Saturday, December 01, 2018

December Reading Challenge: Christmas Book Binge Reading

What do words like "December" and "binge" and "pile" have in common? That's right, they all have to do with reading Christmas books!

Welcome to another Christmas Book Binge Reading challenge, where anything winter, snow, and holiday-related get read in mass quantities. Get ready! Get set!

Fa la la la la...

Ginormicorn from Unstable Unicorns

The Holiday Pile

Below is a mix of genres including romance, young adult, and childrens picture books. I said it last December, and I'll say it again...I'm not one for writing reviews, but I love making lists, so there's a big one to follow, a list* of all the books I've read so far. If they passed my good-read meter, I inserted a link. Here goes...

YOUNG ADULT
1.) Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne

CHILDREN PICTURE BOOKS

2.) This Is Christmas by Tom Booth - Woodsy animals don't need any of the marketing hooey to know what Christmas is. A natural setting with beautiful illustrations, too.


3.) Santa Clauses: Short Poems form the North Pole by Bob Raczka - A daily dose of haiku poetry rich with sensory details. Illustrations were divine with one little nitpick...elves' noses. I'll just leave it at that.


4.) Allie, the Christmas Spider by Shirley Menendez
5.) Cork & Fuzz: Merry Merry Holly Holly by Dari Chaconas
6.) Just Right for Christmas by Birdie Black
7.) Yoon and the Christmas Mitten by Helen Recorvits
8.) How to Catch Santa by Jean Reagan
9.) A Unicorn Named Sparkle's First Christmas by Amy Young
10.) Dream Snow by Eric Carle
11.) Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas by Julia Rawlinson
12.) Here Comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood
13.) Snow by Roy McKie and P.D. Eastman
14.) Snow by Uri Shulevitz
15.) Snow by Sam Usher
16.) Tacky's Christmas by Helen Lester
17.) Santa is Coming to Washington by Steve Smallman
18.) How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton
19.) Olivia and the Christmas Present adapted by Farrah McDoogle
20.) Guess Who's Coming to Santa's for Dinner? by Tomi DePaola
21.) The Twelve Days of Christmas by Laurel Long
22.) Toot & Puddle: Let It Snow by Holly Hobbie
23.) last Stop on the Reindeer Express by Maudie Powell-Tuck

MIDDLE GRADE
24.) BabyMouse: Skater Girl by Jennifer Holm

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
25.) Christmas at Gate 18
26.) A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas by Maisey Yates
27.) Snowed in with the Cowboy by Maisey Yates
28.) Snowbound with the Boss by Maureen Child

Good-read meter: 2 - Where are the other great Christmas reads this year?

* This is a list in motion, growing with the days of December. More coming soon!