• Marina Rose

Recommended Reading for the Holidays

The air is crisp and cool, growing colder every day. Thanksgiving is in a couple of days, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's will be here before we know it. Can you think of a better time to curl up with a mug of cocoa and a good book? Maybe you could organize a reading party with your family during your holiday get-together... but if your family is anything like mine you'll have to wait until after the holiday festivities to sink into your favorite chair and read the night away. Here are some suggestions to get you through the short days and long nights of the holiday season.

My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins

Twelve stories by twelve bestselling young adult authors, including Holly Black, Rainbow Rowell, and Ally Carter! And the best part? There is a story for nearly all the December holidays - Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, and New Year's! So no matter what holiday you celebrate - or absolutely LOVE - this book has a story for you. So put on your cozy socks and start reading!

Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce by Stanley Weintraub

Have you heard of the Christmas Truce of 1914? The Great War was still in its early stages and the men were weary from fighting. But amidst the conflict and strife, the Germans decided to light candles on small Christmas trees and soon men from all sides were breaking bread and celebrating the Christmas season together. They had hopes that the war would soon be over, but as we all know, it wasn't. Military historian Stanley Weintraub recreates that special, nearly-forgotten truce of 1914 in this moving book.

Marley by Jon Clinch

In Marley, Jon Clinch reimagines A Christmas Carol by Lewis Carroll, focusing closely on the relationship between Jacob Marley and Ebenezer Scrooge. If you remember, Jacob Marley is already dead in A Christmas Carol. In Marley