How is it 2021 in just a few days? This year has dragged on but also gone quickly, it has been a strange old year. Throughout December I read a total of 6 books which isn’t as many books as I’ve read in previous months this year. So, I am back with another what I read this month posts! I have a lot of thoughts I want to share on the books that I read in December. So, here is a little post full of mini reviews for the books I read in December!
Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
“So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?”
After watching the Netflix series adaptation of Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares I knew I had to give the book I read. I love this a lot and it helped put me in the Christmas spirit. It is such a cute little book that I read incredibly quickly. I loved noticing the difference between the series and the book as well. I would highly recommend you give this a read and also give the series a watch, it is wonderful and Christmassy!
Here the Whole Time by Vitor Martins
“Felipe gets it — he’s fat. Not chubby. Not big-boned. Fat. And he doesn’t need anyone to remind him, which is, of course, what everyone does. That’s why he’s been waiting for this moment ever since the school year began: school break. Finally, he’ll be able to spend some time far away from school and the classmates who tease him incessantly. His plans include catching up on his favorite TV shows, finishing his to-be-read pile, and watching YouTube tutorials on skills he’ll never actually put into practice.
But things get a little out of hand when Felipe’s mom informs him that Caio, the neighbour kid from apartment 57, will be spending the next 15 days with them while his parents are on vacation. Felipe is distraught because A) he’s had a crush on Caio since, well, forever, and B) Felipe has a list of body image insecurities and absolutely NO idea how he’s going to entertain his neighbour for two full weeks.”
I absolteylt flew through reading this book. It is such a wonderful, cute, heart-warming and heart-felt books. It tackles some serious topics but will alway leave you with a smile on your face! I’ve written a full review of this book which you can find here. When this book is released I highly recommend you give it a read!
Here is a quick snapshot of 2 of the books I read this month and the rating I gave them! I enjoyed them both and highly recommend them both!
- Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle – ★★★★
- Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon – ★★★
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
“Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.
But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for.
Margot’s mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what’s still there?”
This is such an eerie and odd little read that I surprisingly thoroughly enjoyed. It grabs your attention right away due to how intriguing it is and how fascinating Margot is as a main character. I’ve written a full review of this book which you can find here. I highly recommend giving this book a read!
The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
“Dash and Lily have had a tough year since they first fell in love among the shelves of their favorite bookstore. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition.
With only twelve days left until Christmas—Lily’s favorite time of the year—Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends must take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the unique holiday magic of a glittering, snow-covered New York City in December.”
After reading the first in this series I had to give the second one a go and I loved this one just as much. It is such a cute story but has some serious moments and hard-hitting moments. Dash and Lily are adorable and I cannot wait to read the 3rd book in the series!
There you have it, everything I read in December! What have you read in December and what are you looking forward to reading in the new year? Let me know in the comments!