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My Christmas Book Picks
If you are as crazy about books and Christmas as me, then this is the list for you. I love embracing the festive feels in any way I can, and a book is the perfect excuse to bring Christmas into the house as early as possible. So here are my selections for the season that will help build up the hysteria just that little bit more!
Letters from Father Christmas by J R R Tolkien
This is a beautiful book that would make the perfect gift for a Tolkien fan. It is a collection of letters that Tolkien wrote to his children, acting as Father Christmas. Every December the children would receive letters from Father Christmas, and on occasion an Elf. The familiar scrawl of Tolkien brings these touching notes to life with the accompaniment of some joyful doodles.
The Nutcracker // Penguin Christmas Classics by E T A Hoffman
We all know the story of the Nutcracker and every Christmas the English National Ballet puts on a breathtaking performance of this famous tale. I remember playing the part of a sugar plum fairy myself when I was a little girl so this story always brings such warm feelings of nostalgia for Christmas' past.
The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans
This book is a modern day scrooge meets 'His Name is Earl'. A great story of redemption and forgiveness. It captures the spirit of Christmas and the most important things in life that we fully embrace at this time of year.
Little Women // Penguin Clothbound Classics by Louisa May Alcott
This is my all time favourite story to read at Christmas time, and if you don't have time for the book then most definitely watch the film. The story of a loving relationship between four sisters and the struggles of adolescence in the Post - Civil war environment.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone // Illustrated Edition by J K Rowling
This particular edition is lovely to read through during the festive period, the following two books are now out in this edition with the other four being released one a year, usually around October time. Harry Potter is always a cosy read a Christmas, or anytime really!
What's your favourite Christmas read? If you fancy joining my online book club, we will be reading The Great Gatsby during December and January. You can join in the fun on my Facebook page.