Today I’m taking in part in This Week in Books, which was started by Lipsyy Lost and Found! If you want to join in you just need to share what you’re reading now, what you’ve read over the last week, and what you hope to read next.
No One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley
I’m really enjoying this Christmas novel and am looking forward to getting back to it!
The Advent Killer by Alastair Gunn
This is a serial killer crime novel set over Christmas. It’s really fast-paced and I’m intrigued to read more!
A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson
This is my current audio book. I’ve enjoyed previous Christmas novels by this author so thought I’d try her latest. It’s not got to Christmas yet but it’s a sweet, enjoyable story.
Miracle on Regent Street by Ali Harris
This is one of my favourite Christmas novels, I think I’ve read it most years ever since I first bought it! It’s a gorgeous novel about a stockroom girl who’s determined to help save the department store where she works. It’s full of vintage inspiration and is just gorgeous!
The Xmas Factor by Annie Sanders
I recently bought this on a whim as it sounded very festive and I enjoyed it. It felt like it took a while to get going but once it did I really liked it. It’s got so much Christmas in it and definitely helped lift my spirits when I was feeling unwell.
The Ice Monster by David Walliams
I listened to this on audiobook and very much enjoyed it. I highly recommend it on audio as it has a cast of famous people doing the different voices of the characters and I’m sure kids would love listening to it.
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
I fell in love with this novel – it’s so beautiful and utterly stunning. I reviewed this yesterday so you can read my thoughts on it here if you’d like to.
White Christmas by Emma Lee-Potter
I’ve had this short novella on my TBR for a few years and finally picked it up this week. I needed something short to read as I was really ill over the weekend and my concentration wasn’t up to a longer book. This was an okay read but it felt like it took a while to get going and then the ending was a bit rushed. It’s quite festive though so I appreciated that.
All I Want for Christmas by Claudia Carroll
This is a short story that has also been on my TBR for ages. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy this one at all. It’s clearly not a standalone story but a prequel to a novel and it doesn’t work on its own. This isn’t made clear in the blurb so it was a let down for me.
It Started With Christmas by Jenny Hale
I enjoyed this Christmas novel, it wasn’t quite as festive as I hoped but it was still a lovely book. You can read my thoughts in my review here if you’d like to.
The Present by Charlotte Phillips
This is the last Christmas ARC that I have on my TBR so I’d like to get this read and reviewed asap. I’m looking forward to it.
Murder at the Mill by M. B. Shaw
I love the sound of this book – it’s a murder mystery set at Christmas so now seems the perfect time to pick it up.
2 A.M. At The Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
I’ve had this book on my TBR for a couple of years now and I believe it features Christmas so I’m going to try and get to it in the coming days.
Dickens at Christmas by Charles Dickens
This is another of the gorgeous Vintage Christmas editions that I got as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago. I usually read A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve every year but I haven’t read many of Dickens’ other shorter stories so I’m planning to read one or two a day over the next couple of weeks.
What have you been reading this week? I’d love to hear. And if you take part in This Week in Books or WWW Wednesday please feel free to leave your link below and I’ll make sure to visit and comment on your post. 🙂
11 thoughts on “This Week in Books (12 Dec 2018)! What are you reading this week? #TWiB”
So many delightful looking holiday books. The Advent Killer looks especially tempting. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST
I loved no one cancels Christmas and I have the present on my TBR list! Some of the books I’ve not heard so will check them out. Here is my WWW post http://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/www-wednesdays-12th-december-2018-www
Live the mix of covers in this mix of books. I admit I would love to read them all, but Murder At the Mill really jumped out for me 😀
Love the sound of A Miracle on Regent Street.
I’d love to read The Advent Killer for Christmas! Unfortunately, it’s not available on Amazon France…
I wasn’t finished! Happy reading, darling Hayley! xx
I read 2 a.m. at the Cat’s Pajamas when it came out and it was interesting, though I wasn’t entirely convinced. You can’t go wrong with Dickens though…
You’ve got some great-looking titles, Hayley! And I’m glad you’re finding so many to enjoy. I haven’t read 2 a.m…, but the title intrigues me. I’ll be really interested to hear what you have to say about that one.
I love the holiday theme you have going on here! I’ve been wanting to pick up something Christmasy but nothing has caught my attention yet. Some of these sound interesting, though!
I really wanted to like 2 AM at the Cat’s Pajamas, for the title and concept alone, but I didn’t get on too well with it and left it unfinished. Love your holiday vibe!
No One Cancels Christmas looks so cute. Enjoy!