We found this book tag over on Fantastic Book Dragon, and thought it would be the perfect way to wrap up this year’s “10 Days of Blogmas.”
1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You”: Favorite bookish couple.
Bree: There’s no way I’m picking anyone but Cardan & Jude from The Folk of the Air series. I just love how wretched and stabby and sarcastic they are.
Tree: I have a lot of these, but my all time favorite is Elizabeth Bennet & Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice. I adore them in basically every adaptation/modernization/P&P inspired story so that is why they are the GOAT.
2. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”: Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation, etc.).
Bree: The first thing that popped into my head was the Gallagher Girls series, which follows students at an all-girls boarding school, except it’s actually a school for teenage spies.
Tree: I love this type of trope and I’m going to throw it back to one of my favorite road trip books, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson.
3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Name your favorite “little” book (children’s book, short story, novella, etc.).
Bree: I absolutely love the Lumberjanes graphic novels. I binged the first 12 last year, and now I’m waiting for them to release more volumes.
Tree: I enjoyed Wrapped Up In You, Talia Hibbert’s latest novella (Kobo exclusive), but typically I don’t love novellas.
4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town“: What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?
Bree: I actually didn’t ask for any specific books this year, but I do have a wishlist that I update regularly. So, I hope to receive one or two books off of that this year.
Tree: I don’t ask for books for Christmas because I don’t trust people to get me books I want. Last year my grandpa got me a personal finance book. I was like???
5. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Which book turned your nose red (made you cry)?
Bree: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab definitely had me tearing up at certain points.
Tree: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman got me. This means I am 2/2 for crying with the Backman books I have read.
6. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Your favorite book/kind of book to read during the holidays.
Bree: I’m a huge mood reader, so what I read varies on what my brain is currently hungry for. Basically meaning that when I’m stressed (like around holidays) I tend to pick up a lot of nice, light, fun romances.
Tree: I don’t read seasonally, but probably anything that catches my attention quickly.
7. “We Three Kings”: Your favorite trilogy.
Bree: If you predicted my answer would be The Folk of the Air series, then you would be right of course. I’m currently reading Cardan’s novella, How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories, and I’m honestly contemplating picking up the trilogy for the fifth time after I’m done.
Tree: Oooh I love a good trilogy. Why do I feel that there are not as many trilogies as there used to be? But, I would have to say The Selection trilogy for how much I loved it at the time. Technically there are two more books in this “series” but I count the first three as a trilogy. I also loved the Airhead trilogy for being one of the first YA trilogies that I read back in the day.
8. “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”: A character you would love to be snowed in with.
Tree: Is this supposed to be like the romance trope of getting snowed in? I’m going to say Alex Claremont-Diaz (From Red, White & Royal Blue) because he is walking chaos and also a politics nerd so I feel like this would be very entertaining and we would not get bored.
9. “Last Christmas”: A book that seriously let you down.
Bree: Oof the final Witcher book, The Lady of the Lake, was underwhelming for me. Especially since my brother spoiled a huge plot point (like a 5-book build up) when I was 20% into it. So, that was fun…
Tree: I really was not a fan of You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle. So many people loved this romance, but I DNF’d it at 50% and was just let down. But, I do plan on picking up her next book.
10. “White Christmas”: An upcoming release you’re dreaming about.
Bree: I definitely have to pick The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang, due to the fact I’ve been waiting for it’s release since 2019.
Tree: I only have one answer for this, Malibu Rising, by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Thanks for reading!
xoxo, Bree & Tree