Books I Want to Read Over Christmas

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

When I take time off for Christmas break, my want to read just plummets. I don’t even know why it does, or where it goes to.

If I find the mood hitting me, these are just some of the books I’d love to tick off my TBR throughout the festive season.


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Review: The Call by Peadar O Guilín

Challenge criteria: A book inspired by mythology, legend, or folklore.

(Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of the review.)


What if you only had 3 minutes to save your own life and the clock is already counting down…

Three minutes.
Nessa, Megan and Anto know that any day now they wake up alone in a horrible land and realise they’ve been Called.
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Review: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

Challenge criteria: A book about feminism.


In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly rated girls become “companions”, permitted to live with their husbands and breed sons until they are no longer useful.

For the girls left behind, the future – as a concubine or a teacher – is grim.

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Genre spotlight: dystopian fiction

Dystopia has really come to the fore in the last few years. It’s completely taken over the shelves and the screens – fourth films in the Hunger Games and Divergent trilogies (you work that one out) appeared in cinemas either late last year, or early in 2016.

If it’s not gonna go away, we may as well pay attention. The aforementioned aren’t the only dystopian works you should look out for though.

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