It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for sweet holiday reads!
So, if you’re like me then you love Christmas! It’s my absolute favorite time of the year. The chilly weather, the cookies, decorating the tree, giving gifts, and the adorable holiday movies that come on! As this is my first Christmas as a book blogger I thought I would get ya’ll (and myself) geared up for the holiday season with a list of Christmas themed books!
I was just browsing through Amazon when I noticed a lot of these that sounded great, so I figured I would make a post full of Christmas book suggestions! These are all less than $3 on Amazon (for Kindle) so you can totally stock up for the season! These are all just ideas, I haven’t read these and thus can’t recommend anything, but I wanted to throw some ideas out there for all my fellow corny Christmas movie/book lovers!
*Side Note: These were the prices at the time I conducted the research for this post, I’m not sure if these are time specific sales so if you’re interested I would jump on it!
A Cornish Christmas by Lily Graham
Nestled in the Cornish village of Cloudsea, sits Sea Cottage – the perfect place for some Christmas magic …
At last Ivy is looking forward to Christmas. She and her husband Stuart have moved to their perfect little cottage by the sea – a haven alongside the rugged cliffs that look out to the Atlantic Ocean. She’s pregnant with their much-longed for first baby and for the first time, since the death of her beloved mother, Ivy feels like things are going to be alright.
But there is trouble ahead. It soon emerges that Stuart has been keeping secrets from Ivy, and suddenly she misses her mum more than ever.
When Ivy stumbles across a letter from her mother hidden in an old writing desk, secrets from the past come hurtling into the present. But could her mother’s words help Ivy in her time of need? Ivy is about to discover that the future is full of unexpected surprises and Christmas at Sea Cottage promises to be one to remember.
This Christmas warm your heart and escape to the Cornish coast for an uplifting story of love, secrets and new beginnings that you will remember for many Christmases to come.
Promising Review: ‘A lovely, curl up in front of a roaring fire, drinking hot chocolate, kind of book. 5 stars’
Goodreads Rating: 4.07 Stars
Kindle Price: $2.99
Christmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
In the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne, the Christmas season has arrived. It’s a joyous time for family, friends, and feasting, as decorations sparkle along the town’s winding streets and shop windows glow with festive displays. And in Polly’s Little Beach Street Bakery, the aroma of gingerbread cookies and other treats tempts people in from the cold.
Though Polly is busy keeping up with the demands of the season, she still makes time for her beekeeper boyfriend, Huckle. She’s especially happy to be celebrating the holiday this year with him, and can’t wait to cuddle up in front of the fireplace with a cup of eggnog on Christmas Eve.
But holiday bliss soon gives way to panic when a storm cuts the village off from the mainland. Now it will take all of the villagers to work together in order to ensure everyone has a happy holiday.
Full of heart and humor, Jenny Colgan’s latest novel is an instant Christmastime classic.
Promising Review: The best of her books. Want to see more of these characters! Interesting plot twists. Great holiday read. Don’t have to have read the first books.
Goodreads Rating: 4.03 Stars
Kindle Price: $1.99
One Christmas in Paris by Mandy Baggot
How many croissants does it take to mend a broken heart?
Ava and her best friend Debs arrive in Paris just as the snow starts to fall. The Eiffel Tower glitters gold, but all Ava can think about is Leo, her no-good, cheating ex.
Debs is on a mission to make Ava smile again, and as they tour the Christmas markets, and eat their body weight in pain-au-chocolat, Ava remembers there’s more to life than men… Until they cross paths with sizzling hot, oh-so-mysterious photographer Julien, with his French accent and hazelnut eyes that seem to see right inside her.
Ava can’t ignore the intense chemistry between them, but she can’t help but feel he’s hiding something. Her fingers have been burned before and she can’t forget it, especially when her ex, Leo, starts texting again. Can Ava really trust Julien – and what exactly is his secret?
Will Ava go home with a broken heart, or will she find true love in Paris?
Join Ava and Julien in the most romantic city in the world this Christmas, as they discover the importance of being true to themselves, and learn how to follow their hearts.
Promising Review: ‘Oh wow this was a beautiful story! Loved every bit of it and now want to spend Christmas in Paris! It made me cry, smile, laugh and made me hungry! Loved it, loved it, loved it!’
Goodreads Rating: 4.16 Stars
Kindle Price: $2.99
The Holiday Swap by Zara Stoneley
Two women, two very different lives – one perfect solution to escape festive heartbreak!
Tucked away in the idyllic English countryside, Daisy Fischer’s cozy little cottage has always been her safe haven. But when her completely dependable boyfriend issues her an ultimatum, Daisy realizes there’s a whole world out there she’s missing out on.
Florence Cortes’s life couldn’t be better – gorgeous apartment right on the beach, fabulous job and dreamy boyfriend, or so she thought. Suddenly, Flo’s life isn’t so perfect after all.
When the girls house swap for the holidays, it’s not long before Daisy is being distracted by sun, sea and sexy Javier while Flo finds herself snowbound for Christmas with only handsome neighbour Hugo and a house full of animals to keep her company.
Love actually does seem to be all around this Christmas, but in the places Flo and Daisy least expect to find it…
Promising Review: ‘Warm, happy, perfect to curl up with and guaranteed to make you smile!’
Goodreads Rating: 3.87 Stars
Kindle Price: $1.99
A Christmas Wish by Erin Green
Flora Phillips has an excuse for every disaster in her life; she was abandoned as a new-born on a doorstep one cold autumn night, wrapped in nothing but a towel. Her philosophy is simple: if your mother doesn’t want you – who will?
Now a thirty-year-old, without a boyfriend, a career or home she figures she might as well tackle the biggest question of them all – who is she? So, whilst everyone else enjoys their Christmas Eve traditions, Flora escapes the masses and drives to the village of Pooley to seek a specific doorstep. Her doorstep.
But in Pooley she finds more than her life story. She finds friends, laughter, and perhaps even a love to last a lifetime. Because once you know where you come from, it’s so much easier to know where you’re going.
Promising Review: Once I started this story I could not put it down. You may think from it’s title that it’s a book just for Christmas. Not at all. Even though the story takes place over the holidays this book can truly be enjoyed any time of the year.
Goodreads Rating: 4.08 Stars
Kindle Price: $1.39
We’ll Always Have Christmas by Jenny Hale
An enchanting story about the magic of Christmas, the importance of family, and the joy of falling in love during the most romantic season of the year…
Christmas has always been a special time for Noelle Parker. Winter evenings spent with family and friends, drinking hot chocolate and eating cookies at her family’s cozy bakery have shaped her love for all things festive. But this year everything is changing…
The beloved bakery is facing closure and Noelle needs a miracle to save Christmas.
Determined to raise funds for the family business, Noelle sets about revamping the bakery while juggling a surprise new job, caring for the elderly and cantankerous William Harrington in his luxurious, sprawling mansion.
As Noelle melts the frostiness of the house with cake baking, snowball fights and glittering decorations, she helps William to reconnect with a romance that has spanned decades and unexpectedly finds herself falling for his grandson – the gorgeous but mysterious Alexander Harrington…
In the countdown to Christmas, can Noelle save the bakery, reunite a family and create some magical memories of her own along the way?
Promising Review: Wow, I have literally fallen in love with this book, a truly wonderful heartfelt read from start to finish.
Goodreads Rating: 4.23 Stars
Kindle Price: $2.99
I hope you enjoyed this post chock full of holiday book ideas and found something you’re excited to read this season! Please let me know in the comments here or on my Instagram what books you recommend for the season, I’m always open to finding new books!