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What I’m Reading in December ๐ŸŽ„ Reindeer Readathon TBR

Reindeer Readathon 2021

Hello fellow bookworms ๐ŸŽ„ It’s (almost) my favorite time of the year again: CHRISTMAS! I love doing seasonal reading in December and checking out some festive books – it always makes me feel so cozy and comfortable inside ๐Ÿฅฐ I’ll be reading mostly wintery and festive books in preparation for Christmas! Luckily, I could join the month-long festive Reindeer Readathon, that I participated in as well last year. For now that’ll be the only Readathon I’m joining as I’m still busy with University and I like to focus on just one thing ๐ŸŽ…

Preparing for the festive season โค

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Information about the Readathon ๐ŸฆŒ

The Reindeer Readathon is aย Christmas-themed Readathon, happening fromย December 1st to December 31st this year! I love that the challenges are themed around Santaโ€™s Reindeers, that is such a unique idea ๐Ÿฅฐย The Readathon also operates with competing Teams that are managed by the hosts. You get your Team Assignment after filling out the form and I gotย Team Mistletoe, led by Erik!! I like the extra challenge and as the Readathon runs all month, I have more time to read, especially with the Christmas Holiday Break!ย ๐ŸŽ„ I participated in the Reindeer Readathon last year and it was a lot of fun, so I’m looking forward to December โค

Important Links ๐ŸฆŒ

Teams/Readathon Hosts ๐ŸฆŒ

Reading Prompts ๐ŸฆŒ

You can find the prompts in this PDF

Here is the announcement video for more in-depth information!

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Reindeer 2021

Dasher ๐ŸฆŒ A short story (or collection) or novella.

A Christmas Carol ๐Ÿ”„ (Charles Dickens) โžฝ One of theย only classic stories I have ever liked, I adore this story and reread the book every year! Itโ€™s a bit tough to understand at first with the dense writing, but the story is rather short and impactful, so I still like it. Theย classic tale of Scrooge being visited by the three spirits and undergoing a major character changeย is one of my favorite Christmas storiesย ๐ŸŽ„ It’s also a short story/novella, which is why I counted it towards the first prompt!

Dancer ๐ŸฆŒ A book by one of your favorite authors (rereads count too).

Let it Snow ๐Ÿ”„ (Green, Johnson, Myracle) โžฝ Another festive anthology that I reread every year! The stories are allย interconnected and take place during a blizzard, so there are lots of snow adventures, a trope I really likeย โ„ย Myย favorite story will always be the first one by Maureen Johnson as it has a cozy feel to it ๐Ÿ’• John Green‘s story is therefore not my favorite out of all of them, but I still hold a lot of fondness for his older books and I really liked his newest nonfiction book ๐Ÿฅฐ

Prancer ๐ŸฆŒ A book with a travel element in it (vacation, quest, etc.).

The Christmassaurus and the Winter Witch (Tom Fletcher) โžฝ I read the first book The Christmassaurus last year on a whim and I really enjoyed it! It’s a MG adventure story about a dinosaur that lives at the North Pole and a young boy who uses a wheelchair becoming best friends ๐Ÿฅฐ I was super excited to see that there’s a sequel and I saved it to read this year. The Christmassaurus and the Winter Witch also has another fun quest for the two best friends, so it immediately came to mind for this prompt!

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Vixen ๐ŸฆŒ A book that has recently caught your eye.

The Girl Who Saved Christmas (Matt Haig) โžฝ Around Christmastime I’m always keeping a look out for all the festive books! I loved reading A Boy Called Christmas last year and was pleased to discover that there are a lot more companion books in the series! The next one is The Girl Who Saved Christmas and I’m hoping that it will be just as charming and great as the first book ๐Ÿฅฐ I’m just trying to read as much Matt Haig books as possible, he’s just a really great author!

Comet ๐ŸฆŒ A 5-star prediction.

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Jessica Townsend) โžฝ I read Nevermoor back in September and it was such a charming, whimsical Middle Grade! Since then I have been thinking about this book often and even raised my rating to 5 stars because I enjoyed it so much ๐Ÿ’• So when I saw the hardcover for the sequel super cheap I ordered it and decided that December is the perfect month to read it! I’m definitely hoping that this will continue to be a 5-star series ๐Ÿฅฐ BONUS POINTS FOR: Christmas Star ๐ŸŽง A book over 500 pages.

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Donner ๐ŸฆŒ A book with green or red as the primary color on the cover.

The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily (Levithan & Cohn) โžฝ So uhm this was also on last year’s Reindeer Readathon TBR and I didn’t end up reading it ๐Ÿ˜‚ To be fair, I was really trying to read the Dash & Lily sequel but my library hold only came in after Christmas, so I postponed it to this year! I liked the first Dash & Lily book (though I prefer the Netflix adaption, that dropped last year) and really want to see how the series continues ๐Ÿฅฐ BONUS POINTS FOR: Christmas Lights ๐Ÿ’ป Read an ebook.

Cupid ๐ŸฆŒ Take a shot at reading a new author.

Sugar and Spice Series (Eli Wray) โžฝ For some reason this prompt was harder as most books on my festive TBR are either rereads, sequels or by authors I’ve already read from before. In the end, I membered that I had gotten the Sugar and Spice novella series on Kindle and now is the perfect time to read it ๐Ÿช I don’t know too much about it, just that it centers nonbinary characters, is festive and I think has some sweet romance as well! This seems like the perfect cozy novella series to devour in one afternoon ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Blitzen ๐ŸฆŒ Choose at least 3 books and have one chosen randomly to read (for example, rolling a die, an online poll, your pets choosing etc.).

  • Winterhouse (Ben Guterson)
  • The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club (Alex Bell)
  • The Bear and the Nightingale (Katherine Arden)

โžฝ I always love prompts like these as I get to choose a couple of books and then someone else decides which one I’ll read! I settled on three wintery books that I hadn’t read before as I didn’t want one of the choices to be a reread. It’s much more exciting this way ๐Ÿ˜„ Once again, I did a Twitter Poll and The Bear and the Nightingale was the winner!ย 

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Rudolph ๐ŸฆŒ A standalone book.

In a Holidaze (Christina Lauren) โžฝ This festive romance book was SO popular last year, but I didn’t end up reading it. This time around I want to give it a chance, as it sounds interesting. We’ve got a Groundhog day situation, where the main character relives a certain day over and over, trying to get out of it. I have to say that I’m not sure how much I’ll like this as there have been mixed reviews, but this sounds too festive to pass up on! ๐ŸŽ„ย  BONUS POINTS FOR: Christmas Carols ๐ŸŽงย  Read an audiobook.

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  • Snow in Love (Anthology) ๐Ÿ”„
  • My True Love Gave to Me (Anthology) ๐Ÿ”„

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Are you participating in the Reindeer Readathon or another festive Readathon? Have you read any of the books on my TBR? ๐ŸฆŒ

17 thoughts on “What I’m Reading in December ๐ŸŽ„ Reindeer Readathon TBR

  1. Oooh, I enjoyed the Dash and Lily books, but think that the first one was my favorite, while I still prefer the Netflix show as well. I hope season 2 drops unexpectedly soon or something! Have fun with your readathon โค

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    1. I prefer the Netflix show to the first book, but I’m curious to see how I enjoy the second book ๐Ÿ‘€ I checked because I was wondering about a second season, and apparently there won’t be one ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ Thank you, Kat! โค

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  2. Ohh this sounds like a perfect readathon for December! And I love the fact that most of your choices are rereads, thatโ€™s just so wholesome. ๐Ÿฅฐ
    I hope youโ€™ll enjoy the new ones!
    I plan on rereading Nevermoor next month, it is just the perfect book for Christmas time.

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    1. It’s truly such a fun Readathon and I love the concept so much ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿฅฐ I reread SO many festive books each year, it’s such a comfort ๐Ÿ’•
      Thank you! I think I’ll also reread Nevermoor even though I just read it this September ๐Ÿ˜„ I remember that there were also some winter/Christmas scenes ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  3. As someone who does not usually pick up books to read based on the season, or anything for that matter, just whichever one on my TBR looks good, I really loved seeing your TBR full of Christmas themed books! I’ve added a lot of them to my own too because I’ve been searching for Christmassy books for so long, so thank you so much for this!
    I’ve been wanting to read A Christmas Carol since February this year, but I’ve been saving it for Christmas Eve, lol. But I’m so glad to hear you love it!
    Hope you enjoy all of these books!

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    1. Thank you for reading, Anoushka! I’m so happy that I could introduce you to some festive books, I hope you enjoy them ๐Ÿฅฐ
      Oh, that’s great! A Christmas Carol is a really fun classic and perfect for the Christmastime ๐ŸŽ„
      Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Your TBR looks so good! I hope you have fun with it.

    I also liked the Dash and Lily adaptation. I haven’t read the books, but the show was so cute and whimsical. I watched it the first time in December last year and ended up rewatching it at some point this year because I wanted something light hearted and fun to watch. I’ll definitely be rewatching it again in December this year.

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    1. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿฅฐ
      The Dash & Lily Netflix series was really great and I actually prefer it to the books, as it took the best elements and added even more great aspects ๐ŸŽ„ I hope you enjoy your rewatch, this is a really great idea!

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