I love a good tag and this one combines two of my favourite things – books and Christmas. Although I can’t say that I’m a huge fan of the song (The 12 Days of Christmas) though because I just find it super repetitive. However, if it comes on you WILL find me singing along. If you haven’t already, make yourself a hot drink and let’s get started.
On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: a partridge in a pear tree.
The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?
The Fault in Our Stars. This wasn’t a tough choice really as this book is both sad and beautiful. Also, although there are a load of books that I love, John Green is one fantastic author and that’s what makes this book stand out above the rest.
On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: two turtle doves.
Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?
At first I thought about Ron and Hermione. Then I thought nope, it’s definitely Draco and I. That thought was replaced by it obviously being Viktor Krum and I 😉 but eventually I decided on Augustus and Hazel Grace (The Fault in Our Stars). Even though they’re young, their love is eternal. It’s beautiful.
On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Three French Hens.
In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?
The Hunger Games? Divergent? Honestly I haven’t read that many trilogies so this has been a tough one for me to answer. I have problems with both trilogies that I mentioned but they’re also both good.
On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: four calling birds.
Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favourite series?
The only answer to this is Harry Potter. I will not accept any others.
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: five golden rings.
One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?
Bellatrix Lestrange. I don’t know if it’s her character that I am absolutely in love with or if it’s the fact that she is played by Helena Bonham Carter in the movies… I think that might be clouding my judgement a little bit.
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: six geese a laying.
Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favourite world/world-building?
Can I say Hogwarts? Is this beginning to be a Harry Potter tag instead? I can’t help it – I just love magic!
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: seven swans a swimming.
Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favourite animal sidekick?
Hedwig. I am sorry but it’s true and if you felt nothing about the fate of Hedwig then I really have no words for you.
On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: eight maids a milking.
Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Have you ever read a book that has more delicious or imaginative food? I mean going inside that chocolate factory would be a dream come true.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: nine ladies dancing.
Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favourite kickass female lead?
Hermione Granger. She is absolutely brilliant and makes no apologies for it and, let’s be honest, without Hermione, Ron and Harry never would have made it past book 1!
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: ten lords a leaping.
How about your favourite leading lad?
Jace Herondale (The Mortal Instruments), and I promise that this was not influenced by who played him in the movie 😉 I genuinely love him as a character.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: eleven pipers piping.
What is your favourite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)
I am really sorry (and actually super embarrassed to admit this) but I genuinely cannot think of an answer for this one. Can I say the Twilight series, because Edward is musical and writes a lullaby for Bella?!
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 drummers drumming.
Drum roll please…what is your favourite read of this year?
I have to pick two because there were two books that I read this year that broke my heart into a million pieces. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. If you haven’t read them yet then I recommend you do…with a box of tissues.
Do you agree with any of my answers? If you disagree then what would your answers be? Let me know in the comments below!