12 Cozy Book Recs for Christmas Break

Malanie Lovs Fiction (2)

Christmas is my favorite holiday and I’m SO ENDLESSLY HAPPPPPY that we’re experiencing it right now???

My plans are to read over my holiday break while physically laying across heating vents. My body begins to freeze December 1st and doesn’t stop until the first spring flower blossoms outside. So, I’m taking drastic measures to be warm while reading. MY FINGERS ARE JUST SO COLD.

I thinking about resorting to wearing gloves constantly. I’m exactly one step away from becoming a Disney villain Christmas 2018.



1. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

2. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

I don’t know what it is about the holidays, but it brings out my intense && very lowkey love for Shakespeare. My two favorites are Hamlet and Twelfth Night, it’s so nice to read classic and genius text while under Christmas lights and fuzzy tinsel. c:

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3. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

4. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

These are two books that are magical, easy to read, and are best enjoyed in vanilla candle-scented rooms. They’re also both about schools for unique children, which is fun to read about while you’re avoiding every mention of actual school.

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5. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

6. The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic

I’M FINALLY READING OUTLANDER! So many of my friends have rec’d it to me, & I’m just so afraid because the same number of friends have said it sucks. Also, I think it’s about 800 pages long. So, the holidays is a perfect time to commit to this while I’m enjoying sugar cookies and feeling hopeful about the world + humans.

ALSO THE FOXHOLE COURT!!!!! I recommend this series for every season, however December is especially perfect because you’re going to read the first book and promptly binge the entire series in the next 24 hours. Are you a very cute recluse? Then hide in your bedroom and marathon Neil Josten’s gay adventures c:

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7. Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday

8. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

These two books are seemingly unrelated, but they actually have many qualities in common!

1) both are hilarious and include witty banter, which is all I want for Christmas.

2) include fluffy cluelessness from the main character

3) will make your heart grow three sizes

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9. Evenfall (In the Company of Shadows #1) by Ais & Santino Hassell

10. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Such under-hyped books!!!!! Both are gay because having a very gay Christmas is the best kind of Christmas. Also, ICoS is free online! I downloaded the entire series from the author’s website and binged it in one week. one week = for holiday break

Also, Fingersmith is historical which is my favorite genre when it starts snowing in good ol’ Ohio. i f’ing despise the cold so much but also i want it to snow what is wrong with me 

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11. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

12. If We Were Villains by M.L Rio

I’m currently reading these and they are SO PERFECT FOR THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT?? Both are immersive, have small cherubic characters and made me cry. These adventurous and sweet fluff lads are like little wrapped presents especially for youuuu c:

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Do you have a book you read every December?

What is your favorite thing about the holidays?

What are you currently reading?

+++ who is the fluffiest and most wholesome character in the entire world?????



24 thoughts on “12 Cozy Book Recs for Christmas Break

  1. Kelly Brigid says:

    CHRISTMAS IS THE BEST! And I seriously want to reread Hamlet some time soon. Hmm, the fluffiest character, eh? The first person that came to mind was Julian from A List of Cages because HE IS THE MOST PREVIOUS SMOL BEAN EVER!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    These are some great recs Malanie. 🙂 ❤️ I didn’t read The Foxhole Court in winter and I don’t plan to re-read it this month, but I picked it up for the first time in October and that’s close enough to count right? :DI do actually plan to re-read Every Heart a Doorway this month (before going on to read the other books in the Wayward Children series) and honestly when it comes to winter reads for some reason Laini Taylor is one of those authors at the top of my list. There’s something about her writing which just seems perfect for the season!
    Great post, and again great recommendations. 🙂

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      I think it would be so incredible to reread Every Heart a Doorway during the holidays!!!!! IT’S SO MAGICAL!! I regularly think about the girl who lived in the world where you have to stand deathly still to gain court approval. it was one of those moments were the aesthetic remains with you forever & I HAD A MOMENT c: c:

      + I need to read the rest of the series, it’s for sure on my 2019 tbr. i hope the cast stays diverse, I have no doubts it will but the author did so good with rep and I remain in love to this dayyyyy

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      • Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

        There are so many aesthetic moments in that book, but actually yes even though there are things I’ve forgotten about Every Heart a Doorway that’s one of the scenes that’s still so clear on my mind.
        I’m sure they will, granted I haven’t read the books myself but I’ve heard amazing things about them, and if they’re anything like the first one I’m sure we’ll both love them. 🙂 ❤️

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      i just finished tooo!!! I’m going to be bold nad say thattttt I think Strange the Dreamer is over-hyped, it wasn’t nearly as good as I though it would be?????? dlfkjg the writing is gorgeous but the love story wasn’t that great


  3. Kat @ Novels & Waffles says:

    MY GOSH CHRISTMAS IS MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY TOOOOO. We must be twins (don’t even mention to me that Christmas is almost everybody’s favorite holiday. We are twins and I’m sticking with that). ALSO, I need my cold heart to grow three sizes, so maybe I should pick up Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday. Anyways, WHY YOU ALWAYS WRITE THE BEST POSTS???? THEY MAKE ME WANT TO READ ALL THE BOOKS.

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      I 10000% accept our status as twins, it’s very clear that we truly are c: c: c: c: c:

      ++ OMG YOU WOULD ADORE LEO LOVES ARIES!!! I’M PREDICTING IT AT THIS MOMENT. it has the banter & adorableness you love and deserve

      ++++++ahhhh thank youuu i don’t deserve your everlasting friendship ilysmmmm

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  4. Elizabeth says:

    Hamlet is, um, not cozy. Definitely wintery, just not fitting THAT cozy vibe, haha. I LOVE the important of being earnest, Oscar Wilde is my spirit sarcasm animal.
    Now, Strange the Dreamer is the COZIEST happy read.

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      lollllllll, Hamlet is so angsty & I love him, I want a gay retelling and I want it right nowwwwww c: c:

      also, Oscar Wilde brings me to tears w his incredible personality + fashion, &&& HAVE YOU READ OSCAR WILDE’S FAMOUS LAST WORDS??

      “either this wallpaper goes, or I do.”


  5. Kay Wisteria says:

    The only ones I’ve read here are Carry On and Hamlet lol, which makes sense I guess because, like Hamlet, I procrastinate at everything (like reading some books I really want to!) Love this list! And totally no judgement about becoming a disney villain frankly I would love to be a disney villain

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  6. tiffany @ readbytiffany says:

    YAAASSS CHRISTMASS!!!!! 🎄⛄🌟🎅❄ I love this holiday season so much too ❤ I actually think it's so funny that you read Shakespeare during this time of year. 😂 I never associated it together, but now that I think about it, I can kinda see it~ I've been wanting to read Strange the Dreamer, so I think I'll try to tackle it this winter time 🙂

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    • malanielovesfiction says:


      it’s just so fluffy and warm and nice???? PLUS, I HAVE AN ELECTRIC BLANKET, WHICH IS THE WARMEST GIFT I’VE EVER HAD ❤ ❤

      ++ I never understood my winter + Shakespeare association, but for some reason reading angst!Hamlet while it snowing feels so magicallllllll


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