Happy Monday! I am excited to share my Jolabokaflod picks with you today. Jolabokaflod is an Icelandic tradition and it translates to Yule Book Flood. It is a tradition of giving books on Christmas Eve and then reading them in a cozy spot that evening. We don’t usually get around to the reading part on Christmas Eve, but I do love to give books on Christmas Eve.
For the past 5 years, I give everyone at my Christmas Eve dinner table a book on Christmas Eve in the spirit of Jolabokaflod.
This year my Christmas Eve table looked a little different because my parents were celebrating at my sister’s house.
I decided to include my two sisters-in-law in my Jolabokaflod book club. I chose this book for my mom, Jeff’s mom, my sister, my two sisters-in-law, and me to read. It’s been on my shelf for a while after it was recommended at a Publisher’s Book Talk.
The Authenticity Project by Claire Pooley
I picked this book after it was recommended at the most recent Publisher’s Book Talk / Books at Becks. I am excited to hear what my mom thinks of it.
The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
I knew this was the perfect book for my sister and I can’t wait to read it myself!
The Rewind by Allison Winn Scotch
I heard about this book this summer and instantly thought of Jeff. I hope he loves it!
Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures by Robert K. Wittman and John Shiffman
I also thought he might like this one. I’ll let you know when he reads it!
Luke saw this book at the book fair and begged for it. He was excited for the illustrated version of this series that he’s loving!
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
I heard about this book at the Publisher’s Book Talk / Books at Becks and instantly thought of Jack. He thumbed through it on Christmas Eve and seemed excited to read it.
A Graphic History of Sport by Andrew Janik
My dad is a tough one. He has sneakily read way more books than I realized. I am hoping he hasn’t read this one and enjoys it!
The Foursome by Troon McAllister
I am still getting to know Zach as a reader so I took a chance on this one. It looked interesting for a guy who likes to fish and spend some time on the water.
A River Never Sleeps by Roderick L. Haig-Brown
I have heard so much about this book but I haven’t read it yet. I thought Jeff’s mom would like it. I am hoping to read it this year, too!
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
I could pick up 50 books for Maggie’s Jolabokaflod, but I held myself to two. She loves the Itsy Bitsy Spider, so when I saw the snowman version at our Book Fair I couldn’t pass it up. My boys loved Biscuit so he was a no brainer!
Biscuit’s Snowy Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
The Itsy Bitsy Snowman by Jeffrey Burton
I get books for our nieces and nephew on Jeff’s side, too. Again, I could get them tons of books each, but I show a little restraint.
5 year old nephew – Blizzard by John Rocco
7 year old nieces – On Account of the Gum by Adam Rex, Eloise by Kay Thompson, Doggo and Pupper by Katherine Applegate, and the first 6 Mercy Watson books by Kate DiCamillo (birthday present coming soon)
11 year old niece – The Miscalculations of Lightening Girl by Stacy McAnulty and The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan
This year Jeff picked out this book for Jolabokaflod for me. I can’t wait to read it! I’ll be sure to let you know what I think.
We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman
I’ll be sure to share any reviews I get from my family. I’m going to read my Jolabokaflod book soon. I have a few winter books lined up for January, but this one will make it in my TBR. Did you get any books as a gift? Do you have any books that you are getting ready to read? Have a great day full of sunshine and books!
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3 thoughts on “Jolabokaflod 2022”
Thanks for sharing – lots to inspire and check out.
Love this tradition of yours and so much reading goodness in one post! 🙂
Love this tradition so much. I remember the Biscuit books! Hadley has read the lightning girl book. I received a few books and am going to share them soon. One is the new book about the Queen. I think I added it to my TBR list because of you 🙂