My very first book tag! And boy, did I struggle with this! I wanted to restrict myself to only the books I’ve read this year and I didn’t want to have repeats or overlaps into series.
So go give them all a follow and read to see what they chose for their answers.
ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE.
The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?
Retellings are my favorite. Especially Alice in Wonderland retellings. This is a new twist on a classic we all love.
ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TWO TURTLE DOVES.
Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?
Charlotte and Wyatt FOREVER! This is one insta love that I can get behind! Maybe I am biased, maybe I’m not, but its definitely a must read for anyone that loves a little romance!
(Please. Don’t break my heart, Katie. Nope still weird. #forevermrsj)
ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: THREE FRENCH HENS.
In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?
Oh my word! This is hands down my favorite trilogy this year (at least out of the finished trilogies) I love the world(s) and magic. Kell, take me to Red London.
ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FOUR CALLING BIRDS.
Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favorite series?
Harry Potter is my ALL TIME FAVORITE series! It’s one that I reread every year, a birthday tradition. This could easily fill the whole book tag. I’m still waiting on my Hogwarts letter. I’m thinking maybe the owl got lost on the way to my home.
ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS.
One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?
I struggled with this one. I wanted to pick others but I have already used them in the tag. But Queen Levana is downright evil. This story helps you understand her more, and honestly, I get it. I’d probably do the same thing. Well, maybe not kill people, but still. LOL
ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SIX GEESE A LAYING.
Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world-building?
Although the Empire may not be the ideal place to live at the moment, M. Dalto does a fantastic job at merging modern-day world with a fantasy world.
ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SEVEN SWANS A SWIMMING.
Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favorite animal sidekick?
Baku is a chimera that happens to be the Sandman’s sidekick of sorts. He even will devour nightmares. Yes please! Baku can come chill with me any day (or night).
ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: EIGHT MAIDS A MILKING.
Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?
Marissa Meyer knows how to captivate my heart. Catherine is my spirit (uhhh not animal) person (?) I’m dying to try some of her baked treats, but only if I can keep my head.
ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: NINE LADIES DANCING.
Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favorite kickass female lead?
It was refreshing to see that Isabella wasn’t hell bent on pleasing a man. She definitely has Merida – from Brave – vibes. She is independent and has a trusty bow and arrows.
ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TEN LORDS A LEAPING.
How about your favorite leading lad?
Áed may not be at the top of the list for some, but he is for me. The things he goes through breaks my heart, but he dosen’t give up and tries to better his ‘sons’ life and his own.
ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: ELEVEN PIPES PIPING.
What is your favorite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)
There weren’t many books that Ive gotten too with a musical influence. The only think I can think of is the song from The Illuminae Files. “I Wanna Lick Ya (Lollipop)”. I listened to the audiobooks and it is very catchy.
ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING.
Drum roll please…what is your favorite read of this year?
It’s really hard to pick a favorite book, especially when your favorite is already used in this tag. But I will say that Riley Sager’s Lock Every Door is definitely at the top of my list and got me back into thrillers.
What are your picks? Let’s talk about it in the comments!
Wishing you the best this holiday season, all my love, always