Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Reading Challenge, Update 2

Time for a Christmas Reading Challenge update!

Didn't get as many read the last couple weeks as I did in week one, but am still on target to reach (and possibly exceed) my goal of ten books. Aside from one middle-grade book that was technically a re-read (though I have not read it since I was 10 or 12), I have gravitated towards romance these past two weeks. Two were contemporary books set at Christmas, one a historical romance. I had forgotten what a great book The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is. If you have not read it since you were in school, you should. Share it with a younger reader in your house. The back cover says age 8 and up, and it is definitely one I am setting aside for my youngest niece.

The romance books have all been sitting in the TBR pile for some time. Cole For Christmas had been lingering there since 2003. It was a nice light-hearted story with a bit of heat. I miss the Temptation line. Blaze books just don't have the same feel. The Present reminded me of how much I love Johanna Lindsey's books, particularly the Malory family, though the clan is now so huge it can be difficult keeping them all straight at times. This was a beautiful story illustrating how important love is over everything else, especially social status. The last book, The Gift, is actually two previously published books in one, Home For Christmas and All I Want For Christmas. Both are sweet, fairly short and easy to read holiday stories. I am actually still reading the second story, but expect to finish it tonight.

To find out more about any of these books, just click on the links above. I'll have a final Christmas reading report after the holidays! Merry Christmas!


Alice Audrey said...

I'd never even heard of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever before. My childhood was so lacking.

Heather said...



Alice Audrey said...

It certainly isn't from my childhood.