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What I Read In December 2023.

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A million years late, but here are all the books I read in December! Lots of good ones and they aren’t only holiday specific!

You can find my reading lists here and previous what I read posts here.

And you can follow me on goodreads here.

I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. I get so many of my new releases and debut author books there. You can sign up for one here.

All of these books are linked through bookshop (if available!) and I highly suggest shopping through there because it will support your local indie bookstore. You can choose the local bookstore to support! I support Penguin Books when I buy which is my fave here in Pittsburgh.


The Plight Before Christmas – 4.5 stars

I loved this one so much! This was a great holiday read, but isn’t all Christmas-y so you could totally read it now! This story follows a girl who comes home for the holidays to her family cabin. Once she is there, her brother shows up with his coworker who had no where to go for the holiday season – and this person used to be the love of her life. Super cute and I really enjoyed all these characters. I didn’t think I liked the main character at first, but I ended up really loving her. And everyone else.

The Christmas Fix  – 3.5 stars

Another cute Christmasy read! This is like Christmas romance meets HGTV for a town. This story is about a small town that was wrecked in a hurricane. They have the chance to get it fixed up to be the ultimate Christmas town, but the man is charge is uninterested. Again it’s super cute and festive and very Hallmark-y – with a lot more spice than Hallmark, of course.

Same Time Next Year – 3 stars

This was a cute quick little read. It’s a novella, so it’s light and easy and it’s typical Tessa Bailey which = lots of spice. As long as I know that going in, I’m good! This story is about a girl working at a bar who enters a relationship with a hockey player, faking a marriage so he can stay in the US. It’s easy and quick! I read it on New Year’s Eve as my final book of the year.

A Winter In New York – 4 stars

I absolutely love this author, even if all of her books make me cry. This is such an NYC-love fest so if you love NYC like I do, you’ll love it. This story follows a girl who has a secret gelato recipe, but it’s not just HER secret recipe. There is some romance and drama here and she ends up falling for the owner of a gelato shop when she moves to NYC. It is so insightful and definitely emotional. And good!

The Last Love Note – 5 stars

Oh my gosh. This is another sort of sad but so lovable book! This is so emotional and deals with the loss of a spouse. The author’s note at the end is heartbreaking. A widow ends up stuck with her boss on a trip and he is the most wonderful character ever. There’s a little twist in here and while predictable, I still loved it. I love this book so much, even if it had me in tears multiple times.

The Second Chance Year – 4 stars

This was another one of my book of the month books! Super cute, especially for the holiday season. But you can read this any time of year! The story follows a girl who wants to redo her entire year – and she gets the chance to do that, but not before something big happens RIGHT BEFORE the year switches back. Eeeep! This was a good one, a quick read for me and I couldn’t wait to see what happened.

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    3 Comments on “What I Read In December 2023.”

  1. Amazing covers I try to search for italian version. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Not sure if you’ve read it, but The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is fantastic!  I got it for Christmas and read it in one day!  One of the best books I’ve read in a long time.  ❤️

  3. Isn’t it funny how two people can read the same book and have polar reactions? I like Josie Silver, a lot. But Winter in New York is hands down the worst book I read of the 157 books I read in 2023. People who lie to their romantic interest are a hard no, and the lie was so, so, so, so, so, so stupid. Like, just give him his family recipe already!?!? My favorite holiday read this reason was Faking Christmas by Kerry Winfrey. There’s also a lie, but it’s not between the mains so I didn’t mind it : )