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Tell Us Your Favorite Holiday Decoration and Get a Book Recommendation!

The holidays are here, and we’re more than ready to get into the spirit. We love it all: the lights, the food, the music—everything! You might say we’re obsessed with good cheer and holiday vibes.

Since it’s the season of giving, we’re giving you book recommendations based on your favorite holiday decorations. Tell us what you love, and we’ll tell you which young adult book to read next!

If you like mistletoe, read All I Want for Christmas by Wendy Loggia.

All I Want for Christmas

All I Want for Christmas

Mistletoe is the perfect way to create a memorable romantic moment during the holidays. If you’re fantasizing about puckering up under the mistletoe this winter, read All I Want for Christmas. This heartwarming YA romance will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside and out.

If you like poinsettias, read Majesty by Katharine McGee.

American Royals II: Majesty

American Royals II: Majesty

With their deep red color, poinsettias always make us think of royalty. If this festive flower is your favorite decoration, you’ll love reading Majesty. New to this series? Start with the first book, American Royals.

If you like snowmen, read The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (HBO Tie-In Edition)

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (HBO Tie-In Edition)

Snowmen make us think about cold places with lots of snow. Even if you don’t have snow where you live, you can go to the North with Lyra and Pan on a wintry adventure you won’t forget.

If you like lights, read Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. 

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Netflix Series Tie-In Edition)

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Netflix Series Tie-In Edition)

If you get the tingles just thinking about all those holiday lights, you need to read Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares. One boy, one girl, and one whirlwind romance in New York City during the holidays. Can you think of anything better? And now you can stream the Netflix series, too!

If you like pine trees, read New Year’s Kiss by Lee Matthews.

New Year's Kiss

New Year's Kiss

Do you know where you can find pine trees? At the Evergreen Lodge in Vermont, which is the wintry setting for New Year’s Kiss. Whether you like looking at evergreen trees in nature or decked out with lights in your house, this cozy book will give you the holiday feels.

If you like candy canes, read Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson.

Good Girl, Bad Blood

Good Girl, Bad Blood

I don’t know about you, but the red and white cover of Good Girl, Bad Blood is giving off some major candy cane vibes. You can even eat one as a snack while you dive into this captivating thriller about an amateur podcasting sleuth. If you’re new to this series, start with the first book, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.

If you like candles, read It’s a Whole Spiel, edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman.

It's a Whole Spiel

It's a Whole Spiel

By Array

Whether they’re on a menorah or the dinner table, it’s not the holidays without candles. Get into the spirit of Hanukkah with this collection of short stories about Jewish teens. You’ll laugh and cry as you read about love, friendship, heartbreak, family, and faith. And since they’re short, you can read a story every day of the holiday season.

If you like gifts, read Jackpot by Nic Stone.

Jackpot

Jackpot

Everyone loves gifts, and they make beautiful decorations during the holidays. If you’re dreaming about what’s inside those wrapped packages, you’ll love reading Jackpot. It’s about a girl and a boy who go looking for a payday and find something better.

If you like stockings, read The Cousins by Karen M. McManus.

The Cousins

The Cousins

Spending time with family is comfortable, cozy, and familiar, just like knitted stockings hanging from the mantel. As you’ll find out when you read The Cousins, families can also hide big surprises, some good and some bad, just like stockings on Christmas morning.

If you like garland, read Breathless by Jennifer Niven.

Breathless

Breathless

Garland and tinsel are so beautiful, especially when surrounded by twinkling lights that make them sparkle even more. If you’re looking for an all-around gorgeous read, from the writing to the powerful story, don’t miss Breathless by Jennifer Niven.

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