Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas Books TBR

I’ve never done a TBR (To Be Read) post before, but after seeing a few others on blogs and on YouTube, I have been inspired to do my own. Now, before I start, I must say that I’m being rather ambitious with the books I’ve chosen because it takes me ages to read a book so there’s no way I’m going to get all these read before Christmas is over! But I thought I would tell you about a selection that I have to choose from, as I always enjoy hearing book recommendations.

I was actually quite surprised by the number of Christmas/Winter themed books available out there. All I did was pop over to Amazon and type in a few generic search terms, and managed to come up with all of these. So, if nothing takes your fancy here but you still want some Christmassy reads, just do a quick search on Amazon and you’re bound to find something.

The first book I’ve got is probably one that I’m most excited about – this gorgeous Penguin Chalk edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I was inspired by Chloe over at Chloe’s Thoughts to start buying myself some nice editions of my favourite books as keepsakes. Up until now I haven’t really kept many of the books I’ve read, I tend to give them away when I’m finished with them. But I love the idea of having pretty books filling my bookshelves and so I have made a start on my collection with this edition. The next book I chose was also inspired by Chloe (can you see a theme developing here!?) My True Love Gave to Me is a collection of twelve winter romances by a range of authors and my favourite thing about this book is the gorgeous cover and the fact that it has pink pages! I then found The Great Christmas Knit Off and was immediately taken by the plot synopsis. I always think of knitting around Christmas, so this book sounded perfect!

I then picked up A Proper Family Christmas by Chrissie Manby, mainly because I thought the cover was gorgeous (it has lots of gold sparkles on it!) but I did also read the plot and it sounded like a nice read. Plus, it’s a top ten bestseller, so it must be pretty good I hope! Another book inspired by Chloe was Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle and is another collection of holiday romance stories. I’ve read a couple of John Green’s books now, and if I’m honest I don’t really get the hype, but I’ll be interested to see what this one is like.

The last two books I ordered are two by the author Jenny Colgan. I’ve read a couple of her books and really enjoyed her style of writing – it’s very Sophie Kinsella-esq, so if you’re a fan of her you will probably like Jenny Colgan’s novels. I didn’t actually realise she had written two Christmassy ones, so was pleasantly surprised when they both appeared. I’m actually giving one of these to a friend for Christmas so I don’t know if I’ll get the opportunity to read it before then, so I might have to buy one for myself next year!

Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing a bit about some of my Christmas books to be read, and have perhaps inspired you to pick up one or two. Don’t forget to check out my YouTube video about them too!

What are your favourite Christmas books?

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