Whether you have taken two whole weeks off of work or only have a day or two to celebrate the holidays (or perhaps a student who is finally finding some time for recreation), we hope that you take some time to curl up and give yourself the gift of reading this next week or so. Whether you’re curled up by the fire with only a tea, quilt, and a book to keep you company or are reading aloud with a group of nieces, nephews, cousins, and the like gathered around, here are some titles that are sure to bring you comfort and joy.
1. A Christmas Carol by: Charles Dickens
Whether it is Tiny Tim’s humble heart or Scrooge’s tear inducing transformation, this will definitely put you in the mood for the holidays and teach you some valuable lessons along the way.
2. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by: C.S. Lewis
Not a true holiday read, but with the land of Narnia cursed in everlasting Winter (always Winter and never Christmas!) and the Pevensie children battling for justice in Aslan’s name, this book is certainly one that will enrich the lives of children and adults alike. It is also one of the best installments of C.S. Lewis’s unbeatable series.
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by: Dr. Seuss
Somehow, Little Cindy, Seuss’s contagious rhyming, and the song that is forever associated with the story makes this classic one that never grows old.
4. Little Women by: Louisa May Alcott
” ‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,’ grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.” Spread the gift Alcott gave us all when she penned this masterpiece by at least reading some pages from one of my all-time favorites.
5. A Charlie Brown Christmas by: Charles M. Schultz
Charlie Brown and Linus teach me what Christmas is all about every year(spoiler alert: it’s not about the tree!). The best part is that you can follow up with the movie afterwards!
So curl up with the eggnog and cookies and find a book to keep you company! Stay warm and safe this holiday season and let us know what you’re reading!