Hey guys! It’s Blogmas day twenty-two, and I’ll being doing the “Christmas Song Book Tag”! I saw this last year when a Booktuber I watched was doing Bookmas, and it looked pretty fun! Basically there’s going to be a title of a Christmas song followed by a question related to books, and I will answer them! I have no clue who originally created this tag, but it is quite popular. Check it out!
“You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”: Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.
I usually end up loving the villains, so this is a bit easy! One book villain I really loved was Mordred from the King Arthur retelling, The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White!
“All I Want For Christmas Is You”: Which book do you most hope to see under you Christmas Tree?
I recently read The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and I would LOVE to see the sequel under the tree on Christmas morning!
“Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.
I’m going to go with Vin from Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy. The odds are constantly against her, but she overcomes everything that gets thrown at her and eventually becomes a confident young woman! The character development was really cool!
“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”: A) Which character do you think would be on top of the naughty list? B) Which character do you think would be on too of the nice list?
For A), I’m going to go with Goddard from Neil Shusterman’s The Arc of a Scythe. I LOVED this series, but Goddard was THE WORST villain I’ve ever seen. Not worst as in badly written, but the worst because of all the horrible things he did. He’s definitely at the top of the naughty list!
For B) I’ll say Oak from The Folk of the Air by Holly Black. I got this series last year for Christmas, and Oak, who I believe is six years old in the book, is an absolute angel!
“Frosty the Snowman”: Which book just melts your heart?
Hm, there’s a couple! Lovely War by Julie Berry is one (even though I keep using this one), and Marie Lu’s Legend series does too!
“Feliz Navidad”: Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.
I’ll pick Lovely War by Julie Berry, which takes place in London, Paris, and I believe Germany as well!
“It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”: Which holiday themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?
When someone needs a Christmas book recommendation, I’m always going to say The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck. Wonderful story! Just make sure to have some tissues nearby!
“Sleigh Ride”: Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with?
This is a hard one, but I’m probably going to go with Kelsier from Mistborn (Brandon Sanderson). He’s my favorite character in the series, and I just think the holidays would be really fun with him involved!
“Baby It’s Cold Outside”: Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold?
Definitely Once Upon A Dream by Liz Brazwell. I HATE that book with a passion. I was so excited to read it since it’s a Sleeping Beauty retelling (and I love Sleeping Beauty), but that book was just awful. I would gladly throw it into the fire if it meant staying warm!
“Do You Hear What I Hear?”: Which book do you think everyone should read?
I think everyone should read Lovely War by Julie Berry. In this book, the Greek gods come together for a trial after Aphrodite was caught cheating on Hephaestus, and she tells two love stories that take place during WWI. This book made me sob, but it’s the most beautifully told story I’ve ever laid my eyes on. I got my sister to read it so she could cry too, haha! Definitely give it a read, because it is a heck of a powerful story.
“Where Are You Christmas?”: A book you want immediately but isn’t out yet?
Um, probably the third Inheritance Games book? I know I haven’t read the second book yet, but I’ll have it read long before the final instalment releases, so I kind of want it now!
“Last Christmas”: A book you started out loving but didn’t end up liking it?
Hm, I’ll go with The Upside of Falling by Alex Light. It was originally a Wattpad story, but it got published, so I thought that sounded interesting. I did like the first fifty pages of it, but it all went downhill from there. It was a very forgettable story, and it was just plain weird. The only reason this one didn’t get thrown into the fire was because I hate Once Upon a Dream even more.
“Blue Christmas”: A book that made you cry?
Uh, where do I start? Thunderhead by Neil Shusterman, Lovely War by Julie Berry, Rebel by Marie Lu, yadda yadda yadda. Yeah, I’m a crier!
“A Marshmallow World”: A fluffy book?
I don’t read that many “fluffy” books, but I guess Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson might be considered “fluffy”. I don’t know though, since there was a lot of deep stuff involved. The Upside of Falling was pretty fluffy too, but I till hated it.
That was fun! I’m not going to tag anyone specific for this, so if you would like to do it, go for it! I’d love to see what you put for your answers! Also, I mentioned I didn’t know who created this tag, but I did get the prompts from Hailey over at Hailey in Bookland, so check her out! Don’t forget to leave your thoughts on this post in the comments!
God bless y’all and have a wonderful evening!