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Winter Themed Books to Read

Mission Place Apartments, Jessup, MD  December is the perfect month to cozy up in your apartment and read a winter-themed book, and we've got suggestions!

Here at Mission Place, we know that December can get incredibly busy, and residents of our apartment community are as busy as anyone else, which is why we’ve pulled together a list of books to read in December to help you slow down! So take some time to brew some tea or make a cup of cocoa and cozy up in your Jessup, MD apartment with something good to read.


Winter-themed Books to Read


A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. Now penniless and banished to a room in the attic, Sara is demeaned, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this resourceful girl's fortunes change again is at the center of A Little Princess, one of the best-loved stories in all of children's literature.”


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

“They open a door and enter a world


“NARNIA...the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy...the place where the adventure begins.


“Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever.”


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

“Little Women is the heartwarming story of the March family that has thrilled generations of readers. It is the story of four sisters — Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth — and of the courage, humor, and ingenuity they display to survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War.”


Also, if you’re looking for something to read that is focused on the December holidays, you may enjoy these books:



Hanukkah in America a History by Dianne Ashton

Do you want to learn more about the Hanukkah tradition in America? This easy-to-read book covers the origin of the holiday, which is NOT a high holy day in Jewish tradition and traces its spread in the United States. Other Hanukkah themed books can be found in this list from the Jewish Book Council.



The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski

“Booksellers, reviewers, and readers immediately embraced The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey as a moving tale of the spirit and generosity all people hold in their hearts, especially during the holidays. And now this stunning gift set invites friends and family to gather and enjoy the magic of holiday storytelling at its finest.”



Goodreads list of Kwanzaa Books including The Sound of Kwanzaa by Dimitrea Tokunbo. Review from Goodreads:


“Hear the words, sing the songs, dance to the beat, and shout "Harambee!" as you jump into this joyful celebration of the sounds of Kwanzaa!


The sound is Umoja--bringing us together.

The sound is Kuumba--the songs of our ancestors.

The sound is Kwanzaa!


Lively verse and colorful illustrations guide you through the seven principles of this festive holiday. All you have to do is come close, gather round, and discover what Kwanzaa is all about!”


Winter Solstice

Books for Celebrating the Winter Solstice from Goodreads includes 85 titles related to the topic. We think this one, The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer, sounded interesting. “In lyrical prose and cozy illustrations, this book explains what the winter solstice is and how it has been observed by various cultures throughout history.”  It covers the history and the traditions and how they have come about, plus the book has a bibliography with other books to read.


Enjoy some reading this month at your Mission Place apartment! Happy holidays to everyone in our apartment community! Thanks for sharing the year with us.