Books you need to read this Christmas – 2018

Books to read this Christmas - 2018

December is the best month to read. Snuggling under the covers with a good mug of tea (or hot chocolate!) is the best way to spend a cold afternoon according to us!

We have decided to list some of the most interesting books to read this month. While some of them are very Christmas-related, others are just fiction books set in this wonderful season. 

Let us know what you think about these books and if you recommend any winter reads to your fellow students!

P.S. If you are looking for other activities to do this month, don’t forget to read our article about how to celebrate December!

Books to read this Christmas 2018

Snow in Love – Melissa de La Cruz

For the Romance lovers

Why we recommend this book?
 
It is a collection of four short stories set in the holiday period (Christmas and New Year’s Eve). All the stories are filled with romance and adventure, and most of them have students as protagonists. 
As they are very short, you will finish the book in no time. 
Other romance books we recommend:  Eleanor & Park, Me Before You, The Notebook

The winter’s promise – Christelle Dabos

Who should read it? Fantasy lovers

Why we recommend this book?

The winter’s promise is a fantasy book set in a wintery fictional land. Not only the setting is perfect for this period of the year, but the story itself is very interesting and well written. In addition, this is only the first book of a trilogy, so once you finish The Winter’s promise you will have the chance to dive right in the sequels!

Other fantasy books we recommend: A Game of ThronesHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Final Empire

Hiddensee – Gregory Maguire 

Who should read it? Retellings lovers

Why we recommend this book?

Hiddensee is a retelling of The Nutcracker. If you don’t know what a retelling is, it’s basically an original, fresh and often unique take on a famous story. Fairy tales and old books are popular subjects of retellings, and they can be an interesting way of knowing more about the original novels and their history. The Nutcracker is a very popular Christmas tale. But what if you already read it? You can always read some of its newest retellings! Hiddensee is one of those. 

Other retellings we recommend: Cinder, A court of thorns and roses, The Wrath and The Dawn, Splintered

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding – Agata Christie

Who should read it? Thriller lovers

Why we recommend this book?

Agata Christie is an all-time favourite of many readers. With her books, you just can’t go wrong. However, we still wanted to recommend something that you could easily read during the Christmas break. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding is another collection of short stories very appreciated by Christie’s fans, and we are sure it won’t disappoint you either. 

Other thriller books we recommend: Sharp Objects, The Girl on the Train, Deception Point, Digital Fortress

Seven Days of Us – Francesca Hornak

Who should read it? Fiction/contemporary lovers

Why we recommend this book?

Seven Days of Us is a fiction novel set in the present, and it features a family of seven people dealing with Christmas Holidays. It is definitely a fun and quick read that also addresses some deeper themes, mostly family-related. The perfect mix for your holiday break!
 

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