Lists

The Winter Wonderland Book Tag

We’ve seen many winter-themed book tags over the years and we thought it would be fun to create our own. When the weather outside is frightful, at least our books are delightful.

Check out our prompts and let us know if you’ve read any of the books on our list. Feel free to participate in The Winter Wonderland Book Tag, even if we didn’t tag you below.

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Reviews

Review: Begin Again by Emma Lord

*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

After spending her first semester at a community college, Andie Rose is ecstatic to transfer to Blue Ridge State. Both of Andie’s parents attended Blue Ridge State, so she can’t wait to be part of the family tradition.

Andie has her whole future mapped out. She’s going to graduate with a degree is psychology, become a therapist and eventually become credible enough to be a self-help icon. Also, she plans on spending forever with her high school sweetheart, Connor. It doesn’t matter that they took time off from their relationship last semester, now that they’re at the same school, everything can be perfect.

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New Year’s Book Tag

Happy New Year! We’re so excited to share the books we’re reading with all of you in 2023. To start off this year, we’re sharing our reading goal for 2023 and some of the books on our TBR. We didn’t get to every book that we wanted to read in 2022, but we’re making our TBR a priority for this year.

We found this book tag on And On She Reads. Feel free to participate and share your responses in your blog. We’re excited to see what our fellow book lovers want to read in 2023. Are any of our picks on your reading list? Let us know in the comments.

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Reviews

Review: London Prep 7: The Choice by Jillian Dodd

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Mallory James has finally made a choice. Taking place immediately after the events of London Prep 6: The Country House, Mallory and Harry are still at a party right after Harry asked Mallory an important question.

Upset by his question, Mallory runs away in tears and starts to panic. It’s finally time for Mallory to set some boundaries with her heart. She knows that she wants to be with Noah, not Harry. But her fear of hurting Harry is getting in the way of her relationship.

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Review: I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas by Tiffany Schmidt

Christmas is Noelle Partridge’s favorite holiday. Every year, she makes a schedule for her friends and her dad to make sure the holiday season is perfect. Too bad this year her friends are too busy and her dad is constantly working.

When Noelle’s favorite babysitting clients, the Kahale family, invite her to spend the holidays at a ski resort, Noelle decides to take a leap and goes. Besides, she’s going to need the money if she wants to attend Beacon Academy, an elite ballet academy in DC.

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Review: Christmas After All by Cece Louise

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Melissa Ellis and Tucker James have known each other for many years. Back in high school, Tucker asked Melissa to Prom in front of the entire school. Melissa turned him down and might’ve called him a stalker. Who cares, right? It’s not like Tucker was important.

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YA Books with Jewish Representation to Read for Hanukkah

In recent years, we’ve seen more YA books with Jewish representation. This is great for diversity in literature and for gift giving during the holiday season. If you’re buying Hanukkah gifts for someone who celebrates or just on the lookout for reading inspiration, these YA books should definitely be considered. The majority of them are YA contemporary romance and are guaranteed to make you swoon.

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas: YA Book Edition

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We’re definitely seasonal readers, which means we love reading Christmas books in December. Bring us all the fluffy romance and holiday cheer. We compiled a list of the YA Christmas books guaranteed to get you ready to deck the halls. Let us know your favorite holiday reads in the comments!

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Book Club

December 2022 Book Club: Christmas After All by Cece Louise

Happy December everyone! We can’t believe how fast 2022 has gone by, especially the past few months. While Bards Alley doesn’t hold December book club meetings because of the busy holiday season, we decided to share our most anticipated holiday read with all of you. Cece Louise is one of our favorite indie authors and we’re ecstatic to read her first contemporary romance.

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Reviews

Review: So, This is Christmas by Tracy Andreen

Finley Brown returned to her hometown of Christmas, Oklahoma for the holidays. Too bad everything has changed since she left for boarding school in Connecticut. First, her best friend is dating her ex-boyfriend. Second, her parents separated, causing her mom to spend the holidays in Missouri. Finally, her former nemesis now works at her grandmother’s inn.

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