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This week we are talking about our favourite holiday reads, which combined with the fact that we are in December means that it is nearly Christmas! I love this time of year, and so naturally I also love books that are set in the festive period, or even just have a hint of the Christmas spirit in them.
So here are my favourite holiday reads!
Starting off with a super Christmasy read, this one is one that I always at least try to reread around this time of year as it is a collection of three short romances that all take place in the same town on Christmas Eve. This year you can also now enjoy these gorgeously festive tales by watching them, as the adaptation has just hit Netflix, so you can curl up with whichever format you fancy on a cold winter’s night.
Continuing with the festively themed books, this is another anthology of holiday romances that I always make time to dive into throughout December. Every year I find myself returning to some of my favourites out of these short stories, and so I can not wait to carry on that tradition this year.
This book gave me everything I could possibly want in a Christmas story – humour, romance and so many festive scenes in New York City. Dash and Lily’s romance is one of the cutest I’ve read, with their constant exchange of dares through this little red notebook makes this story one of the most enjoyable books to read in December.
Onto a book that is not set in or has a particularly festive story, but is still such a magical and beautiful read that I believe truly captures some of the feelings of wonder around Christmas. It truly is a gorgeous story, and as its one of my favourites I would definitely love to reread around my favourite time of the year.
I’m sure this will be on everyone’s lists this week, as it is a book that is just so perfectly suited to the holidays. Not only was it a huge part of so many people’s childhoods, but there are also some gorgeous festive scenes within in, so now is the perfect time to return to Hogwarts and marvel at the beautifully decorated Great Hall.
Finally, this is definitely the least Christmasy book on this list, but it is still one that I could see myself rereading around this time of year (if I wasn’t so busy!) as it is one of my favourite books of all time. This book also has a big focus on friendship & family and so in that sense it does fit into the themes of the season of coming together.
What are some of your favourite books to read during the festive season? Have you read any of these – what did you think?