Oh how wonderful I felt when I realised I tagged by the lovely Maria over at Big City Bookworm to do a post about books! I rarely participated in tags and blogathons this year, book and movie related, but I feel like now is time to do this one. The Jingle Bell Book Tag was created by Lois over at My Midnight Musings and with no further ado, here is my Holiday themed tag featuring some great books.
Be aware of spoilers that might be lurking around.
“All I Want For Christmas Is You…”
What book do you want to see under the Christmas Tree?
First question and I’m already cheating because I would actually like a book series under my tree – The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. Ever since I read it in the e-book format I regret not purchasing the books, and now I feel like I don’t really want to read all of them again, just The Dream Thieves.. but getting the second book in the series is silly, so I want to get the entire series.
“Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time…”
What book that you have read this year have you enjoyed the most?
One of the most difficult questions to ask but I’m going to go with Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. This was the third book I read this year but the first I truly sailed through despite its size. It was so wonderful, and different from what I was used to reading. I still haven’t picked up the rest of the series because the size of it scares me a little but I will someday probably re-read Outlander.
“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”
Which book has the most festive look to it?
This was another challenge for me because I honestly don’t have any festive book covers around, except the one I’m featuring – NOS4R2 by Joe Hill. I’ve had this Christmas themed cover edition for years now and I’m not gonna lie, it was a cover buy for sure. I just liked the sort of dark feel of the wreath and the fact that it was so eerie. So yes, not 100% festive but close!
What book unleashes your inner child?
There is no competition for this question because it’s going to be Harry Potter and that is that. Can you imagine naming anything else? Well, I guess you could but for me, reading Harry Potter as a kid and as a grown up has always been an enjoyable experience. And no other books can bring back that feeling of childhood like the Harry Potter series can.
Your favourite villain…
This took me ages to come up with because turns out, I’m not really fond of liking villains. But if I had to go with someone, I would pick Mr. Wednesday from American Gods by Neil Gaiman. There aren’t many reasons except the big one, which is how subtle the reveal of him being a villain was presented.
Name your favourite TWO couples…
Behold, my favourite question to answer because I can talk about Rhysand and Feyre from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas! Definitely my number one pick from this year, and for years to come. And my second pick bring me back to the beginning, because I’m picking Ronan and Adam from The Raven Cycle. Just thinking about these two couples makes me want to re-read all these books!
-Time for a Present-
What book would you like to give as a present to your followers?
This year has been great in terms of books and I’ve read some amazing things over the past 12 months. But stepping out of my comfort zone with milk and honey by Rupi Kaur was definitely one of the highlights of 2016. So if possible, I would gift that collection of poetry to my followers. It might open up something inside of you, it might not, but it’s still a gorgeous book inside and out.
And finally, I would like to tag anyone who feels like doing a little book tag! Be sure to link me the post so I could discover some great new books to read in 2017.