Winter Reads

a strand of holiday lights on top of an open book
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of your winter holiday plans here in Seabrook, TX by winding down in your apartment with a cup of your favorite warm drink and a book fitting for the season. Our Towers of Seabrook Blog has a few suggestions for titles to put on your winter to-read list, so head to a bookstore or library near you and immerse yourself in a magical story this month.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant. None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale -- the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating -- has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever (Goodreads review).

Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan

In the bleak winter of 1940, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lundstrom's tiny Norwegian village and held it captive. Nobody thought the Nazis could be defeated--until Uncle Victor told Peter how the children could fool the enemy. It was a dangerous plan. They had to slip past Nazi guards with nine million dollars in gold hidden on their sleds. It meant risking their country's treasure--and their lives. (Goodreads)

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. Now penniless and banished to a room in the attic, Sara is demeaned, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this resourceful girl's fortunes change again is at the center of A Little Princess, one of the best-loved stories in all of children's literature.

What are your favorite books or stories to enjoy this time of year? Share your recommended titles with the rest of the apartment community by leaving a comment below. Happy reading, and happy holidays!