Monday, December 12, 2016

Holiday Reads

Christmas is around the corner, and that means ‘tis the season for delectable peppermint mocha lattes and snuggly holiday romance novels.  But, do you feel compelled to read Christmas books like it’s a chore? (I kind of do.)   
      On one hand I love these books, especially those by Debbie Macomber.  They touch my soul and make me want to wrap presents, spread kindness, cheer, love, and all that good stuff.  They’re also pretty short, which makes me meet my yearly Goodreads Challenge so much faster.  This year I’m shooting for 125.  Will I make it?  Maybe if I throw in a few more Macombers… 
      But while I love these books, I also feel guilty for wanting to read other books.  Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly is one I have been dying to get my hands on.  But it’s not Christmas.  So I’m constantly struggling between getting in my Christmas books, while still making time for others.  And really, making time for any reading other than books that have gripped me to the very core of my existence is hard during this stressful – I mean magically giving and wonderful, time of year.

     So, what’s in your Holiday To-Read Pile this season? And why?  Share with us below in the comments, and check out our GoodReads group for more holiday and wintry reads!         
~Jessica

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