Merry Christmas everyone!! Whether you celebrate or not, I hope you all have a wonderful day 🙂 I wish I could’ve done Blogmas this year but I was too busy with finals earlier in the month. Hopefully next year I’ll get to participate though and now that the semester’s over I have more time to focus on reading and blogging 🙂 In honor of today being Christmas, I’m going to be doing the Christmas book tag!
1) A fictional family you would like to spend Christmas dinner with?
This is by far the easiest question and I’m sure this is a common answer but of course I would choose the Weasleys! Christmas at the Burrow sounds like my type of Christmas. I can just imagine how cozy it would be and I’m sure it would look so cute all decorated. Mrs. Weasley would make some great food and we could all go out and play Quidditch in the snow afterwards. Of course we would also exchange gifts and I would get my very own “K” sweater from Mrs. Weasley. I absolutely adore all of the Weasleys (except for Percy of course) and I can’t think of any better company to have for the holidays.
2) A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift?
I would honestly be happy to receive any bookish item as a gift, there are literally so many awesome ones. But to be more specific, one I was thinking about this year was a bookish candle. Ironically, there is one called “Christmas at the Burrow” which just goes right along with my first answer. It smells like vanilla and sugar cookies which sounds delicious!
3) A fictional character you think would make the perfect Christmas elf?
This one is pretty hard. Since I just finished reading The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, I’m going to say Molly and Cassie’s younger brother, Xavier. Granted he’s a baby and Jewish, but he’s adorable, little, and he seems pretty upbeat and jolly so maybe in a few years he’d make a cute elf.
4) Match a book to its perfect Christmas song.
I’m currently reading The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand which I received in the Epic Reads Holiday Box (which I love so much and am so glad I bought!!). It’s honestly the first Christmas book I’ve read in a while and so far I think it matches perfectly with “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” because Holly is the epitome of a Grinch/Scrooge.
5) Bah Hambug. A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in and should be put on the naughty list?
Out of all the books I read this year, there were only two I can say I was a little disappointed by: Crazy House by James Patterson and Want by Cindy Pon. I wouldn’t say I hated either of these books or try to dissuade anyone from reading them, I just wasn’t a fan of them. As for characters that deserve to be put on the naughty list, no one was naughtier than Leda Cole from The Thousandth Floor triology by Katharine McGee. Although she turned herself around a little bit by the end of The Dazzling Heights, she was just so infuriating.
6) A book or fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deservers to be put on the nice list?
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody was one of my two favorite books to come out this year and I don’t think it received nearly enough recognition. I was shocked that it wasn’t nominated for more best-of-the-year awards. I honestly have nothing but good things to say about it and I hope you all get the chance to read it!
7) Red, Gold and Green. A book cover that has a wonderfully Christmasy feel to it.
The Afterlife of Holly Chase is honestly the first Christmas book I’ve read in a while and none of my other books really fit this description so I’m going to have to use that as my answer again. It’s mostly black but it does have a little bit of red and gold on it.
8) A book or series you love so much, you want everyone to find it under their Christmas tree this year so they can read it and love it too?
Harry Potter is (of course) my favorite series of all time and if there’s anyone out there who doesn’t own these books, I hope they get them and read them!! Other than that, my favorite book this year (other than Daughter of the Burning City) was Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I absolutely loved this book and it immediately came to mind when I read this question. If you haven’t read it yet, you should definitely check it out! It’s sequel, Legendary, comes out in May 2018 and it’s one of my most anticipated releases of next year!!
Well, that’s all! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and I hope you get all the books you want 😉