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Books Under the Tree Book Tag! πŸŽ„

Howdy-doodle-doo and happy Christmas Eve Eve to all who celebrate!

This is the part where I say: “omg I can’t believe it’s Christmas in two days” and I’m very much in that mindset of “how!?!?!?” but if I focus too much on that fact I might freak out so instead we’re doing the Books Under the Christmas Tree Tag!

1. What book would you like to find under the tree this year?

I talked a lot about 2020 releases I’d love to find under the tree in yesterdays post so backlist book wise, I’d love The Female of the Species by Mindy McGuiness.

I’ve wanted a copy of this book since it’s initial release in 2016 but whenever it comes around to actually buying books this one always slips my minds. Not anymore though!

2. What is the best book you have ever received for Christmas?

The year that I properly got into reading my parents gifted me all six books in Mortal Instruments series in a giant box. I was obsessed and spent more or less all of Christmas day and Boxing day reading City of Bones.

3. What book gives you all the Christmas feels?

Despite only having read it this month I’m going with In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren because it’s the only Christmas related book I’ve ever read.

Besides from it being my only real option I did really enjoy this book: the romance, the more fantastical elements with the time travel and, of course, the Christmas setting.

4. What book do you plan on reading to put you in the Christmas spirit this year?

I was meant to pick up 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston as my next read but instead I picked up The Raven King by Nora Sakovic. It was a moment of weakness, after a couple of underwhelming reads in a row I just needed something to make me really happy, but I swear I’ll pick up 10 Blind Dates before Christmas. It’s like 300 pages or something and with how fast I’ve been reading recently I think I can squeeze it in.

5. What book have you read this year that you would like to throw out with the Christmas tree after the holidays?

(I was really confused with “throw out with the Christmas tree” until I realised a lot of people get new trees every year don’t use the same fake plastic tree for a decade lol)

Probably The Secrete History by Donna Tart simply because I finished it and felt like I’d completely wasted my time.

I had big hopes for this book but it was just so long, so obnoxious and it genuinely made me feel dumb. I already feel like that on a daily basis, I don’t need help from a book.

6. What is a book from this year that you would like to place under a friend’s tree?

I wish my friends would talk more of my recommendation’s.

I’d gift Kind of Cursed by Stephanie Fournet and Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco for my friend who likes romance heavy books with steamy moments and also the occasional fantasy novel, again with a shippable romance.

And for my friend who likes a dynamic cast of characters and action packed books I’d gift Renegades by Marissa Meyer.

7. Challenge: Create a stack of books in which the spines alternate green and red! Share the titles.

some of these look black but I swear they’re dark green.

Apologies for the terrible lighting. I completely forgot about this post until like an hour ago and by then it’d been dark for hours. I did try to cover up my terrible photography skills with a bunch of filters and even stole the little Father Christmas from the living room.

The eighth and final question is to tag some people but since I personally wasn’t tagged I’m not nominating anyone concrete but if you want to squeeze this in then feel free.

Thanks so much for read and happy holidays!!

Elli xx

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