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Good Holiday Reads

I posted a few days ago about how I'm participating in the 2009 Holiday Reading Challenge. Right now I have Ex-Mas by Kate Brian and The Gift by Cecelia Ahern on my list to read. I have some others on hold and I'm hoping they get to the library in time. Hold lists for holiday books start early!!

I'd love your help making my Holiday Reading list. What is your favorite holiday read? Or what new release are you looking forward to?


  1. one of my fav holiday books is "A Christmas Story" by Jean Shepherd. It's like the movie, but funnier, more in depth and longer. It's a tradition in my family to read it and watch the movie.

  2. I currently have Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle checked out of the library. I haven't read it yet but it looks really good!!

  3. I read Let It Snow last year and it was one of my faves. I'm sure I'll be re-reading it again this year!:)

  4. If you like kinda sad stories about people with illnesses. Lurlene McDaniel has A Book called Starry, Starry Night where there are three really short stories about these people who go through tough things around christmas or help someone out. One is about a girl with a newborn sister who is going to die,a girl who helps a dying boy helps him with happines, and the last one is about a girl who takes care of this baby and wants to give it up for adoption.

    They are kinda sad and short and are pretty good. If you don't mind that kind of thing.
    They are not all Christmasy/holdiday but deal with what you should in the season time and dealing with tough things.

  5. I just read Christmas Cookie Club and Lakeshore Christmas this year - both adult books and EXCELLENT stories.

    YA has some great titles: 12 Dates of Christmas, Kissing Snowflakes, Icing on the Lake (maybe more winter than holiday), Secret Santa, Snow in the Love, and Let it Snow.


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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee