Happy Saturday, bibliophiles!
Sorry for the unexplained absence, by the way. Finals just kinda crept up on me there, and I was in a reading slump for quite a while, so I’m not sure if I would’ve had much to post in the first place. But I’m done now! I’m out! FINISHED MY FIRST SEMESTER OF COLLEGE!!
Anyways, I’ve been meaning to do this tag for a while, but I wanted to wait until it was actually winter to do it, so here I am, about a year later. (Oops…) I was tagged by Ritz @ Living, Loving and Reading, and the tag was originally created by Katherine Barka on YouTube.
Let’s begin, shall we?
☃️WINTER IS COMING BOOK TAG☃️
SNOWFLAKE: something beautiful and always different. Choose a book that stands out and that is different from all the other books you’ve read.
The Reckless Kind was an unexpected 5-star read for me; The inclusion of so much queer rep AND disability rep in a historical fiction novel set in a time period/place that I haven’t read much about made for a truly unique read. Highly recommended!
SNOWMAN: it is always fun to make one with your family. Choose a book a whole family could read.
Part of why I’m putting this on here is to draw attention to these gorgeous new editions coming out next September, but now that I’m looking back at The Search for WondLa (my favorite series back in late elementary/middle school), it’s one of those special kid’s books that you can appreciate just as much as an adult.
CHRISTMAS: Choose a book full of happiness that made you warm inside after reading it.
I need to stop putting Heartstopper for every book tag with a “warm/fuzzy/cozy/etc.” prompt, but it…always fits?? It’s just so full of love and joy and all things warm and fuzzy…
SANTA CLAUS: He brings wonderful presents. Choose a book you’d like to get for Christmas.
I put Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe on my Christmas list this year, so…😳
SNOWBALLING: It can be painful to be hit by a snowball. Choose a book that hurt, that made you feel some strong emotion, like sadness, or anger.
She Gets the Girl just made me angry for most of the time reading it—I hated Alex, and the romance had zero chemistry. Not worth it at all.
SLEDDING: We all loved it when we were younger. Choose a book you loved when you were a child.
I could’ve put WondLa on here too, but a prompt like this calls for Warriors! I was OBSESSED with these books for years, and I have so many good memories of working my way through the series and picking up the paperbacks from my local bookstore as I made my way through the seemingly endless books. There’s a good…40 of them that I still have in boxes under my bed.
FROSTBITE: Choose a book you were really disappointed in.
I wanted to give The All-Consuming World a chance despite the low ratings, but I could barely get through the muck of painful writing…
REINDEER: Something dear to us. Choose a book of great sentimental value to you.
I had to restrain myself from putting Aurora Rising for this prompt, I know you’re all tired of me and my Aurora Cycle soapbox, so…even though the rest of the series started going downhill after this one, I have incredibly fond memories of reading Carry On for the first time. Gotta love Rainbow Rowell.
- Laura @ The Corner of Laura
- Elli @ AceReader
- Becca @ Book It With Becca
- Hundreds & Thousands of Books
- + anyone else who wants to participate! if you see this tag and want to do it, I’d love to see your answers! if I tagged you and you’ve already done it/don’t want to do it, my bad.
That’s it for this tag! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!