It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 12 YA authors came together and wrote short stories on Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve and the Winter Solstice. Since this is a collection of short holiday stories, we are going to rate them. Overall, most of these stories are sweet and get you into the holiday spirit.
Have you read this book? If you have, let us know your favorite stories in the comments.
Ready for the holiday season? We are too! We created a list of books to inspire your gift giving…or to buy for yourself. Need more inspiration? Check out our 2019 gift guide.
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1. For Mystery Fans: Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch
Dare You to Lie follows Kylene after he dad was wrongfully convicted of murder. She’s determined to clear his name. But first, she has to back to her old school and deal with a group of guys who ruined her life and reputation. Kylene is a total badass and she uncovers some dark secrets in her small Ohio town. This book is perfect for fans of Karen McManus and Holly Jackson.
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories released October 2014.
Why did we pick this book?
Our book club doesn’t meet in December, so we wanted to choose something to get us into the holiday spirit. This book features twelves short stories from various young adult authors. We plan to read this book and rank the short stories. Read cute holiday stories from Jenny Han, Ally Carter, David Levithan, Holly Black. Stephanie Perkins and more!
Even though we won’t have a virtual discussion, we’d love for other bloggers to read this with us. We want to see how other people rank the stories.
Is December your favorite month? Looking for books to get you excited for Christmas, Hanukkah, winter and the new year? We’ve got the perfect list for you! Throw on fuzzy slippers, grab your favorite blanket and sip some hot chocolate, because once you get these books, you won’t want to leave your couch.
1. Let it Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle
Let it Snow follows an ensemble of characters as a snow storm hits a small town on Christmas Eve. Jubilee can’t make it to Florida by train and ends up spending the day at the Waffle House. But, running into a stranger named Stuart might change her entire outlook. An adventure to get to Waffle House for three friends might be the most surprising night of all for two of them. Tobin started to see his friend Angie “The Duke” as something more, but will the Christmas Eve blizzard give him the courage to tell her? Finally, Addie is having problems with her boyfriend Jeb. He doesn’t show up to their Starbucks meet up and Addie tries to heal by having her own adventure. One that includes an unlikely ally: a cute teacup pig!
Sophie is ready for winter break! With her parents away seeing her sister, Sophie finally has the freedom to spend time with her boyfriend. But when Sophie surprises him at a party, she overhears him telling his friend that he wants a break. He wants to have fun and Sophie isn’t fun.