A Literary Christmas Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

This has been such a fun reading challenge! I hope you have enjoyed following along with the short reviews and updates I have posted, as well as those listed by others in the linkup.

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aliterarychristmas-buttonThe #ALiteraryChristmas Reading Challenge is hosted at In the Bookcase, and you can read all about it here. I love this challenge because you get to set your own goal of how many Christmas-themed books you want to read, in any format and any genre. To participate, share your list via a post in the linkup at the challenge headquarters (above), and get reading! You can share as many updates as you want, post reviews about the books you read, and talk to other bookworms who are reading Christmas books. My sign-up post is located here.

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Challenge TBR list:


  1. The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson
  2. Finding Christmas Joy by Amanda Tero
  3. Red Boots by Kate Willis

Above & Beyond:

  1. Christmas with Cocoa by Cleopatra Margot
  2. A Very Bookish Christmas by various authors
  3. one other book from this list on Goodreads or something spontaneous that I come across during the month

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What I Read:

  1. Red Boots by Kate Willis
  2. Finding Christmas Joy by Amanda Tero
  3. The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson
  4. Candy Cane Murder by Joanne Fluke (technically, DNF around 30%)


Reviews Posted:

  1. Project Scrooge by A. M. Heath
  2. Unto Him by Rebekah Morris
  3. Red Boots by Kate Willis
  4. Finding Christmas Joy by Amanda Tero
  5. Kind by Kellyn Roth
  6. Where Treetops Glisten by Goyer, Putman, and Sundin
  7. Borrowing Amor by Kat Bellemore
  8. Season of Love by Vivi Holt


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I just barely finished my reading list this year, but I also flew through sharing reviews of the Christmas books I read throughout 2019! As you can see, I didn’t quite get to everything that I wanted to read. But, that’s what a TBR list is for: to keep track of everything I want to read but cannot manage at the moment. Christmas with Cocoa, A Very Bookish Christmas, and the rest of the books on my Goodreads Christmas TBR shelf will just have to keep sitting a little while longer.

I love hearing about the Christmas-themed books everyone read this month! Next year, I’ll have to sign up earlier in the challenge so I have more time to complete it. Ideally I will pace myself better during 2020, and will not have to cram to complete non-Christmas reading goals in December. I’m happy with how my challenge went this year, and intend to aim higher next year!

Did you read and enjoy any seasonal books this month? Share your favorite in the comments so I can add to my list for next year!


Until the next chapter,


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