Well, that went fast. Christmas is just around the corner (literally), and I’m late as usual. I only started shopping this week, which is why this post is so late (sorry about that!). I had a list of Christmas books I wanted to read this year, but obviously that didn’t happen, thanks to the library backlog. So, if I read what I wanted this month to get in the mood for the season, what would it be? Keep reading for my list!
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens I have never read this book, but I’ve seen so many versions as movies and a musical. My personal favorite is A Muppet Christmas Carol, because Gonzo and Rizzo as narrators are hilarious! I feel like its high time I read this though, and I hope to remedy this next Christmas.
My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins- I read this about two and a half years ago, and I absolutely loved it! It was pretty inclusive and had a creepy Krampus story. I was really hoping to reread it this year, but there’s nothing saying I can’t read it over the summer!
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand- I saw this book in Barnes and Noble a month or so ago, and not long after that I read the first five chapters through Epic Reads’ First5 newsletter. I couldn’t wait for the next day’s chapter, and was so sad when we got to Friday! I may pick this one up sooner than later.
Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle- I love the concept for this book. Each author wrote a separate story, but they all interconnect somehow. I’ve had my eye on this book for a while now, I just need to actually pick it up and read it.
Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell- This one may still happen. I have the book at home, and I’m planning a mostly free day for Christmas Eve. Plus, its short. It is two short stories (one of which I’ve already read) in one super cute, sparkly package. We’ll see if I wait til tomorrow to start it!
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling- Seriously, when is it not a good time to read Harry Potter? I love how each book features Christmas, no matter where the trio is in their journey. I can also blame Freeform/ABC Family, since they played the movies every December.
Landline by Rainbow Rowell- While this isn’t a Christmas book, it takes place in the days leading up to Christmas, and it was amazing, just like everything else Rainbow has ever written. While it could be read anytime, I thought it would be fun to read each day’s chapters on the day itself. Because I have all the time in the world to read what I want, when I want. Yup.
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour- I read this one earlier this year, and I’m just looking for an excuse to read it again. The main plot of this book takes place over Marin’s Christmas break from college, wrapping up on Christmas day. Definitely not a Christmas book though. Still an awesome read, especially if you want to feel all of the things.
What would you recommend I read?
I’m up for both Christmas and non-Christmas books. Let me know in the comments!