I don’t do these very often. My blog posts are usually written well in advance and I always forget about them. But I haven’t done one in a while and this certainly seemed like fun, so I wanted to give it a go.
I was tagged to do this my good friend Ari Meghlen. I don’t normally tag people in these things, so if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged. Or feel free to play along in the comments below.
Also, I’m going to go through the books I read in 2018 to narrow my choices down a bit. Though I might branch out a bit depending on the prompt.
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?
One book I read this year and absolutely loved was Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. I read it in one sitting pretty much on Christmas Eve last year. (Yes, I said I was going to look at 2018 but I technically reviewed the book in January, so there.)
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?
Shawn and Gus from the Psych series. They’re not a couple, but they have the best relationship.
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 don’t read trilogies that often and I honestly couldn’t think of one. I did read a manga trilogy this year which I enjoyed a lot called Your Name by Makoto Shinkai. So, I’m counting that one.
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?
Does this need to be a question? Warriors by Erin Hunter, hands down.
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?
Voldemort from Harry Potter. He’s scary.
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?
I’m saying Harry Potter again. I want my letter!
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?
O’Ryan the cat from Carol J. Perry’s Witch City Mystery series. That cat is awesome and totally knows what’s up.
On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: eight maids a milking.
Milk is so 18th century. Which book series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?
Honestly, I guess I could say Harry Potter again? Chocolate frogs are good. Unless cookbooks count and then I’d say the Nerdy Nummies cookbook by Rosanna Pansino.
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?
Nora White from the Nora White story by Yecheilyah Ysrayl.
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: ten lords a leaping.
How about your favorite leading lad?
Looking back on books I read this year, I enjoyed Davis from Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. He wasn’t necessarily the “leading” character, but I enjoyed him all the same.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: eleven pipers piping.
What is your favorite book or bookish thing with a musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot, etc.)
Believe it not, I haven’t really read anything that has to do with music. Or, not that I can recall, anyway. So, I’m going to go with El Deafo by Cece Bell, a graphic novel memoir about the author who got ill and lost her hearing and goes through the struggles of that.
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?
I really enjoyed Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. I thought it was very inspiring and true to life.
And there you have it. The 12 days of Christmas book tag. Thanks again to Ari for tagging me! Feel free to do this tag on your own blog. If you do, send me a link. I’d love to see your answers.