Obligatory “I cant believe we’re already at the end of the year!” comment.
So 2020 huh? We’ve only got one month left off this shitshow of a year and I intend to leave it on a reading bang. Wait, does that even make sense? Probably not, but you know what I mean.
I initially had a goal of 30 books for the year because I like to set it lower than I think I’ll achieve so I can feel like I’ve already accomplished something early on in the year and also there’s no pressure. Anyway, as I write this I’m at 87 and I would LOVE to hit 100 before the year is over. Which means I need to read 13 books (thank you GCSE maths or you know, my job in accounts). Well, I don’t have 13 books in this TBR as I’ve felt like a super mood reader lately and I don’t want to box myself in, so here are some reads I definitely want to get around to.
A lot of these are set at Christmas, hence this being called a month of festive reads, with many of them included in my swoon-worthy Christmas romance recommendations post if you do want a little more detail on any of them.
Let’s dig into a month of festive reads shall we!
I’ve been re-reading the entire series before I pick up the ARC of The Mask Falling that I received, and in December I plan to pick up the third book in The Bone Season series. I’m still re-reading The Mime Order at the moment but this is next on my list and it blew me away when I first read it so I’m excited!
And here we have the reason for my re-read of The Bone Season. Arrrrrgh! I’m so excited and grateful to have received this advanced copy from Bloomsbury and I’ve already heard from some friends that it’s going to break my heart so that’s going to be fun.
I can’t wait for this Christmas F/F romantic novella which apparently gets pretty steamy too! Set in Scotland during a baking competition… um HELLO YES PLEASE. I also received a physical copy of this in a monthly romance subscription from Words and Kisses when I’d already been planning to buy it, so that’s extra exciting!
Here we have a romance with a time loop, and I definitely haven’t read one of these before (I’m not counting films based on books here either), so I’m looking forward to this. Especially as I’ve enjoyed some of Christina Lauren’s other work in the past.
Fake dating and enemies to lovers? Erm do you even have to ask. This is super short, like just over 100 pages I think, so I’ll definitely be able to get to this one in December. It’s on Kindle Unlimited too if this sounds like your kind of thing!
I recently read Wrapped Up In You, another Christmas romance novella by Talia Hibbert, and I loved it so I have super high hopes for this. There isn’t a Talia book I’ve read that I didn’t swoon over! A brooding male love interest and a super smart and sweet female character, and he ends up being her BOSS!
Another short and sweet novella you can find on Kindle Unlimited, in this book we have enemies to lovers vibes between major Christmas lover Holly and her new boss who is basically the Grinch.
This book is exactly what it sounds like: three childhood friends who live in different countries decide to swap Christmases. With holiday celebrations in Colorado, sleepy Oxfordshire and Melbourne, it’s set to be Christmas that exceeds their wildest dreams.
And there we have a month of festive reads, plus a couple of fantasy books in one of my favourite series!
I’d love to hit 13 books so that I can end the year on 100 reads, which will be the first time I hit that number. So, send lots of good vibes my way please!
The next month should bring a lot of fun content on here, including a look back at the year and some goals for the New Year. While 2020 might have been massively unprecedented, I’m feeling super positive about 2021.