Holiday Reading List for Every Reader

One thing I always want to do and sometimes actually do over the holidays is read a bunch of books that I haven’t had the time to read. I have a long running list of to-reads that I usually pick a couple from. I have listed a few here I’ve read and some that are on my list! I also know that some like to read a whole bunch, and some like to read longer books over the whole break, and some don’t even really like to read. So there are a few quick reads at the bottom for the non-reader who might still enjoy some thoughtful stories.

The Read-As-Many-Books-As-I-Can Reader

The Me Before You series by Jojo Moyes

This series is emotional and charming and lovely. A great series that can easily be read over the holidays with all the resting from overeating and over-partying.

The Bassoon King by Rainn Wilson

I’ve reviewed this book already but I think it it reads so well and is so interesting that it will keep you flipping pages till the end.

Shopgirl by Steve Martin

Yup, Steve Martin. Delightful, lonely, and filled with dry wit all while making you think of the most important things in life.

The Tackle-900-Pages Reader

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Quirky, curious characters and a whole lot of wit and humor. And a whole lot of pages.

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Originally published in installments and makes for some great narrative and some real writer’s writing.

The Non-Reader

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Another one I’ve reviewed. Quick and heartfelt and thought provoking—which thoughts you can use to start some good conversations with your relatives.

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

Unexpectedly provoking and thoughtful. Also another good conversation starter with relatives you don’t have much to say to.

The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs

Similar to When Breath Becomes Air because it was published posthumously. It’s on my to-read list because it’s a subject I’m so intrigued by: spending our limited time well and intentionally.

I’d love to know what you’ll be reading or what’s on your to-read list! It is obviously an ever-growing, never-completed list and I love getting ideas from other people! Gimme, gimme, gimme all of your recommendations!