It’s almost Christmas, so I decided I would do this tag!
1. A fictional family you would like to spend Christmas dinner with.
This is actually pretty hard, as in a lot of the books I’ve read (at least recently), none of the characters really seem to have great, intact families.
Well, that’s not true. I would love to spend time with the Fairchilds. Jocelyn and Luke are adorable together, and I’m sure Clary would be with Jace, Alec, Izzy, Magnus, and Simon! Though they’re not blood related, they’re practically one giant family!
I could learn some Shadowhunter skills from Jace, and it would be great to talk with Clary about art. THEN, I could gush over Alec and Magnus. ❤
2. A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift.
Okay, I’ve been watching a lot of unboxings and reading about unboxings on book blogs lately, so I’m really obsessed with bookish scented candles. I would love a butterbeer scented candle (which I believe came in a Fairyloot box at some point). Or, any other candle related to a specific book. Also, since the holidays are approaching, lighting scented candles around the house would make for a lovely mood!
3. A fictional character you think would make the perfect Christmas elf.
Roth, from White Hot Kiss. I know he’s a demon and all, but I think it would be hilariously ironic. In an ironic way, he would really make the perfect Christmas elf. I can just imagine how adorable (and ridiculous—in a good way, of course) he would look in an elf’s hat, with elf shoes (the ones with bells on them), wearing his usual all black outfit. Just thinking about it makes giddy.
4. Match a book to its perfect Christmas song.
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” the version sung by Katherine McGee, paired with Landline by Rainbow Rowell. I don’t want to spoil the book, so I can’t really say why I associate this song with this specific book, but it is set during the holidays and the characters are supposed to be visiting family.
5. A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in and should be put on the Naughty List.
The Siren by Kiera Cass. I really hate to say this since I enjoyed The Selection series by her so much, but The Siren was a combination of all my YA pet peeves. The main character fell in love IN AN INSTANT. After so many years without falling in love with a guy, all of a sudden, she meets “the perfect guy for her.” And then—oh no—she can’t be with him anymore because being with him will put him in danger! *face palms* SO CLICHÉ. To make it worse, she still ends up with the guy in the end. Happy, happy, happy. I cannot stand cliché books. I love a good romance (especially slow-burning ones), but this romance was terrible.
Whew. Sorry for that rant. I just had to let out some steam.
6. A book or fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deserves to be put on the Nice List.
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman. It was amazing. I adored the slow-burning romance (now that’s what I call a good romance), and the story was just so fascinating and kind of reminded me of TMI, which may be another reason why I liked it so much. Of course, the book has its own style and it’s historical fiction mixed with a bit of fantasy (I don’t usually like historical fiction, but this made me consider reading more of the genre). The next book is coming out in January, which seems so far away right now! (Santa, if you’re reading this, I would love an ARC of the book for Christmas.)
7. Red, green, and gold: a book cover that has a wonderfully Christmas feel to it.
My True Love Gave to Me. Maybe I didn’t really like the book, but I have to admit that the cover really has a great Christmas feel to it. I recently watched a bunch of figure-skating videos, so I love that the cover has ice skating on it. And the Christmas trees with lights are so pretty and festive! I also love the mood stars in the night sky bring during the holidays.
8. A book or series you loved so much that you want everyone to find it under their Christmas tree this year.
I really want to say The Dark Days Club again, but I’m going to mix it up a little. The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clark. I haven’t heard many people talk about this book (I’ve actually only heard one person mention this book), so I would like this book to get more exposure. It was really good and interesting. If you like girl pirates, you’ll definitely enjoy this book! Santa, you should definitely put this book under everyone’s Christmas tree!
Hopefully you enjoyed this tag! ✮ ✮ ✮
Note: I wouldn’t have known about this tag had it not been for Abigail Carter, who I believe is a UK-based book blogger. Here is the link to her post: