There's nothing like kicking off a new year with a little reading accomplishment under your belt, and the first book I finished in 2014 was this one - Let It Snow, which is a collection of three short stories that all revolve around a snowstorm on, wouldyabelieveit, Christmas Eve. I asked for the book for Christmas as I thought it'd be a nice, easy little read for while I relaxed over the break with my family - and that's exactly what it was.
Let It Snow isn't going to win any awards any time soon, but if you want a cute, fluffy, quick read - it's perfect for Christmastime. All three stories are very teen-romancey and, as much as I love my JG, I did feel his story was a little weak. My favourite was actually The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson which, disappointingly, was the first story, so it all went a little downhill from there for me! Green's and Myracle's offerings just felt ever-so-slightly more predictable and twee than Johnson's, whose writing actually made me laugh out loud in places, which I really appreciated. Maybe it was just that I empathised with the voice of her lead character, Jubilee, a little more. 

Either way, if you're looking for a train journey read or something to take away with you that's an easy page-turner - this is your guy. It's sort of the winter equivalent of a beach read, which is never a bad thing! It has its time and place, but I won't be reaching for a re-read - think I'll be passing my copy on to a friend or family member so they can enjoy the stories next Christmas!

Have you read Let It Snow? What did you think? What should be my next John Green read?

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  1. I love your book posts! And I must say I'm incredibly envious that you've already finished a book - I used to read so much in such a short time, now I'm struggling to get through just one. I completely agree with you on JG's writing being a little predictable and teeny at times. I'm currently reading The Fault in Our Stars because it's raved about so much, I'm really struggling to get into it though! Have you read that? Does it get any better than the beginning?!

    Laura xx

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    1. It was only a very short one though - barely counts ;) I read and reviewed TFIOS and really enjoyed it - yeah it's a little difficult to get into at first but it definitely DOES get better and grow on you - hopefully you'll find that too. It's a lot more of a charming story than the one he wrote for Let It Snow, or at least that's what I found. Stick with it and let me know what you thought! Thanks for reading and commenting lovely T xx

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  2. I really enjoy reading but for some reason really can't get myself into reading short stories? I love the excitement I get when I really cannot wait to read that next chapter of a long book.

    Vickie xx | vickieblogs

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    1. Yknow what Vickie, I think that might be why I felt a bit more negatively about it. I love that page-turner feeling, and I like to really get to know characters, so perhaps that's why these ones feel a little more disjointed and stagnated to me! If you're looking for a good book - can I recommend The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern? I loooooved that book. If you haven't already read it, definitely try to ;) T xx

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  3. I love reading so I may pick this up next christmas, it's a shame two of the stories are a little too predictable though x

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    1. Aaah, it's a nice easy read for Christmastime so why not? It definitely gets you in the mood for presents and family time! T xx

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