Top Ten Tuesday #295-Christmas Songs Book Tag

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Hi all! I hope everyone’s okay after the UK Government’s most recent announcement and that however you are now spending your Christmas that you still manage to have the best Christmas possible under the circumstances. I will spending Christmas at home with my family, thankfully we had always planned to spend Christmas just the three of us, but I know not everyone is lucky enough to be able to spend Christmas with their families (or friends) this year, so if that applies to you and you are now finding yourself spending Christmas alone, I’m sending you all the love and hope that you still manage to have a good Christmas.

Anyway, after that slightly sombre note, onto happier things, it’s the last Tuesday before Christmas, and so that means it’s time for the annual Christmas TTT topic, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. As with last year, instead of talking about Books I Want Santa To Bring, I’m doing another Christmas Book Tag! This time it’s the Christmas Songs Book Tag, which is a book tag created by our host Jana, so it actually fits very well. You can check out Jana’s original tag here: http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/2020/12/2020-christmas-songs-book-club/

So here we go, the Christmas Songs Book Tag:

  1. All I Want For Christmas Is You-Favourite Bookish Couple
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Percy and Annabeth

My answer for this is always the same, I love Percy and Annabeth so much and they’re my favourite slow burn, friends to lovers couple ever!

2. I’ll Be Home For Christmas-Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation, etc.)

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The main characters in the Chestnut Hill series (which I loved when I was about 12/13), all live at a boarding school with a big focus on riding.

3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas-Name your favourite “little” book (children’s book, short story, novella etc).

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The copy of Black Beauty I have is only 183 pages long, so a very short book, but that’s one of the reasons why I love it so much, classics are usually so chunky! Also it’s a beautiful story, if very sad.

4. Santa Claus Is Coming Town-What book (s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?

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Santa tells me all year round that I have too many books so I’m pretty sure that I’m not getting any books for Christmas, but if I was, I would love this one to complete the series and so that I have it ready for when I’ve read Book 2!

5. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer-Which book turned your nose red (made you cry)?

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This is one of only two books that have ever made me cry (the other is Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys if you’re interested). It’s truly so horrific what so many people went through under the Nazis during WWII and reading about the Rabbits (Polish women who were used for medical experiments in Ravensbruck), I couldn’t stop crying.

6. The Most Wonderful Time of The Year-Your favourite kind of book to read during the holidays

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I don’t really read Christmassy books, so I decided to share one of my favourite Wintery books instead. Ironically, I read Six of Crows at the height of summer 2017 when I was in Amsterdam visiting my sister!

7. We Three Kings-Your Favourite Trilogy

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I mean is anyone surprised? I’ve made no secret of how much I love the Shades of Magic trilogy, and it will take some beating for another trilogy to surpass it.

8. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow-A Character You’d Love To Be Snowed In With

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I reckon Izzy O’Neill and I would have a ridiculous amount of fun being snowed in together, I can picture ridiculous amounts of junk food and movies!

9. Last Christmas-A Book That Seriously Let You Down

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I was so excited for this one as I loved the first book when I read it two years ago, but this sequel was a massive letdown. I hope the final book is better!

10. White Christmas-An Upcoming Release You’re Dreaming About

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I’ve been waiting almost four years for this one, so I’m super excited to finally read it. I got approved for it on Netgalley, so should be getting to it soon!

So that’s the Christmas Songs Book Tag, thanks to Jana for creating it, it was a super fun one to do!

What books are you hoping to get for Christmas? Any other presents people are hoping for? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back next week with my final TTT for 2020, talking about my favourite books of the year. In the meantime, I should have my review of Good Omens up for you guys tomorrow, so keep an eye out for that.

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #295-Christmas Songs Book Tag

  1. Jess @ Jessticulates 22/12/2020 / 10:43 am

    Great list! One of these days I need to give the Percy Jackson books a try. Merry Christmas!

    • iloveheartlandx 27/12/2020 / 5:02 pm

      Thank you! Ah you should, they’re amazing. A belated Merry Christmas to you too πŸ™‚

  2. lindseyhabets 22/12/2020 / 11:35 am

    Such a fun tag! I can only agree with the Shades of Magic love and Six of Crows does seem like a perfect wintery read πŸ™‚ Hope you’ll have a great Christmas!

    • iloveheartlandx 27/12/2020 / 5:01 pm

      Thank you, I did! Shades of Magic is awesome, and yes, Six of Crows is great for winter as the main story is a heist that takes place in the Ice Court of Fjerda.

  3. Georgia Husselbee 22/12/2020 / 6:00 pm

    omg I love that Chestnut Hill was on your list! I love those books! I hope you have a good Christmas!

    • iloveheartlandx 27/12/2020 / 5:01 pm

      Thank you, I did! I was obsessed with Chestnut Hill when I was a kid πŸ™‚

  4. lydiaschoch 22/12/2020 / 11:58 pm

    Merry Christmas!

    I’m sure curious about Children of Virtue and Vengeance.

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    • iloveheartlandx 27/12/2020 / 5:00 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it if you check it out πŸ™‚

  5. Very cool!! A couple of new titles on this list for me, so that’s always a bonus!! I hope you do get an unexpected bookish surprise under the tree this Xmas!!

    • iloveheartlandx 27/12/2020 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks! I actually did get a couple of books for Christmas, Stacey Halls’ The Foundling and Barack Obama’s new memoir πŸ™‚

  6. Aj @ Read All The Things! 23/12/2020 / 10:16 pm

    Cool tag. I loved Black Beauty as a kid. I read it many, many times. I love A Darker Shade of Magic too.

    • iloveheartlandx 27/12/2020 / 4:54 pm

      Thank you! As did I, I got into trouble for reading it under the desk at school once. ADSOM is one of my favourite books πŸ™‚

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