Christmas is a time for love, goodwill, cheering… and sitting in a comfy chair with a bunch of books to keep you warm and fuzzy.
Here are light and easy reads for the holiday season:
Nothing says Christmas in NYC like Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares. Dash finds a little notebook from The Strand bookstore— and it takes him and Lily on a scavenger hunt all around the Big Apple in search for adventure, and, well, true love. This book by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is light, funny and heartwarmingly kilig.
Here’s a classic to put you in the holiday spirit! Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas and finds himself haunted by ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and To Come. Christmas simply wouldn’t be complete without this tale.
This one’s not really Christmas-y but it makes for a good and cozy read. Nineteen year-old Feyre Archeron kills a wolf while hunting in the dead of winter. When a beast comes to take her away as payment for the life she stole, she must learn to live with creatures she’d grown to fear. Loosely based on Beauty and the Beast, this first book in Sarah J. Maas’ best-selling series is a perfect December read if you’re into romance, adventure and crazy twists.
What if you could go back in time? Or, what if you found a landline in your old room and you could talk to someone from, say, 10 years back? What would you say? This holiday novel from Rainbow Rowell is about rediscovering relationships and rekindling old flames. It’s sure to bring out the warm and fuzzies for the holidays.
Fine, call me a hopeless romantic. If the other books above can’t sate your holiday kilig needs, here’s an anthology especially collected for you. Edited by Stephanie Perkins, My True Love Gave To Me features stories from some of the best YA writers today, including Gayle Forman, Holly Black among others.