Holiday Reading

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What’s on your must-read list every holiday season?

While I enjoy Dickens and O. Henry as much as the next person, my personal Christmas favorites are The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore and Hogfather by Terry Pratchett.  I’ve talked about both on the blog in years past.  You can find the posts here and here.

This year, I found a surprising Christmas read in  Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh, one of my favorite books of the year.  It’s set during the lead-up to Christmas.  And it’s a dark one.  I wrote about it for a Halloween post, here.

One I’m planning to re-read this year is the adorable How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas by Jeff Guinn (also author of the equally sweet and charming The Autobiography of Santa Claus).  It’s been years since I read either one, and I think dear old Mrs. Claus is due for a re-visit.  I particularly enjoy this one because it’s set in England in 1647, when the Puritans have taken control of Parliament and pass a law that will punish anyone who celebrates Christmas.  I recall this as a great blend of historical fiction and Christmas coziness.

Happy holidays!  I hope you all get lovely books to read this season!

–Marie

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