Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We recently found an awesome Thanksgiving Book Tag courtesy of Anna’s Book Nook. Feel free to participate too and don’t forget to mention the creator.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving this year? Let us know in the comments! Like every year, this year we’re looking forward to cooking, eating and watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
1. Friends and Family: A Book with Characters that Feel Like Family.
The characters of the Infernal Devices are family. How could we not pick our favorite book trio: Tessa Gray, Jem Carstairs and Will Herondale? We could read this series over and over again and never get tired of our fave shadowhunters.
2. Fallen Leaves: A Book that Fell Flat (didn’t meet your expectations.)
Better Together by Christina Riccio fell flat for us. The premise sounded fun at first, but the writing and characters made it so we couldn’t get into the story. Plus, it wasn’t executed well. Riccio basically tired to combine Freaky Friday and The Parent Trap. It didn’t work.
3. Thanksgiving Dinner: A Book You Want to Read Every Year During This Season.
We discovered Killing November last November and it feels like the perfect book to read during autumn. Not only is her name November, the vibe of the books is perfect for when the air starts to chill.
4. Turkey: A Book With a Bird in It.
Each book of The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins has a bird on the cover. These books are iconic for their use of birds during the games and the symbol of the Mockingjay to the revolution. It’s been forever since we’ve read the original trilogy, but we might have to soon.
5. Ham: A Book that Made Your Eyes Glaze Over (Boring.)
Storybound by Emily McKay was one of the most boring books we’ve ever read. It’s sad because the idea of being pulled into your favorite book is cool. Not much happens in the book and Edie, the MC, had no personality.
6. Dinner Rolls: A Book that Melted Your Heart and Made You Feel Warm.
Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter is one of our favorite books of 2021. The sweet and adorable romance between Liz and Wes had us swooning. If you’re looking for something light and fluffy for the holiday season, pick this one up.
7. Mashed Potatoes: A Book With a White Cover.
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum has a white cover! We absolutely love this sweet book about Jessie, who is not thrilled to be moving to Los Angeles after her dad remarries. But when she receives an anonymous note from Somebody/Nobody (SN) offering to help her adjust to LA and high school, she thinks it may not be so bad after all.
8. Gravy: A Book You’re not Totally Sure Why You Love, but You Do.
While both cheesy and predictable, we actually found ourselves really enjoying Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce. Something about a romance abroad really excites us. Ellie learns a lot about herself while in England and finds love along the way.
9. Pumpkin Pie: A Dessert Book That You Love
We assumed dessert book meant something super sweet and chose Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson. This YA contemporary told completely through text messages is so much fun and adorable. This book is so underrated and we can’t recommend it enough!
Bonus: Black Friday: The Top 5 Books on Your TBR
While we have so many books on our TBR, these five are ones we plan on reading soon.
- Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin
- Love from Scratch by Kaitlyn Hill
- Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong
- My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton
- So, This is Christmas by Tracy Andreen