Merry Christmas, bookworms! And what exactly does a book blogger post on Christmas? That question was on my mind all weekend, and then I found the Christmas Songs Book Tag on Jana’s blog, That Artsy Reader Girl. Check her site out if you haven’t already!
1. “All I Want for Christmas is You” – Favorite bookish couple
Ron and Hermione from Harry Potter, Jon and Ygritte from A Song of Ice and Fire, or Jesper and Wylan from Six of Crows. There, you got three for the price of one.
2. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” – Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation, etc.)
The Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan. Unless you consider Camp Half-Blood home, which is totally understandable…
3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Name your favorite “little” book (a children’s book, short story, novella, etc.)
Fredrik Backman’s novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, is a tiny gem of a book.
4. “Santa Clause is Coming to Town” – What books do you hope Santa brings this year?
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo is the main one! I also suspect my boyfriend might have gotten me the 10th anniversary edition of City of Bones, but that’s just from shaking my presents.
5. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – Which book turned your nose red (made you cry)?
All the books make me cry. But Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was definitely first.
6. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – Your favorite book/kind of book to read during the holidays
Does Harry Potter count as a “kind of book”? I’m also a big fan of literary fiction and thriller novels this time of year.
7. “We Three Kings” – Your favorite trilogy
Wow, that’s a difficult one. Currently, I’m going to have to say The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.
8. “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow” – A character you would love to be snowed in with
Nikolai Lantsov or Chaol Westfall, I’m just sayin’.
9. “Last Christmas” – A book that seriously let you down
The Woman in Cabin 10 is a big one from this year. It’s not that the book was terrible or anything, but it was disappointing considering the hype (and the fact that I loved Ruth Ware’s first novel).
10. “White Christmas” – An upcoming release you’re dreaming about
A Reaper at the Gates because I need to know what my Helene is up to.