Hello everyone! How are you? I hope you’re all back on your feet after the CRAZINESS of Christmas festivities! Today, I thought I would come back with something sweet and relaxing to read, right before getting back into preparation for all of you folks doing something special for the New Year’s Eve! So. Let’s be very obvious here, and talk about books, shall we?
Since the end of the year is…WHAT, in TWO DAYS?! Well, let’s take a little bookish tour of it, with the Seasons of Book Blogging tag, created by the wonderful Jordan @Jbookish ! I have Jenna @Reading with Jenna to thanks for tagging me for this. If you don’t know any of those amazing girls, then go check out their blogs right away!
- Thank the creator and the person who tagged you
- Begin with the month in which you were tagged and move forward from there!
- State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month
- Tag whomever you like when you’re finished… or else you’ll be ‘it’ forever
- Have fun, of course!
DECEMBER IS A TIME WHEN FRIENDS AND FAMILIES COME TOGETHER AND CELEBRATE. NAME ONE BOOK YOU WOULD GIVE AS A GIFT.
I guess this depends on who I’m supposed to give a gift to… Right now, I’m thinking about this GORGEOUS book I just finished reading, I’ll Give You The Sun. It was so, so beautiful, that I would totally consider giving it as a gift. Another copy, not mine, obviously. THIS IS MY BOOK.
JANUARY BEGINS A NEW YEAR. NAME A RESOLUTION YOU MADE THIS YEAR AND IF YOU’VE KEPT IT OR NOT.
I’m so sorry, but I don’t think that I made resolutions last January, because I can’t remember any, ahah, so I don’t even know if I kept it, or not… Sorry, haha!
FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH FOR RELATIONSHIPS. NAME YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK RELATIONSHIP: ROMANTIC, PLATONIC, OR FAMILIAL, YOUR CHOICE!
Wow, there are so many book relationships I really enjoyed. I loved Emmy & Oliver’s friends, and romantic relationship in the book of the same name. It was one of my favorites this year, even. If we’re talking about sisterhood, I absolutely LOVED Kitty & Lara Jean in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. I love Kitty. She’s so…Kitty.
MARCH IS THE MONTH FOR LUCK AND NEW BEGINNINGS. NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO RE-EXPERIENCE AS IF YOU’D NEVER READ IT.
I know that this book wasn’t for everyone, there are lots of people who weren’t impressed by it. I, on the contrary, loved We were liars by E. Lockhart, and it’s one of those books I wish I could experience all over again. Because that ending, well, it kind of shocked me.
APRIL IS A SPECTACULARLY ORDINARY MONTH. NAME A BOOK THAT WAS SO OVER-HYPED THAT IT JUST COULD NOT LIVE UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
I think there was a time where Magonia, by Maria Dahvana Headley, was such a hyped book. I kept hearing about it everywhere, and, obviously, I got curious. But I have to say, despite this gorgeous cover, I was kind of disappointed by all the weirdness of that universe…it was quite okay, but not as amazing as I wanted it to be.
MAY IS THE MONTH WHEN FLOWERS START TO BLOOM. NAME A BOOK THAT WAS A PLEASANT SURPRISE TO YOU.
Because You’ll Never Meet Me, by Leah Thomas, was such a WEIRD, yet very unexpected story. I ended up really enjoying this contemporary story…or was it really contemporary? After that ending, we don’t really know. But it was really really good.
JUNE IS THE TIME TO TAKE A BREAK. NAME A BOOK OR GENRE THAT YOU LIKE TO READ WHEN YOU JUST NEED TO CHECK OUT.
When I need to chill, and just think about nothing, my to-go genre has to be contemporary romance. A cute, sweet book, sometimes with a love story, sometimes with family relationships. I love that, and it’s the perfect genre when I want to relax.
JULY IS THE TIME TO CELEBRATE YOUR INDEPENDENCE! NAME A BOOK THAT MADE YOU SEE FIREWORKS. (FIGURATIVELY. PLEASE DON’T LIGHT BOOKS ON FIRE).
Fireworks? Wow, hm, in my latest reads, I would totally pick Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz. This book was completely NOT what I expected it to be, and it surely kind of went up in flames…in all the senses of that expression. I loved it!
AUGUST IS THE HOTTEST MONTH OF THE YEAR. PICK AN UP-AND-COMING AUTHOR THAT YOU THINK WILL BE THE NEXT BIG THING.
Oh, wow, the next big thing…This one is going to be easy, and I can just say Becky Albertalli, because her debut, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, was SUCH a huge success, that I’m sure anything she will write next will be amazing too. And everyone will be waiting for it.
SEPTEMBER IS TIME FOR STUDENTS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL! PICK A BOOK YOU READ FOR SCHOOL THAT YOU ACTUALLY ENJOYED.
Okay, I’m going to cheat on that one, because right now I can’t think about a book I really loved, that I read for school. There’s this book, though, that I read on my own, and presented in school. It was Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro. That book will break your heart, and leave you awake at night thinking about life. It’s THAT good. Read it.
OCTOBER IS TIME TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN. PICK ONE CHARACTER YOU WOULD LOVE TO DRESS UP AS FOR HALLOWEEN.
Hm, that’s a great question…I would dress up as Mara Dyer, because that would be crazy and kind of very very VERY creepy, at times, too. I would love to try and dress up as Juliet, from the Shatter Me series, and be the ALL powerful girl of the party. That would be pretty damn cool, I think.
NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH WHEN WE’RE REMINDED OF HOW MUCH WE HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR. CHOOSE ONE BOOK YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR HAVING READ AND GIVE A SHOUT-OUT TO THE PERSON WHO RECOMMENDED IT!
I am SO, so thankful for the blogging community, because EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU has brought me new books to read and to talk about, to add to my TBR and made me a little more crazy everyday about books. I recently finished reading The Accident Season, and I’m very thankful for all the bloggers who recommended it (I’m so sorry, I can’t remember who). I absolutely LOVED I’ll Give You The Sun, and I will forever thank Jenna and the other bloggers who told me that this was amazing. You were right. IT REALLY WAS.
And EVERYONE who feels like doing this tag!