Welcome back to this week’s Three to Read! This week’s books hit on essential reads during this upcoming Christmas hustle and bustle! We’ve found the right books for any mood you find yourself in this holiday week – from determination to nostalgia to desire. Along with wrapping presents and watching the snowfall, these books will help you feel right in the middle of a Hallmark movie. Get ready to read this book while snuggled near a roaring fire and a cup of eggnog! I hope you enjoy these Christmas-inspired picks!
by Josie Silver
Love, at first sight, has got to be a made-up scheme to market movies, right? That’s what Laurie believes until one day, while out walking, she sees him, through a fogged-up bus window, which, of course, drives away the second they make eye contact. The moment, hanging in the air, Laurie knows that this man is the one. Baffled, she refuses to let this go, and for a whole year, Laurie searches all of London for her mystery man.
The universe has other plans for them, reuniting them at a Christmas party where the eyes from the bus window are introduced as Jack, her best friend’s boyfriend. The next ten years for Laurie and Jack are filled with friendships, betrayals, heartbreak, and determination.
One Day in December truly encapsulates the destined fate that two people can hold. This pick is for anyone looking to escape into a whirlwind of a love story.
Coffee Shop Read
by J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien brilliantly writes of the letters that his children would receive every December from the North Pole. These letters were from Father Christmas himself. Fantasy tales unfolded beneath them; how a clumsy North Polar Bear scaled the North Pole and dropped into Father Christmas’s dining room; loose reindeer scattering presents in the snowy wilderness; wars between goblins breaking out in the caves, and many more.
A definite pick for any age, Tolkien captures the holiday spirit in this book. A pick that takes you down a path of nostalgia. A perfect read to cozy in with.
by Tessa Bailey
Manhattan has been decked out in Christmas decorations, but when Stella is asked her opinion by a mysterious and charming man, Aiden, she can’t help but tell the truth: “It’s a tragedy in tinsel.” Little did Stella know that Aiden owned the store. Impressed by her honesty, he hires Stella to improve the storefront.
Determined to prove herself, Stella refuses to give in to temptation. She’ll try and remember she’s just window shopping.
A classic Christmas Romance, Bailey effortlessly highlights the desire and passion of a young city girl. A page-turner that you won’t be able to put down!
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