Wednesday, December 7, 2022

What Books Are On Your Christmas List?


I recently saw a TV interview of the singer Bono on an early morning news program. During the interview I became aware that he was a man of faith and that he had a new book out titled Surrender. I have put that book on my Christmas wish list for this year. I have been watching Dave Letterman's show No Need For An Introduction on Netflix and saw an interview with Will Smith. The interview was before his big slap down of Chris Rock. Will Smith talked about his troubled childhood and I found out that he has a book titled Will. That book has also been added to my Christmas wish list for this year. 

I like to vary my reading with books that include Fiction, History, Memoirs, and Devotionals. I will read a couple of Fiction books, then throw in a History story and back to Fiction. 

What books are on your Christmas list this year? Anything interesting that you added? Do you stick to one genre in your reading or do you mix it up? What is your favorite genre? In the Fiction category I usually read thrillers, adventure and murder mysteries.  I'm always looking for suggestions for a great read!


  1. I am enjoying the Sidney Chambers series by James Runcie. These were the basis for the Grantchester TV series on PBS. The protagonist is an English clergyman who is also a part-time detective.

    A detective in rural Quebec is the lead character in a series of books by Louise Penny. The author does an excellent job of both building an engaging murder mystery and painting a very detailed look at small-town life in this part of Canada.

    I saw the Bono interview as well, on Sunday Morning on CBS. I have never been a particular fan of his music, though his politics and activism are attractive to me. I was fascinated to learn a bit about his life and faith, which provided a glimpse into his life and the reasons for his longevity in the music business.

    1. I'll look into those two authors. I've seen but have not read any of Louise Penny's books. Thanks for the tip!