Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Yule Spirit Reading Challenge

I've decided to take part in a slightly modified version of the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge hosted by the True Book Addict.

Instead of reading books about Christmas, though, I'm gonna read books about Yule (with maybe a Christmas book or two thrown in). I'm starting a bit late, but should still be able to fit quite a few in by the end of the challenge.

There are 3 levels for adult books, plus one for movies and one for kids' books:

  • Candy Cane (read 1 book)
  • Mistletoe (read 2-4 books)
  • Christmas Tree (read 5 or 6 books)
  • Fa La La La Films (watch Christmas movies!)
  • Visions of Sugar Plums (read children's Christmas books)
For the full rules, visit the challenge site. I'll be going for the Christmas Tree level (or in my case the Yule Tree level). I'll also be doing Fa La La La Films, because I looooove holiday movies, and Visions of Sugar Plums, which I hope still counts when you're reading kids' books to yourself and not to kids, because I don't actually have any kids.

I'll be writing review posts for the books as usual, and I'll also maintain a list of what I read and watch for the challenge here. I hope you'll join me in the holiday spirit!

Grown-up books read:
  1. The Return of the Light by Carolyn McVickar Edwards (November 28-30)
  2. 14 Favorite Christmas Stories (December 3-4)
  3. The Winter Solstice: The Sacred Traditions of Christmas by John Matthews (November 30 - December 12)
  4. The Solstice Cup by Rachel Dunstan Muller (December 12-14) 
  5. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum (December 20-22) (Really, this one could count as a kids' book, too!)

Kids' books read:
  1. The Winter Solstice by Ellen Jackson (December 5)

Holiday movies watched:
  1. Jingle All the Way (November 27)
  2. Home Alone (November 29)
  3. Home Alone 2 (December 2)
  4. The Santa Clause (December 8)
  5. The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause (December 16)
  6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (December 20)
  7. A Christmas Carol (December 23)
  8. Elf (December 23)
  9. Scrooged (December 25) (This one is my favourite, and a family tradition!)


  1. I'm so late! So sorry. Just wanted to officially welcome you to the challenge. I hope you enjoy it!

    Happy Christmas Reading!

  2. Thanks, Michelle! I've had mixed results with my book choices so far (reviews will be up soon), but it's been fun reading something different! And of the course I love the holiday movies. :)