top of page
  • Brianna Sugalski & Michael Feeney

HOLIDAY BOOK TAG: The Twelve Days of Parliament

The winter season is one of the best times of year to do book tags, allowing readers and authors alike to share their literary tastes while giving others bookish gift ideas...

We were inspired to do this from The Sassy Geek, so go check her blog out!

1. On the first day of Parliament, my monster gave to me: A partridge in a pear tree... The partridge stands solo in the pear tree. What is your favorite standalone?

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. A queendom with dragons makes for a fun combination.

2. On the second day of Parliament, my monster gave to me: Two turtle doves... Love is in the air! Who is your one true bookish pairing?

Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, from the Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare. Give us all the Malec love...

3. On the third day of Parliament, my monster gave to me: Three French hens… In the spirit of threes, which is your favorite trilogy?

The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy by Tad Williams. Comprised of The Dragonbone Chair, Stone of Farewell, and To Green Angel Tower, this 1980’s fantasy has since had a sequel series, but the original three influenced George R.R. Martin to write a particular fantasy series you may have heard of.

4. On the fourth day of Parliament, my monster gave to me: Four calling birds… Since series (usually) consist of more than four books, which is your favorite book series?

The Snow Spark Saga, by Kathryn Lee Martin. This four-installment series is a riveting Western Fantasy, following the biggest and baddest Rustler in the Yellowstone Kingdom.

5. On the fifth day of Parliament, my monster gave to me: Five golden rings… One ring to rule them all! Who is your favorite villain/ antagonist?

The Winter Queen, Mab, from Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series. Politically and emotionally frightening, she is one of the bigger threats to our hero, Harry Dresden.

6. On the sixth day of Parliament, my monster gave to me: Six geese a-laying… Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/ book with world-building?

The Immortal Rules, by Julie Kagawa. We've seen plenty of vampire tropes, but in this book, protagonist—and newly turned vampire–Allison Sekemoto tries to blend into the human faction after being forced to flee her city.

7. On the seventh day of Parliament, my monster gave 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?

Trashface, from Taylor SimondsCollateral Damage. Who wouldn’t want to carry a useful little rat friend around—especially when dodging the reckless Superheroes tearing the city apart?

8. On the eighth day of Parliament, my monster sent to me: Eight maids a milking... Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/ food to a whole new level?

Two Thousand Years, by M. Dalto. Alex, our protagonist, is a feisty barista from Boston, who finds herself empress to a most chaotic empire.

9. On the ninth day of Parliament, my monster sent to me: Nine ladies dancing... Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favorite kickass female lead?

Brenna Whit from The Dead Dreamer Series, by Sarah Lampkin. Is there anything more kickass than returning from the dead?

10. On the tenth day of Parliament, my monster sent to me: Ten Lords a leaping... How about your favorite leading lad?

Thomas, from James Dashner's The Maze Runner series. He's resourceful, brave, and stands up for fellow Glader, Teresa.

11. On the eleventh day of Parliament, my monster 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.)

The Chronicle of Heloise & Grimple, by Sean Gibson. In this novel, we follow the adventures of Heloise the Bard.

12. On the twelfth day of Parliament, my monster sent to me: Twelve drummers drumming. Drum roll please… What is your favorite read of this year?

Ninth House, by Leigh Bardugo. Hands down. If you yearn an intricately spun tale that will, in Leigh's words, "f*ck you up a little..." this paranormal murder mystery is your best bet.

26 views0 comments
bottom of page