Book Tag Bookending Winter Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday/Bookending Winter: Christmas Songs Book Tag MashUp!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. This week’s prompt is a Freebie, so I decided to tackle another Book Tag! The Christmas Songs Book Tag was created by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

I’m combining ALL the things today! I had so much fun participating in Bookending Autumn, I decided to join in Bookending Winter, hosted by Sam @ Fictionally Sam and Clo @ Cuppa Clo. This is my third prompt! You can see my first prompt: Blanket, Tea, (Holiday) Read! here and my second prompt: Bookish Naughty or Nice Book Tag here.

I will be limiting my choices to only books I read this past year!

(Link to synopsis on Goodreads through the book title.)


“All I Want for Christmas Is You”: Favorite bookish couple.

Jane & Gifford from My Lady Jane.


“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”: Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation, etc.).

Everyone in the final installment of the Warm Bodies series, The Burning World.


“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Name your favorite “little” book (children’s book, short story, novella, etc.).

Pumpkinheads was so much fun!


“Santa Claus is Coming to Town“: What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?

Because Santa can do anything, I would love to have the third installment in the Janies, My Calamity Jane before everyone else. 😉


“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Which book turned your nose red (made you cry)?

Tweny-One Truths About Love was a sweet story that had me crying at the end.


“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Your favorite book/kind of book to read during the holidays.

I love festive or winter-themed reads in December. My current read is The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop.


“We Three Kings”: Your favorite trilogy.

I reread the first two installments of The Dark Artifices series and read the final book, Queen of Air and Darkness this year.


“Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”: A character you would love to be snowed in with.

Owen from Things You Save in a Fire! I bet he could whip me up some delicious holiday dishes.


“Last Christmas”: A book that seriously let you down.

I really wanted to love The Secret History, but I didn’t.


“White Christmas”: An upcoming release you’re dreaming about.

I can not wait to get my hands on the next release by Katherine Center, What You Wish For.

Have I included any of your favorites? Or maybe one you wish you’d never read?? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Wandering and Happy Holidays!

90 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday/Bookending Winter: Christmas Songs Book Tag MashUp!”

    1. Oh I hope you get to them! My Lady Jane WAS so much fun. And Katherine writes so well. They’re romantic but not too cheesy. 🙂

    1. Oh yay! And I just saw that My Lady Jane might be getting a tv series! I’m not sure how that would work, but I’ll give it a try. 😉

    1. My Plain Jane was just as good to me, but somewhat darker. I hope you get to it soon!

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing!

    1. I usually have to reread them before I pick up the next in the series. I try my hardest to wait until an entire series is out, but I don’t have the willpower to wait when it comes to Shadowhunter books. 😉

  1. I totally thought I was the only person in the reading world who did not enjoy The Secret History; I am SO glad I’m not alone! LOL! I just felt like nothing happened in the book; I totally don’t get the hype. Donna Tartt’s work in general kind of bores me, although she does have a great style of writing. I love this tag and happy Tuesday! 😀

    1. I enjoyed them so much! I couldn’t believe I’d had them for so long and didn’t pick them up. But I have a lot of books like that. 😃

    1. Oh wow. We need to start a club or something. It’s so nice finding out I’m not alone in disliking The Secret History. 😃

  2. Ooh, this is a perfectly fun and festive tag that I’m going to add to my tags list to do this month! I love your answers. Pumpkinheads has become one of my favourite graphic novels this year and you’re so right, Owen would be an awesome person to be stuck with–he’d cook up some delicious meals for sure (and probably make me swoon while he’s at it)! 😍Great choice for this week’s freebie!

    1. I did enjoy The Goldfinch, so I will still continue to read her, but for some reason The Secret History and I just didn’t click. 🙂

  3. I’m surprised at The Secret History! I always here such wonderful things about Donna Tartt. I guess thinking about it now though, that’s probably why it was a let down even if it was a good book (or maybe it just wasn’t good? lol). Great list!

    1. I could appreciate the writing, so I didn’t hate it, but me and the story just didn’t click. But I did love The Goldfinch. So I will continue to read her. 🙂

    1. Technically, you could read the Janies out of order. They’re stand alones. But I always enjoy reading them in the order they were written in as well. I hope you get to Pumpkinheads soon. It was such a cute story!

  4. What a fun way to use this week’s freebie! I didn’t realize that My Lady Jane was a series. 😮 You learn something new every day. That’s it, I’ve hit my quota for today lol. I haven’t had a chance to read My Lady Jane yet, but now I’ll have to check out the whole series. It sounds great.

    1. Well, technically they can be read individually. I think the only theme is they’re all named Jane?? Each one is a retelling of the classic version. They’re so good! 😍

  5. I…may have to pick up these Jane series. I’m just not sure about the shifter aspect, because while I know there are some good, respectable books, the thought of Guildford Dudley as a horse shifter just…

    Look, serious history is serious, right.


    1. It was an easy way to combine all the things I wanted to post when I’m short on time this month. 😉

      Most people enjoy The Secret History. I fully expected to, but it just wasn’t my thing. You should give it a try!

  6. I didn’t know there were MORE Jane books! The first one is still on my TBR. But if it landed as someone’s choice for a “favorite couple” question, I’m definitely more excited about it.

    1. Yes, they are so quirky and fun. Refreshing and unlike anything I’d read before. I hope you get to pick them up! 🙂

  7. What a fun, festive tag. I love your responses, even though several of these books are not familiar to me. I am looking forward to the new Katherine Center book, she is a must read author for me.

    1. Yes, if you liked Mortal Instruments, you will like The Dark Artifices. Have you read The Infernal Devices? That’s my favorite one. 🙂

  8. This was such a wonderful list!!
    I REAAAALLY need to read My Lady Jane! I’ve heard such great things but I haven’t gotten round to it yet!
    I haven’t read the Dark Artifices trilogy yet either. I adored The Infernal Devices, but wasn’t really fussed with the first few books in The Mortal Instruments, I think it got better towards the end.
    I’ve heard TDA is really good, so I might give it a go in the new year??
    Happy Reading!! <3

    1. Yes! My Lady Jane was so good to me. I hope you get to it soon. Infernal Devices is definitely my favorite. And there are books in The Mortal Instruments that I like more than others. I liked most things about TDA. There were a few small issues, but overall I enjoyed it!

  9. I still need to read Queen of Air and Darkness. I just keep not getting around to it. Meh.

    And I am still secretly hoping that My Lady Jane will be translated to Dutch in the future so I can grab it from the library to read.

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