I hear what you’re saying, isn’t it a bit late for one more TBR in 2020? And to that, I say “nay!” You see, I have some posts scheduled to cover me from now until the new year but in the meantime, this mama is signing off for the holidays which means more time to read. Bliss!
But first of all, thank you so much for being here throughout 2020! Your love and support has meant the world to me. I wish you and your loved ones a very happy holidays and I hope to see you around in 2021! Now that’s out of the way, let’s talk books!
10 Blind Dates
by Ashley Elston
This is actually a last minute addition to my list because I only bought it last week but it’s one that’s raved about non-stop this time of year. (#Booktubemademedoit) From what I gather it’s a sweet YA romance where a young woman is set up on a series of mystery dates by her family members. It sounds really fun!
The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily
by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
It has been years since I read the first book in the series and I can’t for the life of me figure out why I haven’t gotten around to reading this yet. Maybe I have and forgot all about it. We will find out very soon. Anyway, I fell in love with Dash and Lily and their adorable festive romance so I can’t wait to dip my toes into this one.
Also the third book was just released and I’m so excited because it’s set in London! If you don’t already know, I grew up in London and lived there until I was 27 so yeah, very excited to see Dash and Lily in a familiar setting!
My True Love Gave to Me
edited by Stephanie Perkins
Fun fact: I actually bought this shortly after it was released, didn’t read it, sold it and then had to buy it all over again. But I’m definitely reading it this time. I am ready. I’m in the right frame of mind for a fluffy YA anthology full of festive cheer and hopefully wholesome romance. Some of the authors included here are favourites of mine and yeah, I’m just ready for a good time.
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
So this is one of my all time favourites. It’s a classic, everyone knows the story but some people could do with a little refresher on the message behind it if you ask me. I’ll probably read along while listening to the audiobook because I still haven’t gotten around to listening to it – oops!
The 12 Screams of Christmas
by R. L. Stine
One of my secret reading goals for 2020 was to revisit an old favourite of mine: the Goosebumps series. And so I chose to read this one which is completely new to me. It’s got Christmas in the title so I’m anticipating some festivities at the bare minimum and possibly some scares.
The Percy Jackson Series
by Rick Riordan
Finally, in that sweet spot between Christmas and New Year I’m hoping to binge read as many of the Percy Jackson books as I can. In an ideal world, I’d finish the series. (I’ve already read The Lightning Thief.) But even getting one or two of them out of the way would clear a little bit of space on my TBR.
Once again, I’d like to wish you all the very best over the holidays. I hope that it is as joyous as can be after this hurricane of a year.
What books are you hoping to read over Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!