Holiday Book Round Up

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One thing I love to do this time of year is read holiday books.  Usually the stories are sweet and heartwarming, exactly what I want this time of year.  

I have read quite a few over the years, and thought I would round up previous posts, in case you are looking for any holiday book recommendations.  And I'll share what I have read so far this season.

Holiday Book Review 2019.  My favorite out of this bunch was by far Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella.  If you like the Shopaholic series, this is one to read!

Holiday Book Review 2018.  This bunch of books had quite a few good ones in there.  If you read any of these books I would suggest The 13th Gift by Joanne Huist Smith.  It is one I still think about two years later.  It's based on a true story, and just is a wonderful reminder of the good that is out there in the world.  Other ones I would check out would be A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson (although beware the ending is the cheesiest of the cheesy endings), The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan, and Seven Days of Us by Franceska Hornak.

Holiday Book Review 2017.  In 2017 I read the last of the Winter Street books by Elin Hilderbrand, and I would definitely suggest this series if you haven't checked it out already.  It'd be nice to read them all at once instead of waiting for each book to come out!  The series is about a family who has a lot going on, and while it is sad, it's already more 'real' than some of the holiday stories you read.  Other good ones from this year include The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis, Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews (make sure to check out the previous books first), and Christmas in London by Anita Hughes.

Holiday Books Review 2016.  Another Christmas book that has stuck with me since I read it was Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes.  She has such a way of describing the settings of her book, it truly is magical.  Definitely a must read, in my opinion!

So far this year, I have started two Christmas books...In a Holi-daze by Christina Lauren, and Three Christmas Wishes by Sheila Roberts.  I ended up putting down In a Holi-daze after just a few chapters.  I couldn't get into it, and had no desire to pick it back up after setting it aside.  It was a bit surprising to me, because I am a pretty big fan of the authors, but this just wasn't it for me.  Three Christmas Wishes is going better - it seems a bit predictable, but enjoyable!

If you have any holiday books you have read and loved, please share!

Linking up with Steph.


  1. I'm usually not a holiday book fan (I'd just rather watch the Hallmark movie lol) but I will read anything and everything Shopaholic, so I enjoyed that one last year!

  2. I started reading Christmas Shopaholic last year and never finished it because I was just too busy to read. This year I'm sure we'll have more down time than we usually do, so I'm hoping to start it over and finish it this time. It was so cute and I've been wondering what's going to happen!

  3. As I say every year, I don't really read holiday books but I love their covers!

  4. I really like Sophie Kinsella. I haven't read the Shopaholic series yet but I did enjoy My Not So Perfect Life by her. Her audiobooks are really great.
    Too bad about In A Holi-daze, but I'm glad you're enjoying Three Christmas Wishes.

  5. I loved Christmas Shopaholic too! So bummed to hear you struggled to get into Holidaze, I'm hoping to start that one soon. Thanks for sharing all your roundups!

  6. I always think of Debbie Macomber when I think of holiday books. I read Holidaze. I really love Christina Lauren, but that was probably one of my least favorite books by them. I still enjoyed it though, it just wasn't near as good.

    1. Yes, I really like Christina Lauren, too, but I could not get into it and figured there were plenty of other books to read so why just 'get through it'. :)

  7. I was just telling myself I needed to start requested the holiday books - thanks for more suggestions!

  8. Sophie Kinsella writes such fun books :) I also read Christmas from the Heart and enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your month!