Happy December, friends! I love the holidays and can’t believe we’re that much closer to 2018. I’m also excited that I’m one book away from my Goodreads goal and it’s going to count for Rock My TBR, finally! As for November’s wrap up, lots of contemp this month.
Retellings Reading Challenge (1 book)
Ripped Pages by M. Hollis- 3 stars. Charming f/f retelling of Rapunzel. Not much to dig into since it’s a novelette but it was a sweet tale.
Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge (4 books)
Prince In Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm- 3.5 stars. Definitely cheesy but fun and very cute. I could totally see this as a tv Christmas movie! A must if you love reality tv, Scotland, and royalty.
I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo- 3.5 stars. The second hand embarrassment is real but the characters are fantastic, especially Desi and her father.
The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo- 4.5 stars. This book made me really happy. I loved the Disney-inspired setting, the surprisingly three dimensional characters, and the friendships!
First & Then by Emma Mills- 5 stars. I seriously adore this Pride & Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights contemporary! The story feels so real.
ReReads (1 book)
First & Then by Emma Mills- 5 stars. I’m dying to read Foolish Hearts so in the meantime I couldn’t resist giving her debut another read. I was so happy that I did, it’s a favorite.
Another season of Bookish Bingo comes to a close as well, and I did fairly well, 13 sqares and 2 bingos!
Number of bingos: 2
Illustrations: Princess Leia by Mark Waid
Black Cover: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
Set In Another Country: Prince In Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Magic in the Real World: The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski
Ensemble Cast: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
2017 Debut: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
American History: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Witches: The Hawkweed Legacy by Irena Brignull
Fall Release: Fireblood by Elly Blake
Asian American Author: I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
LGBT: Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell
Set at a School: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Are you looking forward to the holiday season? How are your challenges going? Let me know what book I should try to fit in before the end of the year!