Christmas Songs Book Tag – 2023

It’s been several years since I last did a Christmas Book Tag, so I thought, why not do another? I’ve seen this Christmas Songs Book Tag, created by That Artsy Reader Girl, floating around and thought it was super cute! What a fun way to reflect on what I read for the past year and to try to get in the holiday spirit.



1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You”: Favorite bookish couple.

I’m going to say Violet and Xaden from Fourth Wing specifically, as they annoyed me in Iron Flame. Also Elisabeth and Nathaniel from The Mysteries of Thorn Manor, as well as Emily Wilde and Wendell from  Emily Wilde’s Encylopaedia of Faeries.


Other great couples:


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

Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries and Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch both see their female protagonists on quite the adventures far from home.

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


Weather Together by Jessie Sima.


4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town“: What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?

Perfectly Pegasus by Jessie Sima. I own the first and third book in this series, so now I need the second.


5. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Which book turned your nose red (made you cry)?

It’s honestly a better question to ask me which books didn’t make me cry, but here are three that come to mind. Bookshops & Bonedust is such a love letter to readers everywhere, that I definitely got choked up reading it, especially in the epilogue. The Bone Shard War brought one of my favorite trilogies ever to a perfect end and I literally cried multiple times reading it. And both Weather Together by Jessie Sima (nothing like sniffling in a Barnes & Noble), and Illuminations by T. Kingfisher hit me right in the feels, which I wasn’t expecting, and brought me to tears as well.


6. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Your favorite book/kind of book to read during the holidays.


I generally like to read light-hearted things during the holidays, like romances or cozy fantasies. This year, I read The 12 Dogs of Christmas on the recommendation from my mom (and the cute dogs on the cover), Minor Mage, and A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting.


7. “We Three Kings”: Your favorite trilogy/book from a trilogy (or feel free to fudge it and pick a book from a series).

Here’s three of my favorite books from three different trilogies that I read this year. The Blighted Stars by Megan E. O’Keefe, The Bone Shard War by Andrea Stewart, and Godkiller by Hannah Kaner.


8. “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”: A character you would love to be snowed in with.


Elisabeth, Silas, and Nathaniel from Sorcery of Thorns and Mysteries of Thorn Manor or Fern and Viv from Bookshops & Bonedust.


9. “Last Christmas”: A book that seriously let you down.

Sadly (and ironically), When a Dragon Falls by Kerrelyn Sparks and Dragonfall by L.R. Lam.


10. “White Christmas”: An upcoming release you’re dreaming about.

My #1 is Sunbringer by Hannah Kaner, but check out the rest of my Most Anticipated Books of 2024 for the full list.

And that’s the tag! If you want to do it, please consider yourself tagged by me 🙂


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Posted December 22, 2023 in Book Reviews, Tags

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