I found this last year over on That Artsy Reader Girl blog, and decided it would be a fun one to join in and especially to help me out with my Blog Ahead Challenge in October! The goal is to pick a book you’ve read this year that fits the theme of the Christmas song titles. Personally, I may have to stretch to some books from earlier than this year, but we’ll see how it goes!
1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You”: Favorite bookish couple.
From this year’s books I’ll have to pick Luc and Evie from The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L Armentrout.
2. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”: Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation, etc.).
Happy Trail by Daisy Prescott. Olive Perry is hiking the Appalachian Trail when she gets stuck in a snowstorm and meets Jay.
3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Name your favorite “little” book (children’s book, short story, novella, etc.).
I got to read an advanced copy of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood which contained poems and songs by Fred Rogers, otherwise known as Mister Rogers.
4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town“: What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?
I am sooooooo hoping for an ARC of Chosen by Kiersten White. Maybe I’ll have it and have to change this answer by the time this post goes up, but I’m doubting it with the way things are going so far!
5. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Which book turned your nose red (made you cry)?
The Perfect First by Maya Hughes was one that made me cry at so many things that just really resonated with me.
6. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Your favorite book/kind of book to read during the holidays.
I don’t really have any favorite type of book or exact book to read. I just like to read, and I’m happy with whatever it is as long as I’m getting time to read. Maybe as a kid one book I loved to read over and over was The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson.
7. “We Three Kings”: Your favorite trilogy.
8. “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”: A character you would love to be snowed in with.
I’m going to pick Rook from A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting, which is kind of perfect since he’s a hockey player.
9. “Last Christmas”: A book that seriously let you down.
This is so hard to pick because if I don’t like a book, I don’t finish it. But I did read a book that was my planned goal of a classic I’d heard I would like. I wasn’t impressed. It was Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
10. “White Christmas”: An upcoming release you’re dreaming about.
Since I already mentioned Chosen by Kiersten White, I’ll pick another, Rage and Ruin by Jennifer L. Armentrout.