It's book club time! I'm going to tell you now that there are no murdery, mystery novels. I'm giving you all a break for December and these are strictly all my mushy, rom-com, family books. Enjoy!
#1: One Day in December by Josie Silver
I love this book!!! If memory serves me correctly, I included another book by this same author last month so if you were interested in that one, you're going to like this one. In short, it's about love at first sight and if that is even a real thing. At the beginning, two people see each other at a bus stop and they both have this moment of connection through a bus window. But then the bus leaves and they never meet again for another couple of months. The whole book traces the evolution of their relationship and what's cool is that the narrative switches between both the guy and girl. I think you'll be very happy when you get to the end.
#2: In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Another book that takes the cake! This book is like the movie, Groundhog's Day. The same stretch of December keeps repeating itself until the main character finally starts getting things she got wrong right. Whenever she starts over, it always happens very violently. The first time she's in a car accident. The next time she trips going down a set of stairs. The last time she gets hit by a falling branch. There was almost a fourth time where she was hit by a car and then a rock gets launched at her head. But she ended up missing both so it's fine.
#3: The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe
This book was so sweet and comforting. It's set in South Carolina which I actually enjoyed. The main character is having a really difficult time so she decides to come home. Her mother loves turtles and helps them hatch and then get to the ocean. The two of them reconnect after almost twenty years of estrangement and disconnect. The book spans over a summer of many revelations, trials, hardships, love, family, and friends.
#4: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
I will be honest and say that I would've been perfectly fine if this book went on forever. It's a chill, feel-good story. The ending, even though I felt that it was predictable from the beginning, actually threw me for a loop. I didn't think it would be as intense as it was but I appreciated the intensity. Romance novels are a very open and shut story in general but this helped change the pace and pull the readers back in. Especially for people who lose interest or attention fast.
#5: A Little Hope by Ethan Joella
Finishing out December's book club is this very fast, refreshing novel. The characters have traits that we can all associate to ourselves. I love books that are actually meaningful to human behavior and like soul/spiritual stuff. It's not cheesy or overdramatized. There are a lot of characters but they all fit in really well. In the middle is a major twist that I was not expecting but then the plot is able to change and explore some other things with the characters and their motivations/feelings/thoughts!
The next time we'll be back for a book club is in 2021! How crazy is that? I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! See you all in January for another round of books!
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