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…
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- Skipping Christmas by John Grisham –> An old favourite. This book never fails to amuse me. The movie based on the book is hilarious too.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
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