Are you ready for a Christmas read-along?
I don’t know how or when, but I got this idea that it would be amazing to gather people from all over the world in a “bookish” event going on from the 1st of December until the 24th of December.
I love meeting new people on Goodreads, Instagram and via different blogs. It’s so inspiring to see what everyone is reading; their different and unique style of reviewing books and most importantly, it feels so good to be a part of.
I thought about Christmas the other day and had the thought that it would be awesome to get a book every day (like an advent calendar). That’s why I decided to do my event: “Eva Lucia’s 24 bookish days of Christmas”.
I have created a list of 24 literary works that I will be reading in December. The list consists of poems, fairy tales, books and lyrics).
It’s very simple. You can read how much you want. You can read a few or all 24. To me, it doesn’t matter. The idea is to share great reading experience with others and meet new people that you can keep on sharing books with.
The idea is that every time you have read one of the works from the list you create a post on your personal blog or Instagram.
1. 2/24 (that you have read 2 out of 24 books)
2. What you have read
3. What you thought of it
4. Tag a friend that you would recommend it to
4. Do a tag/hastag with:
I am hoping to meet new people and read a lot of fascinating and lovely Christmas stories!
You are more than welcome to invite your friends to this event and spread the word of it.
The bookish list
- ”A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
- “The Fir Tree” (“Grantræet”) by Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale)
- “The Snow Man” (“Snemanden” by Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale)
- “A Visit from St. Nicolas” by Clement C. Moore (poem)
- “The Little Match Girl” (“Den lille pige med svovlstikkerne” by Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale)
- “Let it snow” by John Green
- “The Goblin and the Grocer “ (“Nissen hos Spekhøkeren”) by Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale)
- “The Gift” by Cecelia Ahern
- “My True Love Gave To Me” by Stephanie Perkins (and others)
- “Letters from Father Christmas” by J. R. R. Tolkien
- “T Was Just This Time Last Year I Died” by Emily Dickinson (poem)
- “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” by Anonymous (poem)
- “The Nutcracker” by E.T.A. Hoffman
- In The Bleak Midwinter – Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti (poem)
- Christmas In India – Poem by Rudyard Kipling (poem)
- Minstrels – Poem by William Wordsworth (poem)
- The Three Kings – Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (poem)
- The Holly And The Ivy – Poem by Anonymous British (poem)
- “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale)
- “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg
- “Miracle on 34th Street” by Valentine Davies
- For the Danes: “Peters Jul” by Johan Krohn – for the English speakers: “Silent Night” by Joseph Mohr (text/lyrics)
- “The Fourth Wise Man” by Susan Summers
- ”Winter song” by Sarah McLachlan (lyrics/song)