Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that everyone’s holiday seasons are going well! Things will start to get crazy later tonight, but for now I thought I’d bring some holiday cheer to 52 Letters!
I saw this tag over at My Tiny Obsessions and decided that it would be the perfect tag to do on Christmas Eve. I freaking love Christmas music.
“You’re A Mean One, Mr Grinch”
Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.
The Mayor from the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness. This guy is seriously evil, but he is also one of the most complex and human villains I’ve ever read about. I wanted to hate him (and part of me really does), but Ness wrote him in such a way that I also have to love him.
“All I Want For Christmas Is You”
Which book do you most hope to find under your Christmas tree?
Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson. MORE MISTBORN!! This spin-off series from Sanderson’s amazing Mistborn trilogy is equally amazing. The second book just came out and I need it!
“Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”
Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.
Del in Going Underground by Susan Vaught. This might be the most powerful “journey of self-acceptance” books I’ve ever read. Del’s story will always being me to tears, and if you haven’t read this book yet…go do so right now. You won’t be the same afterward.
“Santa Claus is Coming To Town”
A character at the top of the naughty list/ a character at the top of the nice list.
Naughty: Verity from Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. In so many different ways, Verity is definitely naughty in CNV. I love her to death regardless.
Nice: Emilia and Teo from Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein. While I had Wein on my mind, I had to give a shout out to the adorable duo of Em and Teo!!! They are the freaking cutest.
“Frosty The Snowman”
A book which just melts your heart.
Since You’ve Been Gone gives me all the feels! I can relate to Sloane so much, and her relationship with Frank definitely melted my heart.
A book that takes place somewhere other than your home country.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins! This book is a-freaking-dorable, and I loved how Stephanie Perkins wove the geography of Paris into Anna and Etienne’s love story.
“It’s The Most Wonderful Time of Year”
Which holiday themed book do you use to spread Christmas joy?
I honestly haven’t really read any holiday-themed books! I do usually read Ally Carter’s The Gallagher Girls series during finals week, though. I need hilarious spy adventures to get me through that hell, not gonna lie.
Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with? (Doesn’t have to be a love interest.)
I think it would be amazing to spend the holidays with Blue from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater! Just imagining Christmas at 300 Fox Way makes me smile!
“Baby It’s Cold Outside”
Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to keep yourself warm?
Okay, well burning books is never okay. But I will say that We Were Liars by E. Lockhart was a giant letdown for me (my review here).
“Do You Hear What I Hear?”
Which book do you think everyone should read?
BEAUTY QUEENS by Libba Bray. This book will make you laugh, tear up, and think. It’s full of feel-good girl power and powerful social commentary. Also, it is hilarious.
And that’s it! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone!