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 generally being a theatre kid.
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Michelle Gately

Hi, I'm Michelle! I'm an Aussie living in the UK, working as a bookseller at Waterstones. I'm obsessed with storytelling in all its forms – I spend as much time watching TV or listening to podcasts as I do reading. Other hobbies include bouldering, hiking and generally obsessing about my pug Percy.