Tuesday, November 21, 2023

27 Books to Curl Up With This Holiday Season


Believe it or not, a couple of years ago, I really wasn't into holiday books. Other than A Christmas Carol, I did not venture into holiday romances and the thought of a Hallmark Christmas movie made my eyes roll. But then the pandemic happened and I found myself craving a feel-good book where I could guarantee a happy ending, where the small town knows everyone's name, there may or may not be a gorgeous Christmas tree farm or bakery or bookshop, and it's always Christmas. While not all of these books are entirely 100% feel-good, they are all special holiday books in their own right. Whether you are looking for something that captures the spirit of Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years Eve, or even just winter in all its snowy glory, there's something here for everyone. 
1. The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

2.  The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

3.  An Island Christmas by Nancy Thayer

4.  Christmas in Peachtree Bluff by Kristy Woodson Harvey




5.  Let it Snow by Nancy Thayer

6.  Winter Street series by Elin Hilderbrand




7.  In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

8.  Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini



9.  One Day in December by Josie Silver

10.  10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston



11.  Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

12.  The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery




13.  Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

14.  Once Upon a December by Amy E. Reichert

15.  The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews

16.  Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle 



17.  All I Want For Christmas by Maggie Knox 

18.  Holidays in Virgin River by Robyn Carr



19. The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer

20. Snowed in for Christmas by Sarah Morgan



21. A Winter in New York by Josie Silver

22. The Wake-Up Call by Beth O'Leary



23.  Midnight at the Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

24.  Kissing Kosher by Jean Meltzer



25.  The Christmas Wish by Lindsey Kelk

 26.  Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Jenny Bayliss



27.  This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens




On the TBR List:


1.  A Holiday by Gaslight by Mimi Matthews

2.  Celebration at Christmas Cove by Carrie Jansen



3.  Faking Christmas by Kerry Winfrey

4.  The Christmas Cafe by Eliza Evans

5.  Meet Me at Christmas by Jenny Hale

6.  One Christmas Morning by Rachel Greenlaw

7.  Snowed In by Catherine Walsh

8.  Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory


9.  The Second Chance Year by Melissa Wiesner

So, have you read any of these books? Are they on your TBR list? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments below. Happy holiday reading! 



  1. I really started getting into holiday books a couple years ago - now as soon as the calendar turns to November 1, I break them out! This is a great list and I've read quite a few of them!

    1. I am starting to read them, too! Thanks, Angela! I look forward to your holiday recommendations, too!


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