5 Books to Read this Holiday
that aren’t A Christmas Carol
by Carrie Sessarego
“I adore the novel A Christmas Carol. The original version, by Charles Dickens, is short (a feature that is always appreciated during this busy time of year) moving, and very funny. The only thing I dislike about A Christmas Carol is that it’s so famous you’d think it was the only winter season book in existence! Cozy up to A Christmas Carol, and then dive into these five books that are guaranteed to get you through the holidays.
- Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. This classic opens with the famous line, “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents.” The first few chapters of this classic novel about five sisters and their mother during the Civil War takes place during and near Christmas, and the remainder of the book is just as delightful. Although this is a classic novel, the language is easily accessible to the modern reader, and the themes of sisterhood, growing up, and striving for self-determination resonate with modern readers as much today as they did when the book was first published in 1880. This is a ‘feel-good’ book in the best way, full of iconic characters and vivid scenes...” to read the full article, download the free eCopy of SEARCH Magazine‘s Winter Issue.