I saw this on Ari Meghlen’s blog. 12 Days of Christmas is my favourite Christmas song so I thought I’d give it a go today!
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?
This is a hard question as I’ve read a lot of great stand-alone books, but my most recent 5* standalone was This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay – not much surprise I loved it given it was a hit when it was released!
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 don’t really have an OTP anymore, but I used to sail the HMS Wolfstar back when I read fanfiction.
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?
I rarely read trilogies and the only one that comes to mind is the Hunger Games trilogy, so I will have to say that even though the last book is one of my lowest rated books on Goodreads.
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 favourite series?
If I don’t want to say Harry Potter (!) then I’d have to say the Robert Galbraith series. I can’t wait for Lethal White to be ready in the library.
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: five golden rings.
One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favourite Villain/Antagonist?
I’d have to say the killer in And then there were none. It’s such a clever plot and when you find out the motivations of the murderer you realise how clever and evil they are. I love it!
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: six geese a laying.
Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favourite world/world-building?
Not being a fan of fantasy this is a difficult question. I like reading about other places in contemporary fiction because I can learn about a new place but still feel comfortable in my contemporary fiction surroundings!
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 favourite animal sidekick?
Again, I haven’t read many books with animal sidekicks, but I’ve always wanted to be friends with Flit and Meeko from Pocahontas.
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?
There’s no food that makes me salivate more than the descriptions of the Hogwarts feasts.
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 favourite kickass female lead?
Kickass just brings Katniss Everdeen to mind.
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: ten lords a leaping.
How about your favourite leading lad?
Cormoran Strike is one of my favourite detectives I’ve read. He’s not the most likeable character but I find him quite relatable!
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: eleven pipers piping.
What is your favourite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)
I love the mentions of all the music in Perks of Being a Wallflower, and the film soundtrack is great as well.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 drummers drumming.
Drum roll please…what is your favourite read of this year?
I can’t pick one favourite book I’ve read this year over the others, but my three favourites were Simon vs… Dolores Claiborne and This is Going to Hurt.