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Books for Christmas: The best recommendations for good entertainment in 2022

2022-12-08T17:04:59.160Z

Books for Christmas: The best recommendations for good entertainment in 2022 Created: 12/08/2022, 6:00 p.m By: Sven Trautwein, Katja Kraft The Christmas days are the time of contemplation and rest. After the holidays with the right book it can work. Our recommendations can help. Note to our readers:  If you make a purchase via the links included, we receive a commission from partners. This cha



Books for Christmas: The best recommendations for good entertainment in 2022

Created: 12/08/2022, 6:00 p.m

By: Sven Trautwein, Katja Kraft

The Christmas days are the time of contemplation and rest.

After the holidays with the right book it can work.

Our recommendations can help.

Note to our readers: 

If you make a purchase via the links included, we receive a commission from partners.

This changes nothing for you.

At Christmas time the right book for a few relaxing hours after the hustle and bustle.

With our recommendations, we would like to give you a few exciting and relaxing hours, kidnap you to foreign worlds, cheer, smile and be well entertained.

For young readers, we have put together some book tips for Christmas here:

Ingvild H. Rishøi: "Other Stars"

Ingvild H. Rishøi “Other Stars” © Dumont

Ingvild H. Rishøi comes from the rough north.

She chooses a more melancholic tone.

Her fairy tale of our time, Other Stars, is subtitled A Christmas Carol.

But here no miser turns into a benefactor.

This is not the tale of the miracle of a winter night.

But one about all the people where the longed-for miracle does not materialize.

Who only wrote down one wish for the Christ Child – but whose letter must have gotten lost between the desk and heaven.

People like Ronja and Melissa.

They live in Oslo with their father.

But no matter how lovingly the dad is sober, when drunk he turns into a neglected talker.

He's drunk a lot, basically all the time.

It is a dreamy, shattering, true, contemporary saga,

with which the Norwegian author alludes to Andersen's "The Little Match Girl".

Fabulous. 

Ingvild H. Rishøi "Other Stars"

Translated by Daniela Syczek

2022, Dumont ISBN 978-3-8321-8214-4

Price: hardcover €20, e-book €16.99, 152 pages (deviating from the format)

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Classics: J. Hosemann/S.

Michel: "Christmas stories for happy hours"

"Christmas stories for happy hours" © S. Fischer

It's the selection that Jürgen Hosemann and Sascha Michel made in “Christmas Stories for Happy Hours”.

From Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832), Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940), Joachim Ringelnatz (1883-1934) to Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) and Roger Willemsen (1955-2016) to Reinhold Messner (born 1944): All let us share in special memories around Christmas - this special feeling that only arises in the weeks before Christmas Eve remains the same across all generations. 

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J. Hosemann/S.

Michel: "Christmas stories for happy hours"

2021 Fischer Paperback, ISBN: 978-3-596-90422-8

Price: €12, e-book €9.99, 192 pages (deviating from the format)

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A love story for Christmas: “The Little Book Village.

winter glitter"

Katharina Herzog “Winter glitter” © Rowohlt

The perfect comedown novel.

This may not really work out before Christmas.

But it should be possible between the years at the latest.

This romance novel will bring you down.

A novel that neither wants to teach nor broaden the horizon - but just casually entertaining.

A trip to Katharina Herzog's book village is like a heartbreak movie with Hugh Grant: totally predictable, full of love, with a bit of drama.

Happy ending - what else?

- guaranteed.

Katharina Herzog "The Little Book Village - Winter Glitter"

2022 Rowohlt, ISBN-13: 978-3-499-00945-7

Price: paperback €15, e-book €9.99, 352 pages (varies in format)

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Nicolas Barreau: "A Thousand Lights Over the Seine"

Nicolas Barreau: "A Thousand Lights over the Seine" © Kindler

Nicolas Barreau also knows how to, well, probably especially make the hearts of female readers beat faster.

In this novel, the author takes us to pre-Christmas Paris: one likes to accompany Joséphine on her emotional roller coaster ride during Advent.

It's all pretty complicated: heart lost to a married man, lost translator's job due to the closure of the publishing house, and then the uncle dies.

And leaves her - a houseboat on the Seine.

Then what happens?

Pour red wine and cast off for an expected, but surprisingly pretty, winter love spell. 

Nicolas Barreau: "A Thousand Lights Over the Seine"

2022 Kindler Verlag, ISBN-13 978-3-463-00017-6

Price: bound €20, e-book €14.99, 304 pages (differs in format)

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Felicity Pickford: "A Christmas Miracle at the Little Grand Hotel"

Felicity Pickford: "A Christmas Miracle in the Little Grand Hotel" © Goldmann

"Christmas Miracle in the Little Grand Hotel" is the perfect book for anyone who has booked into a beautiful house over the holidays.

One like 24 Charming Street on the Isle of Skye, so invitingly described in the novel.

Every year, one guest of honor is allowed to stay here free of charge in the Christmas suite during the festive season.

This time there's a little confusion - and the confusion begins.

It's best read on a cold winter's day in the hotel bar by the crackling fireplace.

Cared for by nothing but good spirits.

Ah, Christmas.

If not now then when?

Felicity Pickford: "A Christmas Miracle at the Little Grand Hotel"

2022 Goldman, ISBN-13 978-3-442-31598-7

Price: paperback €18, e-book €12.99, 224 pages (varies in format)

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New series start: "1979" by Val McDermid

Val McDermid "1979" © Droemer

Blizzards, blackouts, strikes and unexplained deaths: the winter of 1979 brought one debacle after another to Scotland.

For young journalist Allie Burns, however, bad news is her only chance to cover something other than family dramas and baby miracles and finally be taken seriously by the newspaper's "Boys' Club."

It is a journey into the past, when a lot of snow caught up with us in Germany at the beginning of 1979.

A great and exciting crime entertainment for the time around Christmas.

Even with less snow.

Val McDermid "1979 - The Huntress and the Hunted"

Translated by Dr.

Kirsten Reimers

2022, Droemer ISBN-13: 978-3-426-52882-2

Price: paperback €12.99, e-book €9.99, 432 pages (deviating from the format)

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Source: merkur

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