40 Forever:Christmas books aren't just for kids


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas books aren’t just for kids

Sedaris, David. Holidays on Ice. New York [u.a.: Little, Brown, 1997. Print.

Yesterday afternoon a woman came to the desk looking for some good books for her daughters to read over Christmas vacation. Once we were all set with books for the girls, the mother confided that she wished she had time to read. I told her that she should treat herself and read Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris. It’s under 200 pages long. Holidays on Ice is a collection of hilarious true stories that you don’t have to read all at once. The best and most famous story in the book is The Santaland Diaries which is about the author’s experience working as an elf at Macy’s in New York.

Here are some more classic, quick reads about Christmas. Treat yourself.

Thomas, Dylan. A Child’s Christmas in Wales. New York: New Directions, 1954. Print.

Capote, Truman. The Thanksgiving Visitor: One Christmas ; & a Christmas Memory. New York: Modern Library, 1996. Print.

Henry, o. Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2009. Print.

Lamb, Wally. Wishin’ and Hopin’: A Christmas Story. New York: Harper, 2009. Print.
Burroughs, Augusten. You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2009. Print.

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