5 Books to Read Over the Holidays

December 23, 2019

Can you believe the holidays are finally here?! One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is catch up on reading. I am such a book lover, but I find reading really takes a back burner when I’m busy. With the holiday downtime I love to read as many books as I can! If you’re looking to read more during the holiday break as well, I’ve got you covered with 5 books to read over the holidays. Let’s get to it!

5 Books to Read Over the Holidays


1. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale rejoice! Margaret Atwood is back with a sequel. If you haven’t read this fall 2019 release yet it would be a perfect, fast-paced holiday read. (here’s the link for my Canadian readers to shop the book!)

2. The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

This incredible memoir and insight into law and justice in America is a must-read for anyone interested in law, crime or politics. Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years on death row for crimes he did not commit. He was exonerated and released in 2015. This is his story. (here’s the link to shop from Canada).

3. The Sun & Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

I fell in love with Rupi Kaur when I attended a NYFW media luncheon with her. She is so down to earth and I completely understand why her work is so well loved! The second collection of poems by Rupi Kaur makes a great read for the holidays. Perfect when you only have a few minutes. (Here’s the Canadian link).

4. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

I couldn’t help but include this classic because it is my favorite book of all time. If you haven’t read it, it is absolutely a must read. It’s slow at the beginning but the morals and the ideas will stay with you for a lifetime. So worth the slow beginning! (Here’s the Canadian link!)

5. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

If you liked Me before You, you’ll love this new book from Jojo Moyes. It’s been widely acclaimed by critics and loved by readers. With themes of friendship, growth and personal strength, it’s a great read! Enjoy! (and once again, here’s the link for my Canadian readers!)

32 comments so far.

32 responses to “5 Books to Read Over the Holidays”

  1. jenniferpickering22gmailcom says:

    These all sound good. I’m hoping to get a bunch of reading done!

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  2. Rachel says:

    The Sun and Her Flowers is one of my favorites!! I have a couple of these on my ‘to purchase’ list but I’m definitely going to read The Giver of Stars over the holiday!


  3. Lizzie says:

    These sound like great books! I’ll be sure to check them out.


  4. Joanne says:

    These all sound so great! I have plans to do a bunch of reading over the next week too.

  5. Rach says:

    I’m always looking for books to read! I will definitely have to check these out!


  6. Kevne Guven says:

    If your favorite book is East of Eden (mine too!!) you should check out “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin.

  7. Hillary says:

    These books all sound so great!! Need to add them to my list!

  8. Great recommendations! I like getting new books every month, so this is a list to start with. The Giver of Stars sounds really interesting.

  9. Would love to read the one by Jojo Moyes! Thanks for sharing these!


  10. Jodie says:

    This is the best time to get some reading in. Thanks for these recommendations.

  11. tanviidotcom says:

    I have been on the waitlist for Jojo’s book at the library for every – Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Thanks for the other recommendations.

    ❥ tanvii.com

  12. Em says:

    Great book picks! I have a stack waiting to be read on my trip!

  13. Kristina says:

    I’m so bad at reading- just trying to get through my baby books right now lol!

  14. Alisha Dawn Lopez says:

    Ive read giver of the stars. Things you save in a fire is a good one and before we were yours.

  15. Katerina says:

    Another book lover here… thanks for the recommendations!

  16. I have only heard such great things about the sun and her flowers! Need to pick it up asap!! xoxo sarah

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