Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Compiling the Christmas Reading List

Normally Wednesday is devoted to "Words and Wool" and Ginny's Yarn Along. However, Ginny just gave birth to her expected baby (have you seen?) and so I thought I'd take this chance to give you a look at the library order I have made up for Christmas reading. (Also because I don't have anything very interesting to show you on the knitting front.)

These are the books currently either on my shelf or on order with the library. As I have not yet read most of them, I can't vouch for their greatness, yet. But, it's time to get the reading list organized so that the day after Thanksgiving I can sit down for a few minutes with a cup of tea and break open a nice Christmas story.

Beasley's Christmas Party by Booth Tarkington is an "antique" story written by a famous Indianapolis author at the turn of the last century. I'm guessing it will be a nice little story with the winsomeness of yesteryear. We shall see!

Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher was such a successful Christmas read last year that I think I'm going to have to check it out again. Both my sister and my mother-in-law also raved about this book. It combines all the elements I love: Christmas, Scotland, fires, a bit of romance, little villages, etc.

Until the Robin Walks on Snow by Bernice L. Roque is a new book whose description intrigues me because of the time period (1922) and other elements such as midwifery and Polish and Lithuanian Christmas traditions. I really hope I can get my local library to find this for me on interlibrary loan!

Christmas at Fairacre by Miss Read will be a classic "gentle read" set in an idyllic English village.

Hercule Poirot's Christmas: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) by Agatha Christie sounds like a good mystery read for the Christmas season. Michael and I watch Poirot mysteries online all the time so this book seems fitting. I also see that there is a movie with the same title so I think we'll have to watch that.

Christmas With Rosamunde Pilcher by Rosamunde Pilcher is of interest because of my love of her book Winter Solstice.

  Mulled Murder (Pennyfoot Holiday Mysteries) by Kate Kingsbury is a recommendation from a friend for a light Christmas mystery. Kingsbury apparently writes a new Christmas mystery every year so there are plenty of other options available by this author.

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Poirot) by Agatha Christie. Well, I couldn't resist a book with this title so I had to add it to the list.

And that's what is on the burner so far! I would love any other recommendations too!

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Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

There are a few new to me titles!

I will have to think through what I'm reading this year. I downloaded the free book. Free is always good.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Heather! I like your book list! Winter Solstice is one of my very favorites! I DO love Miss Read, too!

puttermuch said...

I love that you have a Christmas reading list...what a good idea!

Thanks for the idea :)

Enjoying your tours of Scotland!


Amy K said...

Nice! I usually only read kids' Christmas books. Maybe I will try one of these for myself.