The Christmas Carol Book Tag

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Merry merry, book lovers!

Here is my festive Christmas-y book tag, but it’s not the ordinary type. This is a wish list!  While strolling through some amazing Christmas songs sure to get stuck in your head, here’s my Christmas wish list according to the carols/songs. This may be the closest I come to going caroling.

 

Jingle Bells

A book you’re incredibly excited about.

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Storm and Fury
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

I’ve been so stoked for this book since I heard it was coming. It also connects to Armentrout’s diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa which results in loss of vision because her character in the series is going blind even though the character can communicate with ghosts and spirits. I have yet to meet a piece of work I hate by Armentrout and am doubting I ever will. I love the spunk she brings to her stories and this is one I can’t WAIT to read. If anyone wants to get it for me I won’t object whatsoever! C’mon Santa! I’ve been pretty good(ish) this year!

 

Carol of the Bells

A horror or thriller book you really want.

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The Sun Down Motel
Author: Simone St. James

I’m not typically and mystery girl, but crazy things happen at motels and I refer back to the movie Joyride when I say this. A creepy and thrilling classic starring Paul Walker and Steve Zahn. This one seems odd and intriguing and I’m curious to read from the perspective of someone who works at a place like this and witnesses what goes on.

 

Feliz Navidad

A diverse book, whether culturally, sexuality, or other that has really captured your attention.

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Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1)
Author: Zoraida Cordova

This one has been on my wish list for about a year and a half now. It’s got magic, adventure, and family. The exploration of Latino/a culture has always been a fascinating one for me. I love the way the dead is celebrated, how big the families are, and the beautiful traditions. I know I don’t nearly enough to consider myself completely cultured, but I love learning more and more about it. Getting a chance to experience the magic of the culture, if only just a drop, through this paranormal YA and also enjoy my favorite genre would be epic.

 

Last Christmas

A romance you want though you know it may just break your heart.

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Finale (Caraval #3)
Author: Stephanie Garber

You totally know there is romance mixed into this trilogy. While I haven’t gotten to Legendary just yet, I already know it’s going to be great and definitely need the final part of this gorgeous and intense adventure. Desperate! LOL.

 

Little Drummer Boy

An epic journey or series you want to start or need the next volume to.

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Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2)
Author: Tomi Adeyemi

I loved Children of Blood and Bone and have been waiting with so much anticipation for the next one! I’m so fecking excited about it! Just a phenomenal and magic driven series. If anyone wants to get it for me I will not say no, but be totally grateful. I totally recommend reading this series if you haven’t.

 

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

A coming of age book.

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Speak
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

This isn’t a typical feel-good coming-of-age book, but one of struggle and overcoming of hardship and pain after something utterly tragic and life-shattering happens to a girl that causes her to go mute and be shunned by her friends. My best friend has told me how powerful and groundbreaking this story is so, of course, it’s one that’s on my wish list.

 

Silent Night

A heartwarming, inspiring book.

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Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell

I know what it’s like to fangirl. You should see me live-tweet when a favorite show is on. This one stuck out to me for that reason and because of how growth seems to be a theme. That and discovery. I’ve heard so many good things about this book so it’s going on the wish list!

 

What’s This? (Nightmare Before Christmas)

A book that’s not what you’d typically read, but you really want it to freshen up your book pile.

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The Glittering Court
Author: Richelle Mead

I’ve read the first in Mead’s Bloodline’s series and it wasn’t half bad. I look forward to finishing one day and decided that this one might be interesting too. I’m still not that into Vampire Academy and I think it’s because if feels over-hyped to me. Mead approaches the supernatural from an angle I’ve never read so I feel reproachful yet intrigued about it.

 

Deck the Halls

In the spirit of joy and the Fa Lalas, what’s a book you put on your wish list because everyone else is recommending it?

 

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After We Collided (After #2)
Author: Anna Todd

So, I’ve read the first one already, which is why I’m opting for the second book. If you’ve read my review then you know I wasn’t a big fan, but with a few people around me really amped over this series and its intense chemistry and back-and-forth romance that’ll drive you insane apparently.

 

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

A wintery splendor you want to read with some hot cocoa while snuggling by the fireplace.

 

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Lovely, Dark and Deep
Author: Amy McNamara

This is a recent addition to my wish list. About a girl still dealing with the loss of her boyfriend from a car accident and the fact that she survived it. Heart-aching and tragic. Loss is not easy and this one sounds like it’ll put me through an emotional wringer. That’s part of the reason it’s on my list. That, and I’m a sucker for reading about overcoming such loss and moving on.

 

What books are on your Christmas list? Tell me in this Fa La La tag! I’m not tagging any blogs on this one, but I truly hope you tag me if you do this one because I’d love to see your wish list! Maybe you even have a few different songs or carols to stick to books on your wishlist. Let me know!

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

It’s the most hectic time of the year! With Christmas right around the corner, here is a festive book tag!

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This tag was originally created by Lizzie Loves Books. 


ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE.

The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?

My favorite never changes. For those of you who have been with me, you know my favorite stand alone. LOL

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Blood and Chocolate

Author: Annette Curtis Klaus


ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TWO TURTLE DOVES.

Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?

Poison Princess

This one is so hard! I’m struggling! I’m going to go with Evie Green and Jackson Deveaux of The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole.


ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: THREE FRENCH HENS.

In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?

Wither

The Chemical Garden trilogy by Lauren DeStefano.


ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FOUR CALLING BIRDS.

Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favorite series?

Scarlet Reader - Morganville Vampires: Glass Houses & The Dead Girls Dance

Easy pick for me. Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine has always been one of my biggest favorites and Shane Collins and Claire Danvers are another of my utmost favorite pairings.


ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS.

One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

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Count Olaf is definitely one of my favorite villains. A Series of Unfortunate Events is one of those series that you’re never to old to read and Olaf is entertaining and memorable and surprisingly terrible yet genius villain.


ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SIX GEESE A LAYING.

Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world-building?

Arcana Rising

I live for the life and death, action-packed, you never know what minute may be your last, intense, adrenaline driven kind of world. I simply loved the apocalyptic world of The Arcana Chronicles. It was raw and stripped down and on the verge oblivion.


ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SEVEN SWANS A SWIMMING.

Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favorite animal sidekick?

Secondhand Souls

Author: Christopher Moore

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An itty-bitty girl, given the task of being death is gifted with two hellhounds, which is totally epic. She’s funny and also conniving and sadistic. She refers to her lovely sidekicks as her goggies and it’s so adorable you swoon.


ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: EIGHT MAIDS A MILKING.

Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?

PJ - hypable

I’ve always the Percy Jackson universe with their Nectar was mouthwatering.


ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: NINE LADIES DANCING.

Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favorite kickass female lead?

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Mare Barrow of Red Queen is just one of many that have surprised me as a kickass leading lady. With electric abilities like hers, I’d hate to be on her bad side.


ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TEN LORDS A LEAPING.

How about your favorite leading lad?

Arcana Chronicles

Jackson Deveaux of The Arcana Chronicles is brash, bullheaded, but strong, and determined. Currently, my favorite leading man.


ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: ELEVEN PIPES PIPING.

What is your favorite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

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The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien


ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING.

Drum roll please…what is your favorite read of this year?

Children of Blood and Bone

Definitely Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.


Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Hoped the holidays are special for all of you.

 

I tag anyone who wants to do this fun Christmas tag! 

 

More to come soon…

 

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