Happy almost-Christmas everyone! I wasn’t tagged in this tag, but I found it on The Brunette Bookworm Blog and it was originally created by Sam from Sam’s Nonsense on YouTube.

1. Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?

Ai, I am so bad at keeping up with new releases. *Quick Goodreads search* I see that Becky Albertalli is publishing a new book, so that should be good.

If you think there’s anything else I should be excited about, please leave a comment below 🙂

2. Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing it’s praises?

Jane Austen, her work is phenomenal, and no matter how many times I re-read her books they always surprise and delight me.

3. Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?

I assume this question is referring to fantasy books, but as I don’t read many of those I’ll interpret it as ‘has a very strong atmosphere’. For me, this is One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. The heat and the dust seem almost tangible.

4. A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read.

Pride and Prejudice, duh. A classic I want to read soon is Norwegian Wood by Murakami.

5. Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas.

I’ve asked for books by Haruki Murakami or Isabel Allende. I have started reading both of these authors this year and I would like to dive further into their work. You can find my thoughts on my first Murakami-read here.

6. Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling.

A friend recently gifted me a book of fairy tales by Philip Pullman and it’s the perfect cosy winter read to keep me going till the holidays.

7. Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favourite book covers?

I’m going to do a whole post about this for Bookending Winter which will go up on the 17th of December, so keep an eye out for that! 🙂

8. Christmas Joy: What are some of your favourite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favourite Christmas memories?

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the fairy lights. (My apartment is full of them year-round, but I like how they appear in other places too now.) A fond memory is making our own nativity scene out of papier-mâché with my family when we were little. It’s still under our tree every year!


I tag Ruby’s Books | Lori’s Bookshelf Reads | Alys In Bookland | Read At Night | Book Rambler

It’s always hard to know who enjoys being tagged and who doesn’t, so if you like being tagged in book tags, please leave a comment and I’ll keep you in mind for next time :).

4 thoughts on “Joy Of Reading Book Tag

    1. Thank you! Yes, Jane Austen books are so worth it. If you like audiobooks I recommend the LibriVox (now called Loyal Books I think) app where volunteers read books that have passed their copyright date.

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