Bookending Winter: The Great Alaskan Race Tag

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Bookending Winter is an event hosted by Sam of Fictionally Sam and Clo of Cuppa Clo in which book bloggers from all over get together to discuss books using summer themes. There are lots of great prompts I’m excited to respond to.

Today’s prompt is brought to you by Heather of The Frozen Library.

An original book tag themed around the Iditarod and the movie The Great Alaskan Race that tells the important story of what the Iditarod was inspired by.

  1. Man’s Best Friend: Your favorite fictional pet
Mister Kindly
Art by satan-save-my-soul

Everyone deserves a snarky shadow cat for a best friend. I just happen to call dibs on this one from The Nevernight Chronicle.

  1. A Deadly Race: A book where the characters are in a race against time
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling


If Gyre doesn’t make it back to the surface before her suit’s battery dies, she will literally die. Spelunking is dangerous, kids.

  1. 1,000 Miles: A character that defied the odds
Fang “Rin” Runin
Art by merimira

Homegirl survives not one, but two wars. She spends The Poppy War becoming a war hero and The Dragon Republic remaining a war hero. I don’t know a badder bitch.

  1. 1925: Your favorite historical fiction or a book based on an inspiring true story
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid


I love old Hollywood, but more than that, I love Evelyn Hugo. Her life story is so enthralling (and based in part on Hollywood stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe).

  1. Tradition: An event from a book you wish you could attend
The Literary Gala


I’m currently reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern and the protagonist Zachary goes to a gala where people dress up as characters from books. Can the bookish community get together and make this a real thing please?

  1. Sled: A book you flew through quickly
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo


I read almost 80% of this book in one day. Once you get into a groove with this book, it’s impossible to put down!

  1. Harsh Weather: A book where the elements may have caused some difficulties for the characters
The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring

the tenth girl-MECH.indd

The characters in this book are snowed in and unable to leave a school of horrors. If they could’ve just left, there would’ve been no story.

  1. Alaska: A book you liked that was set the closest to your hometown/state/country
Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston


I grew up in a suburb of DC. A good chunk of this book takes place in the White House, seeing as the protagonist is the president’s son.

Do you have any answers to any of these questions? Tell me in the comments!



3 thoughts on “Bookending Winter: The Great Alaskan Race Tag

    1. It’s been several years since I’ve read The Night Circus, but I remember enjoying it. I think I prefer The Starless Sea though. And I must confess, your question about attending an event from a book is what really persuaded me to do your tag because I really wanted to talk about the gala lol!

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