The Winter Wonderland Book Tag

The Winter Wonderland Book Tag

Hi friends! 👋🏻 It is still winter here in the UK, and although we don’t have “typical” winters with regular snow thanks to our strange geographical position in the world, we do get very, very cold, and we get storms. In fact, it is currently raining as I’m writing this post and has been for two days.

That being said, winter is actually my favourite season. I don’t enjoy being hot and I hate hot weather so summer is the worst time of year for me. In fact, I’m pretty sure I have the opposite of most people who get seasonal depression in the winter because the summer makes me absolutely miserable.

But this post is not for me to talk about how much I hate summer, it’s to answer some questions in this wonderful tag! I wish I could find who originated this tag, but no matter how much searching I do, I can’t find them. 😕

A GIF of Bender from Futurama saying 'Lick my frozen metal ass.'

What book is so happy and sweet that it just warms your heart?

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku by Fujita

Manga absolutely counts as books and that is because I am totally using this as an excuse to gush about Wotakoi once again. Will I ever stop singing this series praises? Absolutely not because it is sweet and cute and completely melts my cold, dead heart.

What’s your favourite book with a white cover?

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

I don’t have a solid number for how many different covers this book has had, and although the creepy dismembered Barbie doll cover will always have a special place in my heart, I like how minimalist this design is.

You’re sitting in a nice, comfortable chair with a cup of hot chocolate? What monster book are you reading?

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I think we all have different definitions of what a “monster” book is, but I tend to consider adult fantasy to be intimidating, so it’s a little monstrous to me. It’s been a long time since I read A Darker Shade of Magic and I really want to reread it before continuing on with the rest of the series so I may have to do that very soon.

It’s snowing outside and you decide you want to have a snowball fight. What fictional character do you want to have this snowball fight with?

Comic books absolutely count as books, shut up. Who wouldn’t want to go play in the snow with Clark Kent? Whether that be as your best friend or as your boyfriend, Clark just seems like the best person to play out in the snow with. Also, he would completely understand that I hate snowball fights because I got hit in the eye with a snowball when I was a kid, and would instead opt for making snowmen and snow angels with me instead. Because he’s a sweetheart like that.

Sadly, your campfire is dying. What last few chapters of a book would you throw in the fire to revive it and keep yourself warm?

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Can I put the vast majority of this book on the fire? It has been a million years since I read the original Hunger Games trilogy and I would very likely reread it if I didn’t hate Mockingjay so much when I read it years ago. Maybe my opinion has changed since 2012 or 2013 but I’m not that willing to find out.

What book do you love so much that you would buy another copy of it to give to someone as a Christmas gift (or any gift really) to inspire them to start reading?

Leviathan, Behemoth, and Goliath by Scott Westerfeld

Can I cheat and say the entire Leviathan series because it owns my entire life and lives in my head rent-free and all those other trendy sayings that were probably stolen from Black Twitter? This is another series that I am way overdue re-reading, and I’m really starting to hate being the kind of person who doesn’t reread books.

Who do you tag?

I don’t have blog friends, I just do these tags for the sake of doing a tag and having fun, so if you want to do this post just say I tagged you.


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Is it winter where you are or is it summer? Which book would you sacrifice to a fire to keep you warm?


  1. Avatar January 21, 2021 / 7:32 pm

    I really wasn’t a huge fan of Mockingjay either. I loved the Hunger Games, thought Catching Fire was OK, and then just really didn’t enjoy the final book. So I would probably throw that one on the fire too!

    • Louise
      January 28, 2021 / 12:47 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t enjoy Mockingjay! I loved the first two books in the series because of how action-packed they were, and then the last one was so slow that it felt like it ground to a hault.

  2. Avatar January 23, 2021 / 3:24 pm

    Still very much winter in Canada too .. we’ll keep having snow on the ground & colder weather until like March; not unheard of of actually having a minor snowfall in June either x)
    I’m wierd in the stance that I can’t tolerate too high hot weather – naturally, but mixed with my meds that have it more easily for me to overheat.. i’m literally dying after 5mins out xd — BUT I don’t like very cold weather either! ahaha.. so autumn is usually my fave. Perfect “middle ground” weather (usually) plus the beauty of the colored nature.. and maple syrup season!!

    See, to me monster book would mean more like- BIG BOOK. a chunker 🤣

    • Louise
      January 28, 2021 / 1:18 am

      Big books are the ultimate challenge for me 🙈 Once a book gets longer than 600 pages my brain starts to panic 😂

  3. Avatar January 24, 2021 / 4:05 am

    ahh, sadly i live in the philippines so we don’t have winter or summer, but i have noticed that it’s been chillier lately 😭 and a book i’d sacrifice into the fire is the harry potter books ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ they’re not the most objectively bad books i’ve read, but knowing about jk rowling and knowing that the books carry her bigotry just makes me 🤢🤢 about them. i don’t think they’re that good anyway, so into the fire they go

    • Louise
      January 28, 2021 / 1:20 am

      The HP series would definitely make a good fire. There are a lot of pages in that series so they’d provide some good kindling. I’d add her terrible adult books in there too since they managed to be offensive to pretty much everyone.

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