The holidays are a perfect time to curl up with a good Christmas book and escape into another world. If you have time off, I highly recommend getting your hands on some new books to read. I’m ready for a cozy day of reading and I also love receiving gifts that involve reading. That’s why I’ve put together a list of 5 must-read Christmas books and gifts for the avid reader in your life.

I only put together a list of 5 because, after all, the holiday season is short and if you’re like me, it’s always jam packed! Get ready, make yourself comfortable and check out all the goodness I’ve found for you!

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Bright Lights, Big Christmas | Mary Kay Andrews

Bright Lights, Big Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews is such a charming story!

As the leaves begin to change color and the crisp autumn air sets in, Kerry Tolliver bids farewell to her family’s Christmas tree farm in the serene mountains of North Carolina and embarks on an exciting adventure to the bustling metropolis of New York City. With a heart full of anticipation and a spirit brimming with dreams, she joins her gruff yet endearing older brother and his faithful companion, Queenie the dog, to sell their Christmas trees at the family’s traditional stand in the vibrant heart of Greenwich Village.

Nestled in a cozy vintage camper, Kerry finds herself immersed in the electrifying energy of Manhattan, a world far removed from the tranquility of her mountain upbringing, awakening a sense of boundless possibility within her.

The Christmas Orphans Club | Becca Freeman

Hannah and Finn have spent every Christmas together since college. Neither has anywhere else to go—Hannah’s parents died, and Finn’s disowned him, creating a new found family and spending the holidays together.

The Christmas Orphans Club by Becca Freeman is a touching story about friends who become a found family and share Christmas traditions.

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff | Kristy Woodson Harvey

Peachtree Bluff is a series featuring the Murphy women. Dive into the heartwarming tale as they navigate the trials of life in Peachtree Bluff. For the Murphy women, an approaching hurricane threatens to disrupt their cherished holiday traditions. Amidst the chaos, the power of forgiveness and the unbreakable bond of family shine through.

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff by Kristy Woodson Harvey is a reminder that no matter what life throws our way, home is always where our hearts belong, especially during Christmas.

The Christmas Spirit | Debbie Macomber

What would you do if you could trade places with someone? Would you do it?

The Christmas Spirit by Debbie Macomber is a story about two lifelong friends who decide to trade places the week before Christmas and end up finding love along the way.

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas | Agatha Christie

You didn’t think you were going to get out of here without a murder mystery recommendation, did you? I love Agatha Christie and she is the Queen when it comes to mysteries! Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie is another one of her entertaining books!

It’s Christmas Eve at Gorston Hall and the Lee family’s festivities are shattered by a deafening crash of furniture and a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, in a locked bedroom,the tyrannical patriarch Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.

When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion.

Gifts for the Avid Reader

As the holiday season approaches, many people are looking for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. If you have a devoted reader in your life, you may be wondering what to get them. Well, look no further! In this blog post, not only did I share my 5 must-read Christmas books, I’m gong to share some thoughtful gift ideas for the book lover in your life. So, whether you are looking for a gift for a friend, family member, or significant other, I have you covered.

Book Lights

Book lights are compact and portable devices designed to provide targeted illumination for reading in low-light environments. These small, often clip-on lights offer several benefits for avid readers. Additionally, book lights are convenient for travel, too. They are a valuable accessory for book lovers who want to indulge in their passion anytime, anywhere.

Rechargable Amber Book Light – Blue Light Blocking – Night Reading Light

Rechargeable LED Neck Reading Light

LUXSWAY USB Rechargeable Book Light

E Readers

For me, there is something special about holding a book in your hands and turning the pages. On top of that, nothing looks better than a few shelves full of my favorite books. Some people, however, are not the same as me, and would love the option to have an E Reader.

E-readers have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. They offer a number of advantages over traditional paper books. I’ve listed some pros below:

  • Portability: E-readers are small and lightweight, making them easy to carry with you wherever you go. This is especially convenient for travelers or people who are limited on space in their homes.
  • Convenience: E-readers are very convenient to use. You can download books in seconds, and you can adjust the font size, brightness, and other settings to your liking. You can also take notes, highlight passages, and look up words in the dictionary.
  • Variety: There are a wide variety of e-readers available on the market, so you can find one that fits your needs and budget. Some e-readers have built-in lighting, while others have waterproof screens. 
  • Accessibility: E-readers can make reading more accessible for people with disabilities. For example, people with vision impairments can use e-readers to enlarge the font size or change the text color. People with dyslexia can use e-readers to read text with a dyslexia-friendly font.
  • Cost-effective: E-books are often less expensive than traditional paper books. This can save you money over time, especially if you read a lot of books.
  • Storage: E-readers can store thousands of books, so you can take your entire library with you wherever you go. 

Kindle Paperwhite – 8 GB

Kobo Libra 2 – 7 ” – 32GB

Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus eReader – 7.8″ – 8GB

Miscellanous Gift Items

YouNique Designs Bookstore Soy Candle

Kate Spade New York Canvas Tote Bag with Interior Pocket

12 oz Stainless Steel Insulated Wine Tumbler

Wearable Sherpa Blanket Hoodie

Barnes & Noble Gift Card

Journal Reading Log

Other Book Recommendations

I’ve shared some other book recommendations throughout the year. If you need additional suggestions, check out my posts below:

The Best Books to Read This Fall

7 of the Best Books This Summer

The Best Home Decor Books to Buy Now

5 Must-Read Christmas Books and Gifts for the Avid Reader

Whether you’re looking for a heartwarming story or an edge-of-your-seat thriller, I hope you’ve found something to enjoy for you and the book reader in your life! And with my accompanying gift ideas, you’re sure to give them a present they’ll cherish for years to come.

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  1. Kim, I have received most of these items from family over the years! Love my book light, but neck one looks more comfortable. I now have Sherpa hoodies up north and down south.
    Reading His. Fic. about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge…finished by a woman.

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