This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
If you're looking for inspiration (or would like to put a good word in for us with the man in red) this is what we'd love to find in our stockings this year. Of course, we reserve the right to add more books as the date draws nearer …
1. A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories by Louisa May Alcott – Based purely on the fact that it's written by Little Women author Louisa May Alcott (and it has a beautiful cover), I would very much like to find this under the tree on Christmas morning. This Penguin Christmas Classic is a collection of enchanting festive stories.
2. Yes Please by Amy Poehler – There has been a big buzz on social media about this book by Amy Poehler. Amy is a comedian and actress currently starring in Parks and Recreation, who has a mound of other credits to her name. In this, her first book, she provides a collection of anecdotes, essays, ideas, lists, and haikus. It is a "big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much)." Kerry would very much like this in her Christmas stocking. Oh, yes please.3. The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes – So many of us in the team would love to receive this book from Father Christmas. It is on Jennifer's, Cesca's and my own Christmas lists. While attempting a good deed Stella Sweeney is involved in a car crash. This crash happens to change her life and goes on to turn an ordinary woman into a superstar.
4. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg – If you've not heard of Zoella you're probably a) not a teenager or b) living under a rock. Zoella is the vlogging and blogging sensation from the past few years. Girl Online is Zoe's first novel and Kelly would very much like to find it in her stocking. "I have this dream that, secretly, all teenage girls feel exactly like me. And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we're something we're not. But until that day, I'm going to keep it real on this blog and keep it unreal in real life."
5. Judy Blume – Kerry has decided that 2015 will be the year she re-visits some of the books she read as a teen. So, with this in mind, she would love to find some Judy Blume's under the tree. This could be Are you there God? It's Me Margaret, Forever, Blubber or Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great. Any of those would do – thank you very much.
What book would you most like to find under the Christmas tree?