The Joy of Christmas Book Tag

Hello everyone! How are we today?

I’m here with a lovely, merry, Christmas Tag! Be warned there will probably be a few Christmas themed tags (or at least as many as I can find). I found this on Adventures of a Bibliophile blog. I really enjoyed reading it, it got me into the festive spirit and I wanted to create my own answers! I’ve provided the link to her post and now let’s get to it. Happy reading!

Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?

  • Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano (23rd June 2020)
  • Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (21st January 2020)
  • Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin (1st Septmeber 2020)
  • The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton (5th May 2020)

I’m sure there are more I could add to this list but I would say these are the main ones I’ll be keeping an eye out for.

Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing its praises?

Hmm well when looking back through my posts this year I’ll have to go with:

  • Shelby Mahurin – I mean how many times did I talk about Serpent & Dove!?
  • Tessa Dare – this year consisted with many Tessa Dare books as it was only this year I discovered her and since then I’ve been trying to read everything she’s done
  • Kerri Maniscalco – Stalking Jack the Ripper series, yes! I haven’t finished the series yet but, yes!

Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?

  • Harry Potter – classic
  • The Hunger Games – such a unique, scary world
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper series – I know it’s not your classic fantasy world, but I find her books so atmospheric

A Christmas Carol: Favourite classic or one that you want to read

  • Pride and Prejudice – this is a classic I’ve been wanting to read for a while now. I think I would read this along with the audiobook
  • Agatha Christie’s – I’ve read one or two Agatha Christie’s quite a few years ago and probably didn’t take any of it in so it would be good to read some classic mystery novels
  • Anne of Green Gables – after watching on Netflix Anne with an E as well as the 1980’s films I feel like rereading Anne of Green Gables
  • A Christmas Carol – an appropriate book for this prompt but this December I hope to finally read A Christmas Carol (even though I said I was going to read it last year)

Christmas Sweets: What book would like to receive for Christmas

Oh man, if someone actually asked me that I would freeze up. I have no idea. I’ll admit there are always books that I want but right now I don’t know what books I’m desperate to get now! You know?

I guess some books might be:

  • It’s Not Okay to Feel Blue (and Other Lies) by Scarlet Curtis
  • Well Met by Jen DeLuca
  • Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
  • The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

I feel like that’s a good mix. Mostly, contemporary romance with a book focused on mental health. I read Scarlet Curtis’ Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies) and really enjoyed it so when I found out about this book I knew I wanted to read it.

Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling

I’ll have to go with Heartstopper Vol. 1 & 2 by Alice Oseman and Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor. They both make me feel so happy. I just love both of these couples and their romance.

Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favourite book covers?

  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
  • Firstlife by Gena Showalter
  • The Binding by Bridget Collins
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Christmas Joy: What are some of your favourite things about Christmas and/or some of your favourite Christmas memories?

So many things like Christmas songs, Christmas movies, seeing families happy and children excited because it becomes such a magical time of the year.

On Christmas Eve one of my favourites things to do is to curl up on the couch and watch the Carols by Candlelight on tv. It’s all about watching performers sing Christmas carols and also charity. It’s something that’s held annually and I always enjoy watching that with my family.

Hope you enjoyed this! Thanks for reading

Until next time…


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