotes were 😍😍

      Yay thank you, I hope you find some cute pins!! 😊 yes bookmarks are so cool and so useful, I thought about including here!! Yes same, I always like my bookmark to match my book in some way πŸ˜‚

      Ooh yay that’s awesome!! Oohhh syrup is a classic of course 😍

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  12. AH SOPHIE I adore your answers so, so much ❀ I need to read Stepsister, it sounds like the kind of retelling I'd really love, I'm so happy you enjoyed it so much!
    I'm so happy you mentioned Beautiful Creatures, it's been a while since I heard about this series, but oh young me was so, so very much loving this series! πŸ™‚
    I really need to read Wildcard at some point, I really liked the first book in the series, but… waiting for a price drop on the ebook for the sequel ahah πŸ™‚

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    1. Yay thank you so much Marie πŸ’›
      I really hope you enjoy Stepsister as I really did love it. The author has a Snow White retelling coming out this year and I’m so excited. I would love to hear your thoughts on Stepsister if you read it !! 😊
      Ahh.. same, young me was obsessed with this series and I will always have nostalgia with it!! 😍
      Haha yes it is always good to look out for the best deal, I hope it goes on offer soon and you enjoy it 😊 !!

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  13. Yes I’d definitely call Stepsister a classic despite how new it is and it feels like a story that will certainly become one and it is a retelling of a story that’s definitely a classic on it’s own. Plus it’s just fantastic and should be brought up as often as possible :L I love the atmosphere in Beautiful Creatures too! You got such a sense of the setting within that book which was wonderful. (I’ve only read the series once so shooed probably re-read it sometime, once I’ve at least started catching up a little :L). I’ve also seen that Patrick Ness book mentioned a few times recently but had never heard of it before. I’ll have to check it out (along with everything by him because I’m hopeless). Which reminds me; I wonder what’s happening with the movie that was getting made of the Chaos Walking (please have gotten the name right) saga.
    I never used to be that into pins but I may have to get some eventually tbh. I used to love collecting badges and they’re basically the same thing. They look so stunning tbh. And not everything has to technically be useful; you can collect items just because they’re stunning. I’ve Favorited this page so that I can look into all the pin creators more thoroughly later πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes it really did have that feel for sure !! Definitely being a Cinderella retelling helped but also the themes it covered !! haha yessss I loved it a lot too !!
      It did build an atmosphere, it was from the south and the magic felt a little bit dark as well. I am tempted to reread at some point in my life as well !!
      haha I definitely have enjoyed a lot of the Ness books I’ve read and his writing style is something special !! πŸ™‚ Yes it is Chaos Walking and I actually saw something that Ness has seen the first cut of the movie and was happy with it so I think it is made but there are still a few bits in post-production then it should be out. I don’t know when but I’m sure promo will be on it eventually !!
      haha I started saving pictures on pinterest and fell in love a little bit ahah !! Badge are similar haha !! Yes they are so pretty and you’re right not everything needs a use, some things are just for you !!
      Aw.. that’s great !! They are awesome shops and I hope you like some pins that you see !! πŸ’ž

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      1. That’s true and they were such important themes too!! I generally read for the story not the themes but they woven into Stepsister so wonderfully and so important too!!
        Yeah and you really got the sense that it was from there too!! Ooh well I hope we both get to πŸ’•
        I can’t believe I haven’t read anything by them yet πŸ™ˆ I will though. I 100% want to. I’ll probably start with that series so I’ve read it before the movie for once. (I always used to have read the books first then I just started falling apart with my reading 😭)
        And that’s awesome, I’m glad the author likes it. I expect it’s gotten held up a bit with the current situation too.
        Yeah definitely and if it’s a book that you love it’s special ❀️ so I’m definitely tempted to get some. I wouldn’t have thought cartoonish would be my thing but I love the skele-gro one 😍😍

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        1. Yeah, I went in not knowing what to expect and the story is really strong but it covers important stuff as well !!
          Yesss!! Hopefully !!
          aww.. yes one day !! That’s a good idea. I know I was thinking about adaptations and how I usually have seen the movie and not the book, I can’t believe it really haha !! I’m sure you will get back on track with your reading though !!
          True, yeah probably !!
          Definitely !! πŸ’ž I know the skele-gro one is so cool, the style is quite fun and creative !!

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          1. Yes same. I can’t wait for the authors next retelling 😍😍 I seriously want to check out her Tea Rose series too.
            Aww well at least it’s not just me I suppose. I actually realized the other day that I have a series of three movie and TV adaptation posts that I never uploaded and now need to edit as the info will be majorly out of date 😊
            Thank you, fingers crossed.
            It’s amazing 😍😍

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            1. Yesss !! I need to check out her previous work as well !!
              Awww.. they sound like great posts *heart eyes* but it is pain when you have to edit all the dates and that, because it takes a little while to find the information and format it all !!
              Yay !!

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              1. Hopefully we’ll both love it then!!
                Thank you. Yeah that’s true. I’ll probably get my features up to date then sort it out otherwise it’ll be out of date yet again πŸ˜…

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