It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas here. I visited the SouthBank Christmas Market yesterday and got into the spirit of the season. Carols, the smell of mulled wine and cinnamon, and twinkly lights will do that for a girl.
Now I feel all Christmasy, my mind has turned to books for the season. December is the one time of year I like my reading to match the weather.
I always re-read His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (sometimes just Northern Lights, sometimes all 3), as well as a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and The HogFather by Terry Pratchett ~ Susan the gothic governess remains one of my favourite characters. Did you know she was played by Lady Mary from Downton Abby in the TV adaptation?
Other great seasonal reads include Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle and Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.
Then there are all the amazing Christmas books for children. My son (he's 3) favourites are Mog's Christmas, Dear Santa and The Night Before Christmas.
What are your favourite winter reads?
By the way I know this blog has been sadly neglected this year, poor blog. I'm hoping to catch up on reviews and book news this month.