Today I’m sharing some books that I’ve enjoyed reading during the festive period, they are perfect for snuggling up with a hot chocolate topped with little marshmallows to warm you up when it’s cold outside.
First up, My True Love Gave to Me is a fantastic collection of twelve festive-themed stories written by some of the greats currently writing Young Adult fiction, including Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Gayle Forman and Jenny Han. Some of the stories are really quirky and some are perfect Young Adult romances, and I really liked that all twelve tales were all different in their own way.
A Christmas to Remember is a sweet story about a nanny who takes on the task of giving her boss, his kids and visiting family a Christmas to remember. If you’re not in the Christmas mood, then reading this book will certainly change that, and it will also make you appreciate the time spent with your loved ones during the festive season.
I’ve read all of Scarlett Bailey’s Christmas themed books, but my favourite was The Night Before Christmas. It definitely has a cosy Christmas feel to it, and the writing is nice and light with well-developed characters making it easy to finish in one sitting if you have the time. Plot wise, the book is about Lydia, who visits her friends for Christmas at their soon to be opened B&B, but ends up getting snowed in with her current boyfriend, ex-boyfriend and new potential love interest (uh-oh) and the dilemmas that inevitably ensue.
Christmas with Billy and Me is Giovanna Fletcher’s short novella follow up to her debut novel Billy and Me (which I’d strongly suggest you read before Christmas with Billy and Me). It’s a really short, easy read and has a cute secret proposal plot that has a nice bit of Christmas magic. Definitely one to read if you enjoyed Billy and Me.
Finally, we have the Christmas installment of one of my all-time favourite chick-lit series, the I Heart… books by Lindsey Kelk. I Heart Christmas is the 6th tale of Angela and her life in New York. Again, you really should read the rest of the series before this one (buy them here) to know what’s going on but this one has plenty of festive romance and the usual shenanigans from Angela and co.
So there are my recommendations for light, fluffy Christmas reads… Let me know if you read any of them and what you thought of them, or if you’ve read any not mentioned that are worth reading 🙂