I cant live without a good bookand that doesnt go away during the holiday season. However, in December, there just isnt enough time to let myself get swept away by a novel. So instead, I pick up a collection of short stories or essays. That way, I can read one or two stories and satisfy my craving. Its a perfect compromise.
So, if youre craving a short story, here are some suggestions! Some of my favorites are Single, Carefree, Mellow, by Katherine Heiny, One More Thing: Stories and other Stories, by BJ Novak, and The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro (also available as an audiobook). If you want a laugh, try Sloane Crosleys I Was Told Thered Be Cake, or Naked, by David Sedaris (also available as an audiobook).
If youre in the holiday spirit and want to read something more festive, consider My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories (see our staff review here), Christmas in the South: Holiday Stories from the Souths Best Writers, or Hanukkah Lights: Stories of the Season. If youre a fan of Inspirational Fiction, Amish Christmas at North Star (also available as an audiobook), An Amish Christmas: December in Lancaster County, or Christmas Belles of Georgia, might be good choices.
What is your favorite holiday read?