So here are my answers to the Olympic Tag, you’ll find some books you’ve seen before you know are my favorites as well as some unexpected new favorites.
Favorite Winter Book/Book Set in Snow
Alpine Skiing -A book where agility/sneakiness was required. A Thousand Questions
Both Mimi and Sakina had to be a little sneaky to get what they wanted and to help each other
Bobsled : A book where one character trust another as they leap into unknown. So far and I’m not done, a book that fits this is Fire Becomes Her.
Now I’m not sure if her trust will be rewarded or if she’ll have to switch sides but it fits the prompt and I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
Cross Country Skiing : A book that took endurance to get through.
This took endurance because I spent the whole novel thinking the heroine was going to get murdered, the pacing was phenomenal, and you are always left on your toes to when the villain will show up and never given any answers to suit you.
Amazon: The Companion
Curling: A unexpected favorite.
The Place Inside the Storm
This was one of the first independently published books that I actually tried and liked so in that way it was a very unexpected surprise.
Amazon: The Place Inside The Storm
Figure Skating: The beautiful and elegant fantasy that was also a lot of work.
The Infinity Courts
This book was elegant and detailed plus the whole time the protagonist had to act like she was skating on glass to keep her secrets from both sides. Plus she has to make up and costume to keep up her disguise.
Amazon: The Infinity Courts
Ice Hockey: A book where there is a battle
Twelve year old Maddie faces plenty of battles when it comes to being stuck in a town alone for years, wild dog, bandits and especially the elements and her sheer loneliness.
Luge: A book where a character makes a sudden life changing decision.
Echoes and Empires
Josslyn Drake must make a deal with with a thief after she is infected by magic in a world were magic is illegal dangerous and possibly deadly.
Amazon: Echoes and Empires
Skeleton: A great horror novel.
A creepy story about the power of sisters set in an old new England town. It shows the power of books and the thin line between the written word and reality.
Amazon: Long Lost
Speedskating: A quick book.
A super sweet book about a young Muslim teen finding herself in middle school and getting involved with a band and different views about the role of music in Islam.
Amazon: Barakah Beats
A Book To Represent to Host Country: Something By a Chinese or Chinese-American, British, etc author)
A wonderful newish book by the widely published Lisa Yee, so far I’m reading it and it’s very good it’s about a girl trying to find the answers about why her mother moved cross country when she was younger.
Amazon: Maizy Chen’s Last Chance
Represent Your Own Country-
A serious and important book set in the part of the south I’m originally from, it brings up important issues such a racism and mixes them with magical realism.
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