‘Tis the season… for family and friends’ gathering!
But it’s also the season to rest and recharge for the coming year. Getting rest and relaxation can mean a lot of things to different people. If you’re looking for more chill and downtime way to spend the holidays, we say it’s time to pick up a good book and curl up in your reading corner!
Here are our holiday picks for your reading marathon. Enjoy!
“My True Love Gave To Me: 12 Holiday Stories” anthology edited by Stephanie Perkins
Calling all romantic comedy fanatics! This book might just be your perfect read for the holidays. It has 12 heartwarming, short stories which range from high school best friends reunion to impromptu dinner dates. While you can finish the book in one sitting, we suggest taking it one story at a time for better reading satisfaction. If you ask us, we want to see these stories on the big screen!
“10 Blind Dates” by Ashley Elston
On the hilarious reading corner, we have this book by Ashley Elston! Even though the title has “dates” written in it, don’t be fooled. The true heart of the book lies in the connections and sweet moments between Sophie, the book heroine, and the people that mean the most to her: her family. So expect lots of family and witty banters! We’re quite sure you’re going to be extra thankful to your family after reading. (Warning: Prepare your tissues)
“The Chaos of Standing Still” by Jessica Brody
What will you do when you get stuck in an airport… during the holidays? Well, this book will give you a glimpse of what happens when two teenagers experience just that. While it’s marketed as a romance book, we believe it has an important lesson to teach about dealing with grief and loss. As we move into a new year, give this a book a chance and reflect on your own personal baggages. It’s time to leave this year with a heavy heart. Flipping through these pages is a good start!
“Bittersweet” by Sarah Ockler
Last but not least, we have a bittersweet story by Sarah Ockler. Literally and figuratively, that is. Ever wondered what would happen if you push yourself to your limits? If you don’t listen to everyone’s expectations of you? Former figure skater Hudson, the book’s heroine, shows you what it’s like. Slide in (pun intended) to a story about self-discovery that proves you are more than what people labels you. (Hint: she whips up some delicious desserts!)
Which of these books are you reading first? Line them all up this holiday! We know this season’s one of the busiest times this year, but it doesn’t mean you can’t escape the hustle once in a while for a cup of hot cocoa and good book. Happy reading!