For those who love reading, seasons doesn’t matter. Christmas means long holidays and what does long holidays means to a bibliophile? read, read and read more. Here is the list of books you would love to read this season. Merry Christmas all and Keep Reading.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A novella by Charles Dickens. This is my personal favourite of all the time. First published in 1843 by Chapman and Hall, it narrates the story of Ebenezer Scrooge a miser. A series of incidents transforms Scrooge into a kind person. Charles dickens conceived the idea of ‘A Christmas Carol’ after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum in England. Its said that after the talk, he went for a night stroll and he decides on writing this classic novel.
Writing obsessively for six weeks during October 1843, he completed it in November in order to get it published by the time of Christmas. If you have already read the book, ‘Bah Humbug’; a phrase from the book would have got stuck to your memory for years.
I remember reading it in my literature class during one of those high school days. A Christmas Carol is worth a read.
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
David William’s Bad Dad is the most demanding Children’s book for the year 2017. Released last month;60,000 copies has already sold over.
This best seller is rated as the most-desired Children’s book in a survey of 1,000 UK Children aged between 8 & 12. It is yet another story of a father and the son on a mission. Books are a perfect gift to pick up for your young ones in the family. Do read it loud to them and have an awesome time together.
“ Children nowadays don’t believe in magic. They are forever watching TV and playing computer games. They never look to the skies any more.” – D. Williams
If you are in for reading poems, you shouldn’t miss out on Maya Angelou’s Amazing Grace. Its a beautiful and moving poem. How different people of varied ethnicity come together to celebrate the joy of the season is the essence of it.
“We, Angels and Mortal’s, Believers and Non-Believers,
Look heavenward and speak the word aloud.
Peace. We look at our world and speak the word aloud.
Peace. We look at each other, then into ourselves
And we say without shyness or apology or hesitation.”
THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL BY HANS CHRISTEN ANDERSON
This is one of those stories that lingers on after reading. The story revolves around a poor girl and how she gets to see her dead grandmother on the day of Christmas.
“The matches glowed with a light that was brighter than the noon-day, and her grandmother had never appeared so large or so beautiful. She took the little girl in her arms, and they both flew upwards in brightness and joy far above the earth, where there was neither cold nor hunger nor pain, for they were with God.” -Hans Christian Andersen
It is the best Christmas Hellboy comic of the year 2017. Even if you are not a regular Hellboy comic reader, it is a perfect buy before the Christmas. It is an action thriller, and is told superbly by Hughes who reminds readers what he can do with an action sequence. It will be the best gift to give a comic fan this holiday season
This reading list is nothing compared to the vast ocean of books available to read this season. I have included only my personal favorites that I thought my readers would enjoy. And of course don’t miss out on reading Bible, the season’s must read.