Books To Help Get You Through The Festive Season

There’s no denying that the festive season is great. With it’s presents and joy, family and friends, over eating and inevitable collapsing in front of the TV to watch hours of christmas specials and movies that, for some reason, you only watch during the holiday season, despite you claiming them to be some of your ‘all time favourites’. But for a lot of people, with Christmas and New Year, this season is incredibly hard, emotionally, physically and mentally. Christmas is also something a large amount of people simply don’t celebrate! Therefore, amongst all the Christmas recommendations currently being shared, I thought I would share with you some book recommendations that I personally feel have the potential to, possibly, help in some way if you’re someone that finds this season difficult. I have a few that cover mental health, as I know that is specifically something that can be specifically hard to live with during this time of the year. I also have a few that are total escapism, almost ‘anti Christmas’ reads to take you mind of things and a sprinkle with a Christmassy feel to them, that may just give you a momentary boost of excitement or ‘Festive Spirit’. So here are a few of my ‘Not Quite Christmas’ Book Recommendations…

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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon | Book Review

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story. Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us. The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

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