Christmas Reading

For me, reading at Christmas is all about comfort. Most years I read Little Women and quite often something like Arthur Ransome’s Winter Holiday as well. Last year I exclusively read all of my favourite wintry childhood books throughout December – things like The Box of Delights and The Rat-a-Tat Mystery. It was wonderful.

Part of every Christmas is reading Lucy and Tom’s Christmas. I love Shirley Hughes’ illustrations and I always look forward to this one. This year, I treated myself to her new Christmas book – Snow in the Garden – and I am very much looking forward to reading it!

I started my Christmas reading a little late this year but my first book was brand new (to me). I found this on the book stall in our local market and I couldn’t resist it!

2 thoughts on “Christmas Reading

  1. Beautiful photo and lovely post.. I just love cosy re-reading at Christmas too. The Rat-a-Tat mystery is one I still have and loved so much.. have never read any Lucy & Tom although I always loved Alfie & Annie Rose by Shirley Hughes. Just starting to introduce my own daughter to all my favourites so will find some Lucy & Tom now!

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    • How wonderful! I hope she loves Shirley Hughes’ illustrations just as much as I do. There is something so comforting about re-reading an old favourite, although it always makes me feel a little guilty as there are so many books I have yet to read!


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