Thursday, December 25, 2014

How We Fared With Our Christmas TBRs

Thursday, December 25, 2014 with 4 comments

Happy holidays! Earlier this month, we set ourselves with the task of reading some jolly good holiday reads to get us in the spirit of the season, and we're here today to determine just how well we did...or didn't do. :P No pressure, just something fun we were doing, but it's always interesting to see just how much real life gets in the way of reading these days, lol.

April's picks:

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by various authors
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn (Review)
On Christmas Hill by Nichole Chase
Cross Country Christmas: A Woodfalls Girls Novella by Tiffany King
Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle

Well, I did wonderful! lol. I really wanted to read all of these! There just wasn't any time. I really hope that I'll do better next year. My real problem was getting approved for Golden Son by Pierce Brown a couple weeks ago. I haven't read anything else since. What little time I've had this holiday season, I've been reading that.

Jen's picks:

4 / 6

Mistletoe & Mr. Right by Lyla Payne (review)
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn (review)
Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
Top Ten Clues You're Clueless by Liz Czukas (review)
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by various authors, edited by Stephanie Perkins (review)
Hear Me by Viv Daniels

I fully intended to read every single one of these holiday books, but then other books made it into my hands -- I'm looking at you ACOTAR and ADSOM -- and I all but abandoned this endeavor. At least I only had two of the six left, right? But it just seems like I'm never going to get that copy of Let It Snow read...I think I've had it for three or four years now. :(

My favorite of what I did read, though, was the anthology edited by Stephanie Perkins. Obviously, I didn't like every story the same, but there were some really adorable tales in there, especially the ones by Stephanie herself, Rainbow Rowell, and Ally Carter. All of the ones I read or listened to were pretty cute, though. I still fully intend to read Hear Me soon because I have a review copy and I don't think it's specifically holiday-themed...more winterish, maybe? Plus, I love some Viv Daniels, aka Diana Peterfreund.

What books do you enjoy reading around the holidays? Did you pick up any of these, or do your prefer to get comfy with old favorites during this time of year?


  1. Ahh that's so cool! You guys are so artsy. I've read Dash & Lily and Top Ten Clues...they were such a perfect read for Christmas! I loved the romance in Dash & Lily, and for TTCYC, I loved the friendship and just the atmosphere of the book. I wanted to read Let it Snow and True Love Gave to Me, but it's already Christmas so I guess I'll save it for next Christmas. I don't like reading Christmas books after Christmas.

  2. You ladies did splendidly well! Aw. Don't feel bad, April. I would forsake everything for Golden Son as well. :)

  3. I really want to read the anthology edited by Stephanie Perkins!! I hear rave things about SO many of the stories, aaaand, like there is so much famous awesome in there! Laini Taylor! Ally Carter! FAJSDKFASD

  4. I am always so bad at holiday reading. Funny thing is I started the anthology My True Love Gave to Me a few days before Christmas with the intention of reading them all but I've only read one. I think I can still read it? No harm in festivity to end the year off on a good note!


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