Books to Read This 2023 Holiday Season

The holiday season brings more than just festive decorations and delicious treats! It’s also the perfect time to cozy up with a good book. We have discovered a selection of best-selling and timeless classics waiting on our night stands to take us to another World to relieve the stress from the holiday hustle and bustle. Join us as we explore this list of must-read books that promise to make your holidays a little more magical and bright. 

THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES
SUZANNE COLLINS 

 It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute 

 HELLO BEAUTIFUL (OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB): A NOVEL
ANN NAPOLITANO 

 William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him—so when he meets the spirited and ambitious Julia Padavano in his freshman year of college, it’s as if the world has lit up around him. 

MY EFFIN’ LIFE 
GEDDY LEE 

 The long-awaited memoir, generously illustrated with never-before-seen photos, from the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Rush bassist, and bestselling author of Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Ba 

PRETTY BOYS ARE POISONOUS: POEMS 
MEGAN FOX 

 Megan Fox showcases her wicked humor throughout a heartbreaking and dark collection of poetry. Over the course of more than seventy poems Fox chronicles all the ways in which we fit ourselves into the shape of the ones we love, even if it means losing ourselves in the process. 

THE CHRISTMAS GUEST: A NOVELLA 
PETER SWANSON 

 New York Times bestselling author Peter Swanson pens a spectacularly spine-chilling novella in which an American art student in London is invited to join a classmate for the holidays at Starvewood Hall, her family’s Cotswold manor house. But behind the holly and pine boughs, secrets are about to unravel, revealing this seemingly charming English village’s grim 

THE GIVING TREE 
SHEL SILVERSTEIN 

 So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return. 

THE LITTLE LIAR 
MITCH ALBOM 

Eleven-year-old Nico Krispis never told a lie. When the Nazi’s invade his home in Salonika, Greece, the trustworthy boy is discovered by a German officer, who offers him a chance to save his family. All Nico has to do is convince his fellow Jewish residents to board trains heading to “new homes” where they are promised jobs and safety. Unaware that this is all a cruel ruse, the innocent boy goes to the station platform every day and reassures the passengers that the journey is safe. 

THREE HOLIDAYS AND A WEDDING 
UZMA JALALUDDIN, MARISSA STAPLEY

From two bestselling Canadian authors comes a multi-faith holiday rom-com about the delightful havoc that occurs when Christmas, Ramadan, and Hanukkah all fall at the same time, and two strangers-turned-friends are snowbound in the small, charming town of Snow Falls along with the cast and crew of a holiday romance movie, nosy family members, and their lifelong crushes.  

Trina Stewart is the Editor of HOMES+ Locale Magazine. Originally from Cambridge, Ontario, Trina loves exploring the area and embracing the activities, events, and local businesses.

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Trina Stewart is the Editor of HOMES+ Locale Magazine. Originally from Cambridge, Ontario, Trina loves exploring the area and embracing the activities, events, and local businesses.