Saturday, 16 December 2017

BLOGMAS Day 16: Christmas Reading

Welcome to day 16 of blogmas guys! If there's one thing I never seem to find the time to do at Christmas is read a Christmas book. As you may be able to tell I am an avid reader, I love everything about books. However for some reason it never occurred to me that I should read a Christmas book. It's strange because I even own a copy of 'A Christmas Carol', yet I haven't read it. So this year I'm determined to read a very cute and christmassy book. Although since I've heard the Christmas Carol story lots of times I won't be reading that this year.

In the end I decided to look through the kindle store for a Christmas themed book. It's so much easier looking on the Kindle store because you can click on the books you like the look of and then read a little about them. You can even read a little bit of the book before committing to buying it. What I also love is that you can get recommendations based on what you have already bought and read. However this wasn't very helpful for me since I haven't actually bought any Christmas books.
So let's just say it took me a long, long time to find any Christmas books that I like the look of. In honesty a lot of the Christmas books are quite cliche if you know what I mean. They are all about love and a cute little cafe in an imaginary town. Which is lovely, but when all the books are about the same thing it can be a little samey.
There was one book I found that I really wanted to get, but it was a mystery murder book that was based on people getting murdered around Christmas time. As much as I wanted to read this I didn't think it would be that appropriate to read around a time of love and happiness.

In the end I decided to get 2 Christmas books, well one very Christmassy book and one that's based around December.

One Day in December - Shari Low

This book isn't necessarily about Christmas as a story, but it is based in December. It cost me only 99p off the kindle store and the reason I chose it was because I wanted to read a book that wasn't based around Christmas, I'm happy with just a book that involves winter and the lead up to Christmas.

From what I have read so far of the blurb this book is about four people all with different lives, one with a controlling husband, one with a strange father/daughter relationship, one that's involved in a secret affair and one that's about to propose to the love of his life.
One day when they all decide to go out and do what they've been planning, their lives are about to change and collide together.

This book sounds like it might be one of those books that ties together nicely, with a twisting and turning story line and maybe a little bit of romance thrown in.

A Very Merry Manhatten Christmas - Darcie Boleyn  

This book is little more of the cliche that I mentioned earlier. But it sounds so cute that I couldn't not buy it, and again it was only 99p.

This book is about a boy and a girl who both, for their own reasons, don't enjoy Christmas. Yet when they realise their feeling for each other are a little more than friendship, they may be able to have a Merry Christmas after all.

I'm thinking this book may be a little predictable but I'm just looking forward to snuggling up and reading a Christmas book.

Do you have any Christmas books you've read and loved? Give me some recommendations!

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