4 LGBTQ+ Books to Read this Holiday Season: 2022 Edition

Get out your hot chocolate and put on your coziest set of pj’s – it is officially that time of year again! ❄️🌟💝

Two years ago around this time, I did a post called 4 Books I Want to Read This Holiday Season, where I listed a few holiday-themed books I wanted to read to get me into the holiday spirit. And this year between the extremely cold weather, being sick with the flu, and the ominous flight conditions, I felt the need for a few more holiday tales to lift my spirits once again. To make things a little different from last time and to add some excitement, I choose to highlight 4 holiday-themed reads that were released this year. Half are adult fiction and the other half are YA, so there’s really something for everyone here. Bonus points for them all being queer! ✨

Because there’s truly nothing better than the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve when there’s nothing to do and no expectations but to cozy up with a good book.

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6 Short Contemporary and Classic Novels for Your Goodreads Challenge

It’s that time of year again… 2022 is winding down, and with it, the time to achieve your Goodreads Challenge is quickly coming to a close.

Look, setting a GR goal is just a fun thing to do, and there truly aren’t any consequences for missing the mark (or just adjusting your goal at the last minute 🤫). BUT if you are the type of person who really wants to achieve their yearly book goal and is struggling to get there, this is the post for you! I have some highly recommended classic and contemporary novels you may want to check out.

And the best part? These books are all 250 pages or less! 👀

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6 New YA Novels to Read During Black History Month

Hello, everyone! Happy February! As many of you likely already know, February is Black History Month. In honor of this important time, I wanted to highlight some Black stories I’m personally really excited for on my blog.

So today I’d like to share with you all a list of 6 brand new YA releases written by Black authors. They all come highly recommended, and while I myself have only had the chance to read one of them so far (which was an absolute 5 STAR read 🤩), I can’t wait to pick up the others! All these books will have recently hit the shelves in the past few weeks, so check them out and see which ones pique your interest. ✨

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My Top Ten Reads from 2020

2020 was my first year as a book blogger! And since becoming a book blogger I’ve had the opportunity to read a lot of fantastic books, many of which were recently published in 2020 too! Since the year is ending, I thought it would be fun to look back through the – over 100! – books I’ve read this year and discuss my top ten favorite reads from 2020.

All these books were written and read in 2020! Isn’t that awesome?!

T o mix it up, I decided to split these top ten titles into my five favorite YA/Adult reads since I tend to read both genres – and love them equally. Check them out, and let me know if any of these titles made it onto your Best of 2020 Lists! ☺️

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Throwback Thursday: My Favorite Teen Standalone Novels

This week has been a SEVERELY busy one for me, so on a lighter note, I thought today would be the perfect time to post a fun follow up to my last #throwbackthursday blog post with a list of my favorite standalone novels from when I was a teenager! It’s kind of fun to look back and see what books really shaped me as a young reader, since it was then that I became the bibliophile that I am today!

This list includes 5 standalone books I just LOVED as a teenager. (I probably read them each 50-million times. 😅) Let me know if you’ve read any of these titles, and if you did, whether you liked them or not. ☺️

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