What are you reading over the Holidays?

Tis the season for reading! December is one of my favorite times of year. It gives us the crisp cold of winter (depending on where you live) and many holidays to celebrate. It’s a cheerful and festive month, even though it contains the shortest day/longest night of the year (happy belated winter’s solstice!). Maybe it’s all the twinkly lights that puts everyone in a good mood or the copious amount of sugar that seems to be everywhere this time of year, but there is always something special and fun about the month of December. It could also be that this is the time where many of us get a break from our normally hectic lives and take some time off to travel, visit with family and friends and of course read! In the spirit of the holiday season, we wanted to share with you what we were planning on reading during our winter breaks. Here are pictures of your Hub bloggers reading or the stacks of books that they are planning on tackling. May this put you in the reading spirit this holiday season or at the very least give you some new books to check out in the new year!

Geri Diori recently attended the ALAN Workshop (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English) and got her hands on some books she’s looking forward to reading this holiday season

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Jessica Lind has quite a few books she’s going to be tackling over her break.

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Laura Perenic was caught reading reading The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier at a coffee shop in German Village, Ohio while visiting family. 

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There’s Laura again! This time she’s been caught reading Greenglass House by Kate Milford at the mall while waiting to see Santa. 

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Carly Pansulla has a very YALSA-inspired to-read list! She has two 2015 Morris award finalists The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley  and The Scar Boys byLen Vlahos. I even spy one of the 2014 Printz Honor titles The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal. 



Jennifer Rummel is planning on reading some ARCs this holiday season to get a jump start on her reading goals for 2015.


Carli Spina has a very graphic novel inspired reading list.  



Sharon Rawlins and her snowman friend have some fun reading to do before the new year, perhaps they can talk to Jennifer R. about Greenglass House by Kate Milford when they’re done! 


Frosty, our favorite snowman, and Lena Dunham make their second appearance in this post courtesy of Lalitha Nataraj’s winter reading adventures!



Kelly Dickinson has a sizable stack of books for her break! I spy some more 2015 Morris Award Finalists in her list, The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston and The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. 


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My very own reading list for this break includes a recommendation from our very own Carli Spina’s post about teens taking a stand in YA literature, Sally Heathcoate: Suffragette by Mary M. Talbot with illustrations by Kate Charlesworth.




Hopefully our holiday reading lists will inspire your own. What about you? What are you planning on reading this holiday season?


-Katie Shanahan Yu, currently reading Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

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Katie Shanahan Yu is a Media Specialist for a middle school in Rockville, MD. Find her on Twitter: @kakakates

2 thoughts on “What are you reading over the Holidays?”

  1. I am reading the trilogy by Veronica Rossi: Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night and Into the Still Blue. These titles were on Marissa Meyer’s 100 Book Challenge.

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