Hello wonderful readers! The holiday season is here, which means that Christmas commercials are flooding the TV and Black Friday deals are yelling at you from the back of your mind. There’s a lot to give and receive during the holiday season, but there’s also even more to be thankful for. I decided to create my first book tag, the Thanksgiving Book Tag! I bet somebody has already created a Thanksgiving Book Tag, but I’m going to make my own, so I am not in any way trying to plagiarize or steal anybody else’s ideas. Now, let’s get started!
Turkey- A book that everybody is reading at the moment, that you haven’t gotten the
chance to dig your teeth into
It seems like everybody in the book community is reading Six of Crows and it’s sequel, Crooked Kingdom. I really want to read them as well, but I’ve heard it takes place in the same world as The Grisha Trilogy, and I absolutely have to read books in order, so I’m going to force myself to read The Grisha Trilogy before picking up this book.
Ham- A book that everybody seems to overlook, but you think is even better then the popular books (turkey)
It’s no secret that this book is my one true love. If I were to marry a book, this book would be it. The book itself is beautiful and perfect in every way, and it just gets better on the inside. One author I so desperately want to release another book is Erin Morgenstern because her writing is absolutely phenomenal.
Cranberry Sauce- A sweet treat that is bitter at times, but is perfect to balance out the salty flavors in the Thanksgiving dish
First & Then is the perfect book to read when you need a break from a longer, more intense book, or just the stress-fullness of life. It’s not just a joyride, though. There are problems addressed in this book, and obstacles that the characters have to overcome in order to grow throughout the book.
Green Bean Casserole- A creamy dish with a crunchy topping. A book that reads easily, but deals with big issues (racism, homophobia, illness, etc.)
A Step from Heaven is a novel about a Korean girl that grows up in America. This book deals (slightly) with racism, and abuse. This book is highly underrated and I think that anybody who wants to read a book that is racially diverse and tackles big issues with such precision, should read this book.
Mashed Potatoes- The perfect companion to another dish. A sequel that was as good, or better than the first book
I loved A Game of Thrones, but A Clash of Kings blew me away. There were two characters that were introduced in this book that I didn’t enjoy much, and kind of groaned when their chapters showed up, but it was made up for by everything else. I loved Arya’s story line in this novel, as well as the abundance of Tyrion chapters. There’s really not much I can complain about in this sequel.
Pumpkin Pie- The perfect ending to a series or book that wraps up the story and plot perfectly
I shamefully haven’t finished many series, considering how many I’ve started, but I have finished Harry Potter and The Hunger Games (they’re kind of givens, really) and I can’t choose which ending was better. Even though Harry Potter just recently got The Cursed Child (which I choose to avoid believing it’s actually canon), the ending in The Deathly Hallows was the most perfect way Rowling could’ve ended the series, in my opinion. Some people wanted more, and they did get more, but I don’t think it’s what any of us wanted. The Hunger Games is not my favorite series by any means (hate me as much as you want, but I don’t care). I found Collins’ writing to be very stiff and unnatural, and I always found Katniss so vastly annoying and irritating. I also found myself getting bored while reading (and watching) The Hunger Games (Mockingjay was so cringe-y at times), but aside from the problems I have with this series, I can’t help but love it. And Collins knows how to write a good ending to a series without dragging the story on (I’m talking to you, Roth!)
So that was the Thanksgiving Book Tag! This was my first time creating a tag so I apologize if it kind of sucks. I’m also planning on creating a Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Book Tag, but I’m not sure if I should create it before or after watching the episodes. Let me know what you think I should do! I’m going to tag all of my followers! Leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can check it out. I am looking forward to your answers.