Hi everyone! I can’t believe we are in December and two weeks away from Christmas! I never feel particularly festive up to Christmas because we don’t really put our decorations up until the week before Christmas. However, I was so excited for this month’s prompt because I knew it was going to be Christmas themed and I already had my eye on a festive read that I had been wanting to read for a while and knew it would be perfect. I also want to thank Abbey and Tabitha for coming up with the Blogger Book Nook because I love being a part of it and love taking part with the prompts every month as it gives me more motivation to read and write reviews! So for this month’s prompt I chose Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.
“The worst blizzard for fifty years. Three wintry love stories. One magical night.
It’s Christmas Eve and Gracetown has been buried by snow. But the weather is more than just an inconvenience. When one girl unexpectedly steps of a stranded train, she sets off a series of life-changing events. Soon fourteen pumped-up cheerleaders will descend on the local Waffle House, the Duke’s DVD night will be rudely interrupted for a Twister mission, and a lovesick barista will determine the fate of a single teacup pig…”
I loved this book! Yes it’s not majorly deep plot wise and it’s not necessarily a masterpiece, hence the four stars but it’s the perfect festive read and is a fun read. It was one of those books that I had been wanting to read for ages but never got round to it so when I figured that the prompt for this month would be Christmas I had a good reason to buy it. It is a book compiled of three short stories that are all set around a Christmas storm in Gracetown on Christmas Eve. The first is The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson, the second is A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green and the third is The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle. The three stories have their own main characters and romance but all three stories intertwine as all of the characters intertwine at different points of the stories and they all come together in the final one.
I particularly liked the first two stories, I wasn’t overly sold on the third one although I did still like it. The first one sets events in motion for the second and third stories and the third one brings it all together so although the stories are separate they all come together at the end which is what I like about it. I did really enjoy it overall as the romances were cute and it was quite funny. I feel like it is the perfect festive read, even if it is a little cheesy. I would honestly recommend it, particularly if you like a Christmas romance.
Q1. Do you have an all time favourite Christmas book? If so, what is it?
I haven’t ever actually read a Christmas book before this year in honesty, but I’m sure after reading this one I will be reading more!
Q2. Are there any books from your childhood that you associate with Christmas time?
It’s maybe not so much from my childhood, but one book I do associate with Christmas is Cat among the pigeons by Julia Golding. I just remember reading it one Christmas when I was a teenager, maybe 13/14. I don’t even think it was anything to do with Christmas, it’s just a vivid memory I have of reading it around Christmas.
Q3. Which book are you hoping to find in your stocking this year?
There are so many books I would love for Christmas, I have actually given my mum and boyfriend a list of books to choose from! Some of the books I am desperate to read and would be happy to receive include Turtles all the way down by John Green, Always with love by Giovanna Fletcher, The girl of ink and stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave or Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (just to name a few).
Q4. Have you ever received a book at Christmas that you still have on your book shelf unread?
It’s actually quite rare that I receive books at Christmas, which is surprising as everyone knows how much of a bookworm I actually am. However, some of the books I have received in the past include Doug The Pug, an unofficial Katy Perry biography and The Wanted annual (so nothing that required a lot of reading).
Q5. Where is your favourite place to curl up with a book in the wintry weather?
I used to love reading in bed but since my boyfriend moved in and we got an xbox that has gone out of the window. Majority of the time I just chill under a blanket I coincidentally got at Christmas in the living room.
Have you read Let it Snow or any festive books? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
Thanks for reading!