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January 2, 2023

Monday, 3 December 2012

Books for Winter

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas here. I visited the SouthBank Christmas Market yesterday and  got into the spirit of the season. Carols, the smell of mulled wine and cinnamon, and twinkly lights will do that for a girl.

Now I feel all Christmasy, my mind has turned to books for the season. December is the one time of year I like my reading to match the weather.

I always re-read His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (sometimes just Northern Lights, sometimes all 3), as well as a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and The HogFather by Terry Pratchett ~ Susan the gothic governess remains one of my favourite characters. Did you know she was played by Lady Mary from Downton Abby in the TV adaptation?

Other great seasonal reads include Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle  and Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

Then there are all the amazing Christmas books for children. My son (he’s 3) favourites are Mog’s Christmas, Dear Santa and The Night Before Christmas.

What are your favourite winter reads?

By the way I know this blog has been sadly neglected this year, poor blog. I’m hoping to catch up on reviews and book news this month.


  1. Awh Let it Snow made me feel all warm and fuzzy when I first read it πŸ™‚ I think I like a mix of comfort reads and catch-up books, I know this winter I'm gonna try and read The Casual Vacancy. Are you doing the Christmas Countdown this year by any chance? πŸ™‚


  2. Aw Audrey you are so sweet to ask about the countdown. I have been a really lazy blogger this year and I haven't organised one guest post, but I am doing my own little list – hope you enjoy it!

    I still need to read The Casual Vacancy


  3. Normally, I turn to classic novels at this time of year. This year, though, I've found myself drawn to fantasy novels. I normally read a lot of fantasy, so the fact that I want to read even MORE tells me that maybe I'm in need of a good binge. πŸ™‚

    I've also been reading a Christmas picture book each day, with my girls, and we're loving that.


I adore comments, so thanks so much for taking the time. I'll try and return the favour πŸ˜€

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