2009 Holiday Reading Challenge

As I'm sure you can all tell, I'm in a "Christmassy" mood already. The blog is decked out, my giveaways are up, the iPod is set to holiday tunes, and I'm ready to snuggle up with a... Frappucino (because sadly, it is still too hot in Florida for hot chocolate). But what I'm really ready for is to crack open those holiday books that I have (bows head in shame) already begun buying. I can't help it! I love reading holiday books - they make me feel warm and toasty inside. And I thought what better way to get some of you guys in that same mood then to have (ahem) my very FIRST reading challenge. (Hooray!)

Challenge Requirements:

1- Challenge will start Friday, November 20 and will end Thursday, December 31.

2- You can read anywhere from 1 to 5 books for the challenge and, of course, if you're like me, you are more than welcome to surpass that number.

3- And now, here's the clincher... they must be holiday related books. That's right, the holiday doesn't really matter, but it would be more "jolly" if your choices were Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.

4- The size of the book does not matter, nor does the genre. It is also okay for the book to overlap with other challenges. The only thing I ask is that they are not children's books. YA is okay. And so are re-reads. I for one tend to read the same books every Christmas - they are tradition.

5- To sign up - leave a link back to your challenge post. There will also be a post for review links as well as one for challenge wrap-ups.

6- And.... there will be goodies. That's right, we'll call them presents. At the end of every week that the challenge is running I will choose one winner from the review links and I will allow them to pick a book of their choosing (of course, I will provide a list). Meaning the more books you read, review and link up, the more chances you have at winning a "present".

If you'd like to sign up for the 2009 Holiday Reading Challenge, please leave your challenge post link below:

Jolly Reading!


Jenny said...

I adore the icon for this!!

Veens said...

I so wish I could join, but I have no holiday theme books with me... **sigh**

Anonymous said...

Im going to do this one...I just need to get my list together....

Stacy said...

You are not alone...over the past week I bought 4 Christmas reads and put three on hold at the library:) I am definitely going to join in the fun and will put up a post and sign up later today. Thank you for hosting.

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

This is the best challenge! I love reading holiday books. I'm ready to put up the tree, but my husband says no. Will you post a list of some good holiday read suggestions?

Jenn said...

This looks like sucha fun challenge! As soon as my post is up I will sign up for this.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Sounds perfect! Count me in.... I could use a little Christmas spirit. :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh good grief... leave it to me to be the one who enters the title of the post instead of the title of my blog....LOL

Jen said...

I'm in! Got 2 on my list so far.

Book Soulmates said...

I'm in :) I stopped by B&N last night and bought my first (3) Christmas books! Yay!!


Heather G. said...

So sweet! Thanks for such a wonderful challenge. I was planning on reading holiday books and so now I can do so with the opportunity to get presents as well! he he!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I'm in! I couldn't ignore such a fantastic challenge! :D

Unknown said...

This looks like a challenge I can do. Thanks for hosting!

Janet said...

I entered the wrong link in Mr. Linky and I can't fix it. My blog is

I entered this site accidentally. Nelly can you fix it?

Vickie said...

I love reading holiday themed books in December. Thanks for having the challenge. Not sure what I'll read yet, though I have a stack set up on one of my shelves.

Tea said...

This is exciting. Is this where we put our challenge review link? Thanks!

Book Soulmates said...

Last night I read my first Christmas book and today I'll be starting my next one.

I also bought Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" to add to my list.

It's my very favorite Christmas story and I've never read I guess there's no time like the present right =)

Thanks for the awesome challenge my friend!!


Tea said...

Nely, I love working with your Mr. Linky. Thanks! Happy Holidays!

joyh82 said...

Is it o.k. to post our finished reviews if we have met the challenge early?

Lynda said...

Finished the challenge
Wrap up post here:

Unknown said...

Better late than never, I suppose. My link is here.

I also have an award for you :)

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