Friday, September 14, 2018

12 Books of Christmas 2018 Challenge List

It's that time again, y'all. I am hosting the second annual 12 Books of Christmas reading challenge, and what kind of host would I be if I didn't also participate? You can find more details about the challenge here, but the basic idea is to try and read and review twelve holiday themed books between Thanksgiving and Christmas, which gives you just over a month to get it done. But I also understand that not everyone can read twelve books in a month (last year I only managed to read and review four holiday themed books during the challenge myself) so I have created four achievement levels so that anyone who wants to participate may, regardless of how much time they have to read themselves. 

So last year I ended up being in the middle of a trans-Atlantic move during the challenge (and I'm totally blaming that entirely on my failure to achieve Santa Status), so theoretically I should be able to do much better this year. Except I have picked up several new clients for my proofreading business since last year and I don't think I can talk them all into writing me holiday novellas to proofread so that I can achieve Santa Status and still work too. So in spite of the fact that I really want to be able to read twelve holiday books between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I'm only shooting for Reindeer Status this year. But I'm still going to list a full twelve books that I'd like to read this holiday season. 

The Christmas Star by Donna VanLiere
The Christmas Tree Guy by Railyn Stone
Christmas in London by Anita Hughes
Dear Santa by Nancy Naigle
Christmas at the Vicarage by Rebecca Boxall
Sugar Pine Trail by RaeAnne Thayne
A Cold Creek Noel by RaeAnne Thayne
The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase
Christmas at the Castle by Melissa McClone
A Cotswald Christmas by Kate Hewitt
The Christmas Cookie Shop by Ginny Baird

So there's my list of twelve potential holiday themed books to read this upcoming holiday season. If I'm lucky, I'll get to all twelve of them (or I'll at least read twelve holiday themed books. I've got 392 books in my Amazon library that show up with a search for Christmas, so I have options). 

Will you be joining me in the 12 Books of Christmas Reading Challenge this year? You can sign up here! - Katie 


  1. YES! haha. Tis the season to be jolly :) I'm going to try and reach full on Santa Status baby! I love Christmas novellas. I hope they count. Do they?

    1. Novellas absolutely count. Heck if you have kids and read Frosty the Snowman to them and then review it, that would count. Good luck with your list and I'm so happy to have you joining in the challenge. - Katie