Bookish “12 Days of Christmas” Tag

Last week, my friend Rissi over at Finding Wonderland shared this book tag that’s wholly appropriate for the season: it’s all about a classic Christmas song + books! I’m joining in the fun… (click the book titles to go to my reviews)

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ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE. The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?

How about 4 favorites from the past 4 years? 2016 – The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof, 2017 – Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge, 2018 – The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz, 2019 – How the Light Gets In by Jolina Petersheim

ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TWO TURTLE DOVES. Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?

I have so many favorite couples! One of them is Rosemary Gresham and Peter Holstein from Roseanna M. White’s A Name Unknown. The way they connect, especially through the written word is just…. *sigh*

ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: THREE FRENCH HENS. In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?

Without hesitation, the Price of Privilege trilogy by Jessica Dotta! It is Christian historical PERFECTION.

ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FOUR CALLING BIRDS. Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favorite series?

In keeping with one that’s at least 4 books, I’ll have to go with Susan May Warren’s “Montana Rescue” series.

ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS. One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

Oooh, since I’ve already mentioned the Price of Privilege trilogy, I will pick another! Kristen Heitzmann writes some fabulously mysterious villains (and their POVs) in her romantic suspense books. Her antagonist in her older novel, The Edge of Recall, is particularly creepy.

ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SIX GEESE A LAYING. Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world-building?

Hmm. Sara Ella’s YA Unblemished trilogy comes to mind with its places that are unique plays-on-words reminiscent of NYC and fairytales.

ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SEVEN SWANS A SWIMMING. Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favorite animal sidekick?

If we’re talking about an animal taking a very active/essential role in a story, Vvolt of Ronie Kendig’s “Tox Files” series is one cool dog!

ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: EIGHT MAIDS A MILKING. Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?

Now we’re talking my love language: books & food! Some I adore include Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay, With No Reservations by Laurie Tomlinson, Five Days in Skye AND the “Supper Club” series by Carla Laureano, or anything by Hillary Manton Lodge.

ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: NINE LADIES DANCING. Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favorite kickbutt female lead?

Oh, Tzivia Khalon. definitely. (Thirst of Steel by Ronie Kendig)


So. Many. Options. I’m going to go with Sebastian Gage from Anna Lee Huber’s Lady Darby mystery series because he’s my most recent major book crush. Then there’s Jonathan Noble (A Match for Emma), Jesse Bird (The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn), Morgan Spencer (The Breath of Dawn), Justin Thornhill (The Matrimonial Advertisement). How much time do we have 😉 ?

ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: ELEVEN PIPES PIPING. What is your favorite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

I love this kind of book! All of these feature musicians: After the Rain by Brandy Bruce, The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall, Rose in Three Quarter Time by Rachel McMillan, When You Look at Me by Pepper Basham


The kind that leaves me with a happy sigh AND/OR something thought-provoking. Recent books that have left me thinking about them for weeks after are The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright and Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan.

Tag Creator: Lizzie Loves Books

How would you answer these prompts? If you join in the tag, let me know in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Bookish “12 Days of Christmas” Tag

  1. Pingback: Top 10 Tuesday — Books Under The Tree | By The Book

  2. *realizes I never visited this post* *sad face*

    Anyway… YAY for “Jane of Austin”; still have fond memories of this one. I’ve heard so many grand things about Roseanna’s books; and I still have to read all of these more recent releases by Susan May Warren. 🙂

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