Wednesday, September 20, 2017

12 Books of Christmas Challenge List

Hey everyone. So I'm hosting and taking part in a 12 books of Christmas reading challenge. You can find more details about the challenge here, but basically the idea is to try and read and review 12 winter holiday themed books in the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since I'm hosting, I'm absolutely shooting for Santa Status with all twelve, but there are 4 levels of reading for this challenge, so everyone can participate if they want to. 

Now, there is a chance that we will be preparing for a trans-Atlantic move near the end of November and beginning of December (if everything goes as planned for us), so I'm coming up with two lists for my intended reads: one physical, one electronic, because if we're working on a trans-Atlantic move, the physical books are going to be going in a box for shipping, so I will not be able to use them this year. At this point in time, I don't know exactly how all that will be going down though, so I'm just planning ahead (for a change). Both lists are also subject to change regardless of what's going on in my life over the holidays though. 

First up is the list of physical books I tentatively plan on trying to read. 

The Holiday Gift  by RaeAnne Thayne
The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews
A Christmas Hope by Joseph Pittman
When Christmas Comes by Debbie Macomber
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flag
Candy Cane Murder by Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, and Leslie Meier
Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
A Cascades Christmas by Mildred Colvin, Mary Davis, Debby Lee, and Gina Welborn
The Christmas Tree Guy by Railyn Stone
Christmas in London by Anita Hughes

And now my list of back up ebooks in case all my physical books are in boxes on their way across the Atlantic.

A Cliche Christmas by Nicole Deese
Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair
Mistletoe Between Friends and The Snowflake Inn by Samantha Chase
The Christmas Cake Cafe by Sue Watson
One Christmas in Paris by Mandy Baggot
Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber
All I Want for Christmas by Jenny Hale
Christmas Under a Starlit Sky by Holly Martin
Lizzie's Christmas Escape by Christie Barlow
The Holiday Swap by Zara Stoneley
Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson
Cold Feet at Christmas by Debbie Johnson

So there you have it. My projected reading lists for the upcoming holiday season. Will you be joining me in The 12 Books of Christmas Challenge? Sign up here. - Katie 


  1. Oooh, I want to be in this challenge! I may try it!

  2. Impressive - good luck with the moving - what fun - snicker...

    1. The good news is that someone else will pack up all my stuff if we are moving, so I at least don't have to worry about that. - Katie

  3. What a great idea. Christmas is one of my favourite times of year.
    Gemma @

    1. If you want to take part in the challenge too, you can sign up here -->

      The more the merrier after all! - Katie

  4. Wow! I have an audiobook and two ebooks on my list, that's it. Good luck on your challenge with the move and all :)

    1. I go a little bit crazy buying Christmas books every year (and have had a well stocked thrift store for the past three years aiding in the procurement of physical books). I'm probably already prepared for the next four years of this challenge, because I plan on making it an annual thing.

      Thanks for stopping by. - Katie