I was planning on doing a book review today, but last night, the thing that holds all my necklaces fell over and I spent four hours untangling all of them instead of finishing the book I was going to review. So you’re getting a book tag instead! The Bookish Christmas tag was created by Callum McLaughlin – you can see the original post here. I think this is a really cool tag, and I love that the questions are so unique.
Father Christmas: Name a book you received as a child that you treasure to this day.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak was my favorite book as a child, and I still love it!
The ghost of Christmas past: Is there a book or series you like to revisit each year at Christmas time?
If anything, it would be Harry Potter. I don’t reread it every year, but I’m pretty sure I did every Christmas break in high school.
Christmas tree: Name a series that reaches new heights with every entry.
The Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown. I recently read the first three chapters of the third book, Morning Star, which comes out in February and it is incredible! I can’t wait until I get my hands on the full book!
Friends and family: Name a book with fantastic characters.
I think Neil Gaiman does an incredible job creating completely out-of-the-box characters that are still believable. My favorites are in Neverwhere.
Decorations: Name a book with a gorgeous cover you would proudly display on your shelves.
Definitely my Jane Austen Vintage Classics (I own all six – I couldn’t help myself). They are so beautiful! I can’t wait until they release the Brontë editions (in February, I think).
Christmas cards: Name a book that carries a great message.
I enjoy books that show how you can still control your destiny, even when it feels like you’re stuck. Two excellent ones that come to mind are The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab.
Ice and snow: Name a book that you were hoping to love but which ultimately left you feeling cold.
There have been a few instances in the past few years I’ve picked up books everyone else was raving about, and ended up not really liking them. The Legend trilogy by Marie Lu and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart come to mind.
Christmas lunch: Name a book that was big and intimidating but oh so worth it in the end.
I’ve got two answers for this question: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
Mince pies: Name a book you found sweet and satisfying.
My mind immediately went to contemporary YA for this category, and the most recent books I found sweet and satisfying were Trouble by Non Pratt and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. They were both such cute reads!
Presents: What book do you wish you could give everyone to read?
My mind immediately went to books like 1984 and The Book Thief, but in the spirit of Christmas, I’m going to pick a happy book this time. So I’m going with Harry Potter.
Spreading the festive cheer: Tag some friends to help spread the festive bookish love.
I know there are a ton of holiday book tags going around, and I can’t keep track of who’s done what, so if you haven’t done this tag and you want to, consider yourself tagged!