Christmas Wonder Hop

Celebrate the Wonder of the Season! Visit all of the blogs to see what they love most about the season and which books have made their Christmas wish lists! Thank you so much to herding cats & burning soup for organizing the hop!

For this post, I want to share some of my holiday favorites:

My Favorite Holiday Read: 

I love this read. The story of the Macy's elf made me laugh until I a cried. Recommended read if you read if you need some help getting through the holidays!

Novel Description:

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey").

Holiday Reads for Kids:

My kids love this read. It's one of our favorites!

"The day before Christmas, snuggled on his floor, Bear sleeps soundly with a great big snore...."

Bear's friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up -- by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents!

Christmas Cookbook!

I received this cookbook several years ago and was delighted to find you can get this book for just a penny on Amazon I was also given the second book in this series. They books are small, but they are filled with sweet, country crafts and recipes.

Giveaway Time:


  1. GOSH...I have so many that I like...I don't know that I HAVE a favorite! Um...I pick the Rot and Ruin series by Jonathan Maberry.

    1. That's a great one! Good luck in the giveaway!

  2. I have to go with THE HUNGER GAMES.

  3. The Hunger Games - amazing books and great film adaptations!

  4. I'm going to agree with Lori - I'll have to choose either Rot and Ruin (the series) or maybe The Stand. I LOVE The Stand. Of course, I also love The Gunslinger series...

  5. Oh all of those look fabulous! My mom would so love the kids book :) Thanks so much for joining in on the hop Melanie!

  6. It would have to be the Hunger Games. I really liked those books.

  7. The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

  8. Rot and Ruin series, Hunger Games, Maze Runner and Walking Dead are a few..Can't forget As the World Does series
    thanks for the giveaway Melanie!!!!

  9. Hunger Games and Divergent!

  10. Since I only have hours left to hop I will choose an easy one Lord of the Rings

  11. You chose some cute and delicious looking books.

  12. I'd have to say Brave New World. Read it years back though. Most recently though the only other I've read in this genre is The Host and The Hunger Games series. I liked both of those as well. I don't normally read in this genre.

  13. There are so.many but I guess the by Tahereh Mafi:)

  14. My favorite dystopian books are Utopia by Thomas More, Paul Turner and the Legend by Marie Lu.