Ahh. The holiday season. *wipes tear*
December is a busy time, so I never anticipate that I will read much. There are two books that I do plan to read this month, and they are annual reads.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
I have reread this book every year around Christmas time for the past 10 years. It’s such a classic, and I love the story (and film adaptations)!
Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
I received this book from a friend last year, and I will be reading it annually. The book is a series of letters that Tolkien wrote his kids while pretending to be Father Christmas. The letters are hilarious, filled with troublesome polar bears and elves and incredible pictures that Tolkien drew himself. Ian and I would read each other a letter every night before bed, and I can’t wait to continue the tradition this year!
What else am I reading?
Glad you asked.
I picked this up last week and flew through the first 130 pages. This book is a historical military fantasy and I was captivated the moment I started. The main character, Rin, is so interesting.
Do I expect to get my heart torn out by Backman yet again? Yes. Will I continue to read his books knowing I will ugly cry, holding my chest and wondering why the world is so cruel and beautiful at the same time? Also yes.
Hoping that I will finish both of these books in January! Who knows — maybe I’ll finish one of these this month!
What are you reading?
And, see what I’ve read so far in 2021!