- The Next Queen of Heaven by Gregory Maguire (Novel)
see my review here), but I'm sure there are plenty of people who will, and for those that might it is a perfect book for the Christmas season. Between Christmas pageants gone awry and a woman getting hit on the head with a statue of Mary, at the very least you'll be glad this isn't your Christmas!
- Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (Young Adult)
see my review here). The book takes place in New York and captures all of the sparkle of Christmas-time in a big city, as well as pondering what exactly the Holiday means when you are spending it by yourself like the two main characters.
- How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (Picture Book)
Even though it's a picture book, anything by Dr. Seuss doesn't have an age-limit for loving it. How The Grinch Stole Christmas always gets me in the mood for a warm mug of hot chocolate and some family time. This classic story of Christmas spirit has all the lessons of A Christmas Carol without being written by Dickens. I also love the cartoon film based on the book, and when it starts playing on TV you know you better have started your gift shopping and figure out if you've been naughty or nice.
- A Secret Gift by Ted Gup (Non-fiction)
-Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb
-Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris