The holiday time is well and truly upon us, we even had ridiculously heavy hail today and personally I’m looking forward to curling up with a good book with a candle and a hot chocolate. And here are the eight books I’m optimistically looking to read. I also have a couple Christmas story anthologies I might dip into too…
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Not a typical Christmas book but the final Hobbit movie is coming out on the twelth and I’m hoping to get around to this before I go see the conclusion of the trilogy. I’ve already read it a couple years ago so it’s not a huge thing if I don’t get around it though.
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris.
Another not very christmassy book but I’ve read the first book and the second book this year and they’ve been great so I’m pretty interested in finding out what happens next! They’ve both only taken me an evening too so if I feel like a murder mystery, it’s a quick read.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.*
Finally! Something wintery! Based in 1920’s Alaska, a couple moves to try and get away after the death of their baby, but they start to see a mysterious little girl out in the snow. I’m hoping for a snow day so I can stay in and read this with the scenic weather.
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson.
I won this from Bookolio’s blog and it’s the first instalment in the Mistborn trilogy. I really want to read some thicker books next year, so if I start this epic fantasy this year then I’ll be starting off on the right foot.
Snowblind by Christopher Golden.*
Much like The Snow Child, this is a creepy kind of story based in Massachusetts (like my boo, Ashley). The idea is that twelve years after a great storm, the ghosts of those that died are back with a new storm. It has some really great reviews so I’m looking forward to creeping myself out with this one.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown.*
This is a YA dystopian type of book set on Mars and is the book of the month for the Chapter 5 Book Club over on Goodreads so I decided to save this for December even though I’ve been clamouring to read it for a couple months now.
Rudolph! He is the Reason for the Season by Mark Teppo.**
I won this from Goodreads and I know for a fact that this is what I’m going to be reading on Christmas Eve. I don’t know a huge amount about it apart from that its the ‘true story’ of a very cynical Rudolph.
Batman Noël by Lee Bermejo.
Now I borrowed this one off my brother about two years ago and really should give it back at some point… This is essentially a retelling of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens with Batman as Scrooge!