Seasonal Reading

I would like to talk to you guys about seasonal reading. Do you like to read spooky books during Halloween times? Holiday romances during Christmas/ Hanukkah/ Kwanzaa? I have never been a seasonal reader but I decided to give it a try during Halloween. Since I work at the library I now have access to pretty much whatever library book that I would like to read. I checked out The Merry Spinster; Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg which is a collection of short horror stories. I also read The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag and Graveyard Shakes by Laura Terry. I had planned on reading more spooky/ fall books during October but honestly I got distracted by the almost 30 other books that I had checked out from the library. I really loved the Witch Boy and Graveyard shakes for this time of the year. They both had strong themes of magic and the supernatural. The Merry Spinster had some really great spooky stories and then some that weren’t so scary. My favorite out of the bunch was called The Thankless Child. I recently read another graphic novel called Sheets by Brenna Thummler that would have been a great read for the Halloween season. All about a ghost haunting a laundry mat and the story happens to take place near Halloween also! The artwork was gorgeous and the story was adorable. It would be a great read for anyone that is looking for a cute Halloween read. I also have one e-book that I wasn’t able to get to this year but I’ll probably still read it anyway. It’s called Halloween at The Graff by Sinclair Jayne.

Does anyone have any suggestions for Thanksgiving reads? I struggle to find books that are specifically about Thanksgiving that are not children’s books. I can sometimes find books that have a Thanksgiving scene in them but they are not JUST about Turkey Day.

As for Christmas, I have a ton of e-books stockpiled for that particular holiday. The ones that I have so far are, Christmas at the Heartbreak Cafe by Melissa Hill, A Cotswold Christmas by Kate Hewitt, Miss Kane’s Christmas by Caroline Mickelson, The Cowboy’s Christmas Bride by Laurie LeClair, and Christmas Glitter by Ann B. Harrison. Does anyone have any other book suggestions for the holiday time? I would really love to read books associated with other holiday celebrations besides Christmas. Is there a book that you like to re-read every year to get into the holiday spirit? I would love to hear about it!

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