5 Holiday Reads For Some Seasonal Solace

For every season, there is a literary genre to match. The summer lends itself to blockbusters, glossy romances, and pulpy detective stories. Essentially, anything you can pick up from an airport bookstore. Well, have you tried reading War and Peace on the beach?
In the winter, as the nights draw in, one’s appetite shifts. Now is the time to curl up and revisit the old friends and acquaintances you never seem to tire of. On the day before Christmas, we present to you the five books worth dragging yourself away from the bosom of your nearest and dearest to enjoy in solitude.
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From much loved childhood favorites to new classics from contemporary authors, ahead our five favorite reads of the holidays.
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Nobody writes about the human condition in quite the same way as Alice Munro.

Dear Life by Alice Munro, available at Amazon.
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Sloane Crosley's essays make you laugh out loud. A total mood boost.

I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley, available at Amazon.
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Christmastime and ghost stories go hand in hand. M.R. James is the master of this genre. Prepare to be chilled.

Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary by M.R. James, available at Amazon.
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We're more than happy to explore and enjoy the many idiosyncrasies of the English language with lead character Milo any day.

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, available at Amazon.
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This childhood classic gets better every time you read it.

The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, available at Amazon.
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