Thursday, November 21, 2013

2013 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge

I thought joining this challenge would be a fun way to get into the holiday spirit this year. While technically this challenge begins tomorrow, I refuse to start anything Christmas-related until after Thanksgiving. Writing this sign-up post and reserving a few books from the library are definitely the most Christmas-y things I will do until after turkey day. Seeing Christmas stuff everywhere I go since before Halloween is just irritating! One. Holiday. At. a. Time. People!

Goal: Christmas Tree level (5-6 books)

I've recently been on an audiobook kick and found a few great Christmas ones at my library. The last three I've read previously, but it's been so long, it'd be really nice to take a trip back down memory lane. Also, this is the time of year where my reading often flags because I get busy decorating and baking and making Christmas chocolates, so listening to some Christmas tales while doing these things seems pretty darn perfect. On the one hand 5-6 books feels very ambitious, but on the other hand, a lot of these are quite short, so I'll see how this goes!

Books I'd Like to Read:


  1. I want to read Christmas books too! I've already decided to read Christmas Carol, since I've never read it before, and I'm pondering whether to order Letters from Father Christmas by Tolkien (which will probably be a bit pricy...) Good luck with your Christmas reads :)

    1. Thanks Riv! Christmas Carol is just wonderful -- I first read it for an English class in high school and it was one of my favorite required reading assignments I ever got -- every year I say I'm going to re-read it, but this year I'm going to make sure I actually do! I had never heard of the Tolkien book, but looked it up and my library has a copy -- looks like one I would really like & is quite short, so may have to add it to the list! Have fun with your Christmas reads :)


I'd love to hear what you think :)