Category: Book Tag

2019 Christmas Songs Book Tag

Posted December 2, 2019 by Jana in Book Tag / 8 Comments

The Christmas Songs Book Tag has become a pretty popular feature on my blog each year as part of A Bookish Little Christmas! I created this tag in 2015 and bring it back each year for people to participate in. Because I do this every year, I am limiting my choices to books I’ve read in 2019. You can do whatever you would like. :)

1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You”: Favorite bookish couple.
Olive and Ethan from The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren.

2. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”: Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation, etc.).
The Gem Thief by Sian Ann Bessey. It takes place on a luxury cruise around the Mediterranean!

3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Name your favorite “little” book (children’s book, short story, novella, etc.).
Lord Dashwood Missed Out by Tessa Dare was SO GOOD, and is a novella in the Spindle Cove series.

4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town“: What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?
Since Santa can do anything, I’d really love the new Riley Sager book that’s coming out in May. It’s called Home Before Dark, and sounds perfect! But he could also bring me The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern or Ashley Elston’s cute new Christmas YA, 10 Blind Dates.

5. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Which book turned your nose red (made you cry)?
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff.

6. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Your favorite book/kind of book to read during the holidays.
I think it goes without saying that I love Christmas books! At this point (while I’m writing this post), I’m curently reading my first one: A Cowboy for Christmas by Sara Richardson. It’s a fun fauxmance, and I’m enjoying it!

7. “We Three Kings”: Your favorite trilogy.
I’m really surprised to say that I’ve actually read two trilogies this year! This never happens, and I usually leave this questions unanswered. My favorite of the two was the de Vincent series by Jennifer Armentrout. I read them one right after the other.

8. “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”: A character you would love to be snowed in with.
Gabriel Duke from The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare because he’s pretty much the best and loves animals.

9. “Last Christmas”: A book that seriously let you down.
I was excited to read Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter, but it was terrible. I’m not sure if it was the audiobook narrator that made me hate it, or if it was the writing. “A chill that had nothing to do with the cold” was mentioned way too many times and drove me insane, so perhaps I just hated everything. lol.

10. “White Christmas”: An upcoming release you’re dreaming about.
Umm… I already mentioned Home Before Dark… So what else? The Bride Bet by Tessa Dare!

Which books would you pick for the prompts?


Christmas Songs Book Tag 2018

Posted December 8, 2018 by Jana in Book Tag / 4 Comments

Celebrate the Christmas season with That Artsy Reader Girl and her bookish friends! 

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A few years ago I created the Christmas Songs Book Tag, and I’ve had a couple requests to host it again this year, so here it is! The goal is to pick a book you’ve read this year that fits the theme of the Christmas song titles.

If you’d like to join the fun, leave a link to your post in the Linky below and I’ll come visit! Since I’ve already done this I’m going to limit my answers to the books I read this year, but you can feel free to choose whichever books you’d like!

1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You”: Favorite bookish couple.
Zorrie and Lennon from Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett.

2. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”: Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation, etc.).
Addie from Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch is on vacation in Ireland for her aunt’s wedding.

3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Name your favorite “little” book (children’s book, short story, novella, etc.).
Beauty and the Blacksmith by Tessa Dare was lovely, and is a novella in the Spindle Cove series.

4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town“: What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?
Hmm… How about an ARC of King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo? Santa can do anything, right?

5. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Which book turned your nose red (made you cry)?
I’m proud to say that nothing made me sad cry this year. Everless by Sara Holland made me cry tears of boredom, though!

6. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Your favorite book/kind of book to read during the holidays.
I looove reading Christmas books right now, and my favorite one so far has been One Enchanted Moment by Sarah Morgan!

7. “We Three Kings”: Your favorite trilogy.
I really stuck to duologies and stand alones this year, so I don’t have an answer this time!

8. “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”: A character you would love to be snowed in with.
Beckett from I Temporarily Do by Ellie Cahill.

9. “Last Christmas”: A book that seriously let you down.
I had high hopes for The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, and I really hated it…

10. “White Christmas”: An upcoming release you’re dreaming about.
Umm… I already mentioned King of Scars… So what else? Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett and 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne!


The 2017 Year In Review Book Tag

Posted January 2, 2018 by Jana in Book Tag / 4 Comments

This book tag was created by A Booktube Book. The image was created by Lindsey Reads.

I love doing book tags, and this one seemed like a fun way to wrap up 2017! The creator of the tag has encouraged us to match up books with current events. What a fun way to remember the year. :) I did my best and didn’t use the same book for every single author, so… that was hard because there were many books that fit each prompt.

1. First Ever Female Doctor Who:

Favorite Female Protagonist

 

Veronica Mars in The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas. I loved her in the show, so there was never a question as to whether or not I would love her in the books!

 

2. GCC Cuts Toes with Qatar:

An Author You Cut Ties With

April Henry. Technically I cut ties with her sometime last year when I finished and really disliked another book of hers. However, I had decided that SO MANY TIMES and for some reason I kept getting sucked back in! This year I had the opportunity to review another one of her books and this time I refrained. That’s how I know I’ve officially given up.

 

3. La La Land Oscar Mix-Up:

A Book That surprised You

 

Hunted by Meagan Spooner. I was really surprised by how much this book stuck with me after I finished reading it. It’s a very beautiful book, and I loved it. But I read it almost a year ago and still remember how it made me feel. That’s surprising to me.

 

4. Hurricanes and Earthquakes:

A Book That Rocked Your World

 

Till Death by Jennifer Armentrout. It was amaaaaaazing in every sense of the word, and I wish I could read it again for the first time.

 

5. Louvre Abu Dhabi:

Favorite Book Cover Art

 

Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I love this beautiful cover, and I love this beautiful book!

 

6. Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi Sells for $450M:

A Take-My-Money Book

 

I absolutely HAD TO HAVE the pretty UK Harry Potter hardcovers. They’re amazing!

 

7. Total Eclipse:

A Sequel That Overshadows the First Book

 

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. I wanted to pick this book for favorite female protagonist as well because Audrey Rose is amazing, but I’m doing my best to just pick one book per prompt! I LOVED HPD so much more than I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper. The series just keeps getting better and better!

 

8. Muslim Ban:

Favorite Diverse Book

 

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill is beautiful!

 

9. Italy Doesn’t Qualify for World Cup:

Most Disappointing Book

 

The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye broke my heart. I loved The Crown’s Game so much and was super excited for this sequel, but it was absolutely not what I wanted.

 

10. Prince Harry Engaged:

Favorite Ship

 

Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman in The Hating Game by Sally Thorne give me life.

 

11. Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

Most Anticipated Book

 

Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco!! I can’t wait!!! (This is not the official cover, just the image Kerri used when she announced the title.)

 

Did you do this book tag? If so, link me up!
Which books would you pick for these prompts?
Do you agree or disagree with my choices?


Christmas Songs Book Tag 2017

Posted December 3, 2017 by Jana in Book Tag / 6 Comments

Celebrate the Christmas season with That Artsy Reader Girl and her bookish friends! 

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Two years ago I created the Christmas Songs Book Tag, and I’ve had a couple requests to host it again this year, so here it is! The goal is to pick a book you’ve read this year that fits the theme of the Christmas song titles.

If you’d like to join the fun, leave a link to your post in the Linky below and I’ll come visit! Since I’ve already done this I’m going to limit my answers to the books I read this year, but you can feel free to choose whichever books you’d like!

 

1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You”: Favorite bookish couple.
Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell from Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

2. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”: Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation, etc.).
Hunted by Meagan Spooner.

3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Name your favorite “little” book (children’s book, short story, novella, etc.).
Little Elliot, Big Fun by Mike Curato

4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town“: What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?
Flame In the Mist by Renee Ahdieh, Air Awakens by Elise Kova, and The Ends of the World by Maggie Hall.

5. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Which book turned your nose red (made you cry)?
Unless you count crying from boredom (Wintersong by S. Jae Jones and Beautiful Storm by Barbara Freethy) then I’ve got nothing this year!

6. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Your favorite book/kind of book to read during the holidays.
I really love reading Christmas romances during this time of year, as well as wintry fantasy novels. So far my favorite Christmas romance has been Miracle on Fifth Avenue by Sarah Morgan.

7. “We Three Kings”: Your favorite trilogy.
Under the Never Sky trilogyMy favorite trilogy… I’m going to have to go with all-time favorite instead of 2017 favorite because I haven’t read any books that are part of a finished trilogy this year. Veronica Rossi’s is one of my very favorites.

8. “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”: A character you would love to be snowed in with.
Joshua Templeman of The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. He’s funny, broody, swoony, and he knows how to take care of you if you’re sick.

9. “Last Christmas”: A book that seriously let you down.
The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye (I’m so sorry!!).

10. “White Christmas”: An upcoming release you’re dreaming about.
The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis-Graves. I cannot WAIT for this one. I’m also REALLY excited for the next book in Kerri Maniscalco’s Stalking Jack the Ripper series. OH. And King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo! And Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson!! So many great books are coming out soon!


Christmas Songs Book Tag

Posted December 9, 2015 by Jana in Book Tag / 10 Comments

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I love Christmas songs so much! I listen to them all December, and they make me so happy. They also remind me of my childhood, and how excited I would get when my favorites would come on. While I was playing some of my favorite Christmas albums as I decorated my Christmas tree over the weekend, I found myself also being reminded of certain books and characters I’ve read (or read about) over the years (does Christmas make you super nostalgic, too?). And, voila! A book tag was born! I’ve been having a lot of fun with some of the other book tags I’ve found around the Internet, so I thought I’d make one myself to help us get in the Christmas spirit.

I hope you’ll join in on the fun. :) If you would like to participate, grab the button and make sure to link yours up in the Linky below so I can come visit! I can’t wait to see which books you choose to feature. :)

1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You”Name your favorite bookish couple.
Willem De Ruiter and Allyson “Lulu” Healey from the Just One Day books by Gayle Forman. I love these two, and how their love can jump hurdles and dodge punches from every direction.

2. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”: Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation, etc.).
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I love Anna’s whirlwind romance while away for school in Paris.

3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Name your favorite “little” book (children’s book, short story, novella, etc.).
Snowed Over by Angie Stanton is my absolute favorite Christmas book, and it is short enough to read every year! It’s new adult, and involves a blizzard, a cabin, and a swoony romance.

4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town“: What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?
I really want the two Veronica Mars novels: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line and Mr. Kiss and Tell. I just barely watched the series for the first time, and I’m addicted and want more.

5. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Which book turned your nose red? (made you cry)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. For all the obvious reasons.

6. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: What’s your favorite book to read during the holidays? (re-read? or a specific genre?)
I love the Let It Snow anthology by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. I try my hardest to read it every year, but at least Green’s tale because it’s hilarious and very feel-good.

7. “We Three Kings”: What’s your favorite trilogy?
This is very hard. Why did I do this to myself? I have three. The Under the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi, the Newsoul trilogy by Jodi Meadows, and The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.

8. “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”: Which character would you not mind being snowed in with?
I have too many book boyfriends. Again, why did I do this? Sam from Incarnate by Jodi Meadows, Thorne from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, and Michael from Nocturne by Syrie James.

9. “Last Christmas”: Which book seriously let you down?
Shadowlands by Kate Brian. That. Ending. I was so mad. It took a huge turn for the worse, and I’m not even interested in reading the rest of the series.

10. “White Christmas”: Which upcoming release are you dreaming of?
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. PLEASE GIVE IT TO ME NOW.

Which books remind you of these songs? 

I tag you!


Creatures of the Night Book Tag

Posted October 26, 2015 by Jana in Book Tag / 3 Comments

Happy Halloween week!!! Katytastic came up with a pretty fun book tag last year that I thought I would resurrect on this cold and blustery day. The jist is simple. Come up with a book that matches the creature! If you decide to do this tag, post a link in the comments and I’ll come visit!

1. Vampire
Edward Cullen from The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. Sorry, but Edward will always be my favorite vampire… Although Michael Tyler from Nocturne by Syrie James is basically tied for first. BOY is her a manly vampire.

2. Werewolf
Sam Roth from The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater. He’s pretty swoony and oh, so sweet.

3. Zombie
I actually have never read a zombie book before. Well wait. I take that back. I tried to read The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell, but couldn’t finish it because it was DISGUSTING. I’m intrigued by The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Bryan, though, so this goes here. Any zombie book recommendations?

4. Ghost
I’m stretching a little on this one. Clio from Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney lives in a painting, and falls in love with an art-loving boy named Julien.

5. Witch/Warlock/Spellcaster
Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling! Really.

6. Fairy/Fae
Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. Hands down. He’s a perfect blend of loyalty, protectiveness, chivalry, bravery, nobility, angst, and fierceness. Oh, and the mask he wears that has been permanently affixed to his face by magic makes him super mysterious. I can just picture his piercing eyes. He gets me all fluttery in my chest.

7. Demon
I love the small little gargoyle demon named Xemerius from the Ruby Red trilogy by Kerstin Gier. He is very excited that someone can finally see and hear him after so many years of being invisible. He is quite funny, and adds a lot to the story. I looked forward to having him show up.

8. Angel
Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. He’s strong and mysterious and beautiful.

9. Alien
Evan Walker from The 5th Wave. He is mysterious and kind and caring. He’s a very dynamic character, and he’s constantly being torn in two directions.

10. Superpowered human
Alina from The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. I mean really. She can summon the power of the sun. Is it possible to ever have a more kick-a character than Alina? Probably not. She’s positively magical.

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