Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For the rules see her blog.
This week’s topic: is Books you love reading during the holiday season. Here are some Christmas themed books I’ve read in the past and one I want to read this year.
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, I often re-read this around Christmas time. This was the first Dickens I read. My Great Aunt gave me this for Christmas one year when I was a child and I’ve loved it ever since.
- The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries:The Most Complete Collection of Yuletide Whodunits Ever Assembled edited by Otto Penzler is a big book of 647 pages – so I have an e-book version and dip into into it each Christmas.
- A Maigret Christmas by Georges Simenon – the Inspector receives two unexpected visitors on Christmas Day.
- Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie – Christmas Eve with the Lee family and Poirot.
- The Christmas Train by David Baldacci – part detective story, part disaster movie, part romance.
- The Santa Klaus Murder by Gladys Mitchell, a classic locked room murder mystery.
- The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder is a good book to read during Advent.
- A Feast for Advent Delia offers help in escaping for a few minutes each day to contemplate the meaning of Christmas, providing a journey through Advent, illustrated with photographs.
- Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. This is not the usual Grisham legal thriller, but a very funny little book about the horrors, commercialisation and expense of Christmas.
- Snow on the Cobbles by Maggie Sullivan – to read. Christmas on Coronation Street at the end of the Second World War.