It’s that time of year – Christmas! All I want to do is sit in front of the fireplace or in front of the window and read. As any book lover, I also have specific read ideas oriented according to the holiday. Normal, right? What do I read? Let me tell you.
Harry Potter – always!
What I love to do is go back to my all-time favorite series and re-read all the Christmas chapters. Harry’s first Christmas at Hogwarts, the Slytherin’s common room, Christmas with Sirius or Christmas at the Burrow – don’t they all sound just perfect?
TIP: If you have an all-time favorite book or series that have Christmas chapters, go back and re-read them. That way you are going home for the holidays and maybe just maybe you realize it’s time to re-read the whole book/series again!
2. Christmas Carol
There is a reason why this particular short story by Charles Dickens has stood the test of time. It is full of moral dilemmas and existential questions that we need to re-learn time and time again.
TIP: Read a classic. It has become classic for a reason and there is no time like the present to take a new adventure.
Weird? Well, let me tell you why Tolkien is my go-to around the holidays. Do you remember exactly when The Hobbit movies premiered? That’s right – just before Christmas. Naturally, I had to re-read the book prior to going to the movies and for some unexplainable reason, the story alluded me every year, so I ended up re-reading it three times. It was enough to become a habit. So next year I read Silmarillion, then The Children of Hurin and Farmer Giles of Ham. This year it’s time for The Unfinished Tales, so wish me luck!
It’s my own weird tradition that had nothing to with Christmas really until I saw this.
Lovely stories, with great illustrations and more Tolkien!
TIP: Create your own weird and unique Christmas books traditions! It’s fun!
My video is right here but before you go off enjoying it, tell me what are your Christmas book recommendations and do you like mine.
Keep on reading!