This Sunday tag is created and run by Steph over at A Little But A Lot. There are some very interesting and fun prompts coming up this autumn so check it out. Today’s topic is books you’d like to celebrate the holidays in. For a while I was thinking all about which books I wanted to spend the holidays WITH not IN. But I did manage to find some, and I do, in some of these, have special moments in mind.
Let’s dive into the list of my 6 Books you’d like to celebrate the holidays in.
The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher
I have to say it had that Christmas magic in it. That something special, something magical that represent Christmas. It does help that the author is a Christmas fanatic…!
The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle, and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It’s about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure. It’s about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It’s about discovering your heart’s true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible.
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Benrard
I loved Rhys’ family. Their easy manners and attitudes and the way the accommodate for everyone. Being different is their normal. Spending the Holidays with this family wound be wonderful.
Steffi doesn’t talk, but she has so much to say.
Rhys can’t hear, but he can listen.
Their love isn’t a lightning strike, it’s the rumbling roll of thunder.
Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life – she’s been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He’s deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to look after him. To Rhys, it doesn’t matter that Steffi doesn’t talk, and as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she’s falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.
From the bestselling author of Beautiful Broken Things comes a love story about the times when a whisper is as good as a shout.
The Gilded Wolves (#1) by Roshani Chokshi
This choice has more to do with the setting than anything else, but the people are great too. Its set in Paris at 1889 at an hotel owned by the main character. I would love to spend the holidays with these people in a hotel in Paris with fresh pain au chocolate and some snow. Maybe even go ice skating on the Seine.
It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother isn arms if not blood.
Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Again a world pick. It would be interesting to live in a world were Superheroes and Others live and fight amongst the normal people and not like The Boys but a kinder place. To be in the background and celebrate the holidays with this group of people would be really nice.
What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.
Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan
For this pick, I’m specifically referring to the ending of the series, but don’t worry I won’t spoil it (I hope). There was just something magical with the situation at the end which made me think of it as the perfect place to celebrate the Holidays.
Synopsis of book 1:
Magnus Chase has seen his share of trouble. Ever since that terrible night two years ago when his mother told him to run, he has lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, staying one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.
One day, Magnus learns that someone else is trying to track him down—his uncle Randolph, a man his mother had always warned him about. When Magnus tries to outmaneuver his uncle, he falls right into his clutches. Randolph starts rambling about Norse history and Magnus’s birthright: a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.
The more Randolph talks, the more puzzle pieces fall into place. Stories about the gods of Asgard, wolves, and Doomsday bubble up from Magnus’s memory. But he doesn’t have time to consider it all before a fire giant attacks the city, forcing him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents. . . .
Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die
A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J Maas
I saved the best for last 🙂
Any moment with the Inner Circle is precious. If would be the perfect Holiday and I bet Rhys would make it snow if it wasn’t already. *sigh*
Synopsis of book 1:
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin–one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin–and his world–forever.
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