A Few Books to Get You in a Holiday Mood
Posted December 14, 2015 by Prairie Wife - 2 comments
I’m sappy, I admit it.
I love sobbing while watching a good chic flick (If you’re looking for a good cry, try The Lake House with Sandra Bullock or City of Angels with Meg Ryan), and a holiday commercial with family scenes and a touching moment will make me tear up.
I have yet to make it through a school holiday program or Christmas Mass with my eye makeup intact. There is just something about children singing that sets me off…each and every time.
Along those lines, I just love to read a great Holiday book.
You know the ones I’m talking about…a sweet love story with a predictable yet satisfying ending. A book about family and friends gathering in support of each other…and even the occasional winter-themed thriller (that ends happily, of course)!
I thought I’d share with you holiday books that get me in the perfect holiday mood!
Some are classics, a few I’ve reviewed on the blog already, and I’ve added a few newer holiday books that I loved.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Do I even need to explain why I picked this one? If you’ve only seen the movie (which is fabulous), I can tell you that it is well worth the time to read this book!
The Little Christmas Kitchen by Jenny Oliver
This book is a light read about a young woman who heads back home to Greece to heal old and new wounds. This story about family and forgiveness will prepare you for the Holidays. I must also mention her book The Parisian Christmas Bake Off, which is another great read.
The Anne Of Green Gables Collection by Lucy Maud Montgomery
These books were a favorite of mine as a tween, and with the encouragement of my neighbor, I began rereading them last year. These books are written beautifully, and the language and characters are captivating. I was instantly transported to a time when things were simpler. To revisit these books as a woman and mother was such a fantastic adventure! I laughed and cried as I followed Anne from girl to grandmother. (All eight books in this collection are only .99 on the Kindle)
The Christmas Spirit by Susan Buchanan
This book is charming and shows how, with a little bit of kindness and effort, people’s lives can change in a moment. Follow several characters who, with some Christmas magic, find their lives forever changed for the better! If you enjoy this book, I recommend the sequel, The Return of the Christmas Spirit.
Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut by Jill Kargman
This book of hilariously written essays is perfect to lighten the mood if you’re feeling a bit stressed this holiday season. Past Prairie Wife of the week and the producer, writer, and star of the hit Bravo TV show Odd Mom Out (look for season 2 this summer), Kargman writes essays that share the good, bad, and ugly of her life in NYC….in a way that will make you long to have a cocktail (or three) with her!
You know I must put in a few books by my favorite author, Trisha Ashley! She has a ton of Christmasy books that I just adore, but for the sake of your time, I’ll just put the links to the reviews I did of my favorites. A Winter’s Tale and a newer release, A Christmas Cracker!
I also have to sneak in a mention of author Samantha Tonge…I just love her books as well! Click her name and see a list of them!
What holiday books put you in that warm and cozy winter mood?
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