Bookish Blog Hops: A Book You Want Everyone To Find Under Their Christmas Tree

21:30:00 Jo Linsdell 22 Comments


Bookish Blog Hops: A Book You Want Everyone To Find Under Their Christmas Tree

BlogMas Day 1


It's 1st December and I'm super excited! This means it's the first day of BlogMas! For the whole month of December I will be posting a blog post every day. Yep, 31 posts in 31 days.

As you may know, I took part in Blogtober in October which had the same goal and ranked up a total of 28 posts in 31 days. Not bad (it actually turned out to be my second highest traffic month ever), but I didn't reach my goal. You can read more about it here. Whilst it wasn't a complete failure, I know I can do better. This is why I'm giving it another go this month....

Only this time, I have a plan.

I've actually set up a lot of content in advance this time round (look at me learning from my mistakes ;)). You can expect a daily post here on the blog for every day. Yep, including over the holidays.

Posts will be on topic as usual, but some will have a Christmas theme to them. I hope you'll enjoy them all.

If you're planning on taking part in BlogMas but need some inspiration, check out my post with 60 Blog Post Ideas for Book Bloggers.

What better way to start off this challenge than with a collaboration with my team from Bookish Blog Hops. We're blog hopping from 1st until 15th December answering holiday themed bookish questions, and today I'm kicking it all off as we discuss "a book you love so much you want everyone to find under their Christmas tree this year so they can read it too".

If you want to join in future blog hops with us check out our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/127759384464964/

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book You Want Everyone To Find Under Their Christmas Tree

A Book You Want Everyone To Find Under Their Christmas Tree


Bookish Blog Hops: A Book You Want Everyone To Find Under Their Christmas Tree
This year I want everyone to find the Percy Jackson and the Olympians box set (yes all 5 books). I LOVED reading this series this year, and have well and truly joined the fandom. 

If you've seen the Percy Jackson films, know that the books are SOoooooo much better. I liked the films, don't get me wrong. But the books.... the books were awesome! There are quite a few differences between the two too. 

As a side note, I really want them to make it a TV series like they did with The Flash (love that show too). I think Percy Jackson would work so well in that format. You hear me people in high TV places that do this stuff? Make this happen! 

Of course I now need to read every other book ever written by Rick Riordan (most of which are on my Christmas wish list, but more about that in another post ;)). 

Now let's hear what books the rest of the Bookish Blog Hops gang would like everyone to find under the Christmas tree with year


Bookish Blog Hops: A Book You Want Everyone To Find Under Their Christmas Tree

I would love everyone to unwrap The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion. This is such a heartwarming tale of finding love with exquisitely drawn, quirky characters.

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Everyone knows someone like Don Tillman and I think this novel gives great insight to the thoughts and dreams of people who may seem socially awkward. A lovely read for romantics and cynics alike.



Bookish Blog Hops: A Book You Want Everyone To Find Under Their Christmas Tree

I would love to have everyone unwrap a copy of The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. This book is such a powerful read. It had such an impact on me as a reader back in high school. To this day, it is still one of my all time favorite books with my favorite quote; “First with the head, then with the heart.”

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book You Want Everyone To Find Under Their Christmas Tree
Renee Guill

I would love to have everyone unwrap One for the Money by Janet Evanovich.  That is the first of the Stephanie Plum series. She has 25 so far. I am hooked on her novels. She is such a hoot. I deal with anxiety/depression and I find reading one of her novels actually helps. I should warn you tho, you may not want to read it in public, cause you’ll be laughing your youknowwhat off. hehe It is a fast a fun read.



Bookish Blog Hops: A Book You Want Everyone To Find Under Their Christmas Tree

I absolutely love Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman and I think absolutely everyone would love it just as much as I do! It’s a funny and hopeful story about a little boy. And yet it has that underlying social criticism that these two authors can do so well. Also, you simply have to read the book before the show comes out ;-)
“Aziraphale collected books. If he were totally honest with himself he would have to have admitted that his bookshop was simply somewhere to store them. He was not unusual in this. In order to maintain his cover as a typical second-hand book seller, he used every means short of actual physical violence to prevent customers from making a purchase. Unpleasant damp smells, glowering looks, erratic opening hours - he was incredibly good at it.”

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book You Want Everyone To Find Under Their Christmas Tree

My favorite book at this time of year is Greg Hildebrand’s version of A Christmas Carol. Now it is still the original Dicken’s story, but as you can see from the cover, Mr. Hildebrand’s Illustrations are A-Maze-Zing. It is so beautifully illustrated that you fall in love with the characters all over again. I have had so many people borrow it once they see it that I can’t count. I have had it since I was like 10 so that’s a well loved book!

Now, I would also of course, rather selfishly love for everyone to unwrap a copy of Venomous Lives, but let’s let Mr. Hildebrand Shine the brightest ;)

What book do you want everyone to find under the Christmas tree this year?

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book You Want Everyone To Find Under Their Christmas Tree


Follow the rest of the Holiday Hop:


1st A book you love so much you want everyone to find under their Christmas tree this year so they can read it too. Hosted by Jo Linsdell www.JoLinsdell.com
2nd A book cover that has a wonderfully Christmas feel to it. Hosted by Jackie Nolan http://thebookwormcafeblog.wordpress.com
3rd A book you’d like to find in your Christmas stocking this year. Hosted by Jackie Nolan http://thebookwormcafeblog.wordpress.com
4th A fictional character you’d like to spend Christmas with. Hosted by Brandy Potter www.brandypotterbooks.com
5th A fictional character you’d like to kiss under the mistletoe. Hosted by Renee Guill https://2turnthepagebookreviews.blogspot.com
6th A fictional creature to replace Rudolph and meet on the roof. Hosted by Eline https://lovelyaudiobooks.info
7th A book set at Christmas. Hosted by Sarah Nowicki https://www.paranormalpeach.com/
8th A book that left you feeling cold (DNF) Hosted by Kim Jackways http://www.writersideoflife.com
9th A fictional place that would be perfect for a winter vacation. Hosted by Brandy Potter www.brandypotterbooks.com
10th Best book(s) you read this year. Hosted by Jackie Nolan http://thebookwormcafeblog.wordpress.com
11th What book release(s) are you most anticipating. Hosted by Laura Morningstar http://lauramorningstar.com/
12th Favourite winter read. Hosted by Kim Jackways http://www.writersideoflife.com
13th A book that would make a great Christmas movie. Hosted by Erica Robyn www.ericarobynreads.com
14th A fictional character that you think would make a great Christmas elf.
Hosted by Brandy Potter www.brandypotterbooks.com
15th Fictional characters you’d like to invite to your New Years Eve Party.
Hosted by Laura Morningstar http://lauramorningstar.com/


22 comments:

  1. AWESOME list!! So many of my favorites are on here! I'm definitely going to have to check out the others!

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    1. Glad you liked it. I'm going to be checking out some of these books myself now too.

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  2. So many life-changing reads on here!

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    1. They all sound so good don't they? I really want to read some Janet Evanovich now, and will be reading some more Neil Gaiman in 2019 too.

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  3. Neil is a master. He is also inspirational to writers. Good choices

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    1. Neil Gaiman is awesome. Talented and such a nice guy too. He replied to my youngest son when he asked me tweet a photo of him with his favourite book (which was by Neil) and Niel made his day. It's a little thing and authors do (and should) interact with their fans but when you consider how big a name he is... well let's just say I wasnt expecting a reply.

      I've enjoyed the books I've read by him too, and look forward to reading more of his adult work.

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  4. Oh wow, where'd you get that One for the Money picture, that's not the usual one this one is much cooler. Thanks for doing that. And great choices...I've seen a Percy Jackson movie, didn't think to read the book.

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    1. I pulled it from Amazon 😉

      The Percy Jackson books are so much better than the films. I highly recommend reading them.

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  5. Always good to find out what others are reading and gifting at this time of year. I've tweeted your post

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  6. Always the Percy Jackson fan! I have a lot of titles that I am in love with.

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  7. You are so smart to plan ahead as December always seems to be a mad dash toward the holidays.

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    1. December is always crazy busy so planning ahead is the only way I have a chance of posting daily 😉

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  8. I've not read any of those books. I'm not sure what books I would like under my tree - Got me thinking now.

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    1. I want ALL the books! LOL! So many good titles coming out in 2019 too.

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  9. I love the Percy Jackson series! I have read everything that Rick Riordan has written he's definitely one of my favourite authors.
    Gemma @ www.gemmasbooknook.blogspot.com

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    1. I need more of his books now. Can't wait to get his other series.

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  10. ohhh, those are some awesome recommendations! Thanks for sharing this awesome article!

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  11. Great post and good luck on your BlogMas posts I don't think I can ever do BlogMas on my book blog because I am always busy during the month of December, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    1. Thanks Katiria. It being December makes this challenge even harder. I've planned the majority of posts in advance this time though so hopefully I'll manage to reach my goal of 31 in 31. Would be a great way to end the year.

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