Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Seasons of Reading: 2020 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge

I always enjoy holiday-themed reading and this year I'm loving it like the Dickens!

I started Mr. Dickens and his Carol, by Samantha Silva, and am nearly done with it. That will be followed by The Man Who Invented Christmas, by Les Standiford. Followed by A Christmas Carol, by the man who invented Christmas, Charles Dickens. And, to top it off, the GoodReads Dickensians group is doing a group read of A Christmas Carol starting Dec 1, so there will be lots of fans with whom I can discuss the book.

With three committed Christmas books I decided it was safe to sign up for the 2020 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge.

Depending on how I do finishing up my classics reading -- still have half of Phineas Finn to finish as well as A Sand County Almanac -- I may add more holiday books to the mix. I'm looking forward to reading other bloggers' review of holiday books so that I can get some ideas.

Happy Holidays!


  1. I should do more seasonal reading. Dickens is always good for Christmas.

    Have fun finishing Phineas Finn.I am curious what you will think about it when you are done.

  2. Hi Jane, The Man who Invented Christmas sounds interesting, particularly since I have read Dickens' A Christmas Carol and seen the wonderful movie of the classic novel starring Alistair Sim. Another British classic film set during Christmas is The Holly and the Ivy. I discovered it a year ago and its become a favorite. Have a Merry Christmas and stay safe!

  3. What a fun reading challenge! I always get in the mood for a Christmas romance or two about this time of year. Not quite the same as Dickens, but still... ;D