January 28, 2020

Beat the January Blues Book Tag

It's been a little while since I've done a book tag. I found this one on the YouTube channel Jean BookishThoughts. It was created by the BookBreak channel on YouTube. This tag is all about January. I love January, but now that we are on January 75th, I am feeling some blues.

1. What is a book you've read in 2020 that has cheered you up? Book Love by Debbie Tung! It's just a bunch of cartoons about a girl and her books. I relate so hard.

2. Recommend a book set in winter I'm going to go for the low-hanging fruit and go with A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor. My book club read this for December/January. It was classic Keillor.

3. Pick a book that is set in the dark More low-hanging fruit. After Dark by Haruki Murakami. Unlike some of his other tomes, this is a pretty short book about a girl whose sister has been asleep for a year or more. The girl is a night owl and spends a lot of time in all-night cafes.

4. Pick a book set in a cold climate. The Bear and the Nightingale by Kathering Arden. It is set in a remote area of Russia.

5. recommend a book that takes place over a whole year. This one is pretty tough. How about Detroit City is the Place to Be? It is the story of a year the author spend in a depressed area of Detroit that was being slowly rebuilt.

6. recommend a Cozy spot to read. My cozy spot to read is in my book room. I put in a nice chair and a lamp and a book cart. Also, there are 4 bookcases with all the books.

7. Recommend a reading snack. I recommend snacks that won't leave crud on your books. Pretzels are good; Cheetos are not. Mostly, I just keep a cup of water with me.

8. What books are you most looking forward to being published in 2020? Ok. Firstly, I'm looking forward to One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus. It is the sequel to a YA mystery I read in 2018 that I really enjoyed. It wasn't written as a series, but now I can see how it would be able to be made into one.

Anne Bogel has a new book coming out in March called Don't Overthink It, which I've already pre-ordered.

And lastly, A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kimmerer is already out, but I don't have it yet. It's the sequel to my favorite book from 2019.

9. Are you feeling any better about January now? Erm. Cautious yes. This has been a rough month, but there are only 3 days left. I'll probably make it.

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