Hey everyone! In the spirit of the holiday season, I thought I would participate in a holiday-related tag. I haven’t been tagged by anyone, but this seemed to have some really fun questions to answer! Anyone who reads this, consider yourself tagged!
I hope everyone has a happy, healthy holidays full of love!
“All I Want For Christmas Is You…” | What book do you want to see under the Christmas Tree?
Mystery/thrillers have slowly become my favorite genre to read from, and Karen M. McManus is nearly my favorite YA mystery/thriller author. I loved McManus’s other 2020 release, One of Us is Next, and the fact that her books have got better and better makes me think I’ll love The Cousins.
“Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time…” | What book that you have read this year have you enjoyed the most?
Kingdom of Ash was a behemoth of a book, but it was brilliant all the way through. It was just such a perfect, emotional, action-packed conclusion to an epic fantasy series. I expected a lot from the book, but I did not expect it to become my new all-time favorite novel.
“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” | Which book has most festive look to it?
Five Total Strangers may not be the most cheery book, but it’s cover certainly gives off festive, wintery vibes. This is a 2020 YA mystery/thriller release that I really enjoyed, and it does take place around Christmas time during a huge snow storm. It’s very atmospheric and I highly recommend it. Check out my review here.
Elf | What book unleashes your inner child?
Flying Solo is one of my all-time favorite childhood books, and I used to reread it very frequently. It’s a very short novel, but it touches on some really important subjects that I found even transcended its target audience. I think it’s an excellent read that should be taught in schools.
The Grinch | Your favorite villain…
One of the reasons I loved War Storm so much is because it blurred the line between hero and villain. I do not want to spoil the novel, as it is a conclusion, but there are two main characters in this novel who I would consider a villain, and they were both fascinating to read from.
The Holiday | Name your favorite TWO couples…
Eleanor and Park from Eleanor and Park are just such a wholesome couple, and their love story was so powerful to read from. Similarly, Joana and Florian in Salt to the Sea were amazing characters on their own, and I was rooting for their happiness as individuals and together throughout the entire story. Both of these books are super popular for extremely good reason.
What book would you like to give as a present to your followers?
A List of Cages received a decent amount of buzz upon its release, but it never got the true recognition I think it deserved. It is a heart-wrenching, raw, and extremely important story that I think everyone would be super impacted by. I think everyone should read this; it’s a masterpiece.
Happy holidays once again!