January Book Tag

Umm, so because I’m unprepared for the week, blogwise, I’ve decided to declare a BOOK TAG WEEK!! Yes, it’s time to partake in this wonderful bloggy holiday of mine.

Since January is still hanging around, I’ll do this January Book Tag I found on A Little But a Lot. The tag was created by booktuber Emma for Book Break, a YouTube channel by the publisher PanMcMillan U.K.

What’s a book you’ve read so far in 2023 that’s cheered you up?

Olympians, Vol. 1: Zeus: King of the Gods by George O’Connor (illus.)

Well, I’ve read a variety of things since the year started, but none of them was very cheering. However I chose the first volume of Olympians here, Zeus: King of the Gods, because it was a fun read and I think a great way to introduce kids to Greek mythology.

Recommend a book set in winter.

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

It’s now been quite some time since I last read this YA fantasy novel, the first in a trilogy. However, I remember the land being divided into kingdoms characterized by seasons, and the book is about the people of winter being persecuted and trying to get their land back. Do the characters actually visit the kingdom of winter in this book? I honestly cannot remember.

Recommend a book set in the dark.

The Strain by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan.

This is the first novel in a horror trilogy about a vampire apocalypse that begins in NYC. It was adapted for a TV series, which I enjoyed watching. At some part early in the book, an eclipse occurs, which is when crazy shit really begins to happen in the story.

Recommend a book set in a cold climate.

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Here’s another one I read this year. The Golden Compass is the first in a middle-grade fantasy series about a brave little girl who has a great destiny… I haven’t yet figured out how to quickly summarize it. This too was a fun read, and I’m glad the TV adaptation stuck pretty close to the source material. About half of this book takes place somewhere cold, with snow and ice. The characters even go to a Svalbard in their world. Ngl, I felt cold while reading it.

Recommend a book that takes place over a whole year.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Umm, I can’t think of a book off the top of my head, except for the Harry Potter ones, specifically the second to the sixth books. The fact that the majority of the books take place over a school year make them an easy choice for this category.

Recommend a cozy spot to read.

In bed, or curled up in my dad’s recliner with a glass of rum punch

Recommend a reading snack.

I’ve finally come to the realization that I don’t like to eat while reading. I don’t mind drinking, though.

What books are you most looking forward to coming out in 2023?

Night Angel Nemesis by Brent Weeks

So far, I’m only looking forward to this new addition to the Night Angel series by Brent Weeks. The series begins with The Way of Shadows — about an street urchin who becomes an apprentice to the most notorious assassin… I should reread the trilogy to prepare for Nemesis.

Are you feeling any better about it being January now?

Well, I didn’t feel bad about it being January before, but I feel better about being unprepared for the week where this blog is concerned.

If it’s still January when you’re reading this, then I tag you!

8 thoughts on “January Book Tag

  1. A friend and I were just yesterday talking about the tv version of The Strain. Neither of us finished the series but we both enjoyed what we watched, especially the first season. I’ve collected the books since then but haven’t tried them yet.


    1. I loved the first season too, and the second one as well. I remember not liking the last season much. I just like that it focuses on the parasitic nature of the vampire. As for the books, the first one follows the first book pretty closely with some changes. I loved the first book but didn’t dig the second one much.


  2. Yep, the Golden Compass checks out on that one. I’ve fiiiinally picked up the next book in the series, but haven’t gotten very far haha. I think I was a little thrown off that it didn’t pick up where the first book ended. I was like who is Will??


  3. Ooh. I didn’t know that there was a new Brent Weeks coming out. I’ll definitely have to keep an eye out for that one. Loved your answers to this tag and I’m fairly sure that the characters do go to the kingdom of Winter😀


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