Is there anything more relaxing at Christmas than snuggling up in an armchair by the fire with chocolates and a good book? For all of you book lovers out there who are looking for a good read over the festive period, or a great book to buy someone, Fashion North has selected the top ten books to buy this Christmas, from teen fiction, classics and horror; we have got you covered!
All The Bright Places
This emotional teen fiction, rated 4.2 stars on Good Reads, is a love story about a boy named Theodore who is obsessed with death, and Violet who is trying to move on from the death of her sister. This novel is sure to test your emotions, trust us it’s tear jerker.
A Christmas Carol
This classic christmas tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge is a holiday must have. The Charles Dickens tale centres around a grumpy maturer man in the Victorian era who hates the festive period until he is visited by spirits of past, present and future who show him how to be a better person.
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns written by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner) is possibly one of the most touching, gut wrenching, emotional and uplifting books out there at the moment. The book centres around two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, whose worlds collide through war, men, love and hate. The two women’s will to survive is truly inspiring and although it is a shocking and emotional read it is also one of the most uplifting books out there.
This classic fairytale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the nations favourite children’s stories. This magical tale contains pirates, indians, fairies, lost boy’s and three children from London who have been thrust in to the wondrous world of Neverland. This book can be bought for young children or can be enjoyed by those children who never grew up.
This beautifully dark classic by Emily Bronte revolves around a young woman named Kathy and Heathcliffe, the foundling her father took in. Heathcliffe, who loses the protection of his adoptive father when he dies, is abused by Kathy’s brother and leaves Wuthering Heights believing that his love for Kathy is not mutual, until he returns years later as a wealthy man looking for revenge. The love story is violent, passionate and fiery and is set on the bleak moors of Yorkshire.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
This mysterious book follows a young boy, Jacob, as he travels to a British Island after a family disaster, where he discovers the remains of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar children. The haunting book contains spooky historical photography to make the reader feel like they are part of the mystery of the children of the orphanage and is a perfect read for those dark winter nights.
We All Looked Up
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach is a story of four American teenagers who are defined by their labels until they look up and see an asteroid which is headed for Earth and is set to turn their world’s upside down. They have two months to be who they really want to be and fulfil their hopes and dreams before it’s all over.
How to be Parisian: Wherever You Are
A perfect book for fashionistas! How to be Parisian is a beautiful guide in the way French women re dressing, entertaining and behaving. This book is written in accounts from stylish French women themselves as they give the reader advice, their biggest secrets and what it takes to be truly Parisian.
How to Build a Girl
This hilarious book by Caitlin Moran is about a 14-year-old girl in the 90s who attempts to reinvent herself as a confident, daring writer named Dolly Wilde who smokes, drinks and writes about sex as she tries to discover who she is and tries to build herself as a girl.
The hilarious star of Wet Hot American Summer and Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler, has debuted her first book which is stuffed to the brim with funny stories and real life advice on relationship’s, sex and friendship. This is a light hearted must read for all women this Christmas.
All books can be found online at Amazon or Waterstones in-store or online.