My Christmas To-Be-Read list
I’ve shared my favourite Christmas reads, but today I want to share the books that are on my Christmas To-Be-Read List. Basically, the books I want to read before the end of 2020.
A classic I’ve never read but intended to. I’ve finally gotten around to getting a copy of the book so I can enjoy it before I watch the famous ITV series.
I’ve read Daisy Buchanan’s previous non-fiction book How to Be a Grown Up, so I was excited to hear that she was writing a fiction novel. One of my Avon authors read an early copy and raved about it, so much so I’ve had my eyes on getting my hands on it for a while. I was lucky enough to receive a copy via NetGalley and have already started to read it. But I’ll put most of my focus on it over December.
A summer debut for 2021. There’s a been a lot of buzz online for this novel, and the publicist was lovely enough to send me a proof copy to read. It’s set in Scotland and follows a woman who ‘steals’ the life of her friend as an award-winning sommelier, only to realise it’s not as simple as it sounds. And a romance with – I think a Chef? – ensues!
My friend recommended this book to me ages ago, and I’ve had it on my wish list for an age. When it was finally dropped to just 99p on Kindle I jumped at the chance to download it. I’m saving it for my Christmas break.
And finally, another book I’ve been meaning to read for ages. I love books about books, and this is effectively that. Back when you could mail-order books from booksellers, Helene Hanff did just that from America. She writes to Foyles, in London, and developed a book-loving relationship with a bookseller that lasted several years. This book documents their letters back and forth to each other.
I also plan on reading my Christmas favourites, The Night Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
What books are you planning on reading this Christmas? Let me know in the comments below.