Merry Christmas Eve! I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday season so far. Before I get into all of my end of the year posts, I thought it would be fun to fit in one last tag for the year. I went back through my blog and found this tag which I posted back in 2017 and 2016. I thought it would be fun to revisit it and see how much my answers have changed.
Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?
There are a lot of books I’m excited about for this coming year. But I think the ones I am most excited for are The Seven Sisters by Neil Gaiman and Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss, both of which are supposedly coming in 2020 (fingers crossed).
Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing its praises?
Lately, the answer to this one has been Erin Morgenstern. I loved her second novel, The Starless Sea, which we finally got this year! I got my book club to read The Night Circus and I am absolutely loving rereading it. I love her books so much.
Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?
I’m going to choose a book I read this year, so I have to go with The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang. And also Gods of Jade & Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (because, let’s be honest, I can’t just pick one).
A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read
A classic that I really need to get to soon – mostly because I keep saying I will – is The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. I love Russian literature, and it’s been way too long since I’ve read any.
Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas?
Actually, I only put one book on my list this year (because, honestly, I have way too many unread books): The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang. I would really like to continue the The Poppy War series soon.
Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling?
I always think of romance when this question comes up. And I read quite a bit of romance this year. One book I can’t stop thinking about is Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters. Honestly, the romance was good, but it was the spunky twelve-year-old girl that makes this book so special.
Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?
I am obsessed with Penguin’s Vintage Classics. Literally all of them. I have the entire Austen and Brontë collections and a few each of Virginia Woolf and the Russian collections. I definitely want more!
Christmas Joy: What are some of your favorite things about Christmas and/or some of your favorite Christmas memories?
My favorite things are just the cozy atmosphere (it’s actually cold this year!) and the fact that everything seems to slow down. I can sit and watch a Christmas movie with some hot chocolate and knitting, and it’s just perfect. I also genuinely enjoy giving gifts.
That’s it for this post! I hope you’re all having a lovely holiday season. If you’d like to do this tag, then consider yourself tagged!