My Favorite Holiday Reads

Time to deck the bookshelves!

It’s my favorite reading time of the year! Time for all the holiday reads, and I’m here for it. I love reading cozy books this time of year. It just really adds to the seasonal fun for me, and makes me feel so cozy and happy. So I thought today I would round up my favorites for you so you can plan your holiday reads accordingly.

My Favorite Holiday Reads

All I Want for Christmas // The Holiday Switch // New Year’s Kiss

Favorite Holiday Reads

Seven Days of Us

Is it too soon for a quarantine book?! I promise it’s not what you think! This book follows a family who are stuck together after their daughter comes home from treating an infectious disease abroad, and they’re forced to quarantine for a week. Needless to say, there is a lot of family drama, and a lot of laughs, too, as these wildly different people are reunited for the first time in years.

One Day in December

This may be *THE* holiday book for me. I love it so much, I re-read it every year. Laurie and Jack’s chance meeting sets them on a path of being in each other’s orbit for more than a decade. Their story is one of love and missed opportunities and how fate intervenes. You’ll love it!

We Met in December

This was our December book last year and for good reason! This is the story of Jess and Alex and while the book starts and ends in December, the story follows these characters every month of one year and you fall in love them as they slowly fall in love with each other. This is a terrific slow burn British rom-com.

Twelve Dates of Christmas

Another ABBC pick, this time from November 2020, will take on Kate’s wacky and charming “12 Dates of Christmas” as she looks for love in the English countryside. Some of the dates are sweet and romantic and some are downright disasters. You’ll adore each and every one.

Royal Holiday

This book features Vivian, who tags along to England for the holidays with her daughter, Maddie, a stylist for someone in the royal family. There she meets Malcolm, a man has worked for the queen for years. They soon find themselves in a holiday romance with the clock ticking on their time together.

The Holiday Swap

My latest holiday read; I adored it so much I picked it for November’s book club selection! Two sisters swap places in the hopes of the other fixing their problems. Instead, each of them begins to find in the other’s life some things they’ve been missing.

This Time Next Year

In this winter novel spanning many years, Minnie and Quinn are inextricably linked when they are the first and second babies born in the new year in 1990. Feeling Quinn has stolen her good luck from the very start, Minnie runs into him on their 30th birthday. From there, they continue to run into each other and each encounter leaves them wanting more.

The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living

In this classic holiday rom-com, Olivia moves from Boston to Guthrie, VT and takes a job as a pastry chef at the local inn. Soon she realizes she was hired to reclaim the inn’s status as the blue ribbon winner of the local apple pie contest. Before too long she is immersed in small town life, and Martin McCracken, a man who has returned home from Seattle to care for his aging father.

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The Holiday Swap

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  1. I’m going to pick up this month’s recommendation but I don’t think anything could top One Day in December for a fun holiday read! I actually laughed out loud while reading it and, at 65, that doesn’t happen often with this type of book! I’ll have to see if she’s written anything else! Happy holidays!

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