Hi everyone, today I’ve got the lovely Rebecca from This Booky Place doing a guest post on her Favourite Festive Reads! I’m utterly useless with talking about properly festive books so I’m so glad that Rebecca took the bullet for me haha.
Rebecca’s Festive Reads
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
This book will probably give you Grimms Fairytales feelings. Not all happy stories come from a happy place. It’s a very deep book with lots of dark moments that don’t belong in the festive time we try to believe in. Imagine a world where Father Christmas isn’t someone who brings joy but instead spreads fear, see also that Futurama episode. Terry Pratchett’s take on humanity is thought provoking and this book has always been one of my favourite festive reads.
What Light by Jay Asher
This is a new addition to the list as I just read it this year, very different to Hogfather. What Light is set on a Christmas tree lot, what could be more magical than that? And it tells the story of how Sierra met Caleb, someone she would come to love while selling Christmas trees to local families. It’s 100% a sappy Christmassy romance story, but I loved every second of it.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A classic, and honestly, it’s one of the few Classics that I actually enjoy. If you don’t know the story of A Christmas Carol, where have you been? It’s a tale of redemption and finding your Christmas spirit. It’s never too late to change who you are and find a little happiness. This is a great book to read if you doubt that your actions could make someone’s Christmas a happy one.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss
Another classic, one I read almost every day in December when I was a kid. Like many others, I discovered Dr Seuss when I was very little and How The Grinch Stole Christmas was my favourite because I’ve almost been obsessed about the holidays. It’s a fun, easy story to read with Children or just by yourself if you’re in the mood for zany rhymes and Christmas cheer.
And those are my festive reads! If you’re interested in reading more posts from me you can check out my Blogmas over at thisbookyplace.co.uk x