ThursTag: The Winter Wonderland Book Tag

It’s ThursTag day, and today I’m re-doing a tag that I did in early 2020: The Winter Wonderland Book Tag. This is such a lush tag and a great opportunity to share some love for the books I read and didn’t shout about enough last year, so as far as possible, I’ll be answering with books I haven’t featured on the blog yet. If you want to see last year’s answers, they’re here.

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1. What book is so happy and sweet that it just warms your heart?

If you want truly happy and sweet, you’re asking the wrong person, because that is not my jam. I think one of the sweetest and most heart-warming books I read in 2020 was You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson, a brilliant book about two girls falling in love as they compete to be prom queen. It’s just lush.

2. What’s your favourite book with a white cover?

Boy Queen by George Lester. It’s a predominantly white (and stunning) cover. I loved this book about a boy who feels like he has lost everything discovering drag and a finding a sense of purpose there. It’s packed with brilliant characters, gorgeous friendships and a backstage look at the world of drag. Sparkles for days. I adored this one.

3. You’re sitting in a nice, comfortable chair with a cup of hot chocolate. What monster book are you reading?

I’m taking monster here to mean a big book and not a book about monsters. I don’t know if that’s correct or not, but I’m going with it. A chunky book I read and loved this year (and would definitely read again over a hot chocolate or ten) is The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. This book is just everything I love about fantasy. I devoured it. I cannot wait to read the sequel.

4. It’s snowing outside and you decide you want to have a snowball fight. What fictional character do you want to have this snowball fight with?

Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. Howl is just the most dramatic character in the most hilarious way. I can’t picture him having a proper snowball fight without throwing a massive wobbler about it hitting his hair and dissolving into a slimy puddle. Yes, I did just read Howl this year. Shush.

5. Your campfire is dying. What last few chapters of a book would you throw in the fire to revive it and keep yourself warm?

I haven’t read anything I didn’t enjoy this year, I’ve been much more ruthless in my DNFs, so this is hard to answer. The only book I can say here is Venom by Bex Hogan, and I am definitely not throwing it in the fire because I don’t love it (this book is one of my absolute favourites) but because the ending gave me such emotions and rage and I need to pretend it didn’t happen until Vulture is here to reassure me that all my faves are okay.

6. What book do you love so much that you would buy another copy of it to give to someone as a gift to inspire them to start reading?

.All the books. Most recently, Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn. I read it in two sittings and it rekindled my love of reading for pleasure when I was very tired and done with 2020. And it’s just a brilliant book, action packed, twisty, brilliant cast of characters and a betrayal that truly shocked me. Also, the sequel is out this year so anyone picking it up now won’t have long to wait for the next instalment.

What book do you love so much you’d give it someone to inspire their reading? I’d love to hear what you would choose for that question! I’m not tagging anyone to do this, but if you fancy it, consider yourself tagged.


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  1. We both read Howl this year- I started Howl’s Moving Castle in December.

    The next two books were read in January- while, the stories don’t exactly connect, they still somehow are connected. Three of our characters show up in all 3 of them- just the characters are in different ways. An enjoyable, but weird series.

    Winter is my favorite season

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