Holiday Reading Wishlist

With Thanksgiving just around the corner I am beginning to think of what books I would like to read for the Christmas and winter season. Now I am a firm believer in one Holiday at a time. So I will not begin my Christmas reading until after Thanksgiving, at the stroke of midnight. However, I do need to be prepared.

So here are the books on my wishlist.
(Click pictures or links for more info.)

This seems like a typical cheesy but delightful Christmas story, something just right to relax with. I believe it might be a bit romancy, which is not usually my strong cup of tea, but now and then it is nice.
Starry Night: A Christmas Novel Rate 4.5 on
Book Bean: Gingerbread Mocha

The bitter sweetness of gingerbread
melts so well with the milk chocolate goodness.

Agatha Christie is such a great author so I have no doubt that I am going to be thrilled with this book.
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas Rate 4.5 on
Book Bean:
Peppermint Latte or if your daring try a Peppermint Chai, it’s goodness is a mystery 😉


Sometimes I like to mix it up and replace Christmas music with an old fashion Christmas story via audible. This year I think I’d like to try this out.
The Christmas List: A Novel 4.4 on
Book Bean: For something easy while on the go brew up some black tea and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg


I’d like to keep the warm and fuzzy Holiday spirit burning beyond Christmas. So, I think I’ll be reading this book for New Years. It seems like just the right kind of quaint story I adore.
Winter Solstice Rate 4.5 on
Book Bean:
 Spiced Eggnog Steamer
Eggnog and milk steamed or heated and frothed. Sprinkle with cocoa and add a cinnamon stick.
Nothing keeps up the Holiday cheer like this sweet treat!

The best I save for last!
I am really excited for this book. I don’t know why I had never heard of it before, but if J.R.R. Tolkien wrote it I’m sure it is a worthy tale.
Letters From Father Christmas Rate 4.5 on
Book Bean: Candy Cane Cocoa
Homemade cocoa in mugs with whip cream and candy canes for stir sticks (this is a tradition my family.) Make up a batch and share this experience with some kiddos.

Once I have read these books I will do a mini bean review and let everyone
know my thoughts.

Fun Fact: The song “Silver Bells” was Originally titled Tinkle Bell…’snicker’

If you’ve read any of these please share yours!

mmm Reading Treats


28 thoughts on “Holiday Reading Wishlist

  1. Great list, AbbieLu. I’m also addicted to reading and coffee. Trouble is, writing gets in the way of reading, though coffee is good for writing too. So my Christmas will not be so much one for starting new titles as for pressing on with several great books I have on the go at present. These include John Harvey’s ‘Out of Silence: New and Selected Poems’, Martin Edwards’ ‘The Golden Age of Murder’, a most entertaining and authoritative study of inter-war crime writers and their work, and Raymond Carver’s ‘All of Us: The Collected Poems’. Actually, though, I’ll be reading by the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree, over a glass or two of sherry!

    Very best wishes from North Wales,


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  2. Thank you for liking my blog. I do hope you will check back from time to time. l listened to Starry Night on audio tape while traveling last year. It is total romance, but sometimes you need good fluffy novel. I can’t wait to read your review.

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  3. Great list! I am reading Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini. I will check out Winter Solstice to read in the New Year. My all time favorite Christmas novel, the one I read over and over, is Dicken’s Christmas Carol.
    Thanks for liking my post on my neighborhood’s Little Free Library!

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