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Christmas books for older teens/young adults

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secondhoneymoon Sun 11-Oct-15 09:22:22

Doing Christmas Hampers for nieces & nephews this year rather than add to Christmas Day pile. Am looking for fictional book ideas please, preferably with some Christmas connection. Am ok for little ones, struggling with the older:
Males - 15 & 21
females - 18 & 22
Oh and might do same for older ladies, one in 60s and one in 70s so ideas for books for them welcome too please

TheHouseOnTheLane Sun 11-Oct-15 14:37:23

Charles Dickens Christmas Ghost Stories.


secondhoneymoon Sun 11-Oct-15 20:54:03

Thank you. Ghost stories would be good for one of them.
Ideas for the others welcome. Thanks

Lucked Sun 11-Oct-15 21:03:35

Any of them into discworld?


Bellemere Sun 11-Oct-15 21:07:30

Cecelia Ahern has "The Gift" which is alright...

Senpai Mon 12-Oct-15 06:33:30

The Christmas Box.
The House without a Christmas Tree
A Christmas Story - Jean Shepherd
A dog named Christmas

I know The Little Match Girl is illustrated like a child's book, but it's still a mature concept and a beautiful story.

emmaMBC Mon 12-Oct-15 18:15:49

Intrigued by your Christmas hamper idea ... can I be nosy and ask what else you are putting in?

bobblypop Mon 12-Oct-15 21:41:33

the thirteen days of Christmas is lovely.

bobblypop Mon 12-Oct-15 21:43:44

this one is also quite a nice story , though with a slightly religious slant.

JasperDamerel Mon 12-Oct-15 21:51:28

The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder (who wrote Sophie's World) is very nice for older teens. You can read it like an advent calendar, a chapter a day.

MadeMan Mon 12-Oct-15 21:55:36

You're never too old for Mr Snow

MARGUERITE18 Wed 14-Oct-15 15:01:04

debbie macomber christmas books for the girls?

secondhoneymoon Thu 15-Oct-15 20:38:58

Thank you everyone

secondhoneymoon Thu 15-Oct-15 21:18:57

EmmaMBC just noticed your question, sorry. Am still planning and open to ideas but was thinking Christmas PJs (having checked their parents don't do this already). A Christmas book, a Christmas DVD with popcorn. Christmas socks. For the older girls maybe some Christmassy smelling toiletries.

Chillywhippet Thu 15-Oct-15 21:27:03

Let it snow - 3 holiday romances by John Green, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson
DD liked this at 18

secondhoneymoon Thu 15-Oct-15 21:35:42

Thank you Chilly Whippet

EugenesAxe Thu 15-Oct-15 21:46:26

I love the book Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh... you could say it links to the Christmas Lectures?!

Other books I liked at that age... mainly dystopian stuff. Or fantasy like LOTR. Bridget Jones or the sequel is a bit Christmassy. Or all the Adrian Moles - he covers Christmas in the diary and those are good books for young adults.

daisydalrymple Sat 17-Oct-15 12:27:08

I think Tolkien's letters from Father Christmas is lovely at any age, but it depends on whether your young adults would appreciate it, or see it as being childish still.

DelphiniumBlue Sat 17-Oct-15 12:32:45

What a lovely thread- place marking here for future reference!

secondhoneymoon Thu 22-Oct-15 05:49:59

Thank you all, still looking for more suggestions please x

butterflymum Thu 22-Oct-15 09:20:49

EugenesAxe, many thanks for Fermat's Last Theorem suggestion. Managed to get one at a great price from a seller on EBay (blacko55). Lots of sellers there had cheaper price for 'used' copies, but the one I got was 'new' and it arrived quickly. Hopefully eldest will enjoy it.

butterflymum Thu 22-Oct-15 09:28:43

Not fictional as such, but last year I managed to pick up this at Poundland. Not sure if they have it again this year, but worth checking.

EugenesAxe Sat 24-Oct-15 08:12:41

Welcome butterflymum - now I am nervous! I really hope he likes it; Dr (?) Singh is one of my heroes and I think he has a very accessible style, but it doesn't change the fact it's a book about maths.

He often does lectures and talks, sometimes with famous skeptics (unfortunately I am a Christian and a hypocrite for being there) that are good. If you fancied an intellectual bonding time with your DD/DS smile

thunderbird69 Sat 24-Oct-15 17:37:52

How about Let it Snow 3 short stories including John Green, maybe for 18 year old

this one by John Grisham

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