December Wrap Up

The beginning of 2022 ARCs and all the holiday books!

Total Number of Books: 15
Total Number of Pages: 3,474
Physical: 0
eBooks: 13
Audiobooks: 2
Favorite (New) Reads of the Month: Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie AND If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

eBooks:

So This is Christmas by Tracey Andreen – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Behind You by Jacqueline Woodson – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We Grant You a Merry Christmas by Morgan Matson – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Mistletoe Motive by Chloe Liese – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist by Codi Hall – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Safety in Numbers by Sophie Penhaligon – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
It Will End Like This by Kyra Leigh – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
If The Fates Allow by Rainbow Rowell – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

I honestly don’t have very many thoughts this month since about half are ARCs and the other half were read purely for entertainment value—the book equivalent to a Hallmark Christmas movie. Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist by Codi Hall was a real standout for the holiday reads about a best friends-to-lovers romance that had everything going for it—small town, excellent family dynamics, and a great friend group. I’m becoming such a Tessa Bailey fan that when I saw that she dropped a holiday romance, I was all in. Window Shopping did not disappoint. I had received the short story We Grant You a Merry Christmas as part of a preorder incentive for Morgan Matson’s release of Take Me Home Tonight and I saved it for Christmastime. I loved returning to the Grant family from Matson’s book Save the Date and it was really fun to check in with them after a few years especially around the holidays.

Audiobooks:

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Every one of Jacqueline Woodson’s books are absolutely beautiful. They are almost always relatively short and paint such vivid and imaginative pictures that really stick with you.

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