I came across this tag on Nicola’s blog from a while ago and decided I wanted to have some fun with it. As an extra challenge I’m going to try and only mention books I’ve read this year where I can (some of the questions it won’t make sense but I’ll do my best)
Let’s get on with the tag.
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 favourite stand alone?
The Midnight Library is perfect as it is and has the right ending for the novel I think.
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?
Hmmm, this is a tricky one, I’m going to go with Nick and Charlie from Alice Oseman’s books because they are just so, so lovely and I love reading about childhood sweethearts. In my mind they stay together and get married and have loads of dogs. I don’t care if it’s official, that is what’s happening in my brain.
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?
I haven’t finished any trilogies this year!
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 favourite series?
The only series I read this year that would fit this (so far) is the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire. I listened to the entire series in less than a month and the next one comes out in 2021!
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?
I know, I keep talking about Serpent and Dove this year but Morgane if probably my favourite villain this year because I can imagine her so easily. She really comes to life, I imagine her as a cross between Ursula from The Little Mermaid and Mother Gothel from Rapunzel. Also she’s got the evil witch thing down.
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: six geese a laying.
Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favourite world/world-building?
This year I fell in love with Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series and all of the worlds within them. They’re so different but equally rich in how they’ve been created – the candy world was particularly interesting.
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 favourite animal sidekick?
I don’t think I’ve read anything with an animal sidekick this year, or very often at all.
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?
Again, I can’t think of anything I’ve read this year that specifically mentions a lot of food or drinks that made me want them.
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 favourite kickass female lead?
I adore Lou from Serpent and Dove, she’s so strong and stubborn. I also found her so funny, now can we hurry up and get book 3 out because I really need to know what happens after that cliff hanger (if you’ve read Blood and Honey you’ll know what I’m talking about).
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: ten lords a leaping.
How about your favourite leading lad?
I have a soft spot in my heart for Nick from Heartstopper, he just seems so lovely. I can’t wait for volume 4 next year after reading volume 3 and Solitare this year.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: eleven pipes piping.
What is your favourite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)
Music From Another World by Robin Talley has music at its core. Set in the 1970s it follows two teenagers in the USA as they explore their lives and their sexuality through letters.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 drummers drumming.
Drum roll please…what is your favourite read of this year?
Addie LaRue, I bloody love Addie LaRue.
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