Welcome to day 6 of Blogmas! today I want to talk about my all-time favourite Christmas reads. over the last few years, I have had read an awful lot of Christmas books. Some have been good, some have been bad, and a few have been amazing. Today I want to take the time to tell you all about My Top 5 Christmas Reads. So, let’s do this!
My True Love Gave To Me by various
This is a beautiful YA anthology containing 12 short love stories all set over the festive period. There is a story for everyone in this anthology. Each story will leave you wanting more and make you feel super festive. What is brilliant about this is that every story is very different. You have Santa’s daughter, an adorable gay couple, Krumpus, a young arsonist, the cutest couple in existence and so much more. Also the stories are scattered over the whole festive period, some at Christmas, some at new year’s, some throughout the whole season. This is such a lovely book and such a brilliant way to discover new authors. I have read it twice and I loved it just as much the second time around. Kind of tempted to read it this year as well.
What Light by Jay Asher
This little book is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit. You follow 17-year-old Sierra as she takes the annual month long trip to California to help her parents run their Christmas tree lot, but this year, things take an unexpected turn in the form of Caleb. This is a story of friendship, family and love. And most importantly, Christmas This story is so gripping and loveable and at only 300 pages, it is a very easy, quick read. I listened to it as an audiobook and got through it in a day, I could not put it down. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to buy a Christmas tree farm!
Dash And Lily’s Book Of Dares by David leviathan and Rachel Cohen
if you are looking for a book that will make you smile, laugh and fall in love, then this is the one for you. The story revolves around two 16 year olds, Dash and Lily, who have never met, but share a lot in common. Set over the Christmas period, you watch as the pair communicate with each other through a little red notebook, filled with dares, and slowly fall for each other. I love this book. The characters are absolutely adorable, the story is incredible and several times I found myself laughing out loud on trains because of it. The sequel, The Twelve Days Of Dash And Lily is also worth a read, although it isn’t quite as good as the first one.
A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
This beautiful story will make you ‘believe in the impossible’. Have you ever wondered how Father Christmas became Father Christmas? Have you ever wondered who he was before? Or how he teamed up with elves? Then this is the book for you. This new festive classic will leave you speechless You follow young Nikolas as he undertakes a dangerous adventure to save his family, and ultimately, discover Christmas This book is absolutely stunning and will really put you in the festive feel. It has vibes similar to those of the first Harry Potter book and I can guarantee, you wont be able to put it down. This one is perfect for the whole family.
The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher
This story follows 10-year-old William Trundle, a young, wheelchair bound, boy who loves dinosaurs, as he meets a real, living dinosaur and goes on an epic adventure with him. this is a brilliant book. It is fun and sweet and completely magical. And it is also packed full of powerful messages that all children need to learn. I loved this book. It is well worth a read.
And there we have it. Those are my top five Christmas reads. What is your favourite Christmas book? I think of the 5, My True Love Gave To Me is probably my all-time favourite Christmas book. I have read it three times now and it is absolutely brilliant. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and I’ll see you all again tomorrow