Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! And if you don't celebrate Christmas: happy Tuesday with no school/work! And if you work in retail... I'm sorry. ;)
Anyway, I was trying to think of a good Christmas-y post, but I realized that I don't read a lot of Christmas books. So I thought, what books DO I read that would be good for Christmas/Winter Holiday season? And here's what I came up with! Enjoy!
The Giver, Lois Lowry
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This book has always felt like Christmas to me. Probably because of the end. ;)
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
In a classics mood? Try Jane Eyre this holiday. It's my favorite classic and has this wonderful way of both squeezing and warming your heart.
Frost, Wendy Delsol
Now this is the sequel to Stork, and Stork is very winter-y, but this one takes the cake. It's primarily a retelling of The Snow Queen, and a lot of it takes place in Iceland. I felt cold the whole time I was reading it. I loved it!
Why yes, yes this book is about demons, BUT I always picture it as the perfect curled-up-by-the-fireplace read. With snow falling heavily outside, the pages lit by the firelight. *shudders* Oh my word that sounds like heaven. And if you can get hold of the audiobook, it's narrated by TIM CURRY! TIM CURRY, people!!
If you need a book that will make you love all your fellow man. It's this one. Oh... dear... excuse me while I go cry for a minute.
Ice, Sarah Beth Durst
This is probably my favorite retelling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. (Although, no, I have not read East). I fell in love with the characters, setting, and more. A great winter read!
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Need I say more? Really?
So what do you think of my list? Have you read any of these? Are they good for the holiday season? What books make you feel the holiday spirit?
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