It’s beginning to look a lot like … a festive reading round up 2018.



I know, I know, it’s only early November, and trust me, I’m normally the first to object to the C word being uttered in my household before December 1st. However, even I have to acknowledge that in the world of books, that word normally makes an early appearance. How else would readers get their sticky mitts on their wintry, festive reads in time. So in the spirit of the forthcoming season here’s my round-up.

The festive reading list first appeared in 2016 and proved to be my most popular blog post, as the same happened last year, I’d be daft not to do it again.

The rules for inclusion are simple, basically they have to be books that I am likely to read myself. I’ve also excluded short stories and novellas – I’ve made the cut off point 150 pages. I’ve also imposed a price limit, not least because I’d be here until Christmas if I included everything. So nothing listed was over £1.99 as this post went to press.

The items appear in random order, so don’t apply value judgements to those appearing earlier, or later in the list. I could, I suppose, have put them in alphabetical author order but hey, I didn’t – I like to live dangerously for an ex librarian. The reality is, I’m juggling several wish lists on Amazon to try to keep track of last year’s titles, this year’s additions and one for possibles that need monitoring for price drops so I couldn’t cope with the added complication.

I appreciate there will be titles that enter the above criteria, just as some others will fall out, so expect an update at some stage.

So sit back, enjoy and please remember that Kindle prices change all the time, so just double-check the price before clicking.


A Festive Reading Round Up for 2018

(click on the image for a non-affiliated buying link)



Coming Home to the Comfort Food CaféA Ration Book Christmasmarry-me-tomorrow-by-carla-burgess


A Christmas Day at the OfficeSleigh Bells in the SnowA Christmas to Remember



A Cottage in the CountryThe Parisian Christmas Bake OffA Little Sugar, A Lot of Love


Snow Angel CoveA Town Called ChristmasThe Great Christmas Knit Off


A Winters ChildNever Kiss a Man in a Christmas JumperA Miracle on Hope Street


The Christmas WishThe Little Christmas Teashop of Second ChancesA Dad of His Own


No One Cancels ChristmasOne Magical ChristmasA Special Kind of Advent


Snowflakes Over Holly CoveSnowflakes over Moon CottageThe Finch Family Christmas Holiday 8


Watch for Me at ChristmasOne Day in DecemberWhat Happened to Us


A Winter Beneath the StarsAnother Day in Winter‘Tis the Season to be Single


Winter Without YouThe Snow GlobeThe Christmas Cafe at Seashell Cove


Coming Home to Maple CottageJust For ChristmasDreaming of Christmas


One Winter's DayHappily Ever After at the Dog & DuckA Little Christmas Charm


Covent Garden in the SnowChristmas at the Little Cottage on the HillChristmas At Snowdrop Cottage


It Started With ChristmasChristmas on Lily Pond LaneCupcakes for Christmas


Christmas at Mistletoe CoveChristmas at Butterfly CoveChristmas at Lilac Cottage


We'll Always Have ChristmasChristmas Under a Cranberry SkyLove and Lies at The Village Christmas Shop


Christmas at The Little Knitting BoxLove at the Northern LightsA Cosy Candlelit Christmas


Christmas at the Little Village BakeryWhat Happens at ChristmasComing home for Christmas


One Christmas Kiss in Notting HillChristmas at the Log Fire CabinA Proper Family Christmas


Ninety Days to ChristmasSnowed in at The Little Duck Pond CafeChristmas at The Little Duck Pond Cafe


A Second Christmas WishSnowflakes and Mistletoe at the Inglenook InnAll I Want for Christmas


Bella's Christmas Bake OffSnowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second ChancesSnow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake


A Gift from the Comfort Food CaféChristmas Wishes and Mistletoe KissesLittle Christmas Faith


Song for St NicholasChristmas at Conwenna CoveChristmas Secrets in Snowflake Cove


Christmas at the Lucky Parrot Garden CentreChristmas on the Little Cornish IslesCosy Cottage Cafe


Little Bit of Christmas MagicOne Day in DecemberThat Christmas Feeling


Christmas at the Dancing DuckJo and Clara's Christmas CountdownJessica's Christmas Kiss


Christmas at Bay Tree CottageBeachside ChristmasProper Family Christmas


Canal Boat Cafe ChristmasCosy Christmas Chocolate ShopChristmas at the Second Chance Chocolate Shop


From Paris with Love this ChristmasChristmas ProjectFairy Tale for Christmas


I won't be Home for ChristmasChristmas for OneVery Merry Manhattan Christmas


Christmas CrackerChristmas Cake CafeMake a Christmas Wish


Cardiff Christmas ClubSilver Bells Christmas PantomimeA Christmas Romance


Christmas at Mistletoe Cottageone-christmas-in-parischristmas-spirit-by-susan-buchanan






yorkshire-christmasSleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas FairMince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market


Little Village ChristmasWinter at the Dog and DuckReturn of the Christmas Spirit


Together for ChristmasNo-one Ever Has Sex on Christmas DaySnowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel


A Cotswold Christmas












  1. I’m one of those people who really struggle with Christmas. Bad memories, so always glad when it’s over. This is quite a list and I do appreciate a winter-themed read, so a few look like interesting reads.

    Well done for compiling them all Jill.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks Meggy, you’d think I was a big Christmas lover as I do this every year, the truth is I could at times give the Grinch a run for his money! I know others love Christmas reading and I do actually enjoy putting this post together (it feeds my inner librarian). x

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.