It’s Christmas Eve Eve, so what better way to get in some holiday cheer than with a book tag! It was so hard to decide between the two recent tags I saw on Alexa @ Writing the Universe, but I decided to settle on this one! This tag is originally from Waves of Pages – so be sure to check out the original post and Alexa’s post for their answers! And if you decide to do this book tag, be sure to tag me so I can see what your responses are too!
Hot Chocolate: Marshmallows and chocolate and whipped cream, oh my! Recommend a book that’s sweet through and through.
I don’t read a lot of sweet books that don’t eventually attempt to rip your heart out, but I do have one recommendation. This is the only happy book I’ve read in the past few years, so I apologize that it’s a popular one, but To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. It’s just such a cute romantic comedy and it’s also a movie now! So once you’ve finished the book, you can force your entire family to watch the movie and enjoy all the happy wonderful feelings from it!
Peppermint Mocha: The flavor of peppermint is strong and distinct. Recommend a book with a lot of strong emotions.
Soulswift by Megan Bannen. I have been recommending this book a lot recently, but it is an emotional book, especially the last 30%. I cried over this book and they definitely weren’t because of feelings of happiness and joy. Be prepared to get your heart ripped out and handed to you – I certainly wasn’t ready.
Apple Cider: It’s so good it can’t be good for you, but it’s from apples—that means it’s healthy, right? Recommend a book full of characters with questionable morals.
The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant – it’s a Les Mis retelling, set after the revolution has failed, and if you know history, you know that France pre-revolution was a hard place to live in as a poor person. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there and all the characters are just trying to survive. Everyone is looking out for themselves first and foremost, even when they’re trying to help someone else. It’s pretty questionable!
Eggnog: It’s creamy and smooth, with a little spice, and some people even add alcohol to it. Recommend a book that’s mostly fun, with just a hint of danger.
The Queen’s Council: Rebel Rose by Emma Theriault! It’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling, set after Belle has broken the curse on the beast and the threat of the French Revolution looms over their head. While danger is nearby and slowly approaching, this book is fun for the most part! We get to see Belle and Lio (The Beast) learn how to rule a kingdom and learn how to be a couple. As well as all the pish posh things that French royalty got to enjoy before their downfall. It’s so great and a really fun read!
Gingerbread Latte: A drink with a veritable explosion of spices. Recommend a book with a lot of action.
There are so many books I could recommend for this, it’s kind of hard to narrow down! Master of One by Jaida Jones & Dani Bennett is one, The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis is another, and Legendborn by Tracy Deonn are all great YA books! But for adult, The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart, To Sleep In A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini, and The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty are all great options too!
I always love doing tags – it’s so fun to let me mind wander away from reading the books and more to recommending them. Let me know if you decide to do this tag this year, or next year, and tag me in your response! I’d love to see what your recommendations are. Have a Merry Christmas Eve Eve and Happy Holidays!