For many of us, the holidays may be looking a little different this year. But, luckily, we have our good ole books to enhance the warmth of the fire or give us that boost of joy we’re craving. We’ve rounded up the books that invite us into their worlds, and the characters that open up their homes to us, never failing to provide that heartwarming feeling of wonder and belonging that always comes around this time of year. Whether it be a fairy-tale tradition, a nice slow-burn romance, or an enchanting wintery wonderland fantasy, these are the stories we curl up with every year. We recommend reading them with a cup of cocoa and plaid blanket at your side.
For even more festive recommendations check out Simon & Schuster’s official Books I Love to Give holiday gift guide!