After my post a couple of days ago about books I would recommend reading during the festive period, I had an idea. I wanted to share the 4 books that I want to read before Christmas. I know there is not much time before Christmas is here but I will be giving this a good try and I cannot wait. Here are 4 books I want to read before Christmas!
10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
Sophie wants one thing for Christmas-a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship. Cue devastation.
Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents’ house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for the holiday. That’s when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan: Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind dates by different family members. Like her sweet cousin Sara, who sets her up with a hot guy at an exclusive underground party. Or her crazy aunt Patrice, who signs Sophie up for a lead role in a living nativity. With a boy who barely reaches her shoulder. And a screaming baby.
This has been on my Christmas TBR for a few years now and this might finally be the year that I actually read it. It was recommended to me by a friend who said it was right up my street and I cannot wait to finally see what I think of it!
The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox
When chef Charlie Goodwin gets hit on the head on the L.A. set of her reality baking show, she loses a lot more than consciousness; she also loses her ability to taste and smell–both critical to her success as show judge. Meanwhile, Charlie’s identical twin, Cass, is frantically trying to hold her own life together back in their quaint mountain hometown while running the family’s bustling bakery and dealing with her ex, who won’t get the memo that they’re over.
With only days until Christmas, a desperate Charlie asks Cass to do something they haven’t done since they were kids: switch places. Looking for her own escape from reality, Cass agrees. But temporarily trading lives proves more complicated than they imagined, especially when rugged firefighter Jake Greenman and gorgeous physician’s assistant Miguel Rodriguez are thrown into the mix. Will the twins’ identity swap be a recipe for disaster, or does it have all the right ingredients for getting their lives back on track?
My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White and Jim Tierney
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me . . .
This beautiful collection features twelve gorgeously romantic stories set during the festive period, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. The stories are filled with the magic of first love and the magic of the holidays.
This is another book that I have been meaning to read for years now. I have always read a couple of the the short stories and then put it down. This year I am planning on reading a story each night on the 12 days before Christmas and hopefully that way I will read the whole thing!
Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey
Two weeks before Christmas and all through Manhattan, shop windows are decorated in red and green satin.
I’m standing alone in front of the famous Vivant department store, when a charming man named Aiden asks my opinion of the décor.
It’s a tragedy in tinsel, I say, unable to lie.
He asks for a better idea with a twinkle in his eye.
Did I know he owned the place? No. He put me on the spot.
Now I’m working for that man, trying to ignore that he’s hot.
But as a down on her luck girl with a difficult past, I know an opportunity when I see one—and I have to make it last.
I’ll put my heart and soul into dressing his holiday windows.
I’ll work without stopping. And when we lose the battle with temptation, I’ll try and remember I’m just window shopping.
I’ve been seeing this one absolutely everywhere in the past few months. So, of course that means I want to see what all the hype is about. I am going to be picking this one up and reading it as soon as I can! I want to see if the hype is worth it.
Those are just some books I want to read before Christmas. What books do you want to read before Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!
2 thoughts on “4 Books I Want to Read Before Christmas”
I 100% agree with all of these! 10 Blind Dates is one of my go-to recommendations, and I just read Windows Shopping and it was so good. Tessa Bailey is amazing. I hope you love it as much as I did and that you’re ready for a lot of steam!!
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I didn’t get round to reading either but they are top of my Christmas reading list this year!