Happy holidays, GBC gals!
We’re kicking off the start of December with a holiday giveaway contest exclusive to our members. We’ve partnered up with our friends at Kobo to give one lucky lady a brand new Kobo Aura e-reader!
CONGRATULATIONS to Shayla-Lynn, the winner of our GBC x Kobo contest! Get ready for lots of reading this holiday season on your new Kobo ereader!
My favourite holiday book would have to be The Christmas Shoes (along with the sing and the movie!). It gets me every time, and such a perfect Christmas message!
I belong to the Oakville and Mississauga chapters of the GBC.
My favorite holiday book is “A boy called Christmas by Matt Haig.
Catherine, from Toronto girly book club.
I love Grace, by Richard Paul Evans
Christmas themed British chick lit novels! There are many, Carole Matthews writes some fun ones.
Christmas in London. I’ve always wanted a kobo, keeping my fingers crossed ????????
Kristen from Toronto- I always turn to Harry Potter at the holidays; takes me back to being a kid and thinking holidays were magic come true!
Gabby Bolivar -Toronto. RE-read Harry Potter as a must
Carolyn O’Connor – Toronto. The Polar Express 🙂
Nancy Marchiotti – Toronto. I always reread the Grinch and A Christmas Carol during the holidays.
One of my favourites was The Shadow of the Wind. I’m in Richmond Hill
I’m a member of the Toronto Girly Book Club. My favourite Christmas book is The Nutcracker!
My favourite holiday book is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling or any book in the Harry Potter series. Christmas at Hogwarts always seemed wonderful.
– Fadumo, Toronto chapter
Melanie from the Richmond Hill GBC. Always read The Night Before Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas 🙂
I love the holiday books written by Erin Hildebtsndt-Winter Soldtice for example
I’m in the Edmonton Girly Book Club and I am afraid I don’t have a favourite holiday book! :O Perhaps a Kobo will help with this!
In all honesty, I believe at this time of year I am always reading a recent best seller.
Bhavini Patel – New member of the Mississauga Chapter – formerly apart of the Toronto one!
Hello! My favourite Hokiday book is the Angels Trilogy by Lurlene McDaniel I’ve re read it every year since my Nana gave it to me ❤️
From Victoria BC Canada ????????
CONGRATULATIONS Shayla-Lynn! You’re our lucky winner! We will be in touch to arrange shipment!
Shweta from Vancouver and I love “The Christmas carol”
Harry Potter ! Heather – Toronto
Megan Lenz from Edmonton (and Edmonton GBC Chapter). How the Grinch Stole Christmas 😀
The Stupidest Angel, Christopher Moore!!
– Kourtney, Edmonton chapter
Brittany Cormier- Downtown Toronto
I love a classic! A Christmas Carol is a classic favourite of mine!
Leigh-Ann from Toronto,ON. Always enjoy Polar Express during the holidays.
Sara – WINTER SOLSTICE by Elin Hilderbrand. Ok, so this book is new but I really like it so far! It’s about the Quinn family living at Winter Street Inn, and it’s all about the different family dynamics which play out under one roof. There’s a character by the name of Bart Quinn whom I particularly like; he’s come back from his tour of Duty from Afghanistan and deals with being back under the family roof. All in all, a good family story and it was great to read it, especially for this time of year. Kinda hits close to home.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. The March sisters planning and facing Christmas during a time of need against the backdrop of the civil war and without their father – always a great holiday read. Vancouver
Edel from Vancouver.
Harry Potter is always a favourite at Christmas.
Charmaine Gomes – Winnipeg MB.
Mine would have to be Little Women
Michelle Smetana – Winnipeg – Little Women. The Christmas scenes are so cozy and sweet!
The Grinch is my favourite Christmas classic and just screams the holidays to me! Although it’s a children’s book it’s one that never gets missed in our home! – Katherine, Bowmanville
Jana from the Vancouver GBC.
David Sedaris’s Holidays on Ice!
Elizabeth in Victoria, I love The Gift of the Magi at Christmas. The Night Before Christmas was a family tradition.
Jessica in the Richmond Hill chapter. I love Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris. It has six hilarious essays about Christmas.
Hi there, my name is Joanne and I host the Hamilton Chapter. My favourite Holiday book is the Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. It is a wonderful grown up fantasy , in a very winter setting. Perfect for Christmas time with a glass of mulled wine!
Saint John NB Canada!
No favourite holiday book yet, I’ll have to start reading more! Just the classics for now.
Sara from the Washington, DC chapter. I’d say Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris!
Hi I’m Shannon from Winnipeg chapter of GBC. My favourite Christmas book/short story is “The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Andersen”.
Little House on the Prairie – Catherine from Richmond Hill
I am such a romantic sap that I usually go for quantity of christmas love and miracles…so I binge on Harlequinn and Silhoette romances around Christmas themes! Snowbound with unexpected babies arriving and one major character is a scrooge persona needing to be taught the meaning of christmas! I am with the Richmond Hill Chapter whom I miss terribly right now since I haven’t made the meetings lately 🙁 ! Btw..wore out 2kobos already so a new one from Santa via The Girly Book Club would brighten my christmas ALOT!!! Thanks and HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!
Victoria Kulbick from the Houston Chapter – picking a holiday book is hard! I’d say either Little Women or A Christmas Carol
Being in the southern hemisphere, my christmas holidays are in Summer. Nothing beats a cold cider on the beach and a good book 🙂
If I have to pick a christmas themed novel, it would definitely be The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett ????
-Wellington, New Zealand
Brittney from the Detroit, MI chapter. I love The Nutcracker!
Jennie from Halifax, NS.
I always love reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas and T’was the Night Before Christmas!
Anything Harry Potter. I love reading about the Christmases in Hogwarts and at the Weasley’s house. I am in the Vancouver BC club.
Shonda in Edmonton.
I like to read a new book over Christmas curled up in front of the fireplace.
Kylie Winnipeg, MB, Canada chapter.
During the holidays I enjoy reading different collected works from various cultures with their fables/tales/traditions for the holiday season.
A classic favorite would be The Grinch.
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
Zoe from the new Bowmanville chapter!
I like Let It Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson
Rochelle from Lincoln, Nebraska chapter.
My favorite Christmas holiday book is “Two From Galilee” by Majorie Holmes. I’ve read it so many times I’ve had to glue it together!
Kristi from Edmonton. My favourite holiday book is probably How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
Hi I’m Addy from Vancouver, and I loved The Charm Bracelet by Melissa Hill.
Josephine from the Etobicoke chapter
Holiday on Ice by David Sedaris
I always like to return to the sentimental and fun novels of Charles Dickens, such as PICKWICK PAPERS and OUR MUTUAL FRIEND\.
I am a member of the Richmond Hill GBC. Over the years of reading for myself, to my children and grandchildren there have been many great stories around Christmas, too many for me to pick just one. All were enjoyed though.
Hello, I’m with the Hamilton chapter. I love the holiday books I remember reading as a kid…How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Happy Holidays everyone!
I always read the Polar Express with my son and then we watch the movie ❤️
I’m from the Hamilton, Ontario book club.
The Grinch! -Andrea, Toronto
How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
Theresa V in Ottawa
My favourite holiday book, honestly: Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy.
The recurring themes of winter and coldness make me feel at home, Bit of a tragedy, but it balances out the pumped up festive mood of everything else that I indulge in during the holiday season.
I’m a member of the Richmond Hill chapter.
Jenn Johnson – Hamilton GBC. Harry Potter always. So much magic.
I have never been a big fan of Christmas, even growing up, so I think it is appropriate that How The Grinch Stole Christmas is my favourite book, as I feel like my heart is growing to like Christmas as I get older….and I am older…..sigh….
I’m in the Richmond Hill Chapter. I re-read Harry Potter for Christmas. I thought it was weird, but by the comments I see I’m not alone. It’s good to know I’m not the only one. :p
My favorite Christmas book is obviously Polar Express, but I also read A Monster Calls around Christmas. It reminds me of just how much I love my family:)
I’m in the Ottawa chapter. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
I’m from the Halifax chapter and my favourite Christmas book is The Night Before Christmas. We read it every Christmas Eve!
Melissa in Halifax. I love all the Christmas stories The Little House on the Prairie series. I am currently re-reading the whole set and I find it gives me so much perspective on how easy we have it nowadays in many ways. Their Christmas traditions are so quaint and family oriented, and they appreciate the little things so much. A lesson for all.
The night before Christmas. I am in the Halifax chapter.
Halifax. The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol.
Kathleen with the Halifax Chapter. My favourite holiday book is “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” because it’s a tradition in our house to read it every year as family.
My favorite holiday book is amd always be A Christmas Carol.
Jimena Prado from the Halifax Chapter. I would have to say I love the Grinch and Harry Potter 😀
Emily Gallant – Saint John. My favourite is How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Andrée Morel from Kanata chapter. I enjoy Karen Swan’s yearly Christmas book. This year’s is The Christmas Secret. I would love a kobo, much easier to carry when I travel. Merry Christmas everyone ????
Hi! My name is Aliya Anderson, from the Halifax chapter, and my favourite Christmas time book is the classic – The Nutcracker!
Stephanie from Ottawa here. My fav holiday book would have to be A Christmas Carol. Hope you all enjoy the holidays!
I absolutely love the cartoon illustrated “Home Alone” book! It reminds me of Christmas as a child! -Andrea, Halifax Chapter
My name is Kim Blum, from the Baltimore chapter, and I like the Grinch!
Natasha Hasham from the Whitby GBC. I like anything by Elin Hilderbrand – Christmas or otherwise!
Hi- I’m from the Baltimore chapter. You can’t go wrong with the classics! A Christmas Carol or The Grinch are always the go- tos! Merry Christmas!
Gillian Gemmell from the Hong Kong Chapter.
I’m going with Gideon’s Gift by Karen Kingsbury!
Hi, I’m Lauren Shaber from the Portland, OR chapter. A favorite is The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking. While it’s not specifically holiday-themed, I love the idea of living a cozier, simpler life — perfect for these chilly, winter nights. Happy holidays!
Tammy from Denver Colorado GBC. The Elves And The Shoemaker is my Holiday favorite.
Hi! Im Stacy and I’m part of the chapter in Calgary, Alberta. My favorite holiday book is Little Women, which I read multiple times growing up and still love today!
Maeve Binchey’s This Year It Will Be Different: Christmas Tales. It’s a charming collection of short stories. And in true Maeve style, it’s about the trials and tribulations of real people. Lovely, tear-jerking at times, and relatable. With the magic of Ireland thrown in.
Rayissa -Etobicoke chapter in Ontario.
I’m Jennifer from Calgary and my favorite holiday book is A Christmas Carol.
Jenn from Bowmanville. Dr. Seuss….this collection reminds me of gifting new pjs to my babies and reading stories.
Toronto chapter, favourite holiday book is game of the throne. Nothing says Christmas like “winter is coming”.
Carla from Ottawa. My favourite Christmas book would have to be Little Women.
I wish for wings that work!! I’m not sure who it’s by, but it was the book my son wanted one year for Christmas. Of course it was out print and we found it on eBay. Love that book!!
I’m Cassie from the Minneapolis, MN, USA chapter of the Girly Book Club. My absolute favorite holiday book is The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. I’ve read it multiple times!
Angela from the Collingwood Chapter! My favourite holiday book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. 🙂
Wendy from denver! Every year since I was 5 I have read a short book called Goliath’s Christmas. I still love it!
My favourite Christmas book has always been It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas. I started the tradition of reading it to my son. New to the book club.
Melissa from Colorado! My favorite holiday book is Lottle Women 🙂
I’m from the Melbourne, Australia chapter of the Bookclub. Every Christmas I love to do a re-read of the Harry Potter series. I love the scene in the first book when Harry experiences his first Christmas, it always makes me so happy!
A great read is ‘With love at Christmas’ by Carole Matthews. I’m Eileen and with the Melbourne girly book club.
Hi, I’m Sarah from NYC, and my favorite holiday book is, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” because my dad would read it to us every Christmas Eve. It was a cloth book with a bell on it and after he finished, he would wait a few mins and then go up to the attic and stomp around and ring the bell, as if Santa had already arrived and we better get to sleep!
A few years ago, my sister and I bought one of those recording books from Hallmark and had my dad read it through while we recorded him on Christmas Eve. Now we’ll always have his voice to listen to ❤️
Sarah from the Richmond Hill Chapter! My favourite holiday read this year is Firefly Lane Girls because I love Kristin Hannah especially after reading the Nightingale!
I belong to the Mississauga chapter. My favourite Christmas book is “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.
My favourite novel of all time is Les Miserable! ????
Night Before Christmas I am a member of the orillia chapter of the girly book club
I love the Polar express with the beautiful illustrations and the imagination and Magic!! I am part of the Orillia chapter 🙂
I’m Reshma from the Mississauga group ! I’ve always loved Christmas Carol .
My favorite holiday book is The Night Before Christmas love reading it to my children. Im from the Hamilton chapter.
Megan in the Perth (Australia) chapter. Colleen McCullough’s Fortunes Favourites is my favourite holiday book. You need the time to get totally absorbed into this historical fiction by a great Australian author. I read it while travelling through Canada and Mexico (before the days of e-readers like Kobo. It built up my arm muscles. I’d love a Kobo so I can read Shantaram on my next travelling holiday.
Preet from the brand new Mississauga chapter! My favourite Christmas read is How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Stephanie from Vancouver. My favourite is also the Grinch!
My favorite holiday book is ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ it has great Christmas memories as a child and I read it to my children. I belong to the Richmond Hill Chapter.
May from the Richmond Hill Chapter. A new favourite of mine to read during Christmas will be The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
Alesya from the Perth chapter. My favourite holiday book is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. It teaches you to get back into life after a holiday with the right attitude 😉
I love Night Before Christmas.
Paige from the Vancouver, BC chapter and my favorite holiday book is The Night Before Christmas. We read it every year on Christmas Eve gathered around the fire place with our loved ones.
Christmas is for me a kid’s affair. I do not have a favorite book.
From Richmond Hill, Canada. GBC
My name is Maureen from the Halifax chapte, my favorite Christmas Story is The Chisinau Story . It’s one of the first plays I took my Grandson to it will always have a special place in my heart.
Elizabet from Houston, TX chapter. I love and still have my childhood book of T’was the Night Before Christmas.