What are your plans for the holiday season? Besides shopping, indulging in feasts, and spending time with loved ones, we'll have our nose deep in a good book. Here are five of our 2010 must-reads that will inject a few more highs (and sighs), tears, and laughter into your winter break.

Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger

It doesn’t get any juicier than Lauren Weisberger’s latest novel, Last Night at Chateau Marmont. The author of, The Devil Wears Prada, brings us the story of Brooke Alter, who is torn between her real life and her husband’s budding music career. The drama mixed with Hollywood celebrities takes you through the trials and tribulations of fame and the affect it can have on one’s relationship.





 


The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

This utterly trashtastic read is a fascinating look into our dear Carrie Bradshaw’s senior year of high school. This prequel to Sex and the City, gives us a real glimpse of Carrie as a teenager. She’s vulnerable, rebellious, and labeled as a boyfriend stealer. Even though there’s no Mr. Big, you won’t want to put it down until you find out who Carrie meets in NYC.




 

 


Mini-Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

This laugh-a-minute story still proves you can be on fire, even six books into a series. The infamous Becky Bandon is now having trouble keeping her two-year old daughter under control and is attempting to implement a strict pocket money arrangement so she doesn’t spoil her child.




 

 

 


Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

A native Torontonian, Shilpi’s debut novel explores the emotional terrain of motherhood, loss, identity and culture, witnessed through the lives of two families, one Indian, one American, and the daughter who binds them. A little more in-depth than our other picks, this fireplace page-turner is a fresh, vibrant voice portraying a heroine straddling two cultures.




 

 

 

The Only Way is Up by Carole Matthews

This eloquent, multi-layered story about love, loss, isolation and hope follows Lily and her husband Laurence. He’s lost his City job, the house and belongings have been repossessed, and Lily finds out the hard way who her real friends are. But then things turn around for the better and a new job gives her the chance to return to the life to which she had become accustomed – but is this what Lily really wants?

 





Have you read a fabulous book that you think should be on our list? Share it with us in the comment section below. Happy reading!

Story By: Sukhi Ghuman