Top Ten Tuesday – Holiday Reads


Welcome to my first ever Top Ten Tuesday post. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you just have to list your top ten responses to the prompt. The topic this week is “Holiday Reads,” which I am interpreting to mean my favourite holiday reads as well as the books I plan to read this holiday season. I love the holidays, so it may be a bit difficult for me to narrow this down…


  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone –> If you know me, then you know that Harry Potter is my all time favourite book series. I have read it so many times that I have lost count (not even embarrassed to admit this). I can’t imagine making it through a holiday season without reading this book. It is such a feel-good, cozy read – perfect for Christmas.
  2. One Day in December by Josie Silver –> I read this over Christmas last year, and it was the perfect read for the holidays. It is a hilarious romantic comedy based in London. If you enjoy Bridget Jones, then you will love this book.
  3. One Week ‘Til Christmas by Belinda Missen –> I read this book in November and it put me in such a festive mood. When I started this book I debate whether it was too soon, but after finishing it I started to fully embrace the Christmas season. It is such a fun book.
  4. Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella –> The shopaholic series is one my favourites. This book was published earlier in the year, but I resisted the urge to read it immediately because I know that it will make a great festive read. I am planning to start it soon and I can’t wait!
  5. 25 Days ’til Christmas (also called 25 Days in December) by Poppy Alexander –> This is another book that was published earlier in the year that I have been waiting to read. It sounds like it will be a bit different from the traditional up-beat Christmas read, which will actually make a nice change.
  6. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham –> An old favourite. This book never fails to amuse me. The movie based on the book is hilarious too.
  7. We Met in December by Rosie Curtis –> This is another book that I have yet to read, but it sounds like just the type of book that I would enjoy this time of the year. I hope to get my hands on a copy very soon.
  8. The Little Bakery of Hopes and Dreams by Kellie Hailes –> I read this book this book earlier in the year and really enjoyed it. It is such a sweet story. It is a perfect book to read while sitting by a fireplace drinking a hot cocoa. Be aware: it will make you want to bake an endless number of treats.
  9. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brönte –> A bit different from the other books on this list, but this is one of my absolute favourite books. I loved to read it over the holiday period.
  10. Normal People by Sally Rooney –> Last, but certainly not least. I read this book in January of this year, but I still think about it. If that’s not a sign that a book is great, then I don’t know what is. Sadly I let a friend borrow my copy of this book, and I have yet to get it back. I think it may just be time to go and buy a new copy of it…


Have you read any of these books?

What are your favourite holiday reads?

xx Claudia



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10 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Holiday Reads”

  1. Oh wow, I haven’t read Shopaholic in ages (I stopped with book 6, which I loved, after hearing book 7 ended on a cliffhanger and not liking the sound of the relationship trouble in 8), but a Christmas tale sounds irresistible.

    I’m also kind of tempted to read One Week Til Christmas now because that sounds like exactly the kickstart I need.

    • I definitely recommend One Week TIL Christmas – it will definitely put you in the festive spirit!

      I’m really looking forward to reading the latest Shopaholic book. I agree the latest ones weren’t as good as the first few books, but I’m hoping this one will be fun and hilarious!

  2. lydiaschoch says:

    Harry Potter is a fabulous series to reread over the holidays.

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  3. lydiaschoch says:

    I never would have thought to include Wuthering Heights in this week’s list, but now that you mention it I can see how it would make a very interesting holiday read.

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  4. Timothy Jay says:

    Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher is a terrific read.

  5. A couple of these are on my list as well. And I have Skipping Christmas on my shelf, but I’ve never read it. I need to pick it up!

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  6. So much great literature! I love that you included Harry Potter and Wuthering Heights–two of my all time favourites! Also, now I’m even more pumped to get to Normal People. I feel like it’s taking me forever to get to it but I know it’ll be worth it.

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