I’m going to hold my hands up and admit that, the last couple of years, I’ve been a bit of a Grinch when it comes to Christmas. In my defence, usually the Christmas season isn’t merry and festive. Instead it’s stressful and anxiety inducing cause this is always when I’m slummed down with exams.
This year was totally different though. With me being away at uni, Christmas was now something I could get excited about, especially since it meant going home and seeing my family. (and I don’t have to do exams for my course which is even better).
Me and my housemates have been in the festive spirit blasting Christmas music since mid-November. More or less all the songs we’ve listened to though have been more modern Christmas songs.
Because I love a festive book-tag as much as anyone else, and I’ve enjoyed these modern day Christmas songs, I figured I’d combine the two and make my own tag. I googled this idea and didn’t find anything so I’m pretty sure this is original, birthed from my own brain.
Underneath the Tree by Kelly Clarckson
A book you want to find under the Christmas tree this year.
The first question of my own tag and I’m cheating. Because I’ve flown home for Christmas there’s only so much room in my case so my mum had me order myself a couple of books to uni using her card a couple of weeks ago.
In an effort to stick to the question though, I’d say I’d love to find the special editions of the Six of Crows duology. The black hardbacks with the pretty red and gold foiling. I saw one in the shop the other week. So pretty!! In an effort to stick to the question though, I’d say I’d love to find the special editions of the Six of Crows duology. The black hardbacks with the pretty red and gold foiling. I saw one in the shop the other week. So pretty!!
Like I said, I won’t be getting these. I’m actually considering treating myself to these special editions as a graduation gift to myself … or as a “you survived your first year at uni” gift because, thinking now, I don’t know if I can wait three years to own these.
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas by Michael Bublé
A book to get in the festive mood.
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren definitely got me feeling Christmassy last year. I haven’t read it yet, haven’t had the time. But I read it in just a couple hours one a night I was also studying for a huge exam last year so I think I can squeeze it in before next week.
It was super fun and festive with romance and also family at its centre, but also a bit of a fantastical twist thanks to a time-loop. Evident by the fact I read it in a couple hours while cramming, it was also super easy to read, I really flew through it. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend checking it out.
Mistletoe by Justin Bieber
A guilty pleasure read you feel bad for liking so much.
I’m very slowly but surely re-reading the Twilight series. By slowly but surely I mean I’ve read the first two books in like 2 years but still. These books have glaring problems but I honestly had a lot of fun.
Not sure if it’s the nostalgia or just because they’re so much fun to take the mic out of, but I’ve enjoyed my recent reading experiences of these books. A movie re-watch might be in order.
One More Sleep by Leona Lewis
A book release you are/were counting down the days for.
I’m counting down the days for a book from an author I haven’t even read yet. So This is Ever After by F.T Lukens comes out in late March and I can’t wait.
When a book is pegged as “Carry On meets Arthurian legends” of course I’m going to be excited. F.T Lukens is the author of In Deep Waters, the new pirate book with a ridiculously pretty cover that came out this year. I’ve just got my hands on a copy and wasn’t able to read it before coming home for Christmas. As soon as I head back to uni though, I’ll be reading this.
Christmas Lights by Coldplay
A book cover that looks as pretty as a christmas lights.
Interpret this question how you wish. Really it’s just an excuse to show of pretty book covers.
I’m going with Little Thieves by Margaret Owen because it’s giving subdued Christmas vibes while also not relating to Christmas in any way. And it’s super cute.
I have an ARC of this and yet can’t remember for the life of me anything about it besides the fact it’s a fantasy. Maybe Santa will bring me a working brain this year.
8 Days of Christmas by Destiny’s Child
Which bookish character do you think gives the best Christmas presents?
If I could choose to be on anyone’s Christmas list this year, or have them as my Secrete Santa, it would be Avery from The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.
She’s a billionaire for crying out loud. She’s also really sweet and while she didn’t buy herself much when she inherited all the money in the world, she did treat her sister and best friend.
*no pressure to do this at all*
I actually had a lot of fun with this – coming up with the question and answering them. If I have tagged you, don’t feel like you hate to do it, and if I haven’t tagged you and you’re interested then go ahead.
As always I’d love to hear your thoughts on these book, also on the Christmas songs mentioned. Thanks for reading :))