December’s tag comes courtesy of tiareleine, and is suitably Christmas themed!
A Partridge in a Pear Tree: Favourite stand-alone book
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
This has been my favourite standalone novel for quite some time: it’s beautiful, heart-wrenching and so different from anything I’d ever read before.
Two Turtle Doves: Favourite OTP/ship
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
I’m not generally a big shipper of characters, but Katniss and Peeta are the exception to the rule; they balance each other out so perfectly.
Three French Hens: Favourite trilogy
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
This has been my favourite trilogy (though I almost wish it was a duology) since I read the first two novels years ago. I adore the characters and the plot is so suspenseful.
Four Calling Birds: Favourite fictional beast/creature
Fawkes the phoenix (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling)
I love that Fawkes has the ability to regenerate and that his tears have healing powers. He literally saved Harry’s life (and ultimately the wizarding world) in the second book.
Five Golden Rings: Five golden books
Golden Sun by Pierce Brown, Endgame by James Frey, Looking For Alaska by John Green, Hold Me Closer by David Levithan, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
What is it about gold books? They look so deliciously regal.
Six Geese a-Laying: Rotten egg – least favourite book
Gone by Michael Grant
I cannot explain my hatred for this abomination of a book. I made it two thirds of the way through and then gave up: the writing is appalling, the characters are terrible and the plot is impossibly ridiculous.
Seven Swans a-Swimming: A book with water on the cover
I See You by Clare Mackintosh
The cover depicts a rain-filled street, plus the author’s surname is literally a raincoat – mind blown.
Eight Maids a-Milking: What fictional food do you wish you could taste?
Hogwarts feast (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling)
Who wouldn’t want to experience a feast in the Great Hall? Given the choice I’d opt for the Christmas dinner.
Nine Ladies Dancing: Favourite dance between two characters
Hermione Granger & Viktor Krum (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling)
I know I’m thinking more about the movie, but Hermione looked absolutely beautiful, and it was undoubtedly the moment that led to her future with Ron.
Ten Lords a-Leaping: Favourite book-to-movie adaptation
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Every time I watch this movie, I’m reminded of how well represented it is: the characters all look and act exactly as I imagined in the book, the setting is perfect and there are hardly any changes between the book and screen.
Eleven Pipers Piping: Favourite book-to-movie soundtrack
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling/John Williams
This makes me cry everytime, especially Hedwig’s Theme and Leaving Hogwarts. It’s beautiful.
Twelve Drummers Drumming: It’s the end of the song; what’s your favourite book ending?
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
As far as conclusions to thrillers go, this one was epic! I audibly gasped at the end.
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