My Christmas Bookpile

Something I love about the Holiday season is curling up with a blanket, a nice cup of tea and a good book. Over the years my Christmas books have been piling up. I have been trying desperately to read through all of it, but there still some books left for me to read. I thought it could be fun to share with you guys my Christmas Book Pile. I haven’t read any of these books yet so they might be the absolute worst. So please, don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below if you have read any of these. I would love to hear your opinion!

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.  This might be the most cliché book I have on my list but you guys know how much I love a good cliché. The story is about 16-year-old Lily who one day decided to leave a notebook full of challenges on the shelf of her favorite bookshop. When Dash discovers the book, he and Lily start exchanging dreams and wishes through the notebook and end up falling in love.

My True Love Gave To Me by Various Authors.  Twelve different holiday stories written by some of the best YA-authors such as Rainbow Rowell (who you all know is one of my favourites), David Levithan and many more.

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle.  Again a book written by several authors including my all time favourite; John Green. This one has been on my reading list for a while now but I have never gotten around to actually reading it. I am going to have to read it soon though!

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.  When a couple decides to skip Christmas by going on a Caribbean cruise. They discover that skipping Christmas can bring some big consequences and isn’t as easy as they had hoped.

A Long Winter’s Fright: 13 Holiday YA Poems & Stories. A slightly different approach to Christmas, however, I thought it was very cool. A book filled with poems and stories about zombies, vampires and some werewolf. All mixed together with a little bit of Christmas.

I Heart Christmas by Lindsey Kelk. British Christmas tradions mixed with a bit of New York and a few curveballs. Christmas might not go entirely the way Angela had planned.

Have you read any of these books? Let me know! Do you know anymore good books to read during the Holidays? Let me know as well!

See you tomorrow!

Toodlepip! x

My Book Pile

This year I set a goal for myself to read more books. Hence why I thought you lot here might like it if I also talk some more about books on here. So I thougt it could be fun to tell you guys which books I am planning on reading!


Doctor Who; The Drosten’s Curse – A.L. Kennedy

People who know me might know how much of a Doctor Who fan I am. Now that I have watched all episodes I thought it might be nice to read some of the books. I have already read ‘Stone Rose’ (which I would highly reccommend for all you tenrose shippers out there.) and now I decided to read this one, mainly because this was one of the only Doctor Who books they had in the bookshop in town.

This book, as all Doctor Who episodes, is about aliens, good and bad and a man called The Doctor who is there to fix it.


Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Leuithan

One of the last John Green books I have not yet read. I set it as my goal quite a while ago to read all of his books as I always love them so much. This book has been laying around on my shelve for so long so I figured it was about time for me to read it.

The story of this book is about two teenagers, both named Will Grayson, who meet and as their worlds collide both teens find their lives going in unexpected directions.


Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen

A classic. As someone who is thinking of studying English Literature at uni I figured I could not go there without having read this book. My mum read it as well when she was younger and told me she loved it and eventhough my mum and I have completely different taste in books, I still want to give it a go because this is just one of those books you have to read as a fanatic book lover.

For the ones who don’t know what this book is about; It tells the story of eighteenth-century Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Will they fall in love? Probably. Will it last? I don’t know, I have not read the book yet.


The Sunlit Night – Rebecca Dinerstein

I bought this books when I was in New York last Christmas. (I am getting a christmassy feeling rigt now. I shouldn’t, it’s summer..) It has become some sort of tradition for me to buy a book at every travel destination I go.

This book tells the story of two runaways, both alone, who meet each other. The book wants to tell you that no matter how far we travel to claim our own territory, it is love that gives us our place in the world.


Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Once again, a classic. I blame Benedict Cumberbatch for my new Sherlock obsession.. Considering I loved the BBC version of Sherlock Holmes, I thought I should at least try and read the original Sherlock books. I got this massive book which contains all Sherlock stories so that will last me quite a while!

Again, if you don’t know the Sherlock Holmes stories; it is about Sherlock Holmes and John Watson solving crimes and mysteries.

Have you read any of these books? Did you like them? Which books are you planning on reading? Let me know in the comments!