Festive Book Recs

Are you looking for your next read? Do you want to read something to commemorate a festival or holiday recommended by people who celebrate that festival or holiday? Festive Book Recs has your back!

Festive Book Recs is a feature on Read Think Ponder, where I will invite book bloggers to share and talk about a festival/holiday/event that is important to them and their identity.

Festive Book Recs is a celebration of identity – whether it be cultural identity, ethnic identity, gender identity, sexual identity, and so on! In each post, book bloggers will talk a little about their chosen festival/holiday/event, what it means to them, and maybe a little about what they do to celebrate. Then, they will finish off the post by recommending a few books!

For more information about Festive Book Recs, read my post about it here.


Dongzhi Festival & The Importance of Family


  1. The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee (Goodreads)
  2. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (Goodreads)
  3. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (Goodreads)
  4. Saga by Brian K Vaughan (Goodreads)


Happy Lunar New Year

Contributors: Alex (The Book’s Buzz), Jeann (Happy Indulgence), Lili (Utopia State of Mind)


Alex’s choices:

  1. Where The Mountain Meets The Moon by Grace Lin (Goodreads)
  2. The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin (Goodreads)

Jeann’s choices:

  1. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin (Goodreads)
  2. Freedom Swimmer by Wai Chim (Goodreads)

Lili’s choices:

  1. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (Goodreads)
  2. The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang (Goodreads)