Christmas Reading

I’ve decided to embrace the Christmas spirit this year, and have signed up for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge hosted by The True Book Addict. It sounds like quite a bit of fun, and gives me an excuse to buy some books that have been sitting on my wishlist for a couple of years!


  • challenge will run from Friday, November 22, 2013 through Monday, January 6, 2014 (Twelfth Night or Epiphany).
  • cross over with other challenges is totally permitted AND encouraged!
  • These must be Christmas novels, books about Christmas lore, a book of Christmas short stories or poems, books about Christmas crafts, and for the first time…a children’s Christmas books level!

I am going for the Mistletoe level  (2-4 books) and for Fa La La La Films (watching Christmas movies – which I usually do anyhow!). I am also taking part in the Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon this weekend  (Friday, November 22 through Sunday, November 24).

 My Christmas to-tackle list:

 Dash and Lilys Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas

  • Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  • Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
  • Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas

Readathon Updates:

I started the Sherlock Holmes’ novel The Sign of the Four on Saturday. Perfect wintery novel… I always think Victorian-setting novels make for the best snowed-in reads. Just add candlelight et voila!

On Sunday, I mostly read Rick Yancy’s The 5th Wave. I said to myself, “As God is my witness, I am going to FINISH this BLOODY BOOK.” And behold, I succeeded. Yay!


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