The Cosy Christmas Tag

This year, Christmas doesn’t feel quite as cosy. It’s not the same for whatever reason, be it the risk of Covid or people just not feeling the vibe this time.

Hopefully, this lovely tag I spotted on Jay’s Book Tube channel (which I really love) will bring a little bit of light and happiness to the season.

Twinkling lights – what is the most beautiful book you own?

I have a lot of incredibly pretty books on my shelves, both the physical one and the one on my Kindle. I do think though this award belongs to Dear Reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink.

The perfect tree – will you pay more to get the prettiest edition of a book?

Sometimes, I’ll wait out for a prettier cover, but it’s not a huge priority for me when I’m picking a book to read.

Build a snowman – make a Christmas book stack (colour or theme)

On my Instagram I shared some of the books I wanted to read over the Christmas holidays. They seemed super festive, the perfect December reading.

Crackling fire – what book makes you feel warm and cosy

There’s something special about the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. Lara Jean is a character I would love to be proper friends with.

Knee high socks – what is the longest book you’ve read?

From this year, it’s Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy which is 748 pages. It’s probably the longest book I’ve ever read.

Ugly sweaters – what’s the ugliest book you own?

This was a prompt for this year’s PopSugar reading challenge and I did have to look around a bit. I eventually went for The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han, which was just . . . plain.

Blizzards – a book set in winter, or a book that gives you the chills/has dark themes

I love a Christmas romance, and some of my favourites include Stuck on You by Portia MacIntosh and Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger.

Home for the holidays – for the rereaders out there, are there any books that feel like “going home”?

Reading any of the Babysitter’s Club series just feels like home. I’m so familiar with Stonybrook and its inhabitants, coming back to read about the club is just like catching up with old friends.

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