Reading lists

Books to dip into this festive season, if you’re short of time

The Christmas period can be busy, to say the least. But there's always time to do some reading – especially with these Vintage books that you can dip into whenever you have a spare 10 minutes.

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Shopping, cooking, eating, catching up with friends and family, watching Christmas specials – there is no shortage of things to do during the festive season.

So where does reading fit in? Perhaps, you think, you might have to sacrifice time with a book if you want to do all the other things the winter months call for. But we have good news for you: there's still time to read.

We've picked a selection of books that you can dip into if you have a spare five or 10 minutes, whether it's reading a short story or a poem, inhaling a few pages of a graphic novel, or choosing a recipe for your next meal.

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