December Countdown: One prompt per day (day 1 - 4)

Monday, December 7, 2020

Greetings! It's Monday and let's see if this week can be any better than last week. Mommy is basically on holiday, so there should be a bit more time for blogging and reading and spending lots of cuddle time! 

Don't you just love this great idea hosted by Lynne @ Lynn's Book Blog

For the month of December I’m scheduled a quick post, early each day, that simply highlights a book based on a prompt, a countdown, if you will to 2021.  Below is a list of the prompts I will be using, one for each day.  This is a fun way to highlight some books for the month of December and, given the time of year, some of the prompts are Christmas inspired.  Feel free to join in.  Note: I don’t want to over burden people and fill up readers  I simply wanted to use the final month of the year to shine the spotlight on some books (all the books highlighted will be linked to Goodreads for information purposes).

I know that we can definitely do with a countdown to New Year. We are soo going to do this! Although we are already a week late... Never too late to start! Here are the daily prompts: 


  1. Snow – a book set in a cold or wintry climate
  2. Shopping – the last book added to your wishlist
  3. Wrapping paper – a lovely cover
  4. Presents – a book you enjoyed more than you expected to
  5. Chocolates – a book that was simply delicious
  6. Christmas stocking – stocking fillers – a novella or short story
  7. Christmas Tree –  traditional style, winter read
  8. Baubles – these add some colour, a very colourful and striking cover
  9. Fairy Lights – a book of the fae
  10. Under the Tree – a book you forgot you owned
  11. Mistletoe – a little bit of romance
  12. Holly and Ivy – a book with great world building
  13. Feast – a book that was magnificent
  14. Christmas pudding – if you could squeeze in just one more book for 2020
  15. Mince pies –  a little sweet something
  16. Turkey Dinner– a book that is almost too big to face
  17. Glitter – A book that you simply have to have
  18. Christmas Cards – a book with a hidden message
  19. Christmas Carols – a book with musicians, song or instruments
  20. Eggnog – a book that was out of your comfort zone
  21. Santa’s Snack – a book that was a ‘light read’ between heavier books
  22. Reindeers – a book with memorable critters
  23. Sleigh bells – a series that you want to ring out the praise for
  24. Christmas Eve – One of your most anticipated books for 2021
  25. Christmas Day – choose one from the wishlist
  26. Boxing Day – feeling bloated, a palate cleanser
  27. Christmas Crackers – Ended with a bang
  28. Candlelight – a book that kept you up into the early hours
  29. Christmas Cactus – A seasonal read
  30. Family and Friends – a book with great characters
  31. Bottle of Bubbly – Recap
Seeing that we are couple of days late, I will do day 1 - 4 as one post today. Hopefully tomorrow we can reach day 8 and then we will be on track! 

You don't need to say anything about the books you showcase, just make sure they link up to Goodreads or anywhere else your readers can find out more about your showpiece. If you click on our graphics, it will take you to Goodreads. 

Here's our day 1 - 4 picks:

Snow - A book set in cold or Wintry Climate

Shopping - The last book added to your wish list

Wrapping Paper - a lovely cover 

Presents - A book you enjoyed more than expected

If you also want to join in, just follow all Lynn's prompts here: December Countdown to 2021/

I do hope that we will have an update for you tomorrow! Wednesday is my Mommy's birthday and there are still lots and lots to do. Like baking cake. Can't wait!

Lots of Love,



  1. Lovely choices and I love the way you've laid this out, so impressive. The cover for the Doll Factory is gorgeous and we already share a book in common. Can't wait to see your next choices.
    Lynn :D

    1. Thanks Lynn! I am having so much fun with this. The Doll Factory does have a beautiful cover, haven't read it yet, but I think I will like it!

      Thanks for hosting this fun countdown, it makes me excited for new year!

  2. Replies
    1. It is so much fun Heather, but I like your Christmas Best Reads daily posts as well!

  3. This is so fun! I love the prompts.

    Hope you are well. Have a great week!!!

    1. Hi Greg! Yes, I'm well. It's basically holidays so not too many complaints! I am enjoying this Countdown so much. Just a bit of fun!

  4. Great prompt idea! I would love to do it but I'm already TBR-ing a ton of books right now XD Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi there JadeSky! I also have so many books I would love to finish before year ends. So this is just fun and quick and easy to do.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I hope you have a lovely birthday on Wednesday!

    1. Thank you Nicci! I'm sure it will be lovely! Then again, this is 2020. Let's don't expect anything rather and just have fun!

  6. This was a great post and some lovely ideas for the month as well. Happy Birthday (I'm a December born as well - next week.)

    1. Hi Diane! Thank you! I love December. Birthday and Christmas - all sorts of fun.

  7. This is so fun! I haven't read any of these books either. I look forward to all of your other selections.

  8. Oh what a fun challenge! The only one I've read is The Snow Child which I loved but several are on my TBR.

    1. Hi Katherine! Yes, this is a lot of fun! I'm rather lazy now that it's holidays and this is just quick and easy.


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