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Festive Reading Diary πŸŽ„ Reading 24 Books in 24 Days β€οΈ

Reading Diary Festiveo

Hello fellow bookworms πŸŽ„ Merry Christmas Eve! It’s time for another Reading Diary! I knew I had to do another one for the festive season, as I planned to read a lot of perfect Christmas/winter books πŸŽ„ This time I joined the Reindeer Readathon again and you can see my TBR here! However, I also read a lot of other books that didn’t fit the prompts and made use of many graphic novels and audiobooks. I didn’t intend to read quite so much, but in the end, it turned out I read 24Β books and the year isn’t even over yetΒ πŸ˜‚ I stopped my Reading Diary on Christmas Eve because I wanted to do a festive theme, but there are a couple more months left in the year!

Overview + TBR

Reindeer Readathon 2021

  • Week 1 ~ 01.12. – 05.12.
  • Week 2 ~ 06.12. – 12.12.
  • Week 3 ~ 13.12. – 19.12.
  • Week 4 ~ 20.12. – 24.112.
  • Wrapup

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Week 1 ~ 01.12. – 05.12.

πŸŽ„ Festive Update πŸŽ„Β 

Reading Diary Festive (1)

➽ I didn’t start out December feeling super festive if I’m being honest. I think it was the lingering stress from November that still made me feel tired, but I tried my best to make things cozy! I baked Waffles over the weekend, made some soup and rewatched Home Alone with a friend, which was super nice and made for a relaxed weekend ❀️  I didn’t think that I had read much so far, but then I was surprised to find out that it was more than expecteed! I also binge-read 4 picture books one evening when I was in a bad mood and it was the best form of self-care πŸ₯°

❄ Books I Read ❄

Reading Diary Festive

  • The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily (Cohn, Levithan) ⭐⭐⭐⭐🦌 (DONNER – Red/Green Cover) 🦌
  • Sugar and Spice (Eli Wray) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🦌 (CUPID – New Author) 🦌
  • Little Red Sleigh (Erin Guendelsberger) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Ten Ways to Hear Snow (Cathy Camper) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Home Alone 1 (Kim Smith) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Home Alone 2 (Kim Smith) ⭐⭐⭐

🎁 Currently Reading 🎁

  • Winterhouse (Ben Guterson) ~ 52%
  • The Bear and the Nightingale (Katherine Arden) 🎧 ~ 50% 🦌 (BLITZEN – Randomly Chosen) 🦌

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Week 2 ~ 06.12. – 12.12.

πŸŽ„ Festive Update πŸŽ„Β 

Reading Diary Festive (4)

➽ I got really into reading again and tried to make myself feel a bit more festive! I went to Starbucks on Monday and had a Gingerbread Latte with a cinnamon roll (small victories: I wanted to eat that cinnamon roll since before the pandemic started but it never ended up happening, until now!) I also cheered myself up with some of my favorite Christmas movies (Arthur Christmas & Elf; I also watched Princess Switch 3 with my friend and it was surprisingly more fun than the two previous ones πŸ˜„). It also SNOWED AGAIN!!!! which made me very happy as I love snow so much! Another highlight was watching Alexandra Roselyn’s Vlogmas videos and her sprints with Gavin! I couldn’t attend them live (it’s at 1am for me) but I watched them afterward and I loved the slumber party atmosphere so much ❀️

❄ Books I Read ❄

Reading Diary Festive

  • Snow in Love (Anthology) πŸ”„ ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Let it Snow (Green, Johnson & Myracle) πŸ”„ ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 🦌 (DANCER –Β  Book by Fave Author) 🦌
  • Winterhouse (Ben Guterson) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The First NoelΒ (Eli Wray) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Reading Diary Festive (1)

  • Secret Santa (Eli Wray) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Oddball (Sarah Andersen) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Bear & the Nightingale ⭐⭐⭐ 🎧 🦌 (BLITZEN – Randomly Chosen) 🦌

🎁 Currently Reading 🎁

  • In a Holidaze (Christina Lauren) 🎧 ~50% 🦌 (RUDOLPH – Standalone) 🦌
  • The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch (Tom Fletcher) 🦌 (PRANCER – Travel/Journey Element) 🦌

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Week 3 ~ 13.12. – 19.12.

πŸŽ„ Festive Update πŸŽ„Β 

Reading Diary Festive (5)

➽ This was my lastΒ  full week before going home for the holidays! It was the week I finally felt myself relax a tiny bit which was nice. I watched a ton of Christmas Movies (Let it Snow, A Christmas Carol, Home Alone 2; plus Single All the Way with my friend) and had breakfast + also dinner with a classmate. We went to this one cafΓ© that was super festively decorated and offered Christmas specials (I had a very delicious brownie with cookie crumble on top) πŸ₯° On Sunday, I took the train home to my family, as I only have online classes the following week! I read The Girl Who Saved Christmas on the train in one sitting because it was so good! πŸŽ„

❄ Books I Read ❄

Reading Diary Festive (2)

  • My True Love Gave to Me (Anthology) πŸ”„οΈ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) πŸ”„οΈπŸŽ§ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🦌 (DASHER – Novella) 🦌
  • In a Holidaze (Christina Lauren) 🎧 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🦌 (RUDOLPH – Standalone) 🦌
  • The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch (Tom Fletcher) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🦌 (PRANCER – Travel/Journey Element) 🦌

Reading Diary Festive

  • A Mouse Called Miika (Matt Haig) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  • The Truth Pixie (Matt Haig) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Mind the Gap, Dash & Lily (Cohn & Levithan) 🎧 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

🎁 Currently Reading 🎁

  • The Girl Who Saved Christmas (Matt Haig) 🦌 (VIXEN – Caught your Eye) 🦌

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Week 4 ~ 20.12. – 24.112.

πŸŽ„ Festive Update πŸŽ„Β 

Reading Diary Festive

➽ I still had some classes right before Christmas, but I enjoyed the time at home πŸ₯°Β I watched two more Christmas movies (David and the Elves and my annual rewatch of The Polar Express) and was finally able to read in the bath again!! I don’t have a bathtub at my flat, but I love bath bombs, lighting candles and reading a book, which I got to do again! I also continued coloring in my new Advent Calender Coloring Book while listening to the Christmasaurus. This was a reread for me, but I saw that my library just got a special ‘musical’ audiobook versionΒ πŸ‘€ It contains some extra songs the author came up with that aren’t in the original story, which was fun!

❄ Books I Read ❄

Reading Diary Festive (1)

  • The Afterlife of Holly Chase (Cynthia Hand) πŸ”„ ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  • The Girl Who Saved Christmas (Matt Haig) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 🦌 (VIXEN – Caught your Eye) 🦌
  • The Christmasaurus (Tom Fletcher) πŸ”„πŸŽ§ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • A Holiday by Gaslight (Mimi Matthews) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Wrapup

πŸ’• Books ReadΒ πŸ’•

🦌 = Read for Reindeer Readathon

  1. My True Love Gave to Me (Anthology) πŸ”„οΈ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  2. A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) πŸ”„οΈπŸŽ§ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🦌 (DASHER – Novella) 🦌
  3. Snow in Love (Anthology) πŸ”„ ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  4. Let it Snow (Green, Johnson & Myracle) πŸ”„ ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 🦌 (DANCER –Β  Book by Fave Author) 🦌
  5. The Afterlife of Holly Chase (Cynthia Hand) πŸ”„ ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  6. A Mouse Called Miika (Matt Haig) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  7. The Girl Who Saved Christmas (Matt Haig) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 🦌 (VIXEN – Caught your Eye) 🦌
  8. Winterhouse (Ben Guterson) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  9. The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily (Cohn, Levithan) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🦌 (DONNER – Red/Green Cover) 🦌
  10. Mind the Gap, Dash & Lily (Cohn & Levithan) 🎧 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  11. In a Holidaze (Christina Lauren) 🎧 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🦌 (RUDOLPH – Standalone) 🦌
  12. The Christmasaurus (Tom Fletcher) πŸ”„πŸŽ§ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  13. The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch (Tom Fletcher) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🦌 (PRANCER – Travel/Journey Element) 🦌
  14. The Truth Pixie (Matt Haig) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  15. Sugar and Spice (Eli Wray) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🦌 (CUPID – New Author) 🦌
  16. The First Noel (Eli Wray) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  17. Secret Santa (Eli Wray) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  18. A Holiday by Gaslight (Mimi Matthews) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  19. Oddball (Sarah Andersen) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  20. Little Red Sleigh (Erin Guendelsberger) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  21. Ten Ways to Hear Snow (Cathy Camper) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  22. Home Alone 1 (Kim Smith) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  23. Home Alone 2 (Kim Smith) ⭐⭐⭐
  24. The Bear & the Nightingale ⭐⭐⭐ 🎧 🦌 (BLITZEN – Randomly Chosen) 🦌

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What have you read in December? Any new favorite books? Did you read any good festive books? πŸŽ„

12 thoughts on “Festive Reading Diary πŸŽ„ Reading 24 Books in 24 Days β€οΈ

  1. I’m glad you got to watch so many festive movies and read so many festive books. I really need to check out festive books at some point because I can’t believe I have never read one. I am very curious about The Afterlife of Holly Chase though. It’s so nice you got to read in the bath again, I tried it for the first time this year and it is very relaxing. Happy Holidays Caro! πŸ’• Loved this festive reading diary!!

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    1. Consuming all this festive content, made me much more excited for Christmas! I hope you find something you enjoy πŸ₯°πŸŽ„ The Afterlife of Holly Chase is a really great book if you like unlikable protagonists! And reading in the bath again was truly so nice 😊 I hope you had good holidays as well! Thank you so much for reading πŸ’—

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  2. this was so fun to read, caro!! i’m glad that you were able to get more into the festive mood more towards the end of the month — and i can’t believe you read so many books, that’s amazing! all those photos with snow look so beautiful!! hope you’ve been having happy holidays ❀

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    1. Thank you, May! πŸ₯° I’m glad that I could still get a bit festive, it put me in such a good reading mood and I enjoyed so many books 😊 I’m so happy we get so much snow this year! I hope you’re doing well and will have a good new year πŸ’—

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