We were recently joined on the “Washoe Life” podcast by Jennifer Cole from the Washoe County Library. She contributes book recommendations on the “On the Shelf” segment on KUNR.
Is there anything better than curling up in a cozy chair with a blanket, a mug of hot cocoa, and a good book? How about a book to spark the holiday spirit? We’re not talking just the classics like “A Christmas Carol,” we’re talking about everything from snow-dusted romances to Kwanza-inspired kids’ books. And for those of us who believe that “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie, yes, there are holiday-themed mysteries, thrillers, and horror tales too!
Listen to the podcast for descriptions and discussions of these titles, and let us know what your favorite holiday story is.
Holiday Picture Books:
The People Remember, by Ibi Zoboi and illustrated by Loveis Wise
Red and Green and Blue and White, by Lee Wind and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
The Biggest Little Boy by Poppy Harlow and Ramona Kaulitzki (ill)
Holly Jolly Diwali, by Sonia Lalli
The Matzoh Ball by Jean Meltzer
Cozy Mystery Holiday Picks
The Andy Carpenter Series by David Rosenfelt (titles like “Dachshund Through the Snow” and “Deck the Hounds”)
A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron
Creepy Holiday Reads – Horror & Thriller
Secret Santa by Andrew Schaffer (horror)
White Elephant by Trish Harnetiaux (thriller)