I wanted to do something a bit more seasonal for this post, especially since Christmas is next week. So I thought for a little bit and thought why not share some of the holiday books that I've enjoyed recently or in the past and some ones I'm hoping to read this year or maybe next year. So here is my holiday reading list:
- The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens- this is about as classic as you can get. I read this for literature a year or two ago and it's a great book. It captures an interesting and moving tale while still feeling Christmas-y and heartwarming. And I'm sure for some it holds a certain amount of nostalgia if their family, like mine, had a copy of the movie or "Scrooge" that they would play at this time of year.
- Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, & Lauren Myracle- this book was published several years ago but I hadn't seen or heard of it until recently. Knowing John Green and being familiar with Lauren Myracle I'm sure that this short story collection is amazing. I can't wait to pick it up at some point soon.
- My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by various authors- Speaking of anthologies, I read this one...maybe late November? And I was very pleased with it. There is a wonderful lineup of authors including Stephanie Perkins, David Levithan, Gayle Forman and many others. Each story was different and unique and put me into the holiday spirit. There were definitely some gems that I really enjoyed in there too.
- An Amish Christmas: December in Lancaster County by various- I'm a fan of Amish fiction when I'm in the mood. And I feel like they're a very family oriented group, and Christmas is certainly a family centered holiday. I haven't read this particular anthology but I have read some of the authors' other amish stories.
- The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis- even if this isn't exactly a Christmas themed book, Father Christmas is a part of the book and it's winter for most of the book. I consider it to be pretty Christmas-y and it's a great book either way :)
- Two Tickets to The Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul- this is an author that I really enjoyed a few years ago, she writes some great Christian YA fantasy books. So I would be interested to see what her seasonal, adult book is like.
- Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan- I don't actually think I've read any of Rachel's books, even though I've heard of her before. I've read a little bit of David's writing but not much. In any case I was interested with the idea of this book, it sounds pretty fun.
So there's my holiday TBR list! You can check it out on my goodreads here, if you want to find out more about one of the books. Also, let me know if you have some other holiday books that I've missed, I'd love to add them and maybe read next year!
Sara Bennett, someone more likely to be found in bed, curled up with a good book, than out at a sports game or gig (although she's pretty addicted to music too). Hoping for a better world, believing in her Savior, daydreaming of One Direction, hanging out with friends, or where she may be...there's always a little voice inside wondering if it's almost time to return to the books sitting on her shelf. In short, an average young woman with a book in hand and a dream to write one day.