I’m going to say it … Are you ready? Are you sure? IT’S CHRIIIISSSTTTMMMASSSSS!!!! The month of drinking too much mulled wine; walking past garishly decorated shops; classic Christmas tunes that get annoying after the 10th time you listen to them; drowning in wrapping paper and ribbons; AND … a few days off to read!
Christmas is probably my favourite holiday of the year; I get an excuse to spoil the people I love with beautifully wrapped gifts (I’m not even joking – I’m a perfectionist wrapper); eat a shed-load of food that I will spend the next few months working off; and shamelessly watching lots of terrible (but awesome) Christmas and Disney films.
It is also the perfect season for reading – there’s nothing better than wiling away the cold winter nights wrapped up warm at home with a few candles, a nice hot cup of chai (or mulled wine), and a good book.
My TBR for this month will be a little bit more optimistic than November and I’ve added a few categories; you know, just to stir things up a little. Every month I’ll choose a classic to read in the hope that I’ll actually get through them (and have a more reasonable excuse for buying my pretty cloth-bound classics). I’ll also pick out a book from my TBR jar. These are books I’ve had on my shelves forever that I haven’t made time for.
So, enough chatter – drum roll please. My TBR for this month is:
Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol (seems wrong to read this in any other month)
The TBR Jar winner:
Louisa Young – My Dear I Wanted to Tell You
Eva Stachniak – The Winter Palace
Susan EE – Angelfall
Robert Dinsdale – Gingerbread (just because it sounds Christamssy.)
George Orwell – 1984
Wish me luck!