DEAR SANTA: HERE’S THE NEW BOOKS WE’LL PRETEND ARE FROM YOU!

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It’s less than one week from Christmas and with it, the arrival of Santa and presents to bring smiles to the faces of children. As is a usual thing around here, we’re taking a look at some books Santa can leave under the tree or to be more accurate some books I recently(ish) added to my shelf. Ergo, I did the work for Santa already – because let’s be real, he’s busy enough as is.

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Honestly I’m in this phase right now where I really don’t see books and think, “I WANT THAT.” It’s not that I don’t have books I continue to preorder or order for my shelf, it’s more that I’m going through something that is begging for simplifying LIFE. For not picking up something just because it’s “cool” and everyone markets something as the “must read” of the year. I’m working hard, each year to define what likes I have and within those to purchase novels that I enjoy. This is why it’s harder each year to come up with a list like this despite how fun this is to curate. But in the end, it’s not a bad kind of hard. Just different. That said, let’s take a look at the shopping I already did for myself… but hey, we can give Santa credit.


BOOKS SANTA CAN LEAVE UNDER THE TREE


1: THE HAWTHORNE LEGACY, JENNIFER LYNN BARNES

Haven’t read a novel by Jennifer (still), but her books always sound fun and I’ve bene hearing about Little White Lies again (that it’s really good). I haven’t read book one in this latest series so I really shouldn’t have picked up book two, but here we are. Goodreads

2: BLAME IT ON THE MISTLETOE, BETH GARROD

This one sounds ALL SORTS OF CUTE! Says it’s “Tweet Cute meets The Holiday,” which I am here for. Goodreads

3: THE HOLIDAY SWITCH, TIF MARCELO

Another Christmas novel about characters who end up working together and of course, there’s a spark! Goodreads

4: IN THE STUDY WITH THE WRENCH, DIANA PETERFREUND

These sound like such fun! Again I broke my rule in picking up the second book before I’ve read book one. Goodreads

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DEAR SANTA: HERE’S THE NEW BOOKS WE'LL PRETEND ARE FROM YOU! A list of books I bought but can pretend Santa brought me. All text © Rissi JC
5: THE WEDDING RINGER, KERRY REA

Sounds super fun! Follows a girl who falls into the business of playing a bridesmaid. Goodreads

6: THE LONDON HOUSE, KATHERINE REAY

At surface level, this one “feels” different than Reay’s prior novels. But this also happens to be the third book by Reay I haven’t read. Perhaps her styling has changed in that time. Either way, I look forward to reading this one, which I think is a kind of “time slip” novel. Goodreads

7: HOW TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR, SOPHIE SULLIVAN (PREORDER)

Never read anything by Sophie, but this does sound fun so I picked it up on that basis. Plus, this one sounds SUPER cute about a woman about to finish design school but she has a grumpy neighbor to deal with! Goodreads

8: TEN RULES FOR FAKING IT, SOPHIE SULLIVAN

Same goes for this one although in the prior books case, it’s a preorder and this one is already out in the world. Goodreads

What about you? What books do YOU hope Santa brings to you? Have you read any of these? Have you read anything by Sophie Sullivan? Or have you read Diana’s books? Do you like mysteries? Or contemporary fiction? Comment all the books Santa can leave under the tree comments below!

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DEAR SANTA: HERE’S THE NEW BOOKS WE'LL PRETEND ARE FROM YOU! A list of books I bought but can pretend Santa brought me. All text © Rissi JC

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About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

24 comments

    1. YAY! Winning a book is always fun. Hope you enjoy “The London House” – and same! Sometimes we goota’ do that shopping for Santa. ;) Hope you had an amazing Christmas, Cindy.

  1. I have limited shelf space, so I’m trying to be better about what books I buy – something I know I’ll read again or is from a beloved author. Hope you get all the books you want, Rissi!

    1. That’s awesome, Angela! I’m continuing my task of trying to only buy books I’m as sure as I can be I’ll enjoy. Sometimes I still request a book from a publisher if I think I’ll really like it too, but those are always ARCs which then leaves me with the dilemma of “WHAT DO I DO WITH THEM (AFTER READING)”? Either way, here’s hoping we both continue to learn our likes in reading better in 2022. :) Thanks for the visit, Angela.

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