12 days of christmas

Our 12 Books of Christmas

How many have you read?

10 Dec 2015

Christmas is getting so close we can almost taste the mince pies and eggnog. Presents are being wrapped, trees adorned with sparkly things of various shapes and sizes and the Christmas jumpers are out in force. But what of our beloved bookshelves at this time of year? In all the chaos of Christmas planning, attention must still be paid. So the Hodder team have resorted to making up some silly rhyming jingles about our favourite books (of course).

All together now . . . (big breath in)

"On the twelfth day of Christmas my bookshelf gave to me. . ."

Dune book cover

12 Friendly sandworms

(Dune – Frank Herbert)




book cover Go Set a Watchman

11 Harpers watching

(Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee)




book cover The Vorrh

10 Vorrhs exploring

(The Vorrh – Brian Catling)




book cover The Hobbit

9 Hobbits hiding

(The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien)




book cover Hyperbole and a Half

8 Geese invaders

(Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh)




book cover Thing Explainer

7 Thing explainers

(Thing Explainer – Randall Monroe)




book cover Home is Burning

6 Homes a’ Burning

(Home is Burning – Dan Marshall)




book cover Gold

5 Gold boooooks!!!

(Gold – Chris Cleave)




book cover Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

4 Hogwarts houses

(Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone – J.K. Rowling)



book cover Revolting Rhymes

3 Revolting rhymes

(Revolting Rhymes – Roald Dahl)




book cover Love From Paris

2 Paris lovers

(Love from Paris – Alexandra Potter)




book cover The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

And a King in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

(The Bazaar of Bad Dreams – Stephen King)




Phew! And breathe.