20 Books for Christmas Reading Challenge – The Final Verdict

It’s time for the final verdict for my 20 Books for Christmas Reading Challenge 2019.  Did I complete the challenge of reading 20 books from 1st October to 31st December?

Read on to see how many I read and what books I enjoyed the most.

You might find a few you’d like to read over the Christmas break or even in the Spring as they weren’t all  Christmas themed.

My original list was as follows:

Karen Swan – Christmas at Tiffany’s ✓
Julia Williams – A Merry Little Christmas ✓
Caroline Roberts – The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop ✓
Katherine Garvera – Christmas at the Candied Apple Cafe ✓
Lindsey Kelk – I Heart Christmas ✓
Carmen Reid – Up All Night
Sophie Kinsella – My Not So Perfect Life
Miranda Dickinson – Fairy Tale in New York
Miranda Dickenson – I Will Take New York
Susan Hill – Breaking Glass
Miranda Dickenson – Take a Look at me Now ✓
Miranda Dickenson – It Started With a Kiss ✓
Miranda Dickenson – Welcome to My World ✓
Jim Iron and John Steel – Glory Boys ✓
Rachel Hore – Last Letter Home ✓
Eve Devon – Christmas at the Little Clock House ✓
Maeve Binchy – A Week in Winter ✓
Carole Matthews – Wrapped up in You ✓
Trisha Ashley – A Winter’s Tale ✓
Carmen Reid – New York Valentine ✓

I also read:

Miranda Dickinson – The Day We Meet Again ✓
Emma Heatherington – Rewrite The Stars

Total books read from 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019 : 22

So yes I completed the 20 Books for Christmas Reading Challenge of 2019!

What is the 20 Books for Christmas Reading Challenge?

Just in case you’re a new reader of Tea and Cake for the Soul let me explain what the 20 Books for Christmas Reading Challenge is.

I decided to set up my own reading challenge after taking part in 20 Books of Summer Challenge that is hosted by 746 Books. That challenge has been running for years, but it was the first time that I’d joined in. I loved how it made me focus on reading more.

I searched online but couldn’t find an autumn or Christmas challenge so I decided to create a new reading challenge. 6 lovely bloggers joined me and I hope that more will join in next year.

I’ve already featured 7 of my favourite Christmas women’s fiction reads and you can find others that I enjoyed during the 20 Books for Christmas Reading Challenge by clicking on the highlighted title links in the list above.

My favourite Christmas read of 2019? It was a toss-up between Christmas at Tiffany’s by Karen Swan, Fairy Tale of New York by Miranda Dickinson and Rewrite The Stars by Emma Heatherington. I have to give a special mention to A Miracle on Hope Street by Emma Heatherington which was my favourite book of last year’s Christmas Reads.

pile of 20 women's fiction books for the 20 books for Christmas Reading Challenge. Various titles several about Christmas

So that’s it for 2019.

Will you join me next year for 20 Books for Christmas?

You can read more thoughts from this collection in my earlier posts

* 7 Women’s Fiction Books for Christmas
Free Christmas Kindle Reads
* Fabulously Festive Christmas Reads

Please let me know if you have any Christmas titles to recommend.


6 thoughts on “20 Books for Christmas Reading Challenge – The Final Verdict

  1. Well done for completing the challenge! I read no where near 20 and I am only half way through Karen Swan’s Christmas at Tiffany’s, but I am enjoying it so far and I wouldn’t have discovered it without your blog posts – thank you. Perhaps next Christmas I’ll aim to read more!

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  2. Great job!! I loved this challenge and even though I only read five of them I’m planning to keep on going on my list until I get them all read! I hope you do the challenge again in 2020!

    Happy New Year!💜☕💜

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