Festive recommendations for Christmas

In this festive bonus episode, we share some Christmas reads. 

Michelle's recommendations

One Day in December by Josie Silver: A sweet rom-com about missed opportunities and love at first sight.

Dracula by Bram Stoker: If you’re experiencing a winter Christmas or dreaming of one, then experience the classic that inspired a thousand stories.

Caitlin's recommendations

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan: Cute YA rom-com set in New York. Delightful and magical!

The Gift by Cecelia Ahern: Did we mention we interviewed Cecelia Ahern? Listen here! Anyway, this is a lovely Christmas book to take your mind off the state of the world. 

Bonus recommendation: For the summer Christmas fans, check out What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume.

What we want to read this Christmas

Movies we want to watch

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • The Santa Claus I, II, III

Books and other things mentioned

  • The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Oseman
  • The Appeal by  Janice Hallett
  • Home Alone (film)

About the Podcast

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About your hosts

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Caitlin Toohey

Hi, I'm Caitlin! I've been on bookstagram since 2016, a podcaster since 2017, and worked in publishing since 2019. So books and reading are my entire life. When I'm not reading, I like listening to Taylor Swift, watching sitcoms, and going to aerial classes.
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Michelle Gately

Hi, I'm Michelle! I write words and tell stories for a living as a journalist and marketer. So it makes sense that I'm devouring more words and talking about books in my spare time, right? I'm also an Aussie living in the UK. When I'm not thinking about words, I can be found cuddling my pug Percy, climbing or going on walks in the English countryside.