After seeing all of the summer photos half of the world is currently posting on social media, I thought I’d do this tag to celebrate that it’s currently winter in the southern hemisphere and I’m living for it.
I have no idea who created this tag, first saw it in Tracy’s blog, so make sure to check out her answers as well!
One: What book is so happy and so sweet that it just warms your heart?
I usually love YA romance novels because they are filled with so much fluff and tenderness, but earlier this year I read Sorcery of Thorns and for some reason, I found it super comforting. It has demons and magic and epic battles, but the atmosphere was just so cozy to me. I mean, who wouldn’t love to live in a magical library filled with sentient books? Reading it made me so happy! Despite being by a new author to me, it immediately felt nostalgic and comfortable, and I know that I’ll be rereading it many times in the future.
Two: What’s your favorite book with a white cover?
Considering that the majority of the cover is indeed white, I’ll go with The Raven Boys. This book, and this entire series to be honest, is absolutely fantastic and one of my all-time favorites. Not only are the covers absolutely stunning (seriously, the covers of all four books are gorgeous and should probably be hanging in a museum somewhere), the writing is so beautiful and atmospheric and the characters. The characters! All so unique and complex and lovable in their own way. Their group dynamic is probably my favorite part of the whole series. If you haven’t already, please pick it up.
Three: You’re sitting in a nice, comfortable chair with a cup of hot chocolate. What monster book are you reading?
I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what was going on while I was reading Chain of Gold earlier this year. Yes, it’s a pretty big book, but as usual with Cassandra Clare’s writing, it went by so fast! I have to admit, it’s not my favorite shadowhunters book, but it’s pretty high on the list. I just love these characters so much and want them to be happy and safe and loved. They could all use a hug or two. Also, it doesn’t hurt that the cover is very pretty as well. I can’t wait to be able to have the second book in my hands.
Four: 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?
Alex Claremont-Diaz, obviously. He’s such a fun character, and despite being responsible he also knows how to let loose and have a good time. Maybe the rest of the White House Trio would even join us, as well as Henry. Then we could split into teams and turn this fight into a proper war. It would be such a marvelous time. I bet by the end of it, everyone would be soaking wet and laughing so much that we wouldn’t be able to stand up. Now I’ve just made myself sad because I know this will never happen.
Five: Sadly, your campfire is dying. What last few chapters of a book would you throw in the fire to revive it and keep yourself warm?
The Mark of Athena. I love Rick Riordan and all of his characters, but the cliffhanger at the end of this book actually killed me and left me dead for years. I was so traumatized that I couldn’t pick up the next book in the series for fear of what would happen to my poor babies. So yeah, burning those last few chapters not because it’s not good (in truth, it’s excellent), but because it caused a lot of pain and made me angry. But in a good way. In a good but frustrating way. Does any of that even make sense?
Six: What book do you love so much that you would buy another copy of it to give to someone as a Christmas gift (or any gift really) to inspire them to start reading?
I usually like to know a person’s taste before recommending books. What if they don’t like fantasy and I give them one? But for the purpose of this tag, I’d say Six of Crows. It’s a fantastic book with amazing characters, great writing, and a gripping plot. It’s also not too big, so they should be able to read it fairly quickly without getting scared by the size. It’s also a very immersive read and it’s part of a duology. So hopefully, if the person likes it, they’ll pick up the next book and from then on they might be feeling inspired to keep on reading.
Seven: Who do you tag?
Please don’t feel obligated to do this, but if you’d like to, I’d love to see your answers!
That’s it for today’s tag. Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned here? Which one is your favorite?
Until next time,