Hey everyone! A while ago I was tagged by Juli to do this Winter Wonderland Book tag. I LOVED her post, so go check it out here. I thought I would do this tag closer to winter time, so that’s why it is a little late. Anyways, I prefer summer, but I also do like the winter atmosphere and wearing cold-weather clothing (flannel, hats, jackets, etc.).
With all that said, let’s get into the questions!
One: What book is so happy and so sweet that it just warms your heart?
The Upside of Unrequited is a really good, uplifting novel by Becky Albertalli that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle with the hype surrounding Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. However, it’s a great read that made me really cheerful!
Two: What’s your favorite book with a white cover?
I ended up choosing two for this one. One of them is an off-white anyways lol. Either way, A List of Cages and Sick Boy are both excellent, but heartbreaking novels. A List of Cages is a really heavy YA novel that follows two boys dealing with abuse, mental illness, and more. It’s a really intense book that I was riveted by. Sick Boy is actually a really short self-published novel following a teenage boy who gets diagnosed with cancer. Although emotional, there is a light-hearted overtone to the novel that made me smile and really appreciate life! Highly recommend both books.
Three: You’re sitting in a nice, comfortable chair with a cup of hot chocolate. What monster book are you reading?
The Smoke Thieves is definitely one of the larger unread books on my shelves, and one I am really looking forward to reading. I read Sally Green’s Half Bad trilogy a while back and was impressed by how unique and intense it was. This new series sounds even more like something I’d enjoy (high fantasy with multiple POVs), so I could see myself cozying up and blasting through this.
Four: It’s snowing outside and you decide you want to have a snowball fight. What fictional character do you want to have this snowball fight with?
I’m going to cheat and go with Harry Potter and his whole crew. Not only are they great characters that I’d love to be around, but maybe this means I get to use a wand throughout the snowball fight….?
Five: Sadly, your campfire is dying. What last few chapters of a book would you throw in the fire to revive it and keep yourself warm?
Not only did I not like We All Looked Up, but I hated the last few chapters. The ending was confusing at first, and then ultimately very open-ended. For the setup of the book (a meteor has a 66.66 percent chance of hitting and destroying Earth), the ending felt like such a cop-out. Although I don’t condone setting fire to books, anything to stay warm I guess!!
Six: What book do you love so much that you would buy another copy of it to give to someone as a Christmas gift (or any gift really) to inspire them to start reading?
I’ve recommended Salt to the Sea so much lately and I’m sorry to say I’m not sorry about it at all. This book is a masterpiece that I think everyone needs to read in their lifetime. Coming from someone who doesn’t like historical fiction to the point that I DNFd The Book Thief (I know, come at me), this is a masterfully written book.