When it comes to the holiday season a number of things roll around. The holiday cheer and gratitude, the weather changes, and the sudden urge to sit down with a good book. It seems as if everyone wants to just sit down and read this time of year! With school out and a number of different breaks coming up, I see it is only fit to write about it. To write about the books that will keep you entertained on those gloomy days for hours. Books you could read by yourself or maybe get as a gift! These are all books that I see could appeal to all audiences and I personally have really enjoyed. To make it easier for you, the reader, I will add the general age group of the book, and genre. Enjoy!
1 Little Women (All ages, Fiction)
Little Women is a classic that we might not have read, but all know. Little Women was written by Louisa May Alcott and follows four girls in the 1800s. This is one of my top classics for a number of reasons. First, I love the characters. They’re all so different and are so likable you can’t help but fall for them. Second, it gives you a different perspective on life back then. Third, the writing is so elegant and a pure work of art. I would also recommend the PBS mini series!
2 One of Us Is Lying (Young adult, Mystery)
Last Christmas we went up and visited family in Canada and I had my first white Christmas! Being stuck inside the house was warm and toasty the only logical thing to do was to read. I finished this book in less then a week and it was so good! If you want to see me go much deeper into this novel check out my “Gold, Silver, and Bronze” book review here. >https://wedreaminchapters.com/2018/07/05/gold-silver-and-bronze-book-awards-go-to/
3 The 5th Wave (Young adult, Science fiction)
Written by Rick Yancey comes The 5th Wave. This trilogy is what I would consider a classic science fiction novel- aliens and survival. Is you’re a fan of science fiction I would definitely recommend, or even if you’re at least interested! The writing, characters, and plot are absolutely captivating and so entertaining! It will keep you entertained and hooked for hours!
4 Death in the Clouds (All ages, Mystery)
Written by widely known Agatha Christie comes Death in the Clouds, a beautifully written suspenseful murder mystery. This was actually the first book I read by Christie. After I had seen the movie of the Murder on the Orient Express and I knew I had to read one of her books! We follow the same detective from the Murder on the Orient Express as he tries to figure out a murder that happened on an airplane! There are so many twists and every chapter leaves you wondering and begging for more.
5 Tell Me Something Real (Young Adult, Fiction)
Tell Me Something Real is a delightful novel written by Calla Devlin. It’s more than just another “cancer” book and it’s not cliche in the slightest. I will admit that the cover and back of the book makes it seem slow paced and like you can predict what’s going to happen next, but I assure you that’s not the case. It’s a powerful read of family, sisterhood, and what an ill family member can do. There is some romance but it’s not the same cheesy teen romance you see everywhere else- it’s powerful. The characters are all so diverse and the writing is captivating. It’ll be unlike anything you’ve ever read. If I had to describe this book in three words it would be powerful, captivating, and different.
Overall all of these novels are books I really have enjoyed and I think will be great for the holiday season! I tried to include as much diversity when it came to the genres and plots so this could appeal to everyone. I will definitely also link an Amazon link for each novel as well. Have a happy holiday!