bookclub: four books to read in December

As you guys probably remember, last month I’ve started a monthly book club: each month I’ll share with you a few books that I’m planning to read – or already read and want to share with you. December is such a whimsical and mysterious month, and we all have some beliefs regarding Christmas and New Year – even those of us who say they don’t really care.
That’s why I’ve picked only books about magic, mysteries, and sorcery and I hope you guys will find it handy and pick one or two from my ‘books to read in December’ to read yourself. Also, leave your book picks for December in comments! Otherwise, let’s start with my favorite one!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Out of all Harry Potter books (including the Cursed Child), this one is my favorite. It’s very warm, cozy, light and it has this incredible Hogwarts atmosphere without drama and angry Harry, yelling at everyone around. Originally, I wanted to mention Chamber of Secrets or Prisoner of Azkaban, but realized, that the cheerful Christmas atmosphere is strongest in the first book.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Yet another J. K. Rowling creation. Honestly, I don’t really remember what’s it about as I read it partially many (many) years ago when it just came out – I believe, it was early 2000’s. However, I want to read the whole piece and to watch the movie that came out in November (because Colin Farrell, duh). Image result for christmas carol and other christmas stories
A Christmas Carol
Scrooge character has always been thought to be an interpretation of Charles Dickens himself. While traveling through the past, present, and future in the company of Christmas’ ghosts, he is ultimately transformed from an arrogant, obstinate, and insensitive miser to a generous, warm-hearted, and caring human being. It’s a novel everyone should read – just to remember of all the blessings and gifts that we have.
Nutcracker
When I was a child, my mother took me to see the ballet version of Hoffmann’s book (wich I never actually read). And I can still recall the feelings I had – so, this December I’ve decided to read the book and create my own vision of characters and the plot: simple and charming and filled with dreams, endless possibilities of childhood imagination and towns made of sugar and icing.

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