Delicious Festive Eats to Pair With Your Holiday Reading

Prepare some delicious foods to pair with your holiday book picks to read—and eat—your way into a festive mood.



Paris For One by Jojo Moyes

Escape with 26-year-old Nell on her Parisian adventure in Jojo Moyes’ new collection of funny, charming, and completely delightful stories.

Pair with: Beef burgundy, Bûche de Noel, Pompe a l’huile



The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg

Fannie Flagg’s profound new novel about a small town and ordinary people shows us that “community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies.” A true celebration of the human heart.

Pair with: Sweet Potato Pie, Mac ’n Cheese, Candied Pecans



Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Academy Award-nominated actress Anna Kendrick details her experiences on the road to stardom in this eclectic, surprising, sharp, and funny collection of autobiographical essays.

Pair with: Eggnog, Mulled Wine, Hot Toddy



Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith’s spirited and graceful new novel opens in North West London and confronts race, class, and friendship in this multilayered tour-de-force following two girls dreaming of becoming dancers.

Pair with: Mince Pies, Yorkshire Pudding, Holiday Scones


What do you love to eat and drink while relaxing with a book? Let us know in the comments below!

    Liz Stein

    Liz Stein is an editor for Park Row Book where she edits commercial and literary fiction, psychological suspense and literary thrillers, and women’s fiction. She is always looking for beautifully written books with characters that are unforgettable. When not reading or editing, Liz prefers to spend her time outdoors hiking, cycling, and running, or indoors on the yoga mat or in the kitchen.

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