All I want for Christmas (mainly) is to be undisturbed with a pile of books by my side in my warm bed. Being covered in blankets or a duvet whilst reading is one of my all time favourite pleasures.
For me, reading is most enjoyable when it’s cold and dark outside and I’m cosy and warm on the in. Books combined with winter is complete heaven for me.
Here are my Christmas picks.
Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
Lets start with Tom Hanks. This is actually a present for my Dad but I couldn’t resist flicking through. I’m sure he won’t mind if there’s a little bit of spilt coffee and a few pages creased.
I haven’t started this yet but it’s a book of short stories. I can’t wait to read Tom Hanks’s writing debut. This book consists of 17 stories that tell tales of harmony, sadness and love.
Autumn by Ali Smith
A reviewer of this book called it a Brexit novel which I’ve got to say put me right off. I have Ali Smith’s The Accidental and I really couldn’t get into it so I wasn’t sure if I should try Autumn. BUT I love the cover and it isn’t too big if I end up having to do a skim read. I don’t like not finishing books.
This book is about Elizabeth, a young woman and her relationship with her 101 year old neighbour Daniel. The novel jumps between Daniel’s dreams and the modern day world in which Brexit has just erupted.
Ali Smith doesn’t hold back on her thoughts of Brexit which is quite funny and comforting to read.
I’m enjoying it so far.
The Mistletoe Murder and other stories by P.D James
Loved loved loved this book of short stories. A beautiful mix of Christmas crimes and family feuds. I’m going to be buying a lot more of her books next year. I loved all the stories bar the third one.
Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I’ve been wanting to read this book for years. I know nothing about the plot but I’m expecting it to be phenomenal. Have you guys read it?
Please please please let me know what you’re reading at the moment.