After reading so many spooky books in October, I really wanted to make sure I had a good list of books to read that were Christmas-y for December! I’m usually more of a mood reader, but I’m hoping with this list, I’ll be able to actually pick up a few of these and what better way to keep me accountable than putting a list up on the internet, right?
I thought it would be fun to share my Young Adult Christmas TBR even though some of these are not strictly YA. I figured if you were struggling to come up with some ideas, my little list might give you a couple!
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Okay, like I said, these aren’t all YA. It’s definitely a beloved classic of mine and I’ve seen so many plays and movie adaptations. Even though I’ve seen all of those though, I’ve somehow never read the original. I got a beautiful word cloud classic edition and I want to make sure I get it read before the end of the month. I’m definitely looking forward to a cozy fire, being wrapped up in a blanket and visiting the familiar story of Ebeneezer Scrooge.
Going along with the “A Christmas Carol” theme, one of the new releases I’m most excited for is The Afterlife of Holly Chase. Basically, Holly was visited by the ghosts from “A Christmas Carol” and told to change her ways. Except, unlike Scrooge, she didn’t and then she died. Now she’s stuck being the ghost of Christmas past and that’s basically all I know. That’s all I need to know because I am so here for it. Plus, the cover is absolutely gorgeous with a black background and red foil accents.
I know, I know ANOTHER “A Christmas Carol” related book but seriously, what else is there to read around Christmas time? (Don’t answer that–there’s tons, I know.) This one is more about Dickens as he writes his iconic story. Basically, he’s living the high life and enjoying it, until his publishers tell him that he has to write a Christmas story in less than a month or they’ll call in all of his debts. Queue panic. He heads to London to get some inspiration and meets Eleanor Lovejoy and her son Timothy, where he goes on a Scrooge-like journey himself. It sounds amazing and a new take on my fave story as a child and I can’t wait to dive in!
This book is our Creating & Co Book Club pick of the month. I’ve been saving it on my bookshelf for December all year long so I was glad it was voted in. The cover itself (and the title) obviously scream winter and it sounds like it’s right up my alley involving a Goblin king and kidnapping and marriage and intrigue and I can’t wait to dive in. The sequel is Shadowsong and comes out in February 2018 so this is the perfect time to get it read!
There’s a few other books on my radar but my reading game has been so off since our October readathon that I don’t want to overwhelm myself. I’ll try to let you know what I read at the end of the month! What do you plan to pick up?!