For this week our Book editor, Fahmida Taposhi brings you three wonderful reads to ignite the holiday spirits.
To All the boys I’ve loved before *****
In the book, it doesn’t give you a happy ending it gives you that feeling like if you don’t read the next book your life would be ruined and that makes me love it a lot. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is book one in Jenny Han’s award-winning Young Adult series about Lara Jean, a high school girl who discovers along the way who she really is and who she truly loves, all while documenting her feelings for certain boys through letters. While many teenage romance novels deal with the topics of high school and young love, Jenny Han manages to offer a refreshing and genuine take. Lara Jean is written as a very smart and sympathetic character, not simply as a one-note female lead who falls head over heels with the first boy she sees.
A Christmas Carol *****
A Christmas carol is one of the classics by Charles Dickens. Published in London in 1843, the book recounts the story of an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is visited by a ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, followed by a troop of lost souls. Their visit transforms Scrooge into a better human being. This is the perfect book to read to your young ones. This book and its message stayed with me for a long time. This particular Dickens book helps us to realize that each moment counts. Wrapped in holiday trappings with the essence of Christmas, A Christmas Carol for me started a lifelong love for Dicken’s literature.
One day in December ****
Author Josie Silver brings you yet another number 1 New York Times Bestseller with this remarkable love story. The book is about two people who against all the odds ends, fall in love. One snowy December day, Laurie sees a man through a misted-up bus window. Although she is not a believer of love at first sight, the man awakens a feeling of longing inside her. She instantly knows that he is her soul mate. But before things can proceed her bus drives away.