The Best Books You Need to Read Before Christmas

What can contribute to the creation of a real Christmas atmosphere apart from customary attributes? Of course, it is a wonderful Christmas book that will take you to the mysterious journey and remind how great it is to celebrate this holiday reading.

The must-read list:

1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

This book is a real worthy piece of reading that will take you to the past and create a real Christmas atmosphere. It depicts how an extraordinary journey into the recollections can change a person’s individuality upside down.

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

Read out the story of a small-hearted Grinch, who hated Christmas. He decided to deprive children and adults of the holiday, was stealing presents and the trappings of Christmas, but the cheerfulness of whose has returned the joy of the holiday.

3. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

A wonderful story about St. Nick and his deer that land on the roof of the house and spread presents into the stockings. At this time the father reads a famous Christmas poem about this great holiday. A perfect choice for kids and family reading.

4. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

For those ones who prefer something more modern than simple paper books, we advise to obtain this great treasured set with a CD audio, an “All Aboard” ornament and a note from the author.

5. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

How much can you spend for a present for a beloved person? Poor Della had to sacrifice her luxurious brown hair to make a present to her beloved husband. What about her husband you may ask? Read about what sacrifices people are ready to make to present their spouses with Christmas gifts.

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6. Little Women (Little Women, #1) by Louisa May Alcott

Follow the story of the author, who raises a problem of gender inequality in America (post-civil war period) describing the lives of four sisters in her book.

7. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis

Follow the adventures of four friends in the bewitched land of Narnia, the secret country hidden behind the wardrobe doors, meet different creatures and you will see how this travel changes these kids.

8. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (The Herdmans #1) by Barbara Robinson

The Herdmans are one of the worst kids in the whole world history that offer their own interpretation of the Christmas story that will make you laugh a lot.

9. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

An amazing story about a couple that decided to avoid celebration of Christmas setting sail on the Caribbean cruise. But they did not know that skipping this enormous holiday may have some severe consequences. Wish to know what? Read out this hilarious story.

10. A World of Joy (ASMSG Collections #5) by Christopher Shields

Willing to read short but inspiring Christmas stories opt for this great book. It offers stories from various holiday perspectives so each person will find one to his taste.

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Best Books for kids

Though it may be impossible to make a child go home when there is a lovely Christmas time outdoors, on frosty days when they have to stay at home kids should be offered a dignified alternative to winter entertainment. Reading an interesting book may be even more fascinating than winter games if you make your final choice right and offer your kid a book to devour!

1. A Wish to Be A Christmas by Colleen Monroe

This charming tale tells the story of an overgrown pine tree that is never chosen for Christmas. But its woodland friends (animals and birds) help to make the tree’s wish come true.

2. Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books) by Karma Wilson

Bear’s friends decided to present him with a real Christmas celebration including songs, gifts, and a fur-tree, but the best thing appreciated by Bear was happiness he received giving presents.

3. Dream Snow by Eric Carle

One farmer was going to have a winter nap wondered how Christmas can be celebrated without snow. When he was dreaming he saw a great snowstorm and having woken up he saw a real show behind his window. It inspired him to organize a great musical treat for kids.

4. Richard Scarry’s Christmas Mice (Little Golden Book) by Richard Scarry

This is a delightful story of two little mice that were waiting for Santa and have found his bag full of presents.

5. The Christmas Party (Disney Frozen) by Andrea Posner-Sanchez

Do you remember that magnificent Disney movie Frozen? Read about how two main heroines of the movies organized the best Christmas celebration.

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6. Frosty the Snowman by Diane Muldrow

Invite a favorite snowman from the famous cartoon to your holiday party. His magic hat and merry friends will make your celebration unforgettable.

7. God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Bergen and David Holm

A small polar bear is preparing to celebrate Christmas with his family, but suddenly he gets curious: who has invented Christmas? Read out the story and you will see what he has found out.

8. How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? by Jane Yolen

The procedure of celebrating Christmas by dinosaurs little differs from the customary one. But when it comes to congratulations everything changes. Read out this exciting book to learn how it happens among small dinosaurs.

9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Read out the story of a small-hearted Grinch, who hated Christmas. He decided to deprive children and adults of the holiday, was stealing presents and the trappings of Christmas, but the cheerfulness of the Whos has returned the joy of the holiday.

10. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas by Alice Schertle

Follow the way of the little blue truck that delivers Christmas trees to his friends’ houses.

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Best Books to Read When the Snow Is Falling

Beautiful weather behind the window always encourages us for new discoveries. What can be better than a soft couch, a cup of tea and a good book in the lovely warm atmosphere of the fireplace overlooking frosty patterns and a snow carpet in the street? There is hardly any better leisure activity than reading when there is a snowfall outdoor!

1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by S. Lewis

Follow the adventures of four friends in the bewitched land of Narnia, the secret country hidden behind the wardrobe doors, meet different creatures and you will see how this travel changes these kids.

2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Set at the time of World War II the book describes the life of a little foster girl Liesel and her passion for reading. This story emphasizes the value of books as well as their ability to feed the soul.

3. Little Women (Little Women, #1) by Louisa May Alcott

Follow the story of the author, who raises a problem of gender inequality in America (post-civil war period) describing the lives of four sisters in her book.

4. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

There is no better choice for Christmas reading than this great book that not only has all the attributes of the holiday, but also raises a question of charity and goodwill. Its main hero’s journey changes his life and personality for better forever — that is how Christmas recollections may influence human’s soul.

5. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

This book is about two completely different sisters, who have to live again under one roof together with their disapproving mother because of the serious illness of their father. The only thing that connects them was a Russian fairy-tale told by their mother. The father on the deathbed asked his wife to tell the girls this story to the end and they open a terrible secret that changes the foundation of the family and girls’ lives.

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6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

An inspiring life story of Jane Eyre has become an example of woman’s unbroken spirit. She challenges the Victorian society of that time and has to act unexpectedly for the readers because of various circumstances met during her life.

7. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Taking place in Alaska the plot of the book describes the life of an unhappy couple without kids, who occasionally meet a child of woods Faina and start loving this kid as their own one. But time passes and they learn about Faina something so astonishing that this changes their lives completely.

8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Looking for a piece of reading about real love opt for this book. Though it does not show the utmost happiness of people possessing this feeling, but it can show how true love can change people lives.

9. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin

Opt for this exciting book if you like reading really fascinating stories. You will become a participant of the struggle for the Iron Throne and pass all the stages together with the heroes of the book to get the desired prize.

10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling

Remember the childhood of the famous magician Harry Potter and his first tricks and adventures with this book.

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Best Books To Gift

Christmas is time for giving presents and as many of us know a book is the best gift. Look through the best books to present your relatives and friends with not to waste time for choosing and prepare a definitely worthy gift.

1. Equating the Equations of Insanity: A Journey from Grief to Victory by Durgesh Satpathy

Grief is not a suitable feeling for great Christmas time. And despite the variety of brutality acts in modern life, there are victims, who managed to pave their way to victory and you can get some of their inspiration reading this book too.

2. Secrets of the Realm by Bev Stout

The book tells the story of a young girl, who had to disguise herself as a boy. She becomes a crew member of the Realm, but it appears incredibly difficult to avoid opening her secret especially when she has to face her past.

3. The Heiress of Santorini (The Greek Isles Series, #3) by Angel Sefer

This is the story of Alexandra Stewart, who has to travel to Santorini in business and has sworn her father to stay away from her maternal billionaire grandfather living there. But she can’t avoid entering that deadly game and the only person she can rely on is Mark Taylor, who fell in love with her. Will she be able to guard her father’s secret and build trustworthy relationships with Mark? The answer is in the book.

4. Harry Potter Boxset (Harry Potter, #1–7) by K. Rowling

Reading the story of a young wizard Harry Potter is much more exciting than watching the series. Enter the world of magic with great book heroes and incredibly adventurous plot.

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5. The IX (The IX #1) by Andrew P. Weston

Soldiers from different eras and backgrounds including the IX Legion of Rome appear in the far side galaxy and have to face the ultimatum: Fight or Die. Read out the book to see if they would be able to survive in those severe circumstances.

6. They Came to Help Us by Lynn Whyte-Heath

Read out the story of Charlotte, who used to have an idealist life under the rule of Martians on the Earth, but something has changed and she meets numerous challenges on her way.

7. To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird #1) by Harper Lee

A simple love story from Harper Lee has become an American bestseller that takes readers to the roots of human behavior.

8. Front Row Center’s Passion in the Kitchen by Cynthia B. Ainsworthe

Looking for an original book of recipes? This great winner of many literary awards will not only contribute to your menu but also will catch you up by a romantic story thread.

9. Words are our Sorcery by Karl Wiggins

A great example of Trance Poetry will lift you up with words and make you think as well as search for subject matter.

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