Saturday, December 22, 2018

Christmas-y Reads I Didn't Get Around to Reading This Year

Every year I swear I'm going to read all the Christmas-y books I can find and every year I have a big stack of books that I just didn't quite get around to reading!  This year I thought I'd make a list of the ones I didn't quite get around to reading so maybe I can remember for next year!

1.  Rest Ye Murdered Gentleman by Vicki Delany - This is a cozy mystery series set in a Christmas-themed town (I think).  I've enjoyed other mysteries by Vicki Delaney and the covers and titles for this series are wonderful.

2.  Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber - And really every other Christmas-y book that Debbie Macomber has written.  I really enjoyed the Hallmark movie that was based on this one so I thought this would be a good one to try.

3.  Cardinal Cabin by Joanne DeMaio - The covers on DeMaio's books are so pretty and this one especially appeals to me.

4.  Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost - How can I resist a title that is that perfect of a Christmas pun?

5.  Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis - I have this one and love Jill Shalvis' books but somehow never got around to reading it.

6.  The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews - I discovered this series (which all have bird related titles) this year and fell in love.  I'm looking forward to reading one of the mysteries set around Christmas.

7.  As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz - I read an earlier book in this series last year and loved it.  I've had this one since June or July but somehow never managed to read it!

8.  Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford - I read the first book in this quirky middle grade book last year and enjoyed it and am looking forward to continuing with this one.

9.  Christmas at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan - Granted I need to read the first Cupcake Café book before I get to this one but I've been really loving Jenny Colgan's books lately and would love to read this one.

10. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornek - I saw some mixed reviews on this one but I love the idea of a family that doesn't always get along under quarantine over Christmas.

Did you have any holiday books on your list this year that you didn't quite get around to reading?


  1. 9 & 10 are in my sights for one day. I have 9 and did read the first cupcake one, not sure how many in that series. Seven Days of Us, seen some good reviews as well, so must be promising.

  2. I watched Mrs. Miracle several times, but never considered reading the book. The rest of the books on my list for the rest of the year are suspense, cancer non-fiction and lots of cookbooks. I sure hope I get myself together to get them read. Hugs...and hope you're feeling much better! RO

  3. I like the sound of a cozy mystery set around Christmas time. I know many may just have one installment set around the holiday as I was looking at the digital suggestions on my library's OverDrive.

  4. I did read The Twelve Slays of Christmas and enjoyed it quite a bit. The Jill Shalvis book was also good. I have had a pile of unread Christmas books forever it seems though.

  5. I didn't read ONE Christmas book this year and just a few years ago I was reading a few every holiday and doing the HoHoHo readathon- I feel like this year was an epic fail! Maybe in 2019 I'll get it together. :)

    I have looked at Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen a few times and Twelve Slays of Christmas is one of the better punny titles I think!

  6. I liked the Seven Days of Us. Let me know what you think. It has a serious turn toward the end but I think it was well done. You definitely have Jenny Colgan on my radar!