[I'm using the same one I used last year because it is still my favorite book involving Christmas. I listened to it on audio and really enjoyed it.]
DASH AND LILY'S BOOK OF DARES by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”
So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?
Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.
This year I have been trying to read some Christmas stories during the month of December. So far my favorite has been:
Christmas Valley is in for a surprise this Christmas when a young couple shows up in a very colorful bus. The wife is very pregnant and the bus is broken down. Also in town for Christmas is Myrtle, an old woman who manages to get on everyone's nerves as the days go on. Through this young couple and this old woman the townsfolk end up with a very interesting "live" nativity. The message of the story is that you never know when you may be entertaining angels unaware.