Holiday Books to Add to Your Reading List

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It’s that time of year! Take in the cheer with these holiday books. Chestnuts roasting by the open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, and a pile of books to keep you company before the family arrives on Christmas day.

Little Women
Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is one of my absolute favorite holiday books. Aside from spanning the length of a year from Christmas to Christmas, this classic book is full of moral values and the significance of family ties. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll find a bit of yourself in every page.

This is the perfect book to read aloud as a family. You could even get the audiobook and have it play for an hour or so every evening after dinner. In the days of smartphones, tablets, and Netflix, we’ve forgotten the togetherness that comes with experiencing a simple story.


Seven Days of Us
Francesca Hornak

Read her author interview here!

Did you think your family was crazy? Try spending seven days and nights under quarantine with them. That’s exactly what happens to this family. Secrets come out and the drama unfolds when the Birches are forced to confront each other while locked away in their aging country estate over the Christmas holiday.

This book was a pleasure to read and is absolutely perfect for this list of holiday books. Hide yourself away with a copy of Seven Days of Us when you need a break from your family this Christmas season. Suddenly, you won’t feel so alone.

Read Francesca Hornak’s Author Interview here.


Something Like Happy
Eva Woods

Sure, this isn’t exactly a Christmas book. However, I think it still deserves a spot on this list of holiday books. Something Like Happy will bring you joy and give you a moment to appreciate all you hold dear. Further still, it will ask you to consider what you might want to accomplish in the New Year. What small acts can you do to find something like happy?

Annie is stuck in her boring job, in her depressing flat, with her annoying roommate. She’s stopped cleaning, caring, and is in a state-of-being no 35-year-old woman wants to find herself. Then she meets Polly. A bright, eccentric, bubbly cancer patient who refuses to let Annie continue on her off-course trajectory. It’s beautiful, bright, hilarious, and momentous at all the right spots.


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis

This children’s classic is perfect for those who don’t have much time, but still want to get into the Christmas spirit. And who wouldn’t want to relive stepping through the wardrobe, meeting Tumnus at the light post, having dinner with the Beavers, and going on a grand adventure where it’s, “Always winter, never Christmas.”

This is another great pick for my holiday books list because it’s an easy one to read aloud to your children on the cold winter evenings leading up to Christmas.

I hope whatever and however you celebrate this time of year, you enjoy the spirit of the holidays and find some good cheer.

Until next time!


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Bex Skoog

Bex Skoog

Bex Skoog is the creator of the 'Out of the Bex' website, a guide to a more thoughtful life through books and simple living. If she had three wishes they would be for teacups to never empty, to possess an unending supply of classic films, and have access to the world's greatest libraries. Bex lives in Virginia outside of Washington D.C. with her husband and hundreds of stray books.

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2 thoughts on “Holiday Books to Add to Your Reading List”

  1. This is so cute, I’ve been on the hunt for Christmas books that aren’t for little kids or the cheesy netflix movie companions (haha). -Megan (@the_spines)

  2. Hi Megan! Thanks for the lovely comment!
    It feels at times like they only make Christmas books for tiny kiddos or cheesy romances. I think there’s definitely more out there, you just have to dig! I hope you don’t have to dig any further 🙂 Thanks, lovely!

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