Winter Reads

In August we wrote about books you can put on your summer reading list; this week we want to help you make the most of your December by offering you some books that you can cozy up with in your Liv Avenida apartment.


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

This story is a great one to read or watch any time of the year, but especially during the winter, when it takes place! Go on an adventure with Ebenezer Scrooge as he travels to Christmases past, present, and future to learn valuable life lessons about being a good, charitable person. Before, after, or while you’re reading the book, be sure to check out this article about 10 things you might not know about A Christmas Carol to see how this classic came to be.


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

While this book may not be a strictly winter-focused book, it has some great scenes in it that take place during this time of the year, and it’s a must-read story that you might find yourself relating to. Follow sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March in their many adventures as they grow up while their father goes to war. Take part in their wild imaginations, creative plays, heartbreaking struggles, and quiet triumphs as they each come to age and find their purposes in life and family roles.


The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

This short story is about a young married couple, Della and Jim, in New York who have so little money to buy each other gifts that they each sacrifice their most valuable possessions so they can buy the gifts. Learn the heartwarming lesson this couple learns about the value of selfless sacrifice and the miracles that can come of it.


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

You’ve probably never seen a Christmas pageant quite like this one, so pick up this quick read and enjoy it with a friend or family member this holiday season. The Herdman kids lie, steal, smoke, swear, and hit other kids. They take over the annual church Christmas pageant and wreak havoc in the process, making it quite the memorable one.


What are your favorite reads to welcome in this wonderful time of the year with? Share your suggestions in the comments so we can add them to our reading lists! Thanks for reading!