It’s day 20 of Blogmas and today I’m doing the 12 days of Christmas Book Tag! Thank you Ellie for tagging me in this! This tag was first created by Lizzie Loves Books. For more information about what Blogmas is, you can read my introduction post.
ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE.
The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favourite stand alone?
I don’t really have favorites so I’ll go with one of my favorite stand alones and that would be Wilder Girls by Rory Power.
This book was strangely powerful despite having really flawed characters. I don’t think I particularly liked anyone in this book yet someone I loved it as a whole.
You can read my review here.
ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TWO TURTLE DOVES.
Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?
I’m going to go with Henry and Alex from Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. These two are both absolute idiots together and I adore them so much. This book was also really good at not drawing out drama just to have something to talk about. Conflicts were handled quickly and efficiently which was much appreciated.
You can read my review of this book here.
ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: THREE FRENCH HENS.
In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?
I’m constantly not finishing series but the Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff was one of the few series I managed to finish and it was amazing. I think I rated all of these 4+ stars.
You can read my review of Illuminae here.
ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FOUR CALLING BIRDS.
Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favourite series?
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater is wonderful. I loved The Raven Boys so much that I convinced several people to read it.
I’m not sure what the heck is going on with the picture I found on Google because it’s not at all in the order of the series, but if you haven’t read this yet, please give it a try! The first book is The Raven Boys.
ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS.
One ring to rule them all! Who is your favourite Villain/Antagonist?
I’m going to go with Rebecca and Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. Rebecca is not even alive for like the entire book, yet her presence is always there and threatening to make the unnamed narrator’s life miserable.
Mrs. Danvers on the other hand just succeeded in being creepy af and I think everyone in my book club chat loved how evil she seemed.
ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SIX GEESE A LAYING.
Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favourite world/world-building?
I can’t really think but I think that the world in The Hunger Games series was well created. I am a huge fan of dystopian novels and I recently reread The Hunger Games earlier this year. I’m supposed to be doing a reread for the rest of the series because I’ve DNFed Mockingjay twice and I’m hoping a buddy read will get me through it.
ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SEVEN SWANS A SWIMMING.
Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favourite animal sidekick?
I would say Guinevere from The Doll Factory by she’s not really a sidekick as much as just an adorable addition to the book. Instead I’ll say Chainsaw from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.
Chainsaw isn’t really a sidekick because she has a huge attitude and is completely useless at times, but that’s what I love so much about her.
ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: EIGHT MAIDS A MILKING.
Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?
Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm made me so hungry when I was reading it. It’s about a young woman who gets to attending a culinary school in Paris so there are a lot of food descriptions throughout the novel.
Hopefully one day I’ll be able to go to Paris with my partner Rob because he’s my local French speaker.
ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: NINE LADIES DANCING.
Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favourite kickass female lead?
I’m still in the middle of this book but Ead from The Priory of the Orange Tree is one of my favorite characters of all time. She won’t take anyone’s nonsense regardless of who they are and she is an extremely talented fighter.
I still have around 250 pages to go in this book and I swear to God if she dies I. will. riot.
ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TEN LORDS A LEAPING.
How about your favourite leading lad?
I don’t read many books with male leads that I like, but Justyce in Dear Martin was possibly the most relatable character I’ve ever read. So much of what he had to go through was what I experienced when I was in high school and undergrad. I would do anything to protect him.
ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: ELEVEN PIPES PIPING.
What is your favourite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)
This is the only book I could think of and I haven’t read it yet but it’s on my TBR. Considering it’s about Nannerl Mozart, I’m assuming it references music a lot.
The cover is gorgeous so I can’t wait to see if the story is just as good!
ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING.
Drum roll please…what is your favourite read of this year?
The year isn’t over yet and I’m only going based off of what I remember reading for this one. I’ve read over 150 books and my memory is trash, so I’m sure I’ve forgotten some that I really loved. Regardless, The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes was definitely amongst my favorite books of this year. It was so beautifully and skillfully written and I’m still not over it.
You can read my full review here.
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