Friday, December 24, 2021

Friday Fives - Five Books I Read This Year Set at Christmas Time

I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much.   Since this is the Friday before Christmas I'm looking at 5 Christmas-y books I read this year.

1.  The Twelve Jays of Christmas by Donna Andrews - I love all the bird puns in this series and this was such a fun Christmas-y mystery.

2.  Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost - Another play of Twelve Days of Christmas!  This mystery takes place at a tree farm and is the most Christmas-y book I've read in awhile.

3.  Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan - There is so much in this book other then Christmas but the scenes involving a Christmas gift are absolutely magical.  

4.  God Rest Ye, Royal Gentleman by Rhys Bowen - I enjoy this series and loved seeing Georgie deal with her family and have her first Christmas as a married woman.

5.  Thread the Halls by Lea Wait - I love this cover and so enjoyed this series.  I love having a virtual white Christmas but glad I don't have to deal with the snow (and murders!) in real life!

Have you read any books set during Christmas this year?


  1. Twelve Slays of Christmas cover is gorgeous. A great list of books. So glad you enjoyed them.

  2. Nice, and cool covers. I have read two, by Agatha Christie:
    The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding: Really neat story
    And: Hercule Poirot's Christmas

  3. The covers on these books are so wonderful and catchy. Yay to you for reading them too!(lol) I read a total of one Christmas book this year, but I did grab a few paperbacks for the bookshelf to get to at some time. I'm stopping over to say hello and to wish the entire family a safe and wonderful Christmas, and sending along lots of hugs, RO

  4. Ah nice reading, I think I got up to about reading three Christmas books, maybe four. I am looking forward to finally getting to where Georgie and Darcy are married. Getting there!

  5. Great festive books. I have Once Upon A Wardrobe and have to make time for it.

  6. I'm finally getting Once Upon a Wardrobe! It's a kindle loan from the library :-)

  7. I have read A Christmas Carol every year on Christmas Eve for the past five or six years. I was intending on starting to read Little Women every December, but I didn't have time this year. 🎄