Trust me when I say that Michael Bublé’s Christmas album is most definitely playing on my Spotify right now as I write this holiday TBR. I usually save my holiday reading and watching for November & December anyway, but I think we could all use some early holiday cheer this year, to say the least.
I haven’t dug too deeply into holiday TV and movies just yet – I did watch the first episode of the current season of Holiday Baking Championship on Food Network and Holidate on Netflix. I’ll probably share more of my thoughts on the latter in my November wrap up, but this movie wasn’t as Christmas-y as I thought it would be (which I guess makes me feel less guilty for watching a Christmas movie already during the first week in November). It was also unfortunately on the ‘stupid comedy’ side of cheesy Christmas movies. At this rate, I should probably do a post on upcoming holiday movies coming out this year, but I’m actually not too excited about this year’s new release lineup? I’m most looking forward to the second season of Sugar Rush Christmas on Netflix, and I will be checking out the second Princess Switch movie and Dash & Lily. Knowing me, I will check out more of Netflix’s Christmas movies and a cable one or two, but I have a feeling I’ll be relying on some old favorites this year.
Back to the books, I’ll be sharing the holiday-inspired reads I’ll be reading in November and December!
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren – I am so excited that one of everyone’s favorite contemporary romance authors, Christina Lauren, have come out with their first holiday romance! I’m having trouble tracking down physical copy from my county library, but I do have a e-copy on hold from the Libby that I should be getting access to later in November or early December.
Royal Holiday (The Wedding Date #4) by Jasmine Guillory – Yes, I will be continuing to read The Wedding Date companion series out or order, but it is 110% worth it because this fourth installment is holiday-inspired! I admit that I haven’t read too much of the synopsis, other than the fact that it takes place in England, but it really doesn’t matter because I’m just looking forward to checking out Jasmine Guillory’s holiday take on this world. I’ll likely end up reading The Wedding Party (book #3) before I read Royal Holiday, aka the perfect excuse for a series binge-read!
Booked for Christmas by Lily Menon – Booked for Christmas is a holiday e-novella, as well as the first adult contemporary romance work from Lily Menon (aka Sandhya Menon). I think this will be the perfect kind of a read for when I want to read something in one sitting.
All I Want for Christmas by Wendy Loggia – I feel like we’ve only gotten 1 or 2 holiday-inspired YA contemporaries this year, so at least want to check out Wendy Loggia’s All I Want for Christmas. This book has been described as a YA Hallmark movie, and I think it will be the perfect fluffiness I’ve been loving in a few of my recent reads.
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand – The Afterlife of Holly Chase has become a go-to holiday YA recommendation over the past 2 or 3 years, and it’s time for me to check out the hype! Many of my friends have said that this YA Christmas Carol-inspired read has some depth we normally don’t see in holiday reads.
Do you have any holiday book recommendations? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Share in the comments!