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 decoration. 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 Reign by Katharine McGee.

American Royals IV: Reign

American Royals IV: Reign

With their deep red color, poinsettias always make us think of royalty. If this festive flower is your favorite decoration, you’ll love reading Reign. New to this series? Catch up with the American Royals Boxed Set.

If you like snowmen, read Snowglobe by Soyoung Park, translated by Joungmin Lee Comfort.

Snowglobe

Snowglobe

By Soyoung Park

Coming 02.27.24

Snowmen make us think about cold places with lots of snow. Even if you don’t have snow where you live, you can experience the cold in this dystopian world of constant winter. If you can’t wait to start reading this one, you can read a sneak preview here.

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

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

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 the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series by Holly Jackson.

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Complete Series Paperback Boxed Set

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Complete Series Paperback Boxed Set

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

If you like candles, read Eight Dates and Nights by Betsy Aldredge.

Eight Dates and Nights

Eight Dates and Nights

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 cozy holiday romance about two teens with two very different ideas of how to spend Hanukkah. You’ll laugh and swoon as they learn to work together to save the last Jewish remnant in small town Texas.

If you like gifts, read Didn’t See That Coming by Jesse Q. Sutanto.

Didn't See That Coming

Didn't See That Coming

Everyone loves gifts, and they make beautiful decorations during the holidays. If you’re dreaming about what surprises await inside those wrapped packages, you’ll love reading Didn’t See That Coming. It’s about a gamer girl with a secret identity and the online bestie she’s never met IRL until she unwittingly transfers to his school.

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 See You on Venus by Victoria Vinuesa.

See You on Venus

See You on Venus

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 See You on Venus.

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