Can you believe we’re almost halfway through December?! I felt like this year dragged on for SO long until October … and then the last couple of months just FLEW by. Even with 2020 being a unique kind of year, I hope you all have been able to find find some fun moments and little bits of joy. I MAY be naive, but I have a GOOD feeling about next year *fingers crossed*!
Once again, I found a super fun tag on Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books blog … The Christmas Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag! I LOVE scavenger hunts! They’re so exciting to do! I tried my best to pick books from my bookshelves to make it feel more like a scavenger hunt; the rest I did an electronic scavenger hunt!
A book set during Christmas
I ADORE Tucker’s Wild series … it’s EASILY my favourite book series I’ve read this year. Forever Wild was a beautiful way to end this series (though I could’ve honestly had so many more books in this series and NOT get bored), with a strong focus on family and love. A major part of the book takes place during the holidays, and the Christmas vibes in Calla and Jonah’s adorable cabin home is so wholesome! I really want to do a cabin retreat one winter.
Five cold words
A red and green book cover
Kristin mentions this in her list too, but I can’t help but copy. I’m currently reading this at the moment and it’s pretty cute. And honestly, how much more Christmasy of a cover can you get?! It’s red and green — has snowflakes all over the cover — and has ribbon on it. It’s definitely a good choice for this prompt!
A character with a festive name
January, the main character, has a very festive name in my opinion. Even though the holidays end in December, I still get those Christmas and holiday spirit vibes early January. And then there’s also New Years, which makes January feel like the month of new beginnings and a fresh start. Also … this is a really good book, by the way.
A festive object
Seeing a Christmas wreath and presents on a book cover definitely says festive object in my personal opinion. Another book I meant to read this month but didn’t get around to doing … I had to stop buying so many books … MAYBE I can buy it after Christmas if I get some Christmas money!
A book with baking in it
I haven’t read this series … though I really want to. It sounds really adorable! The title SEEMS to indicate that there is baking in this book, and the synopsis talks about how the main character can bakes … so I’m going to safely assume there’s baking in this book!
A book cover with a wintery scene
This cover has such adorable Christmas and wintery vibes! I haven’t read it but a lot of people seem to have good opinions on it. Even though it’ll be AFTER Christmas, I’m hoping to read this early on in the new year!
A book cover with silver and gold
This is my favourite cover edition for Norse Mythology! It’s absolutely gorgeous! The spin is also gold, which is STUNNING on my bookshelf! I started this book but didn’t get around to finishing it. It’s actually good — I just wasn’t feeling this genre at the time. I’m hoping to finish it before the end of the year though!
A book that was a gift
My AMAZING partner bought me this for Valentine’s Day this year … and I still haven’t read it … UGH! I’m the worst! I’ve just been really into coming of age and romance this year for some odd reason … probably because I know they end happy and this year is NOT the year to read sad books (for me, anyways). I do plan to read this EARLY 2021. I’m already lucky enough to not have had anything spoiled for me and I don’t want that to happen!
A title that describes how Christmas shopping feels
I have NO idea what this book is about. I legit typed “Online” into the Goodreads search bar and this was the first book that came up. As much as I wanted to go into stores, I’ve been trying to do my part with stopping the spread of COVID-19. And in order to see my parents, I need to be really cautious. So I’ve done MOST of my shopping online this year … *sigh* … I actually love gift shopping, so it kind of sucked not being able to go into places this year. Here’s to next year!
Spell Santa Claus using book titles
S || Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennet
A || Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
N || Nocturnal by Wilder Poetry
T || Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
A || Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell
C || Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
L || Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
A || Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
U || Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker
S || Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Tag! You’re it!
I tag ANYONE that wishes to participate! I know … I should tag people, but I’m a little behind on posts I want to finish and I don’t have the time to scroll through older posts to see who I haven’t tagged in a while. If you end up doing this tag, please let me know!
Have you read any of these? What are your thoughts?