It’s almost Christmas! If you celebrate, why not spend that day off reading a nice book? This edition features some of my favorite YA holiday reads that will keep you in the spirit of the season.
Below are some options that you can pick from this jolly holiday season that will keep you turning pages through the festivities. See you all next week with some new releases for the new year, 2019!
Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
This book, which was recently optioned by Hollywood to become a film, is a wonderful collection of holiday stories.
A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, sort of. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.
Make sure to set aside time for this romance!
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
In this Scrooge-inspired tale, on Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn’t. And then she died. Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge, as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.
Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable. But this year, everything is about to change.
This touching story will have you thinking of your own choices during and before the holiday season.
My True Love Gave to Me by Various Authors
This book is perfect for those who love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with this collection by twelve bestselling young adult writers, including Ally Carter and Holly Black, and edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone.
From tales of missed opportunities, to crushes, these tales will have you feeling super cozy.
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