Fun holiday reads – pretty covers too!

Hi Everyone,

Last week I hosted a virtual book chat on holiday reads for my library job. Wow, there are so many! Here are some contemporary holiday stories with pretty and very similar cover styles. Holidays are so busy that I don’t seem to have the time to read much, but these look fun and light. Have you read any? Some are new this year and some have been around a couple years. Which would you recommend?

Always in December by Emily Stone

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

The Holiday Switch by Tif Marcelo

A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli

The Matza Ball by Jean Meltzer

One Day in December by Josie Silver

Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

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23 thoughts on “Fun holiday reads – pretty covers too!

    1. Aren’t they nice covers? I had a lot of fun looking through all the holiday books. I’m going to try to read a couple next year. Thanks for reading and commenting, Books and Bakes 🙂

  1. I haven’t read any of these but did manage to read a couple of Holiday books this year which I enjoyed. The Worst Noel by Amy Reade and A December Knight by Diane McGyver were both great reads.

    1. Hi Darlene – those are cute titles – I’m starting to like the idea of these holiday books. I’m going to try to read a couple of them next year. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

    1. Hi Donna, I was just over on your blog and saw your post – I think I’ll read a couple holiday books next year – something light! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    1. Oh, good to know – I’ll stop by soon! I love the covers. Thank you for reading and commenting, Library of Life – I hope you are having a good holiday 🙂

  2. Love all these covers! I came so close to reading The Holiday Swap this year. Maybe next year for sure. Hope you had a Merry Christmas, Barbara! ❤

  3. I have Always in December on my TBR, but I skipped over it for now because I wasn’t in the mood for a Christmas story with a lot of F-bombs. What did I read instead? An extreme-horror Christmas novel. (WHAT was I thinking?) It’s called The Radiator Boy and the Holly Country by Komor. It’s told in folktale style. It’s iconoclastic, wonderfully poetic, a literary brilliance, deviant and ugly and violent, draws upon thoroughly researched winter and Christmas traditions from around the world, is a passion play (at Christmas? again, WHAT was I thinking?), and is phantasmagoric (so not something you can rush through). I loved it.:-)

    1. Wow! There are Christmas stories in every genre, even horror! And what? f-bombs in a nice Christmas story? Ack! I haven’t read any of these but I wasn’t expecting that 🙂

  4. I don’t think of myself as gravitating toward holiday books, but I’ve actually read three of these! I really enjoyed Royal Holiday, especially since the main character is a woman in her 50s who gets to be a romantic lead — pretty rare! I just finished The Matzah Ball and thought it was cute. I do love all these covers — what a fun selection!

  5. Funny how similar the covers look. I got a number of these on Kindle from my library, including Always in December. Also, not shown here, Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louise (good one) and Mountain Laurel Christmas by Jan Sikes. These books are great light reading for the busy holiday times. Now, on to the NEW YEAR. Happy 2022. xo

    1. I definitely appreciate light reading when I’m busy with life’s demands. Thanks for stopping by here – I’m way behind in replying to comments – I guess my excuse is that I’ve been reading!

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