If you couldn’t already tell from the festive makeover on my blog, it’s officially my FAVOURITE time of the year. The trees are up, the decorations are hanging in every room, and the fairy lights twinkle. It’s Christmas!!!
I’ve never really read many festive books, but I’ve read a few this year and they make me feel so warm and wintry. A couple of books I’ve read are Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes by Lindsey Paley, and The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime by Lynsey James. I have a couple more ready to read as well, including The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher. I’ve had it since last month and I’ve been dying to read it, but I patiently waited until now. I can’t wait!
When I was thinking about the books I like to read around Christmas, it made me wonder what others like. So, I turned to social media and asked my fellow bloggers. I loved some of their responses, and some of them made me want to read every book in their list!Â Here are their festive favourites!
Bloggers’ Festive Favourites
“I used to read a YA book called The Armourer’s House by Rosemary Sutcliff. I think it’s out of print now but it was set in London during the 1400s. It opened with a description of a very festive Christmas Eve. Little Women by Louisa M Alcott is another classic!”
“I really like A Christmas Mystery by Jostein Garder – it’s an advent calendar book that you read a chapter a day of through December. It’s quite unusual and has a bit of philosophy dropped in which is different to my usual chick lit!”
“One of my all time faves is a YA book called summer dreams, winter love, it’s a very gentle coming of age/romance with some lovely associations with Christmas.”
“It’s not technically Christmassy, but I re-read all or some of the Harry Potter books most Christmases and they always get me feeling warm and fuzzy and homely :)”
“It’s not really a book per see as it’s an interactive bedtime story app but I’m looking forward to reading it this Christmas to my little one after it was a hit with her cousin last year 🙂 It’s called Oh No, Santa’s Lost His Presents.”
“Can’t beat A Christmas Carol. As it’s a novella it’s short enough to read a little snippet every night in the build-up to Christmas and the descriptions of the shops on Christmas Day are perfection.”
“I always reread the Harry Potter books around Christmas, they have such a homey feel to them and they’re such an easy read. Plus they’re always showing the films at Christmas too!”
“I have just been through my kindle collection and I actually have about 30 Christmas titles! My favourites are 3 by Julia Williams – Coming home for Christmas, Last Christmas and A Merry Little Christmas. I also like Giovanna Fletcher – Dream a little Dream at Christmas and Christmas with Billie and Me. To be honest I’m easily pleased…anything with Christmas in the title and I am bound to love it and get into the Christmas spirit!”
Now it’s your turn!
What are your festive favourites?Â Which books have you asked Santa for this year? I’ve got a list about as long as my arm, but I managed to limit it to about 7 or 8! Let me know in the comments what you’re reading this Christmas.