It's the month where I spend time with my loving, wonderful family, watch comforting Christmas movies on a wide spectrum of cheesiness, laugh at all the terrible-awesome Christmas episodes of my favourite TV shows, and cuddle up under blankets while snow flutters down outside.
I decided that this year, December would also be a month of comfort reads. I have a huge TBR, which I compulsively add to every chance I get, so I often can't justify going back to re-read something when I've got a mountain of new reads to explore. But that's really not fair. Whenever I read something really wonderful, I shouldn't just let it moulder on a shelf and never read it again.
So come December (once I've reviewed Crewel), I'll be doing entirely re-reads, with select titles from different genres. If I've already reviewed the book, I'll write a post on whether it's held up, the important themes and ideas I derived from it, and other interesting things the author has written. If I haven't had a chance to review it on my site before - well, then I totally will.
The list is as follows - I've chosen a major title from each genre to read, and a secondary title to read if there are still December days remaining on the calendar.
The Classic Title:
A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
The Literary Fiction Title:
The Birth House, by Ami McKay
Gentlemen and Players, by Joanne Harris
The Romance Title:
Bet Me, by Jennifer Crusie
The YA Title:
Beauty, by Robin McKinley
The Greenstone Grail, by Amanda Hemingway
The Fantasy Title:
The Innkeeper's Song, by Peter S. Beagle
The Gamechanger Title: (i.e. the book I didn't really like at first, but want to reread now that I've read and loved the author's other books)
Private Arrangements, by Sherry Thomas