The Bookish Christmas Tag

Hello everybody and welcome to day 22 of a Golden Christmas. I’ve completed the Bookish Christmas tag, which I found on this blog, and I had a lot of fun answering these questions. Onto the post!

Father Christmas: Name a book you received as a child that you treasure to this day.

I’m pretty sure I got the first few Pony Club Secrets books as a Christmas present when I was like 5 or 6. I still own the full series and I desperately want to reread them but don’t think anyone would care enough to read blog posts about it!

The ghost of Christmas past: Is there a book or series you like to revisit each year at Christmas time?

I don’t, but there are several I really want to reread. I don’t think I’ll have time this year maybe but next year I definitely want to reread Someday at Christmas at a minimum. And I want to read a Snowfall of Silver and the Midnight Guardians again too.

Christmas tree: Name a series that reaches new heights with every entry.

I think I have to go for the Nevermoor books here because every time I think it can’t get any better and every single book just blows my mind.

Friends and family: Name a book with fantastic characters.

I mean, basically every book I love. I’m tempted to go for the Murder Most Unladylike books though because I think they’re just a masterclass in how to write characters and I’ve literally grown up with Daisy and Hazel.

Decorations: Name a book with a gorgeous cover you would proudly display on your shelves.

I haven’t actually read the book yet, but I’m currently obsessed with the cover of the Gilded Girl by Alyssa Colman! I love so many covers though, especially in the MG world they just get better and better and better.

Christmas cards: Name a book that carries a great message.

Show Us Who You Are’s main message is one I really needed to read at that time, and I will definitely be rereading it in the future when I need a reminder.

Ice and snow: Name a book that you were hoping to love but which ultimately left you feeling cold.

There are, unfortunately, quite a few candidates for this one this year. But I think my absolute most disappointing was How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne. She’s one of my favourite authors but that book just left me cold.

Christmas lunch: Name a book that was big and intimidating but oh so worth it in the end.

I don’t read many hefty tomes. None of my preferred genres typically have books that are super long. However, I have enjoyed many of the Shadowhunters books and they’re a lot longer than most things I’d pick up, so I think I’ll say them. I still think many of them should have been better edited though.

Mince pies: Name a book you found sweet and satisfying.

I’ve not long ago finished this at the time of writing, but Wishyouwas!! It’s just so wholesome and uplifting and Christmassy. I would really like it to be a series but if it isn’t then I will be picking up whatever MG Alexandra Page writes in the future.

Presents: What book do you wish you could give everyone to read?

Literally most books, to be honest. I buy books for everyone I think would like them. Although I’m more likely to buy them for birthdays than Christmas. And I very much try and tailor it to people’s personalities and interests and what I think they’d enjoy!

Thank you so much for reading! What would your answers to some of these questions be? Do you have any thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned, or are any on your TBR? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy xx

Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: | she/her

2 thoughts on “The Bookish Christmas Tag”

  1. Nice list. For us the answers are as follows: Watership Down Illustrated edition. Revisiting series at Christmas: No, but I have reread several times What Abigail Did That Summer. Series that reaches new heights: Rivers of London series, novels and novellas. Fantastic characters: hmm, well that is toughie. For me Willow Moss is great fun, but for diversity it would have to be Rivers of London. Or any of the MC Beaton series. Great covers: well so many Middle Grade books have brilliant covers. What has captivated me most, recently, are those on the Willow Moss series. The main covers and inside covers are a treat and feast.
    Books with a message: Well, for me persoanlly, there are three: The London Eye Mystery, A Kind of Spark, and Show us who you are. They came at the right time to let me discover I was on the spectrum, and help me get advice and help. Tipping ppoint reads, and all very well written. I suspect they have been as important for many many others like me.
    Books that leave cold: To be fair, most biographies leave me cold, so I dont read them any longer. Any book that is badly edited would be my answer. I have seen a few, and it totally spoils the book. Intimidating books: None that I can recall, probably because I dont last the course. I am very choosy and buy what I know will please.
    Sweet and satisfying: That is tough! My own personal jottings excluded, any book that concludes well, tying loose ends and gives a warm feeling and urge to buy the next adventure, is just that.
    Books to give everyone: Books on diversity, would be my major present if I could. If not that, then fun books that lift the spirits. Not all books do that and it upsets me.
    Thanks for a great post. Quite fun, though I hate to choose favourites amongst so many great bookshelf friends.

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