The 25 Books of Christmas

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I REALLY love holiday books.  I spend a good portion of December every year reading holiday books, watching holiday movies, and listening to holiday music.  I haven't gone back to the states for Christmas in five years so it is one way to prevent that "the year without Christmas" feeling that can sometimes happen.

This list is very Christmas heavy.  There are some books that are just general winter stories but most holiday books that I have come across are Christmas themed.  And also very very white.  Which is too bad because everyone should be able to get in on the holiday book action.  Do you have any diverse holiday reads?  Please comment and let me know what they are as I would love to read them!


My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff

My New Crush Gave to Me
by Shani Petroff 

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Series: no
Published: October 31st 2017
Rating: Full Review of My New Crush Gave to Me
Times read: 1

Wait. You get a Douglas?! Why? A Fraser fir will last a lot longer, and you can put it up so much earlier.

From Goodreads:

Charlotte Charlie Donovan knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: Teo Ortiz. He's the school's star athlete, in the National Honor Society, invited to every party, contributes to the school paper (where Charlie is co-editor), and is about to be featured as One to Watch in a teen magazine basically, he's exactly the type of guy Charlie s meant to be with. The only problem he barely knows she exists.

But Charlie is determined to be Teo's date to the Christmas ball. And she has a plan: To rig the paper's Secret Santa so that she can win his heart with five perfect gifts. But to do that she needs help. Enter J.D. Ortiz Teo s cousin, and possibly the most annoying person on the planet. He's easy going, laid back, unorganized, spontaneous, and makes a joke out of everything the exact opposite of Charlie (and Teo). But he's willing to provide insight into what Teo wants, so she s stuck with him.

Yet, the more time Charlie spends with J.D., the more she starts to wonder: Does she really know what, or rather who, she wants for Christmas?


My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins et al.

My True Love Gave to Me
by Stephanie Perkins et al.

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Published: October 14th 2014
Series: Twelve Stories
Rating: Full Review of My True Love Gave to Me
Times read: 2

If you 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 My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, 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. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

He says presents aren’t important, but I think they are - not because of how much they cost, but for the opportunity they provide to say, I understand you.

Best+Christmas+Pageant+Ever+cover+www.onemorestamp.jpgThe Best Christmas Pageant Ever  by Barbara Robinson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Barbara Robinson

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Series: The Herdman’s #1
Release date: January 1, 1972
Rating: Full review of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Hey! Unto you a child is born!

From Goodreads:

Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that’s just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It’s obvious that they’re up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way.

This year’s pageant is definitely like no other, but maybe that’s exactly what makes it so special. 


Starry, Starry Night By Lurlene McDaniel

Starry, Starry Night
By Lurlene McDaniel

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Series:  no
Release date: October 10th 2000
Rating: Full Review of Starry, Starry Night
Times read: 1

From Goodreads:

The star winked like a tiny jeweled eye, making her think that perhaps it had heard her and would grant her wishes.

 The star that led the three wise men could be the same star wished upon by those longing for a wish to come true. In the opening novella, "Christmas Child," 15-year-old Melanie feels cheated when her baby sister, born at Christmastime, lives only a few days. But the brief life of her sister shows Melanie the lasting value of love. Brenda struggles between noble intentions and real desires when she becomes the last chance for happiness for a dying boy in "Last Dance." The final story, "Kathy's Life," describes a girl who appears to have it all. Kathy is beautiful, intelligent, and has the perfect job as a live-in caregiver for a couple's baby boy. But not everything is as perfect as it seems: Should Kathy give up the one person she loves most in the world?


Let it Snow by John Green , Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

Let it Snow
by John Green , Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

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Series: no
Published: October 2nd 2008
Rating: Full review of Let it Snow
Times read: 2

From Goodreads:

We just did an awesome job of not dying.

Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. 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.


Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Revolution
by Jennifer Donnelly 

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Series: no
Published: October 12th 2010
Rating: Full review of Revolution
Times read: 3

Life’s all about the revolution, isn’t it? The one inside, I mean. You can’t change history. You can’t change the world. All you can ever change is yourself.

From Goodreads:

BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.
 
Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present. 


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

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Series: no
Published: December 19th 1843
Rating: God bless us, every one
Times read: 7ish

From Goodreads:

A beloved holiday classic at its best! With concise text and luminous illustrations, this promises to be the perfect addition to everyone′s Christmas list. For this true, unique picture-book adaptation of the timeless story, who better to bring Scrooge to villainous, blustering life than Brett Helquist-the artist who also gave us the formidable Count Olaf. 

It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.

French Kissmas  by Catherine Hapka

French Kissmas
by Catherine Hapka

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Series: (Students Across the Seven Seas)
Published: September 1st 2008
Rating: Cute enough
Times read: 1

From Goodreads:

For Nicole Larson, the Christmas season in Paris is more than just a romantic interlude—it’s also a homecoming. Nic studied abroad in Paris a year ago, and is back in town with her friend Annike to spend Christmas and New Year’s in the City of Light. Of course, now that Nic is there, the chemistry she once had with Parisian hottie Luc instantly reignites. But why fuel a romance that has only three weeks to survive? Nic would rather spend time with her new buddy Mike . . . until it becomes clear that Mike is also interested in being more than just friends. With a backdrop of twinkling lights on the Champs-Elysées and Parisian Christmas carols, it’s going to be difficult for Nic to deny the romance around her. . . . 

And now back to Paris... She shivered, and only partly because of the breeze blowing over the water as the boat chugged on along the murky canal. Suddenly she couldn’t wait to get back.

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Skipping Christmas
by John Grisham

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Series: no
Published: November 6th 2001)
Rating: I actually like the film better
Times read: 1

My children know nothing of Christmas. They have so little, and want so little, it makes me feel guilty for the mindless materialism of our culture.

From Goodreads:

Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on the street without a rooftop Frosty the snowman; they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences - and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined.

A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that has become part of our holiday tradition.


The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

The Gift of the Magi
by O. Henry

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Series: no
Published: December 10th 1905
Rating: nostalgiafest
Times read: 4

Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.

From Goodreads:

One dollar and eight-seven cents is all the money Della has in the world to buy her beloved husband a Christmas present. She has nothing to sell except her only treasure -- her long, beautiful brown hair. Set in New York at the turn of the twentieth century, this classic piece of American literature tells the story of a young couple and the sacrifices each must make to buy the other a gift. Beautiful, delicate watercolors by award-winning illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger add new poignancy and charm to this simple tale about the rewards of unselfish love.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
by Dr. Seuss

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Series: no
Published: October 12th 1957
Rating: You know you are singing the song
Times read: 10 or more

From Goodreads:

The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason

"The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason."


Dr. Seuss's small-hearted Grinch ranks right up there with Scrooge when it comes to the crankiest, scowling holiday grumps of all time. For 53 years, the Grinch has lived in a cave on the side of a mountain, looming above the Whos in Whoville. The noisy holiday preparations and infernal singing of the happy little citizens below annoy him to no end. The Grinch decides this frivolous merriment must stop. His "wonderful, awful" idea is to don a Santa outfit, strap heavy antlers on his poor, quivering dog Max, construct a makeshift sleigh, head down to Whoville, and strip the chafingly cheerful Whos of their Yuletide glee once and for all.

Looking quite out of place and very disturbing in his makeshift Santa get-up, the Grinch slithers down chimneys with empty bags and stealing the Whos' presents, their food, even the logs from their humble Who-fires. He takes the ramshackle sleigh to Mt. Crumpit to dump it and waits to hear the sobs of the Whos when they wake up and discover the trappings of Christmas have disappeared. Imagine the Whos' dismay when they discover the evil-doings of Grinch in his anti-Santa guise. But what is that sound? It's not sobbing, but singing! Children simultaneously adore and fear this triumphant, twisted Seussian testimonial to the undaunted cheerfulness of the Whos, the transcendent nature of joy, and of course, the growth potential of a heart that's two sizes too small. 

This holiday classic is perfect for reading aloud to your favorite little Whos.


Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Holidays on Ice
by David Sedaris

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Series: no
Published: December 1997
Rating: funny stuff
Times read: 1

From Goodreads:

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters (Us and Them); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French (Jesus Shaves); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm (Let It Snow); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations (Six to Eight Black Men); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like (The Monster Mash); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry (Cow and Turkey).

But instead I am applying for a job as an elf. Even worse than applying is the very real possibility that I will not be hired, that I couldn’t even find work as an elf. That’s when you know you’re a failure.

The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden and Barbara Cooney

The Story of Holly and Ivy
by Rumer Godden and Barbara Cooney 

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Series:  no
Published: 1958
Rating: 100% because Barbara Cooney is my favorite illustrator
Times read: 3

From Goodreads:

Ivy, Holly, and Mr. and Mrs. Jones all have one Christmas wish. Ivy, an orphan, wishes for a real home and sets out in search of the grandmother she's sure she can find. Holly, a doll, wishes for a child to bring her to life. And the Joneses wish more than anything for a son or daughter to share their holiday. Can all three wishes come true? This festive tale is perfectly complemented by beloved Barbara Cooney's luminous illustrations, filled with the warm glow of the Christmas spirit.

Her name, of course, was Holly. It could not have been anything else, for she was dressed for Christmas in a red dress, and red shoes, though her petticoat and socks were green.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis

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Series: (The Chronicles of Narnia #1)
Published: October 16th 1950
Rating: magical
Times read: a lot, okay?

From Goodreads:

They open a door and enter a world 

NARNIA...the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy...the place where the adventure begins. Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever. 

Meanwhile,’ said Mr Tumnus, ‘it is winter in Narnia, and has been for ever so long, and we shall both catch cold if we stand here talking in the snow.

Decked with Holly by Marni Bates

Decked with Holly
by Marni Bates

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Series:
Published: September 25th 2012
Rating: festive
Times read: 1

From Goodreads:

Most girls don’t get grounded right before Christmas because they slapped Santa in a mall, in front of a mob of little children.

Smartly blending of-the-moment pop culture references and timeless themes, Bates follows her YA debut, "Awkward", with a hilarious, over-the-top adventure about a teen girl who becomes the fake girlfriend of a cute rock star.

Taking a Christmas cruise with her two cousins from hell isn't Holly's idea of a good time. And when seasickness forces her into an open suite, she's pepper-sprayed by a gorgeous guy called Nick. But when Holly makes her exit, she's greeted by a horde of screaming teenage fans. Because Nick happens to be Dominic Wyatt, drummer for one of the hottest bands in America. Suddenly rumours are swirling and Holly's face is plastered all over the Internet. The band can't risk a scandal destroying their family-friendly image, so Dominic convinces Holly to be his fake girlfriend - just for two weeks. How bad could it be to be "fauxmantically" involved with a cute rock star? She's about to find out...


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Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories
by L.M. Montgomery

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Series:
Published: September 1st 1995)
Rating: on my TBR for this year
Times read: not yet

From Goodreads:

Share Anne’s delight at receiving the dress of her dreams, the joy of a young woman reunited with her long lost brother on Christmas Eve, and the surprise of a trio of sisters who inadvertently end a family feud by arriving at the wrong uncle’s house for Christmas dinner. 

Featuring some well-loved characters from the Anne of Green Gables books, as well as plenty of new characters, this collection of short stories by L. M. Montgomery celebrates the joys and tribulations of Christmas and the hope of the new year.

The perfect escape during the hectic holiday season and all year round.


Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher

Kissing Snowflakes
by Abby Sher

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Series: no
Published: November 1st 2007
Rating: TBR
Times read: 0

From Goodreads:

This fun, sweet, wintertime book is filled with humor and romance. The picturesque mountain ski lodge is the perfect place to spend winter break if you have a boyfriend! Otherwise, that cozy leather couch in front of the crackling fire looks a lot less inviting. Good thing that there are lots of cute, blond, sweater-wearing ski instructors around to choose from.

Before last night, the most action I had gotten was from a down pillow.

Ex-mas by Kate Brian

Ex-mas
by Kate Brian

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Series: no
Published: September 14th 2009
Rating: predictable and kind of lame
Times read: 1

Better he learns now that if you mess with people, you might get messed with in return.

From Goodreads:

Two Exes. One holiday adventure. Merry Ex-Mas? 

Seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith's parents just left for vacation, and Lila's all set to throw the holiday party of the season. But when her Christmas-obsessed little brother, Cooper, discovers that global warming is melting the North Pole, he and his best friend, Tyler, take off on a runaway mission to save Santa.

Lila has to get Cooper safely home before her parents get back on Christmas Eve. But the only person who can help her is Tyler's older brother, Beau — a.k.a. Lila's musician, anti-everything ex-boyfriend.

It'll take more than a Christmas miracle for Lila and Beau to overcome their differences and find their fugitive brothers. But could a journey destined for disaster help these polar opposites fall in love...all over again?


Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien

Letters from Father Christmas
by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Series: no
Published: 1976
Rating: heartwarming
Times read: 1

From Goodreads:

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien's children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful colour drawing. They were from Father Christmas, telling wonderful tales of life at the North Pole.

From the first note to Tolkien's eldest son in 1920 to the final poignant letter to his daughter in 1943, this book collects all the remarkable letters and pictures in one enchanting edition. 

If you find that not many of the things you asked for have come, and not perhaps quite so many as sometimes, remember that this Christmas all over the world there are a terrible number of poor and starving people.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
by L. Frank Baum

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Series: no
Published: 1902)
Rating: wait a minute is this what that stop motion movie is based on?
Times read: TBR this year

From Goodreads:

Every child knows about Santa Claus, the jolly man who brings gifts to all on Christmas. There are many stories that tell of his life, but the delightful version relayed in The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is by far the most charming and original of all. Only L. Frank Baum, the man who created the wonderful land of Oz, could have told Santa's tale in such rich and imaginative detail. 

It is possible for any man, by good deeds, to enshrine himself as a Saint in the hearts of the people.

A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd

A Christmas Story
by Jean Shepherd

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Series: no
Published: January 1st 1983
Rating: You'll shoot your eye out!
Times read: 1

I had woven a tapestry of obscenity that as far as I know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan.

From Goodreads:

A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana—the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film.

The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family’s typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

This edition of A Christmas Story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker’s shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father’s pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and unnerving savagery of Ralphie’s duel in the show with the odious bullies Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie’s unstoppable campaign to get Santa—or anyone else—to give him a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”?

The pieces that comprise A Christmas Story, previously published in the larger collections In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories, coalesce in a magical fashion to become an irresistible piece of Americana, quite the equal of the film in its ability to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.


Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies

Miracle on 34th Street
by Valentine Davies

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Series: no
Published: 1947
Rating: Sweet
Times read: 1

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.

From Goodreads:

Generations of believers in hope and goodwill have made Valentine Davies’ Miracle on 34th Street a treasured part of their holiday traditions. Millions of copies of this award-winning story have sold since its first publication in 1947, delighting readers of all ages. A facsimile edition of the book is now faithfully re-created, offering a new generation--and fans of the original--the beauty of the classic 1940s design. Details of how the book came to be written, and made into a beloved film, are included in a brief historical note.


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What Light
By Jay Asher

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Series: no
Published: October 18th 2016
Rating: Full Review of What Light It is from 2016 and before the authors terrible behavior came to light. This is a book to borrow from the library.
Times read: 1

I don’t know how to fully enjoy any of these moments without wondering if it’s the last.”

From Goodreads:

From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a romance that will break your heart, but soon have you believing again. . . .

Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it's a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. 

Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.

By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb's past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.

What Light is a love story that's moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable.


Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares  by Rachel Cohn and  David Levithan

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
 by Rachel Cohn and  David Levithan

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Series: There is a second book OMG
Release date: October 26th 2010
Rating: Full Review of Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
Times read: 3

The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that.

From Goodreads:

“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.


The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily
by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

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Series: Dash and Lily  #2
Release date: October 18th 2016
Rating: Full review of The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily
Times read: 1

From Goodreads:

Dash and Lily have had a tough year since they first fell in love among the shelves of their favorite bookstore. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition.

With only twelve days left until Christmas—Lily’s favorite time of the year—Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends must take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the unique holiday magic of a glittering, snow-covered New York City in December. 

I know in my heart that I can live without him and I know in my heart that I don’t want to-that’s a good place to start, right?

Do you have any reccommendations for books I have missed?  Are there non Christmas books that I have overlooked?  Let me know in the comments! I would love to be able to write a more inclusive list someday. I hope that whatever you celebrate that you are having some awesome winter holidays!

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