I don’t need any encouragement to get into the Christmas spirit but I do like to focus my reading on suitably festive books during December and over the holiday period.
I have a pile ready and waiting, though I keep adding more all the time. Here is my original pile for December.
The list keeps on growing though so it’s safest to say that over the period of the challenge I shall read as many as possible of the following:
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – annual re-read
- A Christmas Tree by Charles Dickens (which Katrina alerted me to)
- A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas – annual re-read
- Christmas Holiday by W Somerset Maugham
- Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome
- Happy Christmas by Daphne du Maurier
- A Snow Garden and other Stories by Rachel Joyce
- Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens – couldn’t resist the review of this series by The Idle Woman
- Storms in a Tea-cup (from Cornish Silhouettes) by C C Rogers (later to become Lady Vyvyan) – discovered while idling on the gorgeous blog Beyond Eden Rock
A number of these are very short – perfect for the busyness of Christmas when time may be short – and overall they cover a wide range of genre and era, just with the theme of Christmas tying them together. It’s a very satisfying list!
(I also have rather a lot more titles sitting in various virtual shopping baskets. I simply must resist!)