Fae Friday

Fae Friday – Holiday Books

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Holidays books are selling out quickly, and Christmas music is in the air. That is why I want to know What are some of your favorite holiday books? (Psst, this is any holiday and not just Christmas). 

Holiday books are a super tough sell for me. I’ve spent my entire life being an actual grinch. I don’t celebrate Christmas, yet it honestly feels like every single store, radio station, television show, and commercial in the United States is designed to shove Christmas spirit down my Jewish throat. Sorry, but I just needed to vent. So I exercise my personal decision not to read books that focus on Christmas, because honestly? I can’t relate. I have no Christmas spirit since there isn’t any sort of connection that I have to that holiday. Fortunately, in recent years, a few books have been published that feature Chanukah as a central part of the story. And granted, while I could only find two that I’ve actually read and liked, they were both FABULOUS! Here they are:

  • Recommended for You by Laura Silverman
  • The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer
  • Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel

I’m hoping that this starts an amazing trend, and that in future years, we’ll see more books that feature holidays other than Christmas. Have you found any other great holiday books that don’t feature Christmas?

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