Christmas is in five days! So this might be one of my last seasonal book tags – I don’t know if I’ll be able to fit another one in this week, but I’m certainly going to try. I’ve been loving Christmas book tags, they are so much fun. I was tagged to do this one by Michelle at Book Adventures, so thanks Michelle! One of my favorite things to do during the month of December is listen to Christmas songs, so this tag was a lot of fun!
You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch – Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.
Victor Vale from Vicious by V. E. Schwab. Pretty much everyone in this book is a villain, and I love it!
All I Want for Christmas is You – Which book do you most hope to see under your Christmas tree.
I actually know what books I’m getting, because I put a few of them on my Christmas list so that my parents could surprise me with one or two. And the next day, my dad thanked me for sending him my list and told me he ordered them all. Which is really awesome, but totally ruins the surprise. The ones I’m getting are a copy of Ray Bradbury’s short stories, this beautiful deluxe signed edition of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, and signed preorders of both Morning Star by Pierce Brown (which completes my signed trilogy!) and A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab. I don’t even care that the only one that will arrive before Christmas is the Bradbury book, because those books make such an epic gift! I’m really excited!
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.
Since my book club is reading it now (even though I’ve already read it) I’m going with Hassan from The Hundred Foot Journey. It’s such a cute book (and movie), and I love the culinary aspect of it! There’s a blurb on the back of the book that calls it “Slumdog Millionaire meets Ratatouille,” which is such a perfect description.
Santa Clause is coming to town –
a). Which character do you think would be on top of the naughty list?
Um… Voldemort? Or Croup and Vandemar from Neverwhere. They’re just awful. (There is another character from that book I almost picked, but it’s a spoiler, so just go read the book.)
b) Which character do you think would be at the top of the nice list?
I’m going to copy Michelle and say Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games. He’s just such a nice person.
Frosty the Snowman – Which book just melts your heart.
Pride and Prejudice always makes me feel all warm and cozy. I’ve read it about three or four times now, and the number of times I’ve watched the move is probably in the hundreds.
Feliz Navidad – Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.
One of my favorites of the year that takes place in a different country is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, which is set in Russia.
It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Which holiday themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy.
I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really read Christmasy books for some reason (which I’m trying to change this year). But for some reason, Harry Potter feels like a Christmas book to me. So I’m going with that.
Sleigh Ride – Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with (doesn’t have to be a love interest).
I’ve done two tags that asked this question, and I picked Neville Longbottom both times. So, for the sake of variety, this time I’m going with Sevro from the Red Rising trilogy. Because I feel like he’d turn Christmas into a really crazy and epic adventure.
Baby it’s Cold Outside – Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold.
I always give the same answer for questions like this (We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu), so I’m challenging myself and going for a different book this time. I’m going to say Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly. Which I didn’t hate, but it just wasn’t for me. I wouldn’t care all that much if it burned or if my cat destroyed it (she has a habit of shredding books because my cat is an asshole).
Do you hear what I hear – Which book do you think everyone should read.
There are so many! One of my favorites that I think everyone should read is 1984 by George Orwell. There’s a reason it’s considered a classic!
That turned into a very long tag, but I loved it! Hope you enjoyed it! Since Christmas is so close, I’m not going to tag anyone specific (because I don’t know if they’ll have time in the next five days), but if you want to do this tag, consider yourself tagged.