Oh, the “comfort and joy” this holiday book tag by RichardDenney brought me. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. A big thank you to Rachel @ One Little Bookshelf for tagging me.
1. Do you have a favorite winter read?
I’m pretty sure I don’t have a favorite winter read, but reading in the wintertime makes me think of the classics, so I’ll say Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
2. Find a book with blue on the cover!
I just finished reading the first two books in Lauren Oliver’s YA dystopian trilogy, Delirium, and look forward to reading the last one, Requiem, whose UK paperback edition has a lovely blue cover. (Incidentally, the second book in this trilogy contains a character named “Blue”–which happens to be my favorite color!)
3. Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas tree!
There are so many pretty books to choose from. I’ve always liked the cover of Leslye Walton’s The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, but perhaps it’s not quite right for a Christmas tree. Tahereh Mafi’s Ignite Me cover is also gorgeous, but it would be disconcerting to have an eye staring back at me from the Christmas tree, so I choose. . . The One by Keira Cass. An angelic-looking girl in a gown of white roses would be perfect.
4. Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a winter vacation!
Fjerda, Matthias’ homeland, from Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows. I imagine it looks something like this.
Source: Pal Sundsoy / dreamstime
Since we’re on the subject of Six of Crows, I want to share this fabulous poster by artist Kevin Wada. Leigh Bardugo gave it out as a promotional item at her early book signings, and I wish I had one!
Out of all the novels I read this year, Six of Crows grew on me the most AFTER reading it. Does that ever happen to you?
5. Pick one fictional character you’d take with you on your winter vacation!
I’d pick Sam Roth from Maggie Stievfater’s Shiver. Sam is handsome, musical, loves to read, AND he’s a werewolf.
Source: Wolf Children (Father) fan art by Blitzy-Arts
(I highly recommend the film this fan art is based on–
Mamoru Hosada’s spectacular and tear-jerking Wolf Children.)_______________________________________
6. Name one book on your wish list this year!
I’m going to cheat a bit here–well, more than a bit. I already own many of the books at the top of my wish list, and there are lots of others available at my (awesome) local library, so the “one book” on my wish list this year is. . . a Kindle! Oh, how preferable that would be to reading books on my little iPhone 5.
Which color do you like best? I’d probably go for basic black. _______________________________________
7. Favorite holiday drink, treat, & movie?
This one is so easy. My favorite holiday movie is Elf! It’s one of those rare movies I can watch over and over again and love just as much each time. In fact, I enjoy Elf so much that–rather than writing about my favorite holiday drink and treat– I will write the name of this movie twice more.
This ‘Tis the Season book tag was so much fun to do that I want to spread the cheer to everyone on the following “nice list.”
Melanie Noell Bernard
The Grisha Lieutenant
Blaise @ The Book Boulevard
Jennifer F. Santucci
Stefanie @ yourdaughtersbookshelf
Josie’s Book Corner
Annika Perry’s Writing Blog
The Bookkeeper’s Secrets
Donna @ Seattle Book Mama
Trisha Ann @ The Bookgasm
Sissy Lu @ Book Savvy Reviews
Stephanie’s Book Reviews
Stacey @ Pretty Books