Christmas came early this year, at least at our house. We’re feeling the weight of all the chaos and ugliness in the world right now, so it felt like we needed a little extra light this year. Adding to that was our lack of decorating last year, since we were just a couple of weeks from moving into our new home. Our first Christmas in our new home is definitely something that deserves some extra celebration.
Our Christmas tree went up the first week of November, along with all our decorations. Christmas music is playing regularly. We’re wrapping gifts and planning meals and lingering a little longer in the hope of Christmas.
My reading is changing gears, too. Last year was the first time in a really long time that I read Christmas books. I’m diving into my Christmas reading list for this year as soon as I wrap up a handful of review books.
First I’ll share a couple of favorite Christmas books from last season, then I’ll share what I’m planning to read this Christmas season. (I do have affiliate links in today’s post – they don’t cost you anything extra, but if you choose to buy through them, it helps me out. )
The Wedding Dress Christmas by Rachel Hauck
I love The Wedding Collection series, and this sweet Christmas story is the perfect addition to it. You can get a Kindle copy for just 99 cents (as of 11/16).
Like a Winter Snow by Lindsay Harrel
If you haven’t read The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel, you need to read it now. Lindsay released this Christmas story based off the book last year, and she released another one this year (more on that below). I love the town of Port Willis and every story from this series is so good. It’s also a great bargain at $2.99.
What I’m reading this year…
It Happened at Christmas by Christen Krumm
One of the categories for this year’s Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge is “a book by a local author.” This YA twist on one of my all time favorite movies, While You Were Sleeping, was written by a local author. I’ve had my copy for months, just waiting for Christmas to come around. I can’t wait to read it! You can pick it up on Kindle for $3.99.
A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck
I finished the Royal Wedding series this year and saved this for Christmas. Our local library has a copy. You can also find it on Kindle for $4.99. And for the record, Rachel Hauck writes the the best wedding books.
Christmas at the Circus by Joanne Bischoff
I just read The Lady and the Lionheart earlier this year and loved it. I was so excited to find out there’s a Christmas story, too! It’s only 99 cents on Kindle.
Like a Christmas Dream by Lindsay Harrel
Christmas books in this series are automatic preorders for me. The newest book is only $2.99 on Kindle. I can’t wait to start this one!
What are your favorite Christmas books? What are you reading this year?