read 2021

December Challenge: Have a Happy Holiday

Read a holiday themed book (fiction or nonfiction).

The holidays can be a great time to cozy up to a good book, especially when the temperatures drop. Grab a blanket and snuggle up to a book of any genre that features a holiday — Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, etc…. it’s your choice! Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids. Get more information about the Read 2021 Challenge here.

Adult Fiction

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
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The Bite Before Christmas by Lynsay Sands & Jeaniene Frost
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A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, & the Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote
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Midwinter Murder:  Fireside Tales from the Queen of Mystery by Agatha Christie
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Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan
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Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
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In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
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Snowball’s Christmas by Kristen McKanagh
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The Christmas Fair Killer by Amy Patricia Meade
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hoopla eBook
Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
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The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern
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Adult Nonfiction

The True Saint Nicholas by William J. Bennett
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General Washington’s Christmas farewell:  A Mount Vernon Homecoming, 1783 by Stanley Weintraub
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Teens

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What Light by Jay Asher
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Holiday Princess by Meg Cabot
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The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
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A Royal Christmas Quandary by Samantha Hastings
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Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
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All I Want for Christmas by Wendy Loggia
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New Year’s Kiss by Lee Matthews
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My True Love Gave to Me:  Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins
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Snow in Love:  Four Stories by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman, and Kasie West
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Winter’s Kiss:  The Ex Games and the Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jennifer Echols and Cathy Hapka
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Tween Fiction

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Sam I Am by Ilene Cooper
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Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies
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Deck the Malls!:  with Spider-man, Spider-Gwen, and Venom by MacKenzie Cadenhead & Sean Ryan
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The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher
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When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke
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Miss Jolly is Too Jolly by Dan Gutman
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Peril at Owl Park by Marthe Jocelyn
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The Christmas Pig by J. K. Rowling
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Jingle by Gordon Korman
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Tween Nonfiction

Our Eight Nights of Hanukkah by Michael J. Rosen
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Christmas:  Why We Celebrate It the Way We Do
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Kwanzaa:  Seven Days of African-American Pride by Carol Gnojewski
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Kids Fiction

Elf by David Berenbaum book
Long Ago, On a Silent Night by Julie Berry
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The Great Santa Stakeout by Betsy Bird
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Bonfires on the Levee:  A Louisiana Christmas Tradition by Johnette Downing
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There’s an Elf in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
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Happy Llammakkah! By Laura Gehl
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North Pole Ninjas:  Mission:  Christmas by Tyler Knott Gregson
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The Twelve Unicorns of Christmas by Timothy Knapman
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It’s Starting to Look a Lot Like Kwanzaa by Rex Perry
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Construction Site on Christmas Night by Sherri Duskey Rinker
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hoopla ebook
Narwhal’s True Christmas Wish by Lisa Ann Scott
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hoopla ebook
A Very Quacky Christmas by Frances Watts
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Kids Nonfiction

We Celebrate Hanukkah in Winter by Rebecca Felix
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hoopla ebook
Kwanzaa by Lisa M. Herrington
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Christmas by Allan Morey
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