10 Best Books to read this Christmas – Favbookshelf

Here we have recommended some awesome and cozy books to read this Christmas.

Just grab a hot chocolate and a cozy blanket and one of these books. And start reading. They are going to make your Christmas memorable.

Also, Bonus: Below each book, we have said why we recommend this book to you. And, all have been arranged in alphabetical order. Because duhh, they all are best.

So, let’s get started. Here are the best Christmas books to read this year.

10 Best Books to read this Christmas (2021)
10 Best Books to read this Christmas

#1 A Cross Country Christmas by Courtney Walsh


About the Book

 A Cross Country Christmas Shop by Courtney Walsh; 10 Best Books to read this Christmas (2021)
A Cross Country Christmas Shop by Courtney Walsh

Title: A Cross Country Christmas Shop

Author: Courtney Walsh

Genre: Christmas, Romance, Adult Fiction

Publisher: Sweethaven Press

Type: Standalone

Pages: 256

Goodreads rating: 4.5/5

Lauren, the main character, hates celebrating Christmas. And that is the reason she rarely makes the trip home to the Midwest for the holidays. But this year is different. Her brother and his wife are expecting a baby near Christmas time. So, she has decided to go home to welcome the baby. There’s just one problem, she has a huge fear of flying. So, her brother has arranged for her to come home with his best friend Will. Someone she has been trying to forget since an incident from the college. But now they are stuck together in a car on a cross-country trip. Is love in the air? And will Lauren be able to forgive Will for that incident? Or not?

Why do we recommend this book?

This book is a lovely read. It will definitely get your Christmas spirit up. There are lots of funny, and sarcastic scenes that are sooooo entertaining and fun to read. This is a perfect read to read while being curled up in blankets and sipping hot chocolate or wine.

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

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#2 Christmas on Castle Street by Jessica Redland (Series)


About the Book

Christmas on Castle Street by Jessica Redland; 10 Best Books to read this Christmas (2021)
Christmas on Castle Street by Jessica Redland

Title: Christmas on Castle Street

Author: Jessica Redland

Genre: YA, Romance

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Type: Series

No. of Books in it: 3

Books in it: #1 Christmas Wishes at the Chocolate Shop, #2 Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes, #3 Starry Skies over Chocolate Pot Cafe

*You can read all the books in this series as standalone and in whichever order you wish. It’s not necessary to read them in a specific order.

This series is about the love stories of the shop owners in Castle Street, Whitsborough Bay. The first book Christmas Wishes at the Chocolate Shop, is about Charlee and Matt. The second one, Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes has the best friends-to-lovers trope. It is about Carly and her best friend, Liam. And the third one, Starry Skies over Chocolate Pot Cafe is about Tara and Jed. All of them are awesome reads with lots of Christmas vibes in them.

Sometimes you just need a little Christmas magic to make your wishes come true…

Why do we recommend this book?

This whole series gives Major Christmas vibes. They all have what you would like in Christmas books like snow, Christmas miracles, emotional scenes, and whatever else you could think of. The writing style of the author is amazing and you immediately get transported to the world built by the author. A definite recommendation if you want to read something Christmasy and get into the Christmas spirit.

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#3 Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop by Rebecca Raisin


About the Book

Flora's Travelling Christmas Shop by Rebecca Raisin; 10 Best Books to read this Christmas (2021)
Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop by Rebecca Raisin

Title: Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop

Author: Rebecca Raisin

Genre: Christmas, Romance

Publisher: HQ

Type: Standalone

Pages: 304

Goodreads rating: 4.1/5

Flora, the main character, is a huge Christmas fan. She loves it more than anything. She is just fired from Deck the Halls Christmas. And after some brainstorming with her bestie, she decides to travel to Lapland, in a campervan slash her shop, and sell Christmas goodies and decorations. But then there she meets Connor who doesn’t believe in Christmas at all. And so she decides to make him believe in the Christmas magic again. Will she be able to change his mind? And make him believe in Christmas again?

Why do we recommend this book?

Okay, I don’t think you can ever find a book more Christmasy than this. Like Wow! There are some most amazing romantic scenes there that will definitely make your heart flutter. This book will definitely make you fall in love with the Christmas magic and if you already love it, then even more.

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#4 Happily This Christmas by Susan Mallery


About the Book

Happily This Christmas by Susan Mallery; 10 Best Books to read this Christmas (2021)
Happily This Christmas by Susan Mallery

Title: Happily This Christmas

Author: Susan Mallery

Genre: Christmas, Romance, Fiction

Publisher: HQN Books

Type: Series

Pages: 384

No. of Books in it: 6

Books in it: #1 You Say It First, #2 Second Chance Girl, #2.5 A Very Merry Princess, #3 Why Not Tonight, #4 Not Quite Over You, #5 Meant To Be Yours #6 HAppily This Christmas

Goodreads Rating: 4 / 5

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

Garick and his daughter are not on the best terms in their relationship. But Garick is desperate to mend it and make her as comfortable as he can. So he goes to ask his neighbor Wynn, who is an interior decorator for help. Wynn has had a crush on Garick for quite a time. They had not talked much until Garick asked for her help in decorating the room for his pregnant daughter who is coming home for Christmas. But it will take much more than twinkling lights to warm his daughter to him. Maybe spending Christmas with Wynn’s family might help. Will the Christmas magic mend their relationship? And maybe Wynn and Garick’s relationship will develop as they approach the holiday season.

Why do we recommend this book?

This book was a fun and cute Christmas book. It has romance, drama, and everything you would want in a Christmas love story. It is a great Christmas read.

If you want to buy/gift Happily This Christmas by Susan Mallery, click on the link below: 👇


#5 In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren


About the Book

 In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren; 10 Best Books to read this Christmas (2021)
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Title: In a Holidaze

Author: Christina Lauren

Genre: Christmas, Romance, Holidays

Publisher: Gallery Books

Type: Standalone

Pages: 336

Goodreads rating: 3.7/5

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but not for Maelyn. She is living with her parents, hates her job, and just made a huge mistake that will change her romantic life forever. And to top it off, the cabin where her family and family friends used to go to celebrate Christmas is now being sold. She is having a mental meltdown when they are going to the airport. And that is when she asks the universe to just show her what will make her happy before she gets in a car accident. And apparently, Universe decides to answer her plea by sticking her in a time loop until she finds out exactly what will make her happy. Well, will Maelyn find out what makes her happy? And will her life get better; both romantically and professionally?

Why do we recommend this book?

This was a bit of an unusual Christmas read. And I must say I enjoyed it quite a lot. There were lots of fun Christmas activities and traditions that were really fun to read. This is definitely a definite recommendation if you are looking for a Christmas read.

If you want to buy/gift In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren, click on the link below: 👇

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#6 Mr Frosty Pants by Leta Blake


About the Book

Mr. Frosty Pants by Leta Blake; 10 Best Books to read this Christmas (2021)
Mr. Frosty Pants by Leta Blake

Title: Mr. Frosty Pants

Author: Leta Blake

Genre: Christmas, Romance, LGBT

Publisher: Leta Blake Books

Type: Series

Pages: 314

No. of Books in it: 3

Books in it: #1 Mr. Frosty Pants, #2 Mr. Naughty List, #3 Mr. Jingle Bells

Goodreads Rating: 3.9 / 5

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

This book is a second chance, friends to lovers romance. Casey went away to college and ghosted on his straight friend Joel as he had deep feelings for him. And then when he returns to his hometown after four years, he goes to see Joel just for one time. But Joel isn’t as straight as Casey believes. He had feelings for Casey the same way Casey had for him. But he had hidden them because of his abusive father. Will Joel admit his feelings and accept his sexuality? Will they have their happily ever after?

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

Why do we recommend this book?

If you are looking for a festive read, then I would recommend this one to you. After reading this, I was expecting snow around myself and thinking it was Christmas and was confused why it was not so. Haha!! I loved this gay romance and would recommend it if you are looking for second chance friends-to-lovers romance!

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#7 The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery


About the Book

The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery; 10 Best Books to read this Christmas (2021)
The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery

Title: The Christmas Wedding Guest

Author: Susan Mallery

Genre: Christmas, Romance, Holidays

Publisher: HQN

Type: Standalone

Pages: 426

Goodreads Rating: 4.3/5

This book is about the love stories of the two Somerswill sisters Dena and Reggie. They both have a very terrible dating history, which has made them lose their faith in finding love. Reggie has not been home ever since what was probably the world’s shortest engagement ever. But she has to go home this year as her parents decided to review their vows and have a Christmas wedding. Unexpectedly, Toby, her first love, is back too. And spark between them is as bright as ever. Will they be able to let go of past hurts and give their relationship another chance?

Dena, on the other hand, is done waiting for the one to have a baby with him and be a mother. She decides to get pregnant anyway through IVF. And is assured that love is not going to happen to her. But that is when she meets a handsome songwriter who has checked in in a room at her inn. Will there be love in the air for both the sisters? And will they get their Christmas miracles?

Why do we recommend this book?

I was a bit skeptical about how this book will turn out as both their stories were written side by side. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that the author had done an excellent job of mixing their stories and yet keeping them apart. This is one of my favorite romances set at Christmas time.

If you want to buy/gift The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery, click on the link below: 👇


#8 The Twelve Holidates by Emma St. Clair


About the Book

The Twelve Hoildates by Emma St. Clair; 10 Best Books to read this Christmas (2021)
The Twelve Hoildates by Emma St. Clair

Title: The Twelve Holidates

Author: Emma St. Clair

Genre: YA, Romance

Publisher: Self-Published

Type: Series

Pages: 110

Goodreads rating: 4.1/5

* This book is a part of the series. But you don’t need to read the previous book in order to read this one. You can read this book as a standalone.

Taylor, the main character just found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her. So she once again goes to her best friend, Weston for comfort and a shoulder to cry on. To cheer her up Weston insists on doing the Twelve dates with Taylor, which she had planned to do with her ex-boyfriend. But on these dates, she finds her feelings for Weston resurfacing again. And this she did not see coming. She always thought that her feeling for him had died a long back in her teenage years. But apparently not. They just seem to grow more and more intense on these dates. Will Taylor tell Weston about her feelings? And will he return them this time? Or will she get her heart broken once again this holiday season?

Why do we recommend this book?

This is a cute and fun novella, perfect if you’re in the mood for something quick, fun, and Christmasy.

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

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#9 The Office Party by Whitney G.


About the Book

The Office Party by Whitney G.; 10 Best Books to read this Christmas (2021)
The Office Party by Whitney G.

Title: The Office Party

Author: Whitney G

Genre: Christmas, Romance

Publisher: WGW BOOKS

Type: Standalone

Pages: 123

Goodreads Rating: 3.8/5

Savannah Grey is the rising star at West Media, the company she works in. As the top advisor for the C.E.O. of West Media, she never gets a break. She’s a hard worker but believes everyone deserves time off at Christmas. Unfortunately her boss Garrett West has a different opinion on the matter. He believes there is no such thing as a day off in December. Their yearly two weeks all-expenses-paid work retreat isn’t exactly how she’d choose to spend her holidays. This includes the mandatory event that is their office party. Everything goes wrong when she decides to re-gift a present her sister gave her. Even though she can’t stand her boss, he’s possibly the most handsome man in Manhattan. The tension has lingered between them for years and soon becomes too hard to ignore. Will they work out on it or will they not?

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

Why do we recommend this book?

The Office Party by Whitney G. is an enemy to lovers’ romance full of humorous banter and chemistry. This novel is perfect to read when you want to do some light reading.

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#10 The Winter Garden by Heidi Swan


About the Book

The Winter Garden by Heidi Swan

Title: The Winter Garden

Author: Heidi Swain

Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Publisher: Simon Schuster Audio UK

Type: Standalone

Pages: 464

Goodreads rating: 4.2/5

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

Freya, the main character, is following her life’s dream of being a gardener. She hasn’t been able to enjoy her job as fully as she used to after her friend/the estate owner died. So when an opportunity comes to design a winter garden that opens up at a Victorian property in Nightingale Square, she jumps right in. It’s a small community and she has been making friends. Everyone has been very warm and welcoming towards her except for Finn. He and Freya seem to clash on everything and have a frosty relationship. But with Christmas fast approaching can the two work through their differences and create the most amazing Winter Garden?

Why do we recommend this book?

This book is inviting, enthralling, and so beautifully written. It is the perfect read on the lead-up to Christmas. Also as a bonus, you will get some awesome gardening tips along with a wonderful Christmas romance.

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P.S: Some books recommended here are available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read these books for free. Check out this article: Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It?

SO, to conclude here is the list of the best Christmas books to read in 2021.

1. A Cross Country Christmas Shop by Courtney Walsh Buy the Book
2. Christmas on Castle Street ( Series) by Jessica Redland Buy the Book
3. Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop by Rebecca Raisin Buy the Book
4. Happily This Christmas by Susan Mallery Buy the Book
5. In a Holidaze by Christina LaurenBuy the Book
6. Mr. Frosty Pants by Leta BlakeBuy the Book
7. The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery Buy the Book
8. The Twelve Holidates by Emma St. Clair Buy the Book
9. The Office Party by Whitney G Buy the Book
10.The Winter Garden by Heidi Swain Buy the Book
Christmas books to read in 2021

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