This is the pile I will be gathering from as I read in December. It’s a mix of very light reading, alongside Advent reading and winter novels. I’m excited to dig in. I might not get through all these, but have high hopes with a bit of holiday time coming! I wonder if you have read any of these titles?
I also have a vast collection of Advent and Christmas picture books, which I will be dipping into. I love picture books, they are a wonderful way to engage with the Christmas story in an accessible way. The beautiful, often detailed pictures are perfect for contemplating each of the characters on their journey to Christmas.
In November I enjoyed reading cosy autumn and other seasonal reads. These included Antonia Fraser’s The Gunpowder Plot, which was meticulously researched and included fascinating stories of the role of women in Catholic families at the time. Also featuring was The Wind in the Willows, and A Nest for Celeste, which is filled with the most wonderful illustrations, as you can see above.
I’d love to hear about your recent and upcoming reads, and am always looking for new suggestions!