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Nov 24, 2015

13 Holiday Books Every YA Lover Needs To Read

'Tis the season to read more books.

1. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Over the holiday break, 16-year-old Lily decides to leave a notebook full of challenges on a bookshelf in her favorite bookstore. When Dash discovers the book, he and Lily find themselves trading their dreams and wishes through the notebook and falling in love.

2. Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher


Forced to spend her winter break in Vermont with her father and his new wife, Sam just hopes her winter break won't be a complete disaster. When she meets a hot ski instructor, Drew, Sam begins to think this vacation may not be so bad after all.

3. My True Love Gave To Me by Various Authors

St. Martin's Griffin

This holiday anthology is filled with 12 stories from some of YA's bestselling authors including Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, David Levithan, and many more. These stories will make you swoon, laugh, and cry in the very best way.

4. The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman by Louise Plummer

Laurel-Leaf Books

In this holiday romance, Kate Bjorkman tells the story of how she finally got her happily ever after, using her Romance Writer's Handbook as a guide. Poking fun at the convention of romance novels, while also respecting the art of it all, this novel is a fun twist on an otherwise ordinary romance.

5. French Kissmas by Cathy Hapka


Nicole Larson decides to spend her Christmas season back in Paris where she studied abroad a year ago. Determined to enjoy the holidays with her friend, Annike, Nic attempts to avoid the attraction she feels for her old flame, Luc, and her new buddy, Mike. Can she make it through the holidays with her heart still intact?

6. Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle


These three interconnected holiday stories from bestselling authors John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle will have you believing in Christmas magic and romance. Taking place in a snowed in small town on Christmas Eve, these stories are perfect for the holidays.

7. Decked With Holly by Marni Bates

Kensington -Teen

Spending her Christmas vacation on a cruise with her two cousins wasn't Holly's idea of a good time. But when she gets accidentally pepper sprayed by Nick, who turns out to be a rock star drummer, Holly finds herself in a faux relationship that turns her world upside down.

8. The Best Girl by Emma Harrison


Jane purposefully chose to go to school in Colorado to escape her family. So when her brother decides to get married at the River Lodge by her school, Jane can't help but be nervous. Throw in the fact that her crush, Connor, works at the Lodge and Jane doesn't know how she'll survive this Christmas wedding.

9. Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne


Kate and her two best friends decide to spend their winter break with Kate's Aunt Sue. Little did they know, Kate's brother would also be visiting with his two best friends. Kate quickly finds herself attracted to one and falling for the other but will her break be as romance filled as she hopes or end in heartbreak?

10. Mistletoe by Various Authors

Scholastic Paperbacks

This collection of romantic winter stories by Hailey Abbot, Melissa de la Cruz, Aimee Friendman, and Nina Malkin will have you swooning and feeling warm despite the cold weather.

11. The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Catherine Hapka

Romantic Comedies

Lexi doesn't believe she and her boyfriend, Cameron, belong together so in an effort to end it guilt-free she decides to get him to fall for another girl. However, when Cameron starts to do just that, Lexi thinks she's made a huge mistake. Can Lexi find a way to rekindle her relationship with Cameron before the Christmas Ball?

12. Secret Santa by Sabrina James


As high school students play a game of secret Santa, everyone has their own hopes for what their gifts could mean, although things don't exactly work out as planned for everyone involved. Leading up to the Winter Dance, will everyone get the happy ending they want?

13. Ex-mas by Kate Brian

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

When 17-year-old Lila, and her ex-boyfriend, Beau's, little brothers runaway to save Santa, the two are forced to take a trip together to find their brothers. Will Lila and Beau end up killing each other or could this trip lead them to rekindling their romance?

Did we forget your favorite YA holiday novel? Let us know in the comments below!

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