Welcome to Day 4 of Blogmas 2021! I’m doing the Bookish Christmas Book Tag today which I came across on Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations and Reviews.
Father Christmas: Name a book you received as a child that you treasure to this day.
I gave away most of the books I had as a kid when I outgrew them, but I still have my original Harry Potter copies, and though the first three books in particular are growing rather fragile, they are among the most treasured books on my shelves.
The Ghost of Christmas Past: Is there a book or series you like to revisit each year at Christmas time?
I don’t have one in particular, but I like to reread old favorites in rotation around Christmas each year. This year, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the Throne of Glass series are on this list.
Christmas Tree: Name a series that reaches new heights with every entry.
Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters series (not counting The Mortal Instruments – I like to pretend those first couple of books don’t exist) is undoubtedly one that gets better and better with each book. I can’t believe there’s still a whole year to go until Chain of Thorns!
Friends and Family: Name a book with fantastic characters.
I love the cast of The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi!
Decorations: Name a book with a gorgeous cover you would proudly display on your shelves.
I have to pick just one? I love the covers of the Firebird series by Claudia Gray.
Christmas Cards: Name a book that carries a great message.
There are so many great books out there that focus on important messages, and a recent one I’ve read is the Come On In anthology.
Ice and Snow: Name a book that you were hoping to love but which ultimately left you feeling cold.
Argo, which I read just last month was such a huge letdown. I was so excited to read a retelling of Jason and the Argonauts, but it just didn’t live up to expectations.
Christmas Lunch: Name a book that was big and intimidating but oh so worth it in the end.
House of Earth and Blood, by Sarah J. Maas was an intimidating first book in a new series at over 800 pages despite my being familiar with her work. It took several days for me to get through it, but it was so worth it!
Mince Pies: Name a book you found sweet and satisfying.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Presents: What book do you wish you could give everyone to read?
I’ve been recommending all of Karen McManus’ novels to everyone lately, particularly her newest book, You’ll Be The Death of Me.
Spreading the Festive Cheer: Tag some friends to help spread the festive bookish love.
Feel free to do this tag if it interests you – I’d love to hear your answers for these questions!