Holiday Books to Read in 2020

  • Posted on: 8 December 2020
  • By: Lauren Lucas

Whether you are in the mood for a romantic comedy or just looking for a new release from a best selling author, we have some books for you.


Modern Christmas Cheer

Christina Lauren's newest novel is a Christmas story with a time traveling problem.  Think Groundhogs Day with a love triangle and then throw in some extended family and you have the beginning plot for In a Holidaze. In Brenda Novak's newest release, A California Christmas, we find ourselves back in Silver Springs and meet up with some of our beloved characters.  Add in some small town cheer around the holidays and you have this charming book about second chances and love appearing when you least expect.  Susan Mallery bring us back to Happily Inc to tell Wynn's story in Happily this Christmas.  Will Wynn find what she has been missing out on?  This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens will make you wonder if there is really something to fate or if its all a coincidence in this holiday new release. Sophie Kinsella brings back out favorite shopaholic in her newest release, Christmas Shopaholic.  This is the eight novel about Becky Bloomwood Brandon and her misadventure of shopping and Christmas merriment.

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The Other Classic Christmas Stories

John Grishams's Skipping Christmas may not sound familiar to you, but you probably watch the film based on it every year.  Christmas with the Kranks is a classic family favorite around the holidays, so why haven't you checked out the book?  A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote is a holiday classic that is based on his own childhood growing up in Monroeville, Alabama.  It is a quick read to get you into the Christmas spirit.  A Very German Christmas is a compellation of classic writers telling their own Christmas tales. Many you may already be familiar with, but there are plenty of old German tales you may not have read before.   With Halloween long gone, you may be missing your mysteries.  Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot's Christmas should fill the void this holiday season.  Fredrick Backman tells a story you didn't know you were missing in The Deal of a Lifetime.  This bestselling author does not disappoint with his Christmas novella.

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Holiday Books That Take You Places

Gregory Maguire does not disappoint with his newest release that brings to life the world of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans".  In A Wild Winter Swan, it follows a girl in 1960's New York but keeps the magic from Andersen's classic. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley is about old friends, old traditions, and an old score to settle.  When a group of college friends and their partners take their annual trip and are snowed in at a Scottish estate, old wounds will surface.  Gregory Maguire retells The Nutcracker using a little help from the Brothers Grimm in his novel Hiddensee.  The story begins long before Klara ever gets her nutcracker prince and ends long after that magical Christmas night.  I have a new respect for The Nutcracker and Herr Drosselmeyer after reading this wonderful tale.  The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn is sure to become a holiday favorite.  It ties old tales and historical accuracies in telling us more about St. Nicholas.  Now imagine having a father who could spin a story like J. R. R. Tolkien.  In Letters from Father Christmas, Tolkien gifts us with tales he wrote for his own children around the holidays. This is a story you can share with your own family that is sure to please.

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Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out the list below for more holiday books. Also, check out for additional books, movies, television, and music for the holidays.

Holiday Book List 2020