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Today, I have a guest post from the lovely Reg. She found this tag here at Pretty Books.
The Christmas Cracker Book Tag
Pick a book with a wintry cover
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I dismissed this book because I thought meh, werewolves but finally picked it up a couple years back and actually liked it quite a bit, despite the insta-love. I wasn’t really in love with the characters or the story itself, but Stiefvater’s writing is beautiful, and it made this whole book worth reading.
Pick a book you’re likely buy as a present
The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! I’ve been leafing through it every time I see it at a bookstore and it is absolutely, absolutely gorgeous. It’s just so pretty and probably quite an easy (albeit expensive) gift, as most people I know enjoy Harry Potter and would appreciate another version of it. The illustrations are great as well—I can’t wait until they publish all seven!
Pick a festive-themed book
I don’t want to repeat my answer but… Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire? It remains one of my favourite books in the world, and I’ve always found the Triwizard Tournament to be amazingly… well, festive. Dragons! Magic! Challenges! These things make me feel remarkably excited. 😛
Pick a book you can curl up with by the fireplace
Possible The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion? It’s not exactly a winter book or anything, but Don and Rosie’s courtship and relationship definitely fill me with the warm and fuzzies. It’s my ‘happy place’ book and I still pick it up occasionally to read a few chapters or so sometimes when I feel down on myself. Plus, it’s set where I am!
Pick a book you want to read over the festive period
Right on the top of my TBR list is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Everyone and their mother have been telling me how beautiful it is and I’ve only read three chapters so far, but I can already tell it’s going to be quite a ride.
Pick a book that’s so good it gives you chills
The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I read this one a couple of days back and I’m absolutely in love with it. The characters, the writing, the fairytale that it’s based on—I love everything about it. It didn’t give me chills per se, but I did spend an afternoon just powering through this book because I couldn’t put it down.
Pick a book going on your Christmas wishlist
Would it be totally overrated if I say Illuminae? I’m always kind of late on the bandwagon and I haven’t read this one yet, and I think it’s one of those books better read as a print book given its formatting and layout. Besides, I always love me some futuristic dystopia. 😛
- Lara from A Bundle of Books
- Marie from Drizzle and Hurricane Books
- meena from Tattooed Pages
- Michelle from The Reading Belle
- Jade from Scatterbooker