9 Books to read on winter vacation

Some may say that the best things about winter vacation are obvious, like a break from reality, holiday gifts, time spent with family and cozying up to a warm fire. All of the above are wonderful, but the absolute best part of winter vacation is having time to read the books that have piled up over the year. Here are some of our favorite reads to bring you joy and a little winter cheer.

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle

Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

One big storm buries Gracetown under multiple feet of snow causing a chain reaction of events. In three interconnected tales, all the wondrous magic of the holiday season comes to life as we follow stories about young Christmas love in this hilarious tale.

What Light by Jay Asher

What Light by Jay Asher

Sierra leads two lives within her family: her life in Oregon where her family runs a Christmas tree farm, and her life in California where she misses the holiday season each year.  When Sierra meets Caleb, a troubled boy with a wild past, and her two lives start to overlap, she’ll find that this year will begin to feel a bit different.

the twelve days of dash and lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan  

Lily decides to leave behind her notebook full of dares on her favorite bookshelf, hoping that someone will come along and accept the challenges within. Dash, who is not in the best of moods this holiday season, picks it up and decides to follow the instructions in the notebook. What comes next is an overpowering romance between the two, but can they live up to the people they’ve created within the notebook?

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before by Jenny Han

Laura Jean pours out her heart on paper, specifically exploring her love for all the boys she has ever loved, five in total. Here, she can say anything she has ever wanted because these words are only seen by her, until one day, they are secretly sent out and her love life goes from her eyes only, to out of control.

the snow child by eowyn ivey

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Jack and Mabel seem to be collapsing around themselves; Jack is struggling with work and Mabel can’t help but feel alone. Together, they build a snow child one night to lift their spirits but when they check on it the next day they find that the snow child has vanished. In its place, a lovely blonde child has appeared, and they take her in without really thinking about the consequences of it all.

White Bird in a Blizzard by Laura Kasischke

White Bird in a Blizzard by Laura Kasischke

When Katrina’s mother suddenly walks out on her and her father, Katrina is barely surprised – her mother has seemed distant for a while. As she and her father move on with their lives, Katrina finds herself unaffected by her mother’s absence. But in dreams, she feels her mother crying out for help, which leads to  a dark discovery she hadn’t expected.

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

Franny Banks is about to run out of time on the deadline that she gave herself when she moved to New York to become an actress. So far, the best thing she has to show for it is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters. Follow Franny on her journey where she finds herself, falls in love and makes her dreams come true in a world where failure may be her only option.

Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher

Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher

Elfrida Phipps is living a comfortable life in a small village until one day, her friend Oscar’s wife and daughter are killed. Together, Elfrida, Oscar and a few of their friends take up residency in an old Scotland estate which becomes an attraction for people who feel lost. Just as things begin to feel like they could end badly, something magical will happen to bring them love and a sense of union.

The Best Girl by Emma Harrison

The Best Girl by Emma Harrison

Imagine going away to college to escape your entire family, only to have all of them show up to your new place of residence for your brother’s fancy wedding. Farrah had not planned on spending her winter break taking heat from her mother and becoming her brother’s “best man,” and to add insult to injury, she’ll have to navigate the murky waters of a new crush who conveniently shows up in her English seminar. 

Kenlee Savoie

Kenlee Savoie has a strong passion for literature and creative writing. She buys all of her books in print because, one day, she hopes to have a library as big as Belle's from Beauty and the Beast. She loves constantly disappearing behind a good novel with her Yorkie Poodle, Benson.

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