The Christmas Song Book Tag
“You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” – Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.
It has to be the Darkling from the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. He was a sympathetic villain and it was easy for the reader to understand his motivations. I was hoping for a redemption arc and a happy ever after though…
“All I Want for Christmas is You” – Which book do you most hope to see under your Christmas tree?
I know a few of the books my family have bought me but I have a couple of book swaps to open as well. One book I’m dying to read is Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman. If anyone wants to buy me one of the first edition hardcovers, I’d be forever grateful. But a paperback would also be great.
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.
A recent book that fits this prompt perfectly is The Last Namsara. Asha’s character develops throughout the book as she learns to question what she’s always been told, and instead believe in herself.
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – a) Which character do you think would be on the top of the naughty list? b) Which character do you think would be at the top of the nice list?
I think Voldemort would be near the top of the naughty list! For the nice list, either Jane Bennett from Pride and Prejudice or Gansey from The Raven Boys.
“Frosty the Snowman” – Which book just melts your heart?
A really sweet, heartwarming book I read this summer was When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. Another choice would be the beautiful Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
“Feliz Navidad” – Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.
One of my favourite books is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It’s set in post-war Barcelona and is a beautifully atmospheric story.
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – Which holiday-themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?
It’s an obvious choice but every December I read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. No other book comes close to spreading the true message of Christmas and urging us to be kind all year round – it’s a classic for a reason.
“Sleigh Ride” – Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with (it doesn’t have to be a love interest!)?
I think Fred and George Weasley would be such fun to spend Christmas with – I’m fine with either the Burrow or Hogwarts. Hopefully, I’d get to meet the rest of the Weasleys, Harry and Hermione, as well.
“Baby, it’s Cold Outside” – Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice in a fire to warm yourself up in the cold?
I would have to be freezing to burn a book but one book I absolutely hated was American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis.
“Do You Hear What I Hear?” – Which book do you think everyone should read?
Apart from Harry Potter, two books that are incredibly emotional are The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, and A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.
Merry Christmas! Feel free to consider yourself tagged if you’d like to participate.