Did I ever mention how much I love Christmas? Spending an entire month listening to Christmas songs, gift shopping, and decorating, what’s not to love right? It’s the perfect time to cuddle up in a cozy blanket with some hot chocolate and watch The Holiday right now.
You know what else it’s the season for? Reading! There are so many amazing holiday themed books out there. I, however, wanted to do a little something different with this article.
Here is a perfect book to read based on your favorite Christmas song, because there is nothing better than curling up with a good book and ignoring the world on a cold December day!
If You Love “All I Want for Christmas is You,” you should read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The story starts when Louisa, loses her job at a local tea shop and starts looking for another one. Soon after she starts working as a carer for a man who was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him wheelchair-bound and with no desire to continue living. Hoping to show Will that his situation doesn’t limit his life, Lou does everything in her power to lift his spirits. What she doesn’t plan on, however, is how Will causes her to question her own choices in life.
Keep tissues handy because this book will make you weep! It’s a beautiful, heartbreaking and very real story. I hope this Christmas, you realize just how important it is to choose YOU and just live.
If You Love “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” you should read Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn, and David Levithan
Dash and Lily are polar opposites. Dash never recovered from his parents’ divorce; Lily stayed at home while her parents celebrated their second honeymoon in Fiji. Lily, out of boredom, leaves a notebook in a bookstore to see if someone will find it and take up the dares. Dash finds the notebook and is curious to find out who wrote it and leaves clues for Lily. That’s when the exchanges start and the story moves forward.
This is one of those, fluffy romances that will make you want to go on your own adventure. It’s a perfect Christmas read because it really will make you think it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
If You Love “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” you should read We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
The story is about Marin, a girl who has a very hard time dealing with difficult things in life. She lost her grandfather and flees to New York to start college early. When her old best friend and girlfriend, Mabel, arrives is when Marin is forced to face her demons. The love story between Marin and Mabel is beautiful. It’s the kind of love what you will want for yourself.
This book is about grief, sadness, and hope. Over the course of the story, the characters learn about themselves, about growing as individuals and dealing with issues that real people face.
If You Love “Let It Snow,” you should read Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
Let It Snow is three short stories by three bestselling authors that are so seamlessly together it does an amazing job of creating one Christmas tale. The first part of the story is written by Maureen Johnson.The second section by John Green is without a doubt the best part of the novel. The last story is written by Lauren Myracle.
I really loved how these 3 winter short stories were all connected! They take place in the same town in a snowstorm and all of the characters come together in some way.
If You Love “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” you should read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The story is about Cath, a Simon Snow fangirl. She has been writing a very popular Simon Snow fanfiction for years. In her freshman year of college, she is having a very hard time managing everything. And starts to feel like she is missing out on something. In this book, Rowell explores friendship, fiction, family, and relationships.
It’s a heartwarming story with relatable characters. It took me back to the days when I was struggling to let go of my childhood fears and take a leap of faith.
If you decide to pick any of these books up, let me know what you think! If you find this post helpful please share the image below on Pinterest.