The Books Under the Tree Tag

I thought I was done with tags for the year but I guess not! :D

The Books Under the Tree Tag was originally created by Game of Tomes. I was tagged by the ever-lovely meltotheany!

1. What book would you like to find under the tree this year?

Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft. Senlin Ascends was my favorite book that I read this year but I was days too late in buying its sequel as both books were picked up by Orbit. Only the ebooks are available until their re-release and I would do anything for a physical copy of Arm of the Sphinx right now.

2. What is the best book you have ever received for Christmas?

That would probably be the first three Harry Potter books that I got for Christmas when I was 12. There was a tad bit of drama surrounding this as I had some family members that were of the “Harry Potter is the devil” mindset at the time and it was some people very close to them that gifted them to me (I had already read them by borrowing a friend’s copies). Some 16 years laters, I still have those exact copies from that Christmas.

3. What book gives you all the Christmas feels?

I don’t know that I have a good answer to this one. I don’t generally read books seasonally so I just don’t think about it.

4. What book do you plan on reading to put you in the Christmas spirit this year?

Again, I don’t really read seasonally. I am really wanting to read The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden which has a distinct winter vibe but I don’t think I am going to be able to get to it before Christmas. I have been watching a lot of cheesy romantic Christmas movies this year though and I am loving them!

5. What book have you read this year that you would like to throw out with the Christmas tree after the holidays?

I’m still angry about Bonfire by Krysten Ritter so let’s go with that.

6. What is a book from this year that you would like to place under a friend’s tree?

It didn’t come out this year but I really want a friend of mine to read Senlin Ascends because I am pretty sure she will love it.

7. Challenge: Create a stack of books in which the spines alternate green and red! Share the titles.


From top to bottom:

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Blood of Assassins by RJ Barker
Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini


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