Here’s the holiday reading list I promised to share! As I mentioned earlier this month, now that we are in the holiday season, I’m all about reading books based around the holidays, December, or Winter months! You all came through and shared some holiday book recommendations to read! One of these books is from the Summer reading list. And that is the book, One Day In December. I feel like I’m the only person that hasn’t read that book. So that is changing and that’s what I’m currently reading to kick off my holiday reading!
Holiday Reading List
Vivian tags along with her daughter’s work trip to England to style a royal family member. Vivian is so excited about her holiday and explores all the British sites. What she didn’t expect is to fall for the private secretary. This private secretary falls for her too and they try to find excuses to spend time together. The only thing is that they only have until the New Year.
Kate Potter loved Christmas. She’d start wrapping presents in September and start counting down to Christmas in October. That all changed when her husband left for the army and never came back one holiday season. And now she can’t stand December. She realizes that her son needs to experience a true Christmas and tries to make an effort this year. Through this process, she learned that even if you have the most laid out plans, you can’t plan for the unexpected.
It’s been years since I read a Sophie Kinsella book. This is the same author that wrote Confessions of a Shopaholic (which later turned into a movie featuring Isla Fisher). Becky has been looking forward to going back to her parents to celebrate Christmas. It is in a cute town where they celebrated all their Christmas traditions. This time around, things changed. Her parents want to move out of their town to a trendier town and asked Becky to host Christmas this year. Her sister demands a vegan turkey, and pretty much the holiday season has been chaotic and Becky wonders if she can bring back the joy of Christmas.
Jess moved to London to follow her dreams. She ends up falling for one of her neighbors and plans on how they will see each other more often. She left for a Christmas holiday and when she returned, Alex (the neighbor she fell in love with) has a new girlfriend and it is their other neighbor. Now she runs into them and tries to figure out how to avoid them.
Laurie swears she found the man she’s supposed to spend the rest of her life with. One day at a bus stop she spots this man and instantly felt a connection with him. They never said a word to one another and after that day she spent a year looking for him. Then her best friend introduces her to her new boyfriend and it is the guy from the bus stop. Laurie is torn because she’s still in love with him. For 10 years, it goes through all 3 of their lives on friendships, heartbreaks, and destinies.
This is book one of the Winter Street series. Kelley Quinn is the owner of the Winter Street Inn and is a father of four. All 4 of his kids are grown up and living in different states and all have a story. Kelley decided he wanted to get all his kids together for the holidays. But when they all came together there’s a love triangle, unplanned pregnancy, federal crimes, and tons of drama & chaos. Somehow it all comes together in the end.
Winter Stroll is the second book of the Winter Street series. The Quinn family is together for the 2nd time during Christmas. Just when things are finally slowing down and becoming peaceful, Kelley’s estranged wife shows up. The Inn is filled with surprise guests, past lovers, and now the Quinn family is asking for a Christmas miracle.
This is the third book of the Winter Street series. There’s a historic blizzard approaching Nantucket which is threatening the Quinns to stay away from the Inn. This could mean they all won’t be together for the holidays and can’t celebrate a family wedding. The Quinns will have to figure out how to survive this blizzard.
The final book of the Winter Street series. It’s been awhile since the Quinn family got together for the holidays. There is good news happening with the Quinn family and they want to celebrate together during Christmas. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Quinn family gathering if it all goes smoothly. All in all, this book is about celebration of love.
This is another Christmas series, and this is the first book. Christmas is happening in New York. The Little Knitting Box in the West Village is about to have a change. This store has been in Cleo’s family for four decades and she’s been doing an incredible job running it. Dylan is a stay-at-home dad trying to pick up the pieces from a tumultuous few years – marriage broke down, his mother passed away, and lacks stability. When Dylan and Cleo’s worlds collide, they both have to make hard decisions. Will Cleo allow herself to be part of another family while her own fell part? Will Dylan follow his heart or his head?
Second book of this series. New York is approaching the holidays and Darcy is heading back to Manhattan. She’s in charge of the Inglebrook Inn and the inn needs a boost of bookings. Darcy thinks hosting Christmas will give the Inn the boost it needs. She unexpectedly runs into someone from the past (Myles), and disaster strikes. Can Darcy and Myles set their differences aside?
I didn’t list this but the 3rd book of this series is Wedding Bells on Madison Avenue.
Chrissy Davenport loves Heirloom Point (a small town) during the Christmas season. During the annual wreath auction, Chrissy starts receiving handwritten notes and she can’t make sense of the memories coming back. Nick is a hockey superstar and his career ended due to an injury. The town is chattering about his failed career and relationship. Suddenly he finds himself back to a Christmas tradition he thought he left behind. Will Nick and Chrissy discover that some Christmas heirlooms aren’t actual things but instead bring back nostalgic memories?
More Reading Recommendations
As you can tell, the majority of the books I shared are based around the holiday season / Christmas season. But if you just want a really good book to read during this season, I highly recommend checking out Bill Gates’ holiday reading list. I recently discovered this and had no idea he gives out a list of his favorite reads. And it looks like a good list too!
Basically, Bill Gates consumes over 50 books a year and he shares his top 5 books! If you’re really into meditation, he recommends one book that he and his wife are into. For me, I’m into a memoir he recommended!
What are you reading this Winter season?