I always re-read some of my favourite books at Christmas and this year is no exception.
I packed last night for two weeks at home and while I packed numerous books I have not read, I also loaded up my gorgeous STRAND bag ( right from Greenwich Village and the largest used bookstore in the world ) with:
Vienna Prelude (Thoene) --- I have read this every year since I was 12. Always at Christmas. The first book I ever re-read
The Man with a Load of Mischief (Grimes)
Something by LM Montgomery ( usually Jane of Lantern Hill --- which it is this year )
Great Expectations (Dickens)
the Blooding of Jack Absolute (Humphreys)
Horatio Lyle ( a new tradition )
Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom (Alcott)
I will let you know if I think of any more.
Remember to get your hands on a copy of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Schaeffer because I LOVED it!
Starting Ariadne Franklin's City of Shadows because I am hankering for something to do with the Romanovs and this looks thrilling and fun.