As students, it is sometimes difficult to get into the Christmas spirit with so much stress. However, I have put together a short list of books to read over Christmas break to get you into the holiday spirit.
The first book on that list is Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. Let It Snow is a Young Adult book and actually has three stories written by each of the authors. All three stories take place during the holiday season and each are also winter romance stories. All three writer’s styles are different and seem to have completely different story lines, but if you look closely there are some aspects that link all three.
The next book on the list is also a compilation of several stories-twelve this time actually. My True Love Gave to Me:Twelve Holiday Stories has stories that focus on Christmas, Hanukkah, or just winter and snow, and is perfect for all ages. I have read this book several times, and it is the perfect book to stay inside while the snow is falling and read.
Another book that I can recommend is the first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This book is good for all ages, as it is most lighthearted of the series. It also includes descriptions of both Christmas and the decorations around Hogwarts. This is one of my go-to books once December rolls around, and always gets me ready for winter and the holidays.
Winter Town by Stephen Emond is a fantastic book to read during winter. It follows friends Evan and Lucy who were separated when Lucy’s parents got divorced. The only time that they see each other is Christmas, when Lucy comes to visit. One year however, Lucy comes back and is much different than she was the previous year. Throughout the month of December, Evan attempts to get the Lucy back that he used to know. This book is also a Young Adult book.
If you put on some christmas music and settle down with these books, you are guaranteed to get into the christmas spirit and enjoy your winter break.