Thursday 24 December 2020

The Festive Christmas Book Tag

Merry Christmas everyone! I couldn't let December pass without doing a festive tag, could I? I really like the variety of questions in this one and It's a good excuse to talk about books some more! I spotted this tag on Jenniely's blog but it was originally created over on booktube by GirlReading

1. A fictional family you would like to spend Christmas dinner with?

My first thought was the Weasley's but I feel like that's an extremely popular answer and I wanted to go for something different. So my next choice would be the March family from Little Women. I think I could fit in perfectly with this family; Hannah's cooking would be devine, Beth could play the piano, Amy would probably moan about something!, Jo could perform one of her stories after dinner and then we could all go ice skating (Laurie included)! I wouldn't even mind giving away half of the food to the Hummels!

 2. A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift?

I've been debating about buying a book sleeve for a while now, I see so many pretty ones on Etsy and other websites but I'm a bit hesitant. I don't really know how much use I'd get out of it to be honest. If you have one, do you use yours a lot? I'd also really like to get a pin banner at some point as I've acquired a lot of enamel pins over the last few months and I need somewhere to display them.

3. A fictional character you think would make a perfect Christmas elf?

I think Paddington would be a terrific elf, if you're looking for a bit of chaos! He would be so optimistic and would always be there to lend a helping hand though. He may be a bit clumsy at times and there may be some mishaps along the way however he would definitely be raising everyones spirits throughout all the stress of Christmas. 

 4. Match a book to it’s perfect Christmas song.

I haven't read too many Christmas themed books and I found it difficult to match a Christmas song to just a normal book! I decided to go with Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan because although it's been a while since I read the book, I did recently just watch the Netflix Adaptation and it was so cute and festive. I'm going to match it with Christmas Without You by Ava Max which is a new favourite Christmas song. It's romantic and as the title suggests, the singer can't imagine Christmas without this certain someone and I think it relates a lot to Dash and Lily's relationship particularly as Dash is a reluctant Christmas lover and it was Lily that made him more appreciative of the holiday. 

5. Bah Humbug. A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in and should be put on the naughty list?

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë was a big disappointment when I read it last year. I was so looking forward to this classic and it was the classic I was most excited to read. Unfortunately, it was just boring and confusing and I just didn't get a long with the characters at all. I found them all so frustrating. I did like the atmospheric setting but that couldn't really save it in the end so this book is going on the naughty list!

6. A book or a fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deserve to be put on the nice list?

The Cogheart Adventures series by Peter Bunzl doesn't get as much hype as I believe it should. It's such a wonderful fantasy/sci-fi middle grade series that follows Lily, Robert and their mechanical fox Malkin on all sorts of crazy adventures. It's set in an alternate Victorian London and has lots of steampunk elements such as mechanical people, animals and clockwork hearts. The series has four books and after all of the madness I think Lily and Robert deserve a nice relaxed Christmas!

7. Red, Gold and Green. A book cover that has a wonderfully christmasy feel to it.

This isn't even a Christmasy book but for some reason when I first glanced at Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price it really gave me Christmas vibes. Probably due to the colours and the floral elements on it, it's a gorgeous cover as well so even though it's not Christmas based I definitely want to check it out when it's released next year.

8. A book or series you love so much, you want everyone to find under their Christmas tree this year so they can read it and love it too?

I've only read the first two books but the Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden is already a firm favourite and I can't wait to read the third book in January. This is the perfect set of books to read in the colder months and it incorporates Russian folklore with a strong female main character and plenty of magic. I adore it and even though it's a popular series, if you haven't read it yet, you should absolutely go out and pick yourself up some copies!
I really liked doing this tag, it's super festive and fun! I don't tag people but if you decided to do this tag please share in the comments so I can check it out! Happy Reading and Merry Christmas!

1 comment

  1. Cool tag! Cogheart sounds like my kind of book. I’ll have to look into that one.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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