Halloween has come and gone which means it’s time for Thanksgiving! Which is followed quickly by Christmas and Chanukkah and all the wintery wonderfulness. Now, I know some people don’t like even considering Christmas related things until Thanksgiving is over, but if Hallmark is allowed to start their Christmas movies, then I can give some holiday book recommendations. So, here are five books I believe will help you get in the mood for the holiday season.
1. The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well By: Meik Wiking- This is the perfect book if you’re ready to feel warm and cozy but don’t want anything specifically holiday related. It’s all about how to incorporate cozy into your life the way that the Danish do. Hygge is the perfect way to start your holiday season and I think this book is just what you need. Plus, it’s on sale! Review
2. Winter Street (Winter #1) By: Elin Hilderbrand- This is a winter series with the fourth book having just come out this past October. The series follows the Quinn family and their lives throughout the holidays at Nantucket’s Winter Street Inn. There is a lot of family drama and complications, but in the end there is always that holiday spirit and love of family. I’ve enjoyed each of the first three books and will have a review for the fourth coming soon.
3. What Light By: Jay Asher- If you’re more of a contemporary YA reader, this book will be right up your alley. Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon and every year they move their trees to sell in California. She spends that month at school with her friend Heather where she meets Caleb. It’s a very sweet and quick romantic read. Review
4. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday stories By: Various YA Authors- If you want a holiday story but you don’t want to commit, I’d recommend checking out these short stories. They are all so different from one another and that’s what will make this great for almost any reader. There are some fantasy Christmas stories and some that are romantic. While I wasn’t crazy about every story in this book, there were a lot that I really enjoyed. It was also fun to try new genres without having to commit!
5. Christmas at Tiffany’s: A Novel By: Karen Swan- This book is a bit more of a commitment than the others and is a perfect choice if you want that slow burn story. Christmas at Tiffany’s follows Cassie through a year of her life after it implodes. She stays with each of her friends around the world and tries to figure out her life and who she is now.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for you! Do you have any holiday story recommendations? I always love reading books about the holidays this time of year to help get me in the mood.