December has really flown by and has been full of so many fun things and lots of reader. I’ve read 10 books throughout December which is quite good. So, I’m back with another what I’ve read this month post. I have some thoughts I wanted to share on the books I read throughout December.
I’m writing this on the 23rd so I’m sure I’ll have read a couple of books before the end of the year that aren’t on this post but it is the most accurate it will be because I want a little Christmas break. But, here is a bunch of mini reviews for the books I read in December!
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan.
Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan?
Taylor Jenkins Reid did it again and has written another beautiful book. I read this one in a matter of sittings and adored it. Something about her writing is so captivating and I felt like this book was a movie playing out in my head. I cannot recommend it enough.
Stay Another Day by Juno Dawson
The McAllister house on Arboretum Road has seen 120 Christmases since its completion.
This year, FERN is bringing her gorgeous boyfriend home and she wants everything to be perfect.
But her twin brother ROWAN would rather go on the pull than pull crackers with the family.
And their younger sister WILLOW is terrified of Christmas Day.
With FOUR sleeps till Christmas,
THREE secretive siblings,
TWO hot houseguests,
And ONE juicy secret …
This Christmas, there will be some BIG surprises under the tree.
Juno Dawson has done it again and has written an hilarious, eye-opening and heart-warming Christmas book. The dark humour in this is my favourite thing ever. I would highly recommend that you give this book a read this festive season! I wrote a full review of this book which you can find here.
Here is a little snapshot of 6 of the books that I’ve read this month along with the rating I gave them. I enjoyed them all and definitely recommend them!
- How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao – ★★★★
- Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz – ★★★★
- She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard – ★★★
- We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon – ★★★★
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Various Authors – ★★★
- In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren – ★★★★
Beach Read by Emily Henry
January is a hopeless romantic who likes narrating her life as if she’s the heroine in a blockbuster movie.
Augustus is a serious literary type who thinks true love is a fairy-tale.
January and Augustus are not going to get on.
But they actually have more in common than you’d think:
They’re both broke.
They’ve got crippling writer’s block.
They need to write bestsellers before the end of the summer.
The result? A bet to see who can get their book published first.
The catch? They have to swap genres.
The risk? In telling each other’s stories, their worlds might be changed entirely…
I picked this one up after reading her second book and wanted to see I’d enjoy this one as much. I did! The one following writers and book lovers falling in love made me very happy. Emily Henry has definitely become an auto-buy author.
The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
Catalina Martín, finally, not single. Her family is happy to announce that she will bring her American boyfriend to her sister’s wedding. Everyone is invited to come and witness the most magical event of the year.
That would certainly be tomorrow’s headline in the local newspaper of the small Spanish town I came from. Or the epitaph on my tombstone, seeing the turn my life had taken in the span of a phone call.
Four weeks wasn’t a lot of time to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic–from NYC and all the way to Spain–for a wedding. Let alone, someone eager to play along my charade. But that didn’t mean I was desperate enough to bring the 6’4 blue eyed pain in my ass standing before me.
I read this one based off all the hype it got over on TikTok. I enjoyed it a lot even if it didn’t completely live up the hype it was a lot of fun to read. I loved the slow-burn romance and Elena Armas will be an author I’ll be watching in futre.
Books read this month: 10
Pages read this month: 3,792
Books read this year: 112
Pages read this year: 39,231
There you have it, that is everything I read in December! What have you read in December and what are you looking forward to reading in January? Let me know in the comments!