Thursday, December 1, 2022

What I'm Reading Next: My December TBR List

So, we made it to December! It's a great month for curling up with all the holiday reads, but I always struggle to find the time. Every year I have such high hopes for getting through a lot of books, but family activities, Christmas outings, and all the hustle and bustle of the season cut into my reading time. Do you find you have more time at the holidays to read or less? Let me know in the comments what books are on your TBR list this month. Here's mine:



Holidays in Virgin River by Robyn Carr

While I am a fan of the show Virgin River, I have surprisingly never read the books. I like that this book includes holiday recipes.


Death on a Winter Stroll by Francine Mathews

I am part of the blog tour for this book. I love a good winter mystery, especially if it takes place at Nantucket.



All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox

I read Knox's holiday book last year, The Holiday Swap, and though it was super cute, so I am looking forward to this one.



The Lipstick Bureau by Michelle Gable

I am a sucker for a good historical WWII novel and am a fan of Gable's novels.

The Queen: Her Life by Andrew Morton

I have high hopes for this one! I read Morton's book about Princess Diana and he was just featured on the latest season of The Crown, so I'm excited for this one!

A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass

I usually enjoy Cass's books and haven't read a good YA novel in awhile!

Other Holiday Books:


The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer

Celebration at Christmas Cove by Carrie Jansen

A Holidays by Gaslight by Mimi Matthews


So, what books do you hope to read this month? Let me know in the comments below.



  1. I probably won't have much reading time, either, but it's fun to plan a TBR! I just bought a copy of Cass' new book!

    1. It is definitely fun! I have high hopes. I may lean into more audio books. I look forward to your thoughts on Cass's new novel! Thanks for dropping by, Angela.

  2. Do you find that different seasons have you reading different genres? (or do you generally stick with romance?). I find that in the colder months I tend to get into tear-jerkers. I want to feel all of my feelings (lol). I love strong female leads and add in some dramady for a winning combination. I know you have an epic TBR pile, but I have to recommend my favorite November find "The Placeholder" by Lynda Wolters ( The main character, Sera, loses everything in a nasty divorce with her ex who ends up with a younger, more fertile option- gross. She finds herself in her 40s, in a motel, swiping on dating apps. Luckily, she has a wonderful friend (and boss) Carolyn who helps her on her journey and encourages her to find a "placeholder" to have fun with while she looks for Mr. Right. Zac is a gorgeous, ex-marine, booty call that is definitely a fun distraction until she starts falling for him. Unfortunately, he still loves his ex-wife and things get complicated. I know this seems like it could almost be a "romantic comedy" but.... there are some serious twists and turns that I did not see coming. I also love the friendship between Carolyn and Sera. It's genuine and snarky and they do end up going through a lot together.... I feel like this is a deep piece of contemporary women's fiction in disguise as a romance read. Does that make sense? I don't want to give too much away but this is a fantastic book and a great gift for any woman. Happy Holidays


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