In the Bookcase

11.19.2016

Sign-ups open for A Literary Christmas 2016 reading challenge!

A Literary Christmas: 2016 Reading Challenge // inthebookcase.blogspot.com

Dear Readers,

I'd like to invite you to a SPECIAL READING EVENT this holiday season, where together we will celebrate all the excitement of Christmas book-reading during the most wonderful time of the year!

What's this holiday reading challenge about? ::: Whether you just want to read 1 amazingly-good Christmas book, or 10, you make your own list of titles to read, and finish as many of them as you can.

Where will it take place? ::: In your favorite cozy reading nook. Whether it be while wrapped in fleece blankets in bed... sitting by the fireside drinking hot chocolate...

Polar bear reading Christmas books


Or out on the ice sheets of the Arctic environment, with only starlight from the heavens and a tin lantern to illuminate the tiny text inside your vintage copy of A Christmas Carol.

But probably not the latter option.


This Christmas reading challenge is born of my own delight in filling the entirety of the month of December (and the latter of November, in most cases) with holiday-themed books galore. Literally, I keep adding to an ongoing booklist all through the year when I happen across Christmas titles that I may like to try my hand (errrr --- eyes?) at, just so I can read it when the holidays arrive.

Please tell me I'm not alone?

The challenge starts on November 25th. Yes, that's the day AFTER Thanksgiving, to keep the holiday grumblers away). But sign-ups are open NOW!

How to participate in A Literary Christmas:



  • Think about some Christmas books to read, or maybe re-read this season. This could include fictional stories (modern or vintage books), or non-fiction (an Advent devotional, or a book on Christmas traditions?)... it's up to you! Your goals can be 1 book, 5 books, or some short stories. AUDIO BOOKS & E-BOOKS ARE WELCOME!




  • Write a blog post or social media post to tell us that you're joining A Literary Christmas reading challenge, and maybe give us a sneak peek of the books you want to read for this challenge. Make sure to link to this blog (or even this individual post). Grab one of the challenge images to use in your post.

    A Literary Christmas: 2016 Reading Challenge // inthebookcase.blogspot.com


    A Literary Christmas: 2016 Reading Challenge // inthebookcase.blogspot.com




  • Link up below! Copy the link to your post online and add it to the linky below. Now you've joined the challenge!




  • Next step: Start reading the books on your list! When you talk about the books on your blog or review them (on Goodreads, your blog, etc.), be sure to link up your posts below so that we can all check out what everyone is reading. (I know that I hope to find some good book recommendations from you all!)

    A Literary Christmas officially begins on November 25th and ends on December 31st, 2016. (You may begin reading your Christmas books whenever it suits you though.) *wink*



  • Stay tuned!


    Watch for the upcoming giveaway, and once the challenge begins I think we can all gather some fresh holiday titles from each other. In the meantime, if you're looking for what books you should be reading this holiday season, check out some of the Christmas books I've shared about in the past, or visit online lists such as:

    Favorite Christmas Books

    Christian Christmas Books

    2016 Christmas/Holiday Christian Fiction


    Link to your sign-up posts!



    1 comment:

    1. OKAY! Super exciting news!

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