Christmas/Winter Book Tag

Tag found at The Pretty Books.

Pick a book with a wintery cover
The Fox and the Star



Waterstones Book Award winner, The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith is so gorgeous… I might have to pick up a copy. (The cover is a hardback with beautiful silver foiling!)




Pick a book you’re likely to buy as a present

Sir Lilypad


I actually did buy several books as presents! But for this question I’ll choose one of the books I was thinking of getting as a present but didn’t get in the end: Sir Lilypad! (Probably gonna buy it for myself later though hah!)

Pick a festive-themed book



I just had a realisation this year that although I F*CKING LOVE CHRISTMAS (despite the miserable weather that I still have to go to work in…), I don’t read Christmas books and I have no plans to start any time soon. But I guess ornamental/novelty books are kind of OK sometimes. I’ll go with Carol Ann Duffy’s poem, Wenceslas. The cover has gold foiling and the illustrations are lovely.

Pick a book you can curl up with by the fireplace

the secret adversary



Mysteries are always fun to curl up with in winter. I had a lot of fun reading this one and I’d recommend it to others looking for a good Agatha Christie.

Pick a book you want to read over the festive period

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman



I’m definitely reading our Bitchin’ Book Club book for the month: The Woman Warrior. Other than that I’d like to read the Vintage Feminism Short Edition of Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, which I just bought.

Pick a book so good it gives you chills

the moon is down

Pick a book going on your Christmas wishlist

I think you already know the answer(s!) to that!! hahah


Taken from this Winter Wonderland Book tag!

Sadly, your fire is beginning to go out. So what book would you tear the last few chapters out to throw into the fire?

south of the border, west of the sun

I only add this question because I want to shout about how much I loved South of the Border, West of the Sun until it let me down in the last chapter and just kind of petered out in a way that was too ‘blah’ to feel successful in its effort to contrast the activity of the penultimate chapter.





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8 Responses to Christmas/Winter Book Tag

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  3. prettybooks says:

    I should’ve done this tag again this year – great picks! I’m going to pick up some festive mysteries next year.

  4. moosha23 says:

    Where are all these silver-foiled and gold-foiled books coming from? Question: which is better Foyles or Waterstones?

    • Nicole says:

      The Fox and the Star was Waterstones’ book of the year and you can definitely pick it up there! Wenceslas I only saw in a little indie book shop in my town.. :0
      As for which is better…I don’t discriminate! I like Foyles and Waterstones equally! hahah But Waterstone’s is much more accessible since Foyles is only in London and I don’t live in London haha

  5. Oh yes, The fox and the star is stunning! *strokes cover* I’m adding it to my Goodreads account for that cover alone, haha.


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