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5 Books To Read For the Holidays

December 15, 2018

Looking for something festive to read this holiday season? I’ve got some suggestions for you!

If you’re looking for me in the evenings after Liam’s gone to bed, you won’t find me catching up on all the new Netflix shows (and oh man, my To Watch list is growing). Instead, you’ll find me in bed with a giant mug of tea reading. I’ve been furiously working my way through book after book trying to reach my goal of 50 books read in 2018.

This year I made an effort to read some Christmas-y type books, so if you’re looking for something to get you in the holiday spirit, here are some suggestions:

For you:

  • The Winter Street series by Elin Hilderbrand – this series consists of three books, Winter Street, Winter Stroll and Winter Storms which follows the lives of the Quinn family on the island of Nantucket. They are quick and easy reads, perfect for your holiday vacation or a snowy day by the fireplace. I definitely recommend reading them all back to back, as the first two have some pretty big cliffhangers before everything ties up in the final book.
  • One Day in December by Josie Silver – I won’t talk too much about this one because it is the #booksandbabesbookclub pick for the month so we’ll be discussing it over on Instagram on the 27th. I will say, that while it’s not exactly Christmas-y, it’s a well written story about love at first sight.
  • The Christmas Sisters – Ok, admittedly, I haven’t read this one yet because I’m still waiting for my hold to come in. Considering the fact that the holds list from the Calgary Library (according to Brie) is a mile long, I’m going to assume that this is a great holiday book. Have you read it yet? Tell me what you think!

For teens:

  • Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle – a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town causes all sorts of problems but all sorts of teen romance. This consists of three different stories by three different YA authors but they all end up tying together in the end. Definitely a cute teen read.

For kiddos:

  • Home Alone illustrated by Kim Smith – We are big fans of Kim Smith’s Pop Classics books in our house and Home Alone has been on repeat this week. My little guy loves to say some of the iconic lines from the movie (“I made my family DISAPPEAR”) and do the hands on face yell post-after shave application while we read. If you haven’t checked out Kim Smith’s books yet, I highly recommend you do, especially this one for the holidays.

What are you reading this holiday season? Any favourite books to share? 

Looking for more? Check out The Savvy Reader’s list of Books To Get You In the Christmas Spirit.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    allison
    December 17, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    There’s a fourth/final book in the Elin Hilderbrand Winter Storms series: Winter Solstice that came out last winter. Read One Day in December at the beginning of the month – meh – cute and easy to read, but more bordering on newly graduated from University young adult. Or maybe less jaded than me. Christmas Sisters is next on my list.

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    Becky
    December 18, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Oh! I thought it was just a trilogy! Thanks for letting me know!

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