As it gets closer to Christmas and the days get colder I got thinking about the books that are perfect to read over the Christmas period. There is so many amazing books over there that incorporate Christmas in someway or another. There is nothing better than to curl up with a book over Christmas and what better than if these books are also about Christmas. Here are my perfect YA books to reads at Christmas.
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Various Authors
“My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cosy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.”
This is such a lovely anthology of stories to read over the Christmas period. It is packed full of twelve short stories from twelve incredible authors who all bring something different to the book. I love picking this book up each Christmas and reading a couple of the short stories.
Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
“A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.”
Another collaboration of authors I enjoyed. These authors bring excellent Christmas stories to life that are all linked in someway. This book contains three short stories by three well-known authors. It is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold, frosty and long day over Christmas.
Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
“Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?”
This co-authored book comes from two bestselling authors who have worked together many time before. This book features Christmas and the Christmas season heavily. It is a magical read that you will not want to put down. I am actually planning on picking this one up again in the next few days.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Various Authors
“The UK’s top Young Adult authors join together in this collection of new stories and poems on the theme of home. Contributors include: Tom Becker, Holly Bourne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Katy Cannon , Cat Clarke, Juno Dawson, Julie Mayhew, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Lisa Williamson and Benjamin Zephaniah. GBP1 from the sale of every book will be donated to Crisis, the national homelessness charity.”
This is a book filled with short stories written by fifteen UKYA authors. Not only is it packed full of wonderful stories by UKYA authors but £1 from each book sale goes to Crisis the homeless charity. It is the perfect book to pick up over Christmas and to put you into the Christmas story. It is an excellent book to pick up and read one short story each day!
There you have it the perfect YA books to pick up and read over Christmas. Do you have anymore YA books you like to read over Christmas, let me know in the comments!
Until next time,