I thought the perfect way to start off the festive season was to talk about Christmas books I’d love to read. For someone who really loves books and totally adores Christmas, I haven’t read many festive themed stories. The beginning of the month is also the perfect time to give recommendations to other readers for your Christmassy TBR or for your own Christmas list, just in time to send to Father Christmas! Here is my Top 5 Christmas Books I Want To Read.
- The Christmasauras – Tom Fletcher
I actually received this book for Christmas last year and it’s been patiently waiting on my shelf as I’ve saved it for Christmas this year! I love a fun children’s book and I’m really hoping this lives up to expectations. I’m interested to see what Tom’s writing is like, having been a fan of his singing as a child. There’s so much Christmassy hype surrounding this book, which is even becoming a stage show. Plus, dinosaurs are also really cool, who doesn’t love them?
- Let It Snow – John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
I haven’t read many books that are a collection of stories or many books by two authors so I really love this concept and I’m always willing to try new things. I love a lot of John Green’s work but I haven’t read novels by the other two authors, so what a perfect way to introduce myself to someone new. Plus the cover art draws me straight in. Count me in for some Christmas romance!
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr Suess
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is probably my favourite Christmas film of all time. Who can resist the grumpy green creature who falls in love with Christmas with the help of a little Who? Despite being my favourite festive film, I haven’t read Dr Suess’ tale! I really loved his stories and unique rhyming style as a child (Green Eggs and Ham is my favourite!), so I’d love to read about my favourite Christmas character, complete with wonderful illustrations too.
- What Light – Jay Asher
Now I’m not going to lie and say I know anything about this book. I don’t know much about the plot at all and I have heard mixed reviews about the story. Why would I bother reading it? Well, What Light is 24 chapters which means it works like an advent calendar! Christmas is always such a busy time of year for me, so a book split into 24 chapters makes it easy for me to read one a night in the countdown to Christmas. It sounds like a lot of fun!
- Letters From Father Christmas – J.R.R. Tolkien
I absolutely love Tolkien’s work, especially The Hobbit. When I found out about Letters From Father Christmas I knew I must add the book to my TBR. Tolkien’s writing is so descriptive and vivid, I just know the stories would be beautiful. This book is also a novelty as Tolkien wrote these letters for his own children. Each Christmas one letter would be sent from the North Pole, complete with an illustration. I’m sure the dedication Tolkien put into the story of Christmas for his children seeps through the pages of this book. What a perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!
Even though I won’t have time to read many of these festive tales this Christmas, I sure hope I get round to them one day. Christmas is my favourite time of the year and the right book can make it even more special. What are your must-red Christmas books? Will you be picking up any from my list?