Christmas Reads

It’s December 02nd and I am updating my reading list. The following are books I want to read this Christmas season. Grab your notebook and create your own holiday reading list.

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens. Illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova.

We follow the tale of how miser Ebenezer Scrooge becomes a generous and loving member of society. This major transformation occurs after he was three ghosts visited him on Christmas Eve.

Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Sanna Annukka.

Tells the famous tale of the Snow Queen accompanied by beautiful illustrations.

The Gift of The Magi by O. Henry (William Sidney Porter).

A tale about a couple and their challenge to buy surprise gifts for each other while on a tight budget.

The Man Who Invented Christmas by Les Standiford .

The story of how Charles Dickens broke and dispirited published a book he hoped would get him out of debt. After being rejected by his publisher, Dickens took the matter into his own hands and self-published, reviving his career and the spirit of Christmas.

Letters From Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien. Illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien.

This a collection of letters written by Tolkien every Christmas to his kids. The letter filled with whimsical tales of life at the North Pole.

The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol.

This is a tale of love and evil. The blacksmith Valuka battles with the devil who is wrecking havoc on his village as they both compete for the love of the prettiest girl in the village, Oksana.

Starry Night by Debbie Macomber.

A fictional love story for romance lovers. Society-page columnist, Carrie Slayton aspires to write serious news. Challenged by her boss to score an interview with the reclusive best-seller author, Finn Dalton, she sets off for Alaska.

A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories compiled & edited by Bettye Collier-Thomas.

This book is a compilation of stories and poems from African American writers, activists, and visionaries that document their Christmas experience.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

Here’s a tale of four sisters and how they navigate life with only their mother for support as they await their father’s return from war.

Hope you enjoying reading about my top nine books to read this Christmas season. I hope you find one book that catches your eye on this list.

Please see the following link for other popular books to read this holiday season.

35 Best Christmas Books to Snuggle Up With This Holiday Season

Thank you for reading.


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