The Joy of Christmas Book Tag
Happy holidays! I hope that everyone who celebrates Christmas is having a jolly time and that everyone who doesn’t is having an awesome December 25th regardless.
Because I love Christmas so much, I thought I’d pop on to the blog today to do a quick Christmas theme book tag, The Joy of Christmas Book Tag. This tag was created by Samantha, who now goes by Sam’s Nonsense, and they recently redid the tag as well on their YouTube channel.
Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?
So far it seems like 2019 is going to be a pretty solid year of book releases, but I have to go with On The Come Up by Angie Thomas. The Hate U Give is one of my favourite books of all time, as it is for many others—it hasn’t been on the New York Times bestseller list for nothing. I met Angie Thomas this past Book Con and she was the sweetest human. I want all of the success for her, so you can be sure that I will be grabbing my copy of On The Come Up as soon as possible.
Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing it's praises?
There are so many authors that I could say for this question, including Angie Thomas who I had just mentioned. But in the spirit of mixing it up, I’m going to go with Becky Albertalli. Her books are always there for me when I need something cute to boost my mood. They’re my happy books and for this reason, I’ll never stop singing her praises.
Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?
This may be cheating because it’s a world that spans over multiple series, but I have to go with the Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare. There are now fourteen books total in the Shadowhunter world, and the world that Cassandra Clare has created has only gotten more rich and complex since City of Bones. The world building is something that I always look forward to in a new Cassandra Clare series and I can’t wait for The Last Hours, which comes out in about a year.
A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read
Every year on Christmas Eve, my family watches the old Alastair Sim A Christmas Carol and I’ve always wanted to read the book by Charles Dickens. I wasn’t able to read it this year, but I’m hoping that it’ll be on my TBR next year.
Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas
Since it’s Christmas Day, I’ve already received my books, so I’m going to change this to which book I’d love to receive that I did. This was difficult, but I’m going to go with Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies) by Scarlett Curtis and contributors. This is a collection of writing from different women about their relationship with feminism. There are so many amazing women in this collection, so I was hoping that I would receive it this Christmas.
Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling
For this question, it would be a lie if I didn’t say Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I first read this book when I was a kid, like many people my age did, and I’ve since reread it many times since then. It’s safe to say that it’s my ultimate cozy book!
Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favourite book covers?
This question is super hard because there are so many gorgeous book covers! But to name a few from books that I’ve read recently, I’d have to go with What If It’s Us, Seafire and Queen of Air and Darkness.
Christmas Joy: What are some of your favourite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favourite Christmas memories?
There are so many things that I love about Christmas—the trees, the lights, the scents and cozy nights by the fire. I haven’t really felt as festive this year as I have in previous years, but I’ve still been able to enjoy a few cozy moments by the Christmas tree and time with my family.
That’s all for the Joy of Christmas book tag! Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome.