Friday, December 2, 2016

The Christmas Book Tag!

Well, Thanksgiving is officially over, and hopefully by this time, you've finished all of your leftovers. Which means...IT'S CHRISTMAS! And what better way to celebrate than a book tag?

This tag was created by Jess @ Curiouser and Curiouser - check out her post here! And I'm taking her graphics because they're so great.
The only one I can think of that won't be incredibly overused is REBEL ANGELS by Libba Bray. Turns out I haven't read that many books set at Christmas! That's pretty surprising.
This one was pretty tricky, but HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS by J.K. Rowling fits the bill!
ONE MORE WEEKEND by Against the Current! I absolutely love this band, and this song has been stuck in my head since it came out about six months ago. I think it would make a perfect YA contemporary!
Here's a book I haven't thought about in a while - BLIND by Rachel DeWoskin. The protagonist is part of a big Jewish family, and I remember reading about one of her little siblings crying because he didn't want to eat anything except challah. Possibly the most relatable thing I've ever read.
I'm going with Harry Potter again, because I love Crookshanks so much! And Hedwig. And Buckbeak. And really, I can't think of any other book or series with such amazing animal companions.
It doesn't get much more wintery than WINTERSMITH by Terry Pratchett! The whole plot is centered around winter.
So many options! I just picked what came to my head first, which happened to be THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas. It feels like it's been forever since I read this first book, but I remember loving the court it was set in!
Speaking of books that I haven't read in a while - THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY by Trenton Lee Stewart! I'm not sure how young a child protagonist has to be, but I'm going to go ahead and say that eleven is young enough.
There are so many books that I could answer this with - I have a habit of loving books that break me into a million pieces. But one of the books that did it the most thoroughly was THE MARVELS by Brian Selznick. It was just so beautiful!
That honor is unfortunately going to have to go to EMMA by Jane Austen. I finished this a few days ago (finally) and it nearly bored me to tears. I don't understand - I've loved all of the other Jane Austen books I've read! But I guess this one just wasn't for me.
This was a tough one, since so many of the happy, heart-warming contemporaries I love are set in summer. But then I thought of THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT by Jennifer E. Smith! I'm not really sure when this is set, but it could easily be moved to Christmastime if it isn't there already.
Um...all of them? Can I say that? No? Well, one that I've had my eye on lately but haven't gotten yet is GEMINA by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I unexpectedly loved the first book, and I've heard this one is really good, too!

I tag...YOU! If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, you should do this tag. Yes, you.

How many books have you read set at Christmas? Is there a kind of book you especially like to read at this time of year? Are you going to do this tag?? Tell me in the comments! 


  1. Oh this is such a fun tag!! I should probably do a Christmassy tag at some point because TRADITION.😂 And yes! I hope you get Gemina! I haven't read it yet but it's eyeballing me fiercely from my TBR...I need to get onto that before the year ends. Which is soon. Omg. And I seriously want to read Blind now! It sounds amazing. :D

    1. Yeah, you should definitely do a Christmas tag - it was so fun! I really hope I get Gemina, too. If I don't, I think I'm going to have to get it as a gift to myself. It looks so good, and the cover is GORGEOUS! And I had mixed feelings about Blind, but you should definitely try it out if you're interested.

  2. WINTERSMITH. YES. I read that book cover-to-cover in one sitting; it was ridiculously good.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. It was so amazing! I love all of the Tiffany Aching books.