24 Books in 24 Days

We made it through each day in December counting down to Christmas Eve with a Harry Potter Advent Calendar. To spice things up a bit this holiday season, we added an Advent BOOK calendar and loved opening up a book each day! We added 24 books in 24 days to our own library, and so happy that our local book store Madison Street Books helped picked and wrapped each one!

Presentation is key – and Madison Street Books knocked this part out of the park! Simply wrapped, brown paper with a bow and numbered with each day. This made our countdown simple and also provided a small bookmark for each of our books! Hope you read the why we even decided to do this – check out our last post here!

We did document each of the days on our Instagram so we could share each book each night! Was so impressed that I documented each night/first thing in the morning – until I realized I totally skipped day 5!

Here are a few of our daily post pics!

24 Books, 24 Days

Here are our books, in the order we unwrapped them!

Considering we had five people, ages 12 to 45, the kids all boys, and had to have a handful of genres to appeal to everyone and challenge everyone – I think we did pretty good! Some of these books I would never think of reading, and others I am really excited to have the boys read! All are willing to try reading each book, so hoping this is a successful reading adventure.

Happy to report that I have already knocked off five of the books. Now trying to decide which novel to start on first – Dear Martin, City of Thieves and A Study in Scarlet are all calling my name!

While it’s too late for 2020, tuck this idea in your back pocket next fall and do your own advent book calendar and help support local bookstores! Until then, achieve your monthly reading goals in and pick a few of these out to enjoy! Remember, most local bookstores are happy to ship direct to your home. Stay home, stay safe and curl up with a book (or two!)

20 thoughts on “24 Books in 24 Days

  • December 28, 2020 at 12:43
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    Some great books on this list! Can’t wait to get started!

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  • December 28, 2020 at 13:49
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    This is a great idea! I will be doing this next year for my grandsons! I am going to start now so it wont cost so much at one time buying 48 books!

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  • December 28, 2020 at 14:20
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    What a great idea! My grandson loves his books.

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    • December 29, 2020 at 18:06
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      I miss reading books. There is just something amazing that you don’t get from reading online or audiobooks.

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  • December 28, 2020 at 16:11
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    City of Thieves is great. You have a good list of books there, were have read many with our book club.

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  • December 28, 2020 at 17:46
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    Great idea! My kids get books for Christmas from us every year! Tying it into an advent calendar would make it a little more fun! (My little guy had the Lego Harry Potter Advent calendar this year!).

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    • December 28, 2020 at 20:45
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      We love those, too! We usually flip between the lego calendars each year!

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  • December 28, 2020 at 18:29
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    Cool idea! That will keep you all busy for a while!

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  • December 28, 2020 at 18:36
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    Fun approach to some great reading. Thanks for the challenge and the idea.

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  • December 28, 2020 at 19:04
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    That’s so fun. And what a range of book genres. Such a great way to get the younger kids out of their comfort zones too with more advanced books.

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  • December 28, 2020 at 20:05
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    Great fun! Cool ideas! I’m sure fun for the whole family!

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  • December 28, 2020 at 20:39
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    I love book recommendations!

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  • December 29, 2020 at 00:43
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    The gift of reading! Love this idea.

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  • December 29, 2020 at 09:45
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    What a cool idea! I might see about doing one each month for the year 🙂

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  • December 29, 2020 at 10:19
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    What a fun idea for encouraging reading during the holidays! I love how diverse the books are on this list!

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  • December 30, 2020 at 22:45
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    What fun! I love reading…but often don’t have time unless I’m on vacation!

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    • January 3, 2021 at 19:35
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      I keep trying to squeeze in 30m or so each day! And LOVE audiobooks (free with our local library) and help pass the time when working with my hands (crocheting, cooking, cleaning)

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  • January 1, 2021 at 11:59
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    These are great! As a reading interventionist, it’s always cool to hear about the new books that kids might like.

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  • January 3, 2021 at 16:13
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    Love this idea so much! And great list of books.

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