Hello beautiful humans! Welcome to Thanksgiving Week! Why is it a week, you may ask? Because this is one of the biggest travel weeks in America. And it’s anticipated to be extremely busy this year. Go us. There is also Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the biggest shopping days of the year. It’s a week of craziness!
To celebrate, I decided to do two Thanksgiving Book Tags. The first one you will find here!
The rules to this Thanksgiving tag are as follows:
Thank The Person Who Nominated You (um…no one nominated me, I found this on the interwebs)
Give Credit To The Creator (Annasbooknook)
Answer The Prompts
Tag Others If You Desire!
Friends and Family: A Book With Characters That Feel Like Family
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune
This group of put-together people is a found family if I ever read one, and you feel like you belong. This could be unfortunate, as this house holds a doorway to the afterlife and the proprietor is the ferryman that guides you there. I really enjoyed the family aspect of this group. Even the dog has a purpose in this book, and it’s just absolutely heartwarming…and heartbreaking.
Fallen Leaves: A Book That Fell Flat (Didn’t Meet Your Expectations)
Child of Light by Terry Brooks
This book, about a young woman who escapes a prison camp only to wind up in the hands of the fae only to find out she may be one of them, did not live up to my expectations of it. I had high hopes going in because it’s by Terry Brooks, but this book fell very short of those. I ended up DNF’ing it.
Thanksgiving Dinner: A Book You Want to Read Every Year During This Season
A Discovery Of Witches by Deborah Harkness
This book is right up there as one of my favorites of all time. It’s amazing. I know I just read it earlier this year, but the final season of the TV show comes out in January and I am currently thinking of re-reading the series again…this year! I’m not saying I have a problem, but I probably have a problem. And who doesn’t want to read a complicated love story between a witch and a vampire that isn’t a love triangle?
Turkey: A Book With A Bird In It
Dragon and Phoenix by Joanne Bertin
Does a mythological bird count? I’m counting it. The Dragonlord series is a lot of fun. Unfortunately, we only have three books set in this world, and the third book is more of a prequel than a sequel so we don’t get all of the characters we know and love from the previous two books. I still enjoy reading this series though. Especially because it deals with humans who can turn into dragons! Huzzah!
Ham: A Book That Made Your Eyes Glaze Over (Boring)
Outlawed by Anna North
Apparently, I just don’t like westerns because this one just…le sigh. I DNF’d it.
Dinner Rolls: A Book That Melted Your Heart and Made You Feel Warm
How Y’all Doing? by Leslie Jordan
I loved this audiobook. Something about Leslie Jordan makes you feel glad and happy to be here. His life wasn’t always easy, but his delivery of said life made you smile. Check him out on Instagram if you want a taste. He’s a hoot.
Mashed Potatoes: A Book With a White Cover
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
This grim-dark book series features white covers for all its books. At least for the hardcovers anyway. It’s a really good series if you’re looking for something dark to read.
Gravy: A Book You’re Not Totally Sure Why You Love, But You Do
Naked in Death by JD Robb
I have never been able to explain why I love this series so much. I have never been a big fan of this kind of mystery, or of romance, but I enjoy the heck out of these books! I’d say they are a guilty pleasure, but I feel no guilt reading them!
Pumpkin Pie: A Dessert Book That You Love
The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn
I guess I will always hype this book up as one of the sweetest books I have ever read. It’s so cute I bought both sequels, even though one seems absurd. Really absurd. I still bought it!
Bonus: Black Friday: The Top 5 Books On Your “I Want To Buy Them” List
In no particular order we have The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta, Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man by Emmanuel Echo, What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell, The Guinivere Deception by Keirsten White, and The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox. I just bought a whole bunch of books back in October, so it’s going to be a while before I can actually add these to my TBR pile. I might pick up the Holiday Swap in December…maybe.
So where does that leave me? Oh yeah, tagging people. Consider yourself tagged! Have fun with this tag. I know I did!
The next Thanksgiving Tag will be up on Thursday!