Christmas is tomorrow! I actually can’t believe it, I have been so busy that it has seriously crept up on me this year. I guess you guys might think it’s a little late to do a post on Christmas Book Recommendations but in my family, and most it seems – you have some kind of big lunch or dinner on Christmas and then you basically have the rest of your day to chill and savor your presents.
In the past 3 years, I have spent most of those afternoons sitting by my family watching tv and reading a book – not to mention that I’m usually seated near a fan because, in Australia, Christmas is in summer. So I thought, I’d pop down some of my favorite summery recommendations to grab and sit down with this Christmas and holiday season whenever you get that sweet chance to relax and chill out. So here they are:
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
This lovely book is literally set in Summer and about a girl finding herself when her best friend mysteriously disappears. I loved this contemporary read and I thought that this would be a perfect Summer Christmas read cause it has humor, a dash of romance and some nostalgic coming-of-age to reflect on from 2019, into 2020.
After The Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson
If you’re looking for more of a thriller novel set in a full-on Australian summer, here is one of my favorite books where the unthinkable – a possible apocalypse is here. It’s lucky that the two main characters were brought up as doomsday preppers and have all the essentials they need but does that mean they’ll still be able to survive? I think this one is so great at feeling those hot summer vibes with a bit of thrill that will have you on the edge of your seat as your family shouts that dinner is ready and you should really put the book down but really don’t want to.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
When I think of Christmas, I also think of having to write all those Christmas cards and To All The Boys, gives you some fun and cute romantic adventures as Lara Jean’s numerous love letters, unfortunately, get sent out without her knowing. Not only is this book amazing but its book-to-movie adaptation is too! Perfect for another cute contemporary that looks at friendship, family, honesty, trust and more.
The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews
This book will likely make you cry but boy did it make me laugh too. The Boy Who Steals Houses will literally steal your heart and will also make you extra grateful for what you have this Christmas. With a summer setting and a cast of beautiful characters, explore the meaning and importance of family as you find out if Sam and his brother Avery can finally find their forever home.
So what did you think of these recommendations? If you’re a fellow reader having their Christmas in summer, do you see a rec that you like? What other summer Christmas reads would you recommend?
Until next time,