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Top 10 Tuesday 8th December

on December 8, 2020

Hello and welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday! Hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, Top 10 Tuesday features a different bookish type theme every week. This week our theme is….

Holiday Freebie!

I’m actually an Australian, so Christmas for me is a summer experience: the beach, BBQ’s, swimming, warm nights etc. However I’ve always wanted to experience just one white Christmas in my life and actually, it’s cold here today (so cold I’ve got my heating on, thanks for the random summer cold snap, Melbourne!) so I’m going to choose….

Top 10 Pretty Snow/Christmas Book Covers!

1. The Christmas Lights by Karen Swan

I love this cover! I would love to see the aurora borealis one day (bucket list) and this book is set in northern, quite remote Norway, which I loved and is not somewhere I’ve really come across much in my reading. This is one of my favourite Karen Swan books (she puts out a Christmas release most years and they nearly always have amazing covers).

2. A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr.

Another pretty cover – those blues/purples go so well with the pristine snow.

3. Christmas Eve At Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas.

I haven’t read this, but I think it’s a beautiful cover! The snowy mountains, the colours, the Christmas lights. It’s made me want to read it.

4. A Christmas Date by Camilla Isley.

This looks like it’d be a fun holiday read. And those are the sorts of reads I like to curl up with during December – even though I’m not in the snow, Australian Christmas books are actually quite few – not a big enough market I guess. We get a lot of northern hemisphere Christmas books, strong with the vibes of snow and eggnog and stuff like that. This sounds like it could be cute. I do love a fauxmance!

5. The Christmas Wish List by Heidi Swain.

There really are so many books with snowy Christmas covers. I’ve fallen down a Goodreads hole and my TBR pile for the holiday period is growing by the second.

6. Dash & Lily’s Book Of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan.

Christmas in New York! A scavenger hunt. YA romance. This is super cute and the Neflix adaptation that was just released is also worth a watch over the holidays, if you’re not caught up already.

7. Christmas In Snowflake Canyon by RaeAnne Thayne.

Here is where I would like to spend my winter Christmas, please and thank you.

8. Christmas In The Snow by Karen Swan. 

Or maybe here! I actually have this book out from my local library at the moment.

9. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

I love this cover – it’s much more simple and stark than the other ones I’ve included here. I’ve actually owned this book for many years now, but I haven’t actually read it yet! Despite the fact that it’s set in Alaska, which is one of my favourite settings (very wintery) and also I have read and loved another book by the author.

10. Winter Wonderland by Belinda Jones.

I don’t know anything about this one, but I do love the cover, the whole winter scene inside a Christmas bauble.

These books are mostly fluffy, cosy, romance style reads – with a couple of exceptions! They’re what I like to read in the holiday season although I’ve only read a few I’ve listed here. I definitely have found a few I would like to read though. And there were loads more covers I wanted to include, but had to stop somewhere!


32 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 8th December

  1. Lovely list! I that cover of The Snow Child and have no idea why I’ve not read it yet!

  2. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books says:

    I also made a list about wintery covers. Yours is way more snowy though! I mostly went for covers that looked like they would be cold haha. Great list!

  3. Izabel Brekilien says:

    Pretty covers indeed, I have a fondness for The snow child 🙂

  4. Great list! I’ve heard such good things about The Snow Child and I need to check out the Dash and Lily adaptation.

  5. Amber says:

    I *adore* the cover of The Snow Child!

  6. Patrick Prescott says:

    A wonderland of Winter stories.

  7. Love all these books you found!

    I live in the Northern Hemisphere, and I think the first time I ever had a white Christmas was when I was 18… so in some places they’re rare even here! Now that I live in Colorado, we have a better chance… this year it snowed in September when it was still officially summer!

  8. lulu says:

    I LOVED the Dash & Lily Netflix adaption, so I should really try out the book, too!! (YA Christmas romance in New York? So much fun!)

    I love all these covers, especially those first three! The color palettes are so winter-y and pretty. 🙂

  9. lydiaschoch says:

    All of these covers are quite pretty.

    My post.

  10. Ohh so many books I have to check out now! These covers are stunning!

     Amber @ The Book Bratz
    Check out our TTT here!

  11. The covers of these are really lovely, even if none of them are really my kind of book (I’m not a big romance reader). I live in the Northern Hemisphere and we rarely get snowy winters anyway, at least here in the UK, the last time it snowed around Christmas was about 4 years ago. I spent winter this year in South Africa (so their summer) and I have to admit, sunny weather in January took a lot of getting used to!
    My TTT:

    • I think because in the Southern Hemisphere, we are conditioned a lot, for a winter Christmas that it’s not -weird- to me exactly, because I’ve seen it so often in books/movies/tv shows etc. But those in the north seem to find the idea of a hot Christmas, VERY odd, because they aren’t exposed to it in the same way.

      • I definitely get that! It didn’t take too long to get used to, I was there for almost three months so by the end it was fine, just the first week or so it was a bit of a shock to the system that it was January and I wasn’t freezing cold!

  12. Poinsettia says:

    These covers are so beautiful! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  13. I’ve always loved that Friday Harbor cover. That is the only book in the series I haven’t read, too. I should jump on it since it’s the season. Nice list!

  14. I love this! But then, I’m a total sucker for a white Christmas and a snowy cover. That cover for The Christmas Lights is gorgeous.

  15. I’m going to be reading The Snow Child next year. It’s sitting on my TBR shelf right now. Happy Holidays!

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