** December Challenge – Christmas! **

goodreads The Aussie Readers group on Goodreads has the December Challenge – Christmas!;

As usual, for our December challenge we must feature CHRISTMAS! The happy and relaxing holiday is there for us all – make your reading a part of the season 🙂

Rules:
#1. You need to complete a minimum of three of the five categories listed below to finish this challenge. One read – one book for each category.
#2. List (and LINK ) all the books you plan to read for the challenge.
#3. Upon completion of a book, rate it and update your progress!
#4. Don’t forget our guidelines HERE

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Books:
1. Read a book about Christmas or which takes place during the holiday season
2. Christmas (or pine) trees feature strongly for Christmas – read a book with trees on the cover
3. Christmas is families getting together – read a book which features family dramas
4. St Nick – Read a book where the author or a character is called Nick/Nicholas
5. Read a book with a red or green cover (Include cover pic in post!)

1). Read a book with a red or green cover
Redshirts John Scalzi – Redshirt
Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory.
Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces, (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations, and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.
Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy below decks is expended on avoiding, at all costs, being assigned to an Away Mission. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely transforms his and his colleagues’ understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is…and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives.

(Media: eBook, audiobook)
VERDICT: ★★★★

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