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Christmas Book Guide: 2020

 If anyone else shares my love of books, you have come to the right place. Books are a magical invention and perfect for a quick getaway, which let's be honest, we all could do with right now after 2020. What's better than cosying up by the fire with a good book after consuming all that Christmas food? Absolutely nothing! Here are some of my favourite book recommendations that would make the perfect gift this Christmas. If you have any other suggestions be sure to mention them in the comments section below this blog post! 



  • One Day in December - Josie Silver - A feel-good Christmas romance that is bound to lift your spirits.
  • The Flatshare -Beth O'Leary - A beautiful and extremely funny romance with an underlying serious message.
  • Queenie - Candace Carty-Williams - Hillarious, but serious. Everyone must read this!
  • The Sun is also a Star - Nicola Yoon - If you have read Everything Everything you will surely love this.
  • Normal People - Sally Rooney - I mean who hasn't read this at this point?!


  • Feminists Don't Wear Pink & Other Lies- Scarlett Curtis - A great book that is not too political on understanding Feminism better. This was super interesting and really gave me an insight of what women in different parts of the world have had to go through.
  • Everything I Know About Love - Dolly Alderton - FUNNY and actually pretty serious. You will FLY through this.
  • My Thoughts Exactly - Lily Allen - A great inside into the ups (& downs) of the music industry through someone who has been through it all.
  • One of Us is Lying - Karen McManus - Not my average book, as it was more of a mystery but still thoroughly enjoyed!


  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - A classic! If you have never read it, you neeeeeeed it!
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - My favourite book I read during my GCSEs and I still sometimes go back and read it. 
  • My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult - If you are looking for something that will get you instantly hooked then this is the one. Emma and I both absolutely loved it, as mentioned in the first episode of our NEW PODCAST, Sixth & ME. 
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman - This will make your heart melt over the Christmas period. I still think about Eleanor from time to time.


  • Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan - I have no words. Read the book then watch the movie. That's all! I
  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini - My favourite lockdown novel spent reading in the hot August sun - I do miss summer an awful lot :(
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini - My favourite lockdown novel no.2 
  • Me Before You - Jojo Moyes - And finally, this book is the greatest book I have ever read and is by far my favourite. It now comes as a trilogy with 2 more absolutely incredible books that you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN! 

I hope you have found this post useful! Comment a few of your favourites down below and share the literary love (too cringe??) this Christmas! 

Happy Reading!
Manisha x

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