Posted on 12/25/2020 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Earlier this month, we asked our Facebook fans which books they were reading during the winter holiday season.

Whether you’ve already celebrated, are still celebrating, or both, we hope you enjoy this peek into your fellow readers’ bookshelves … which, we promise, are a fantastic grab-bag of themes!

Mary A.: My family used to read A Christmas Carol aloud every Christmas Eve — we would take turns. so I would say that that is the story that says Christmas to me.

Ruth B.: My husband was a physicist and liked Stephen Hawking. So I picked one to read, The Grand Design. It will take me the whole winter as I am not a student of science.

Sue B. (and seconded by Janice S.): Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg — a total feel-good book. 

Joan C.: Philippa Gregory’s Tidelands and Dark Tides. Talk about strong women!

David D.: There There by Tommy Orange.

Carole G.: How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny, set in snowy Quebec at Christmas time.

Laura G.: When I finish all my grading and finally put the semester to rest, I like to re-read a favorite to get me in the holiday mood. This time, it's a book about the power of friendship, loyalty, love, and a rogue SecUnit with a hacked governor module (Network Effect — book 5 in the Murderbot series by Martha Wells).

Arlene H.: The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank.

Sandra J.: Something dark to reflect the atmosphere of this year... Glen Cook's The Chronicles of the Black Company.

Kay L.: I often re-read my collection of wonderful children's books. Love Ezra Jack Keats' artwork.

Scott L.: Lee Child's Nothing to Lose.

Sharon M.: St. Nick by Alan Russell is wonderful, and I have re-read it sometime in December every year since I purchased it.

Carol N.: My stack of old Danielle Steel books. There is usually some conflict or struggle, but there is always a happy ending!

Melitta P.: A story a day to my grandchildren via Zoom. My favorite so far is Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt.

Elizabeth S.: Right now, The Christmas Swap by Sandy Barker on my Kindle, A Christmas Return by Anne Perry by my bed, and listening to Lady Osbaldestone’s Christmas Goose. I love Christmas themed books in the weeks before Christmas because they tend to be short and not very heavy, so it’s easy to pick up where you left off and put them down again when you only have a few minutes here and there to read.

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