What to read during the festive season...

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Since December has come around so quickly I really haven't had chance to get into the festive spirit, so to try and get my head into the candy cane head space I have been re-reading some festive themed books and as always I thought I would share with my festive troupe.  

 

A book for a festive pick-me-up...
'Let It Snow' by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle 

'The worst blizzard for fifty years three wintry love stories one magical night. 
When one girl unexpectedly steps off a stranded train, she sets off a series of life-changing events. Soon fourteen pumped-up cheerleaders will descend on the local Waffle House, the Duke's DVD night will be rudely interrupted for a Twister mission, and a lovesick barista will determine the fate of a single teacup pig.  


For reading by the fire on a cold day ... 
 'Life After Life' by Kate Atkinson 

'What if you had your chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? 

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. 
What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?  


A book for a magical winter adventure...
'The Snow Child' by Eowyn Ivey 

'Alaska, the 1920s. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on a fresh start in a remote homestead, but the wilderness is a stark place, and Mabel is haunted by the baby she lost many years before. When a little girl appears mysteriously on their land, each is filled with wonder, but also foreboding - is she what she seems, and can they find room in their hearts for her?'