This year I’ve decided to join Jo over on Tea and Cake for the Soul in her 20 Books for Christmas Challenge.
My Reading List
I doubt very much I’ll make it to 20 books, I generally get through 3 or 4 a month depending on how big they are. So I’ve picked some long ones I want to get through, along with some nice quick easy reads.
First up is a book I’m already reading. I’ve not read it before despite it being a classic, so I was interested to see what it was like. ]
1984 by George Orwell.
Then I’m going to dig into another Dystopian Future book
A Brave New World by Aldous Huxely
I think by this time I’ll be feeling totally depressed so I’m going to uplift my spirits and belief in human nature with my next book on the list.
Humankind, a Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman
Black History Month
I’m also trying to incorporate some Black History books into my reading and October is Black History month so no better time. I’m already working my way through Maya Angelou’s biography and I’ve read the first book I know Why the Caged Bird Sings and I will work my way through the others too complete them all.
I did want to touch on some British Black History too though so I’ve added to my list;
Why I’m no Longer Talking to White People About Race, Renni Eddo Lodge
Black and British by David Olusoga
The Rest of my TBR Pile
There are a couple of books on my shelf which I’ve been eager to read but desperately distracted so I’m putting them on my list to be read by Christmas.
The Book of Dust and The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman
I’m thinking that by this time I’ll be heading into Late November so it will be time to bring out the Christmas books.
We Met in December by Rosie Curtis
Christmas at the Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay
The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
A Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
Both The Hogfather and A Christmas Mystery were once Christmas traditions for me but I’ve not read either for years (Although I’ve watched the Hogfather on TV.)
That’s 10 books. I may be able to add a few more as I go along, but these are my challenge for now.
Are you going to be joining in with the 20 Books for Christmas challenge?
You can read some of my previous book reviews here: A Place To Read