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My picks for A Literary Christmas 2019!

Dear Readers,

It's time! Let the holiday reading begin!

Here's a quick re-cap about A Literary Christmas:

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... or maybe on the sunny beach!

When will it take place? ::: November 8th - December 31st.
(Keep a watch out for the upcoming giveaway too!)

If you haven't yet, catch up on how to participate in A Literary Christmas.

(As soon as you start posting about the challenge on your blog, Instagram, Goodreads (or other social media) please start linking up your posts at the bottom of this page. I'm excited to see the books you're reading!)

Use hashtag #ALiteraryChristmas

Here's a few books that I'm planning to read for the challenge:

*Click on the book covers to see the book details on

What books are you reading for this Christmas challenge?

I have a bookish surprise in store for you all! *cough*
GiVeAwAaAaAaAaY tImE!

Stay tuned!

Link to any of your posts for this reading challenge!

Please link to your sign-up posts, book reviews, and other Christmas book posts here:

* If the linky isn't showing up for you, try refreshing your page. Or just leave your post links in the comments section, and I can add your post to the linky for you, if needed.


  1. This sounds interesting, I will think about joining in. Did you know I co-authored a Christmas book? I am reading A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry, rather charming.

    1. Terra, I'd love to have you on board with the challenge! I remember seeing your book before on your blog, but I might have to check it out this year. Thanks.

      I'll be excited to hear your thoughts on A Christmas Journey. I've never read Anne Perry before, so I'm looking for a good suggestion on where to start.

  2. Anonymous11/09/2019

    I just finished the second book in the series by Michelle Griep "A Tale of Two Hearts:. I enjoyed it. I liked even better than the first one, "Once Upon A Dickens Christmas".

    1. Sounds great! I've enjoyed some of Michelle's Griep's books before, and I look forward to reading one of her Christmas titles for this challenge too. If you are sharing your reviews anywhere online, please feel free to link them up here!

  3. Anonymous11/09/2019

    I finished " A Christmas Prayer" by Wanda Brunstetter and "As The Christmas Cookie Crumbles Mystery".

    1. Oooh, both of those sound like intriguing holiday titles. I might have to check them out. If you are sharing your reviews anywhere online, please feel free to link them up here!

  4. Those all look good! I have some I collected last year but didn't get to--probably more than I can get read this year, but we'll see.

    1. Same here, Barbara! Too many books to choose from, really. :O

  5. Oh, Christmas books!!!!! I know I'll be back with a load of Christmas books. :) I only have around 32 TBR Christmas books on my kindle. And several on our shelves that we've gotten since last Christmas that I need to read. And I can't forget the ones I'd like to check out from the library. If I end up getting KU for the month of Dec . . . Yeah, I'll have even more. ;)

    1. Eeeeeek! I know! There's so many good holiday choices, but such a small time span in the year to read them. (lol!)