Even if you do not celebrate it, I hope you have a great day (and the rest of the week)! I am very grateful for the ability to continue to share my love of reading with all of you. 2022 has been a crazy year with worldwide ups and downs after crazier 2020 and 2021. I was actually good this year and already finished my Christmas shopping (a first in my entire life), so after enjoying all the delicious food with my family, it will be nice to relax, in theory, all the way until Christmas. I am also lucky that I am not doing any of the cooking this year, so I really get to be nice and lazy for the first time in a while and I am greatly looking forward to it!
This tag was created back in 2019 by Annasbooknook (remember to tag her as the creator if you participate in this tag). I saw this posted randomly back in 2020 when I began blogging and again in 2021, but unfortunately, I did not get to this tag either year, so I decided to finally try it this year.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY: A BOOK WITH CHARACTERS THAT FEEL LIKE FAMILY
While I have a lot of novels that will fit this prompt, I am going with The Beach Reads Book Club by Kathryn Freeman. The book club in this story is easy for me to relate to as I am also a member of a similar book club filled with people of all ages and backgrounds. I could easily picture the characters in this novel being a part of my own club, which feels like family to me.
FALLEN LEAVES: A BOOK THAT FELL FLAT (DIDN’T MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.)
I was not a huge fan of the first novel, The Royal We, but I loved the concept and this duology was hyped a lot both on- and offline. I went into this sequel, The Heir Affair (Royal We #2) by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, with high expectations as there was a lot of potential, however, it just did not work for me, especially with one certain storyline that completely was difficult to read. I know lots of other people, though, that loved this novel, so I am most likely in the minority.
THANKSGIVING DINNER: A BOOK YOU WANT TO READ EVERY YEAR DURING THIS SEASON
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an annual Thanksgiving tradition for my family. I do not remember when it started, but around this time of year, we reread the novels, and on Thanksgiving Day (or at least the weekend right after) we marathon the trilogy (either extended or director’s cut editions).
TURKEY: A BOOK WITH A BIRD IN IT
In Malice (Malice #1) by Heather Walter, the main character Alyce has a kestrel named Callow. Kestrels are cute tiny falcons, and Callow was a great companion, so I started wanting one of my own after reading this story.
HAM: A BOOK THAT MADE YOUR EYES GLAZE OVER (BORING.)
Crave (Crave #1) by Tracy Wolff read too much like Twilight for me to stay very interested. As it read like a carbon copy fanfiction, I found myself getting very bored with this novel. I do have a lot of people around me who assure me that the series does get better, so I am continuing and hope that I am not disappointed.
DINNER ROLLS: A BOOK THAT MELTED YOUR HEART AND MADE YOU FEEL WARM
I love The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller so this was an easy choice for me. I love the writing, the imagery, the plotlines, and, of course, the characters, so this is a fantastic read to melt an icy heart.
MASHED POTATOES: A BOOK WITH A WHITE COVER
I have a lot of novels with white covers plus those that have white cover editions, so I just randomly selected one and went with To Sir, With Love by Lauren Layne.
GRAVY: A BOOK YOU’RE NOT TOTALLY SURE WHY YOU LOVE, BUT YOU DO
If I look back on A Dragonbird in the Fern by Laura Rueckert, I could see how it received lower ratings compared to the high one I gave it, however, I still would not go back and change it. There is nothing I can pinpoint as to why this novel and I just clicked, but it was one of my top reads.
PUMPKIN PIE: A DESSERT BOOK THAT YOU LOVE
In Falling Under the Mistletoe by Evelyn Mae, one of the main characters owns a bakery and it plays a central role in the plot. The story also includes a small-town enemies-to-lovers story with a holiday backdrop, which adds to the sweetness.
BONUS – BLACK FRIDAY: THE TOP FIVE BOOKS ON YOUR TBR
I have a lot of novels on my TBR that I want to read soon. These five novels are all new releases, with four of the five being anticipated sequels, so I hope to get to them soon!
This tag is open to anyone, so feel free to partipate if you choose. Unfortunately, I do not remember which blog I saw it on first, but I did recall the tag’s creator, so make sure you tag her if you post your own answers.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
3 thoughts on “~ Book Tag: Happy (U.S.) Thanksgiving! ~”
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well, Etta. Enjoy your day with family.