This is our last post of 2022, so we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for visiting our blog this year and for all your comments and suggestions. We’ll be back with a fresh series of posts in the new year but, until then, we thought we’d leave you with some ideas for holiday reading.
We love the Icelandic tradition of giving books on Christmas Eve and then spending the night reading them*, so we’ve canvassed friends and family to ask them what they like to read over Christmas. Here are some of our favourite seasonal stories, either set at Christmas or featuring memorable celebrations.
A selection of seasonal stories
Emma, by Jane Austen
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, by Agatha Christie
Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons
A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas
Under the Greenwood Tree, by Thomas Hardy
How the Grinch stole Christmas, by Dr Suess
Snowdrift and other stories, by Georgette Heyer
Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit, by P. G. Wodehouse
If you have any other books to recommend, we’d love to hear about them in the comment section below.
A book is a gift you can open again and again”
Happy Christmas, enjoy some time for reading and see you in 2023!
Claire and Sam
* This causes the ‘Jolabokaflod’ or ‘Christmas book flood’ when the majority of books in Iceland are sold each year.