I did this last year and it seemed to do pretty well for me. Since this year my grandmother passed away and it still makes me very sad and the last thing I want is to go into a deep depression for Christmas. Now, I’ve done a sort of quiz in order to choose these books, but this year, I’ve decided to go with what three I choose and stick with. No particular order, but they do rank ‘been on my TBR for up to a year’ scale. That doesn’t mean I won’t buy more books. Of course if one kind of steers me more toward them than the others, it still counts. At least, that’s what I tell myself. Although last year, I finished two out of the three. Let’s see if I can make it all three.
Okay enough of me chatting away. You’ll see more of that throughout the month. I will still be doing some reviews as well. I do have to keep it more interesting after all.
These are the three that I have chosen to focus on during the month of December.
This is How it Always Is Summary:
This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them.
This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated.
This is how children change…and then change the world.
This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.
When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.
Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.
A Christmas Carol Murder Summary:
London, December 1835: Charles and Kate are out with friends and family for a chilly night of caroling and good cheer. But their blood truly runs cold when their singing is interrupted by a body plummeting from an upper window of a house. They soon learn the dead man at their feet, his neck strangely wrapped in chains, is Jacob Harley, the business partner of the resident of the house, an unpleasant codger who owns a counting house, one Emmanuel Screws.
A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow Summary:
For Lila Reyes, a summer in England was never part of the plan. The plan was 1) take over her abuela’s role as head baker at their panadería, 2) move in with her best friend after graduation, and 3) live happily ever after with her boyfriend. But then the Trifecta happened, and everything—including Lila herself—fell apart.
Worried about Lila’s mental health, her parents make a new plan for her: Spend three months with family friends in Winchester, England, to relax and reset. But with the lack of sun, a grumpy inn cook, and a small town lacking Miami flavor (both in food and otherwise), what would be a dream trip for some feels more like a nightmare to Lila…until she meets Orion Maxwell.
A teashop clerk with troubles of his own, Orion is determined to help Lila out of her funk, and appoints himself as her personal tour guide. From Winchester’s drama-filled music scene to the sweeping English countryside, it isn’t long before Lila is not only charmed by Orion, but England itself. Soon a new future is beginning to form in Lila’s mind—one that would mean leaving everything she ever planned behind.