6 Books to Read to Get you in the Holiday Spirit
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
Known for his wit and humor, Sedaris’ collection of holiday stories is nothing short of hilarious. We all have those weird holiday stories involving family and friends. Sedaris captivates his readers with the most absurd of stories like these.
Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
The first book in the Winter Street series follows the Quinn family as they gather together and Christmas looms. They may be quaint but they are also truly dysfunctional. Hilderbrand weaves warmth and humor through her novels and this is no exception. If you’ve ever “gone home for the holidays” you’ll enjoy this series.
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Taking place in Manhattan in December, the scenery in this novel is enough to get you in the holiday spirit. When Lily leaves a notebook filled with literary clues in a bookstore she sets in motion an adventure with a guy (Dash) she’s never even met. The notebook is exchanged back and forth as they fall in love with their written selves. But will they have the same spark in person?
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A “Bah humbug” classic. Join Scrooge on Christmas Eve when his ghosts of past, present and future visit to show him he needs to change his miserable ways. Originally published almost 175 years ago, the morals in this story still ring true today.
Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb
Set in the 1960’s, Lamb weaves together unforgettable characters in this short novel. It is a charming story about a ten-year-old named Felix. This book reads like a delightful trip down memory lane.
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins
This collection is filled with twelve romantic stories set during the winter holiday season. Although they are all by Young Adult authors, these cozy stories can be enjoyed by teens and adults alike – preferably in front of a warm fireplace.