Hello everyone! Tis the season…to curl up with a book and a hot chocolate. For this month I focused on mostly young adult fiction as well as a Christmas one at the end of this list. I can’t wait to talk to you guys about these, since I sort of jumped into reading already.
“Midnight Sun” by Stephanie Meyer
Like every other teenager in the late 2000s, I was surrounded by the Twilight craze. Everyone was reading the books, watching the movies, or making memes about how awful the franchise was– and the vampire books that spawned after the franchise took off. I liked the series, perhaps a bit less than some other girls at the time since I hadn’t plastered Edward’s face over all my binders (I crushed harder on androgynous bands at the time) and was Team Jacob solely in hoping Bella would come to her senses after Edward abandoned her in the woods in New Moon.
I’m looking forward to this book, honestly. I’ve seen good reviews on Youtube by a few different Tubers. Maybe Edward will have a redeeming arch in my mind since I’m still upset with him on Bella’s behalf. Ladies, if you ever have a partner that acts like Edward, please proceed with caution. He may be a vampire version of Dexter.
“The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany” by Lori Nelson Spelman
This was my November’s Book of the Month Club book. I received it after I had already decided on which books I was going to read in November. I don’t know much about this book beyond the short description I read on Goodreads. My thoughts going into this book will be it’s a love story. Two sisters travel to Tuscany on a quest for love and to break a familial curse. Lori Nelson Spelman is a former teacher and speech pathologist, so I’m expecting this book will have either a relaxed sentence structure for easier reading or it will have focused writing since Tuscany is a city notoriously used as a romantic backdrop.
“Every Last Word” by Tamara Ireland Stone
“Every Last Word” keeps getting recommended to me, so this is the month I’m going to sit down and finally read it. The front cover reminds me of note passing in school. I expect this note to be filled with drama of high school.
“American Royals” by Katharine McGee
I’ve heard of this book before, but I don’t know much about the premis at all. The description on Amazon introduces two sisters as a part of the royal family of the United States. If we had a royal family in the United States, I’d assume they’d be like the Kardashian sisters. The cover really drew me in overall– I love her nails!
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“Christmas Lights and Snowball Fights” by Beth Rain
I really want to complete my reading list this month with a Christmas themed book on Christmas Eve. The description on Amazon makes this book to be about a holiday romance between a boy and a girl, and something about the simplicity of that makes my heart warmer this time of the year. I hope for a feel good story, so let’s see if this book will live up to my expectations.
That’s my current reading list guys! Feel free to follow me on my social media accounts for more updates throughout this month on what I’m up to. I just created an Instagram account as well, so don’t forget to follow me!