Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday Reading Challenge!

For my first reading challenge, I'm going to be joining All About {n}'s Holiday Reading Challenge. You can find more details and a link to sign up here, but the basic idea is to read 1 to 5 holiday themed books between November 15 and December 31 and post reviews. I am going to try and push myself and read 5 books in that time period (eek!) Here are my current selections, which might change as I go through the challenge:

Santa Clawed by Rita Mae Brown
I'm a big fan of Brown's Mrs. Murphy mysteries so I'm looking forward to reading this Christmas-themed installment about the residents of Crozet, Virginia.

The Gift by Cecelia Ahern  
I received this book as a gift last Christmas but never got around to reading it during the holiday season. I haven't read any other Ahern books so I'm not sure what to expect!

The Mischief of the Misletoe by Lauren Willig
Just in time for this challenge is a new holiday-themed book from one of my favorite authors, which features Jane Austen and a bumbling hero named Turnip Fitzhugh.
The Unfinished Gift by Dan Walsh
I've heard great things about this book and its follow up,
The Homecoming. The jacket says to have tissues ready so I'm getting prepared for a good cry!

Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present by Hank Stuever
I decided to throw a non-fiction book into the mix with this exploration of modern-day Christmas in Frisco, TX. I have no idea what to expect but am hoping the author doesn't spend the whole time making fun of Southerners!


  1. Thanks for joining the challenge Liz. You have a great list. Enjoy your reads and I look forward to your reviews.

  2. Thanks Nely! Looking forward to participating in the challenge :)

  3. Great list! I'm reading Willig's first book and already looking forward to the rest. :)

  4. Looking forward to hearing how you like it!! I have sped through each of her books as soon as they came out.