I’m not usually a seasonal reader. Reading a book set in summer during winter, or vice versa, doesn’t bother me at all. So, I never seem to have on my shelves the books deemed appropriate for a specific time of the year. To the best of my knowledge, I currently don’t have one single book on my to-be-read pile that is set during Christmas time. However, I have some on my wish list. I just haven’t bought them yet and, to be honest, don’t know when I will.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by three spirits, who teach him the true meaning of Christmas, in this book by Charles Dickens. Until watching a Doctor Who Christmas special inspired by this story a few years ago, I had no interest in reading it, but I then became quite curious to know more about the source of inspiration for that episode.
Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
I was introduced to this book by a fellow blogger, but I really can’t remember whom unfortunately. It is a compilation of letters written by J.R.R. Tolkien to his children in which he pretends to be Father Christmas. Continue reading