Here are some suggestions for when you want to escape the madness of the holidays or just snuggle up with a good book. Unfortunately, there is a serious lack of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa books for YA readers. For those of you looking for a Christmas read, here are some titles to keep you this holiday season.
This classic has stood the test of time. Read the original story that has influenced pop culture for well over one hundred and sixty years.
Another classic, this story begins at Christmas during the Civil War. Get to know the March sisters all over again.
A cute story about a family’s last minute scramble to plan the perfect holiday. This book has been made into the popular film, Christmas with the Kranks.
Murder for Christmas: 26 Tales of Seasonal Malice edited by Thomas Godfrey
For the mystery lover, here’s a collection of short stories sure to make the holidays extra creepy. Famous authors like Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Charles Dickens are represented in their holiday finest.
Decked with Holly by Marni Bates
Fans of Bates’ Smith High series will delight in this light romance set aboard a cruise ship. Perfect holiday reading!
The reviews keep rolling in for this 2016 title from the author of the YA modern classic, Thirteen Reasons Why. Travel to a Christmas tree farm in Oregon for a story of redemption and hope.
The dynamic duo of YA fiction is back with two of our favorite friends, Dashiell and Lily. We met them five years ago when a chance discovery led them on an epic chase across NYC. Now they’re back one year after the events that brought them together.
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins
A who’s who of YA fiction authors feature short stories realistic and fantastic alike. There’s something for everyone in this compilation.
Three interconnected stories from three of the best in YA fiction. It’s Christmas eve and romance isn’t only under the mistletoe, it could be at the Waffle House!