On Holiday Reading

Anyone who has spent much time visiting this blog knows I’m a sucker for seasonal reading. I love matching some of my reading choices to the time of year, and of course Christmas begs for this sort of treatment. As an adult, my favorite reread in December is Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, but I’m also happy to cherry pick from a volume of Christmas stories or delve into something new. Romance readers know that this time of year brings a wealth of holiday-themed romances, both novels and anthologies, because romance goes so well with winter activities such as sleigh rides and ice skating and shopping for the perfect gift for that special someone. Young adult fiction has a handful of holiday choices, too, and of course, children’s books provide the most plentiful selection, with books about Santa Claus or Hanukkah traditions, holidays from different countries and cultures, or holiday mishaps.

Do you pick up something special to read this time of year? What are your holiday favorites?

4 thoughts on “On Holiday Reading

  1. Holiday time is when I catch up on all the reading I meant to do earlier in the year, so that covers a wide spectrum of subjects and genres. And then people give me books, because they know I like reading, and I discover new authors, that’s fun too.
    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you run out of interesting reading material have a look at a bit of Africa – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bride-Price-Ian-Mathie/dp/1906852081/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2 – You won’t regret it. 🙂

    1. Thank you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, as well, and thanks for the rec. I’ll check it out.

  2. Every year, beginning the day after Thanksgiving, we listen to the excellent audio book edition of Skipping Christmas by John Grisham, and we flatly refuse to acknowledge the existence of the movie that came out a few years back that purported to be based on it (the trailers for which included ridiculous scenes that weren’t in the book, no doubt added by the Hollywood Board of Low Humor and Fart Jokes, which every family movie must apparently pass through before hitting theaters).

    1. Sounds like a fun tradition. I’ll admit I just started getting into audio books this year, or at least trying. I tend to find my thoughts wandering if I’m not the one doing the reading, but I love the idea of being read to while I do other things.

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