Since I did a post back in November for Thanksgiving reads, I thought I would recommend some more books for Christmas! I know everyone celebrates Christmas differently, but my family tends to do most of our greeting and food and gifts on Christmas Eve, and Christmas is spent relaxing around together and eating cheesecake and spending time playing/using/figuring out new gifts. So, I’ll probably spend Christmas afternoon reading. I went through Goodreads and picked out some Christmas-y/Winter-y books. I tried to stay from anything that was necessarily about Christmas(No Charles Dickens here) and went more for atmosphere.
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Landline, while not about Christmas, does take place in the days leading up to Christmas. There’s definitely a sense of family and holidays throughout the book.
Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czusak
If you want something fun and light to read in chunks between family visits, look no further than Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless. This book is filled with pop culture references, unlikely teens bonding together, and is set on Christmas Eve.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Because is there anything more Christmas-y than “It’s always winter, never Christmas?” (spoiler alert: it is, in fact, not always winter and never Christmas).
Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan
It’s annoyingly impossible to find a large image of this cover. Anyway, Winter of Fire is a great winter MG read. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic world and Elsa, the MC, is basically the pre-Katniss.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
There’s nothing inherently Christmas-y about Cinder, but I read it for the first time on Christmas day in 2012, so now I always associate the book with the holiday. Plus, really, if you haven’t started this series yet what are you waiting for?
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith
This book is fun, cheesy, and happy-inducing. It’s the type of book you can definitely breeze through in an afternoon and finish with a smile on your face.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
So this book is definitely dark and not at all fun, but if you want a serious read that practically oozes cold and winter, look no further. While it may not bring holiday cheer, it will definitely let you feel that chill in your bones.
LET’S CHAT: What’s your holiday(Christmas or other)tradition? Plan on any holiday reading?