Friday, December 24, 2021

My Weekly Bookishness ~ 12/24/2021

All things bookish!

What I Read:

You can read my REVIEW HERE!


What I'm Reading:


Lauren Richmond isn’t a fan of Christmas.

Which is why she rarely makes the trip home to the Midwest for the holidays. After all, she has plenty to keep her busy—namely, her duties as a set decorator on a TV sitcom.

But this December, Lauren's brother and his wife are expecting a baby, so her brother arranges a ride home for her with his good friend, Will.

Unfortunately for Lauren, she’s been trying to forget college baseball coach and childhood crush Will Sinclair for more than ten years.

Now, thanks to her fear of flying, she’s stuck in a car with him from California to Illinois.

She’s circumspect and organized. He’s flirty and spontaneous.

She’s convinced that people don’t change. He’s trying to prove to her (and himself) that he has.

On this cross-country road trip, they’ll both discover that history doesn’t exactly repeat itself. . . but like any good Christmas carol, it does have a second verse.

First Lines:

Spending a few days along in a car with Will Sinclair was just about the worst way to kick off a holiday.

56%/Page 56

She tucked her phone away and clicked the lamp off, pulling the sheets up to her chin, but within seconds she started to feel like something was crawling up her leg.


What I'll (Probably) Read Next:


An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own stories.

Executive assistant Lexa is eager for a much-deserved promotion, but her boss is determined to keep her underemployed.

Literature professor Jett is dealing with a broken heart, as well as a nagging suspicion his literary idol, Gordon Phipps Roth, might be a fraud.

Uber driver Chuck just wants a second chance with his kids.

Aging widower Ed is eager to write the true story of his incredible marriage.

Coral, queen of the cosmetics industry, has broken her engagement and is on the verge of losing her great grandmother’s multimillion-dollar empire.

When all five New Yorkers receive an anonymous, mysterious invitation to the Fifth Avenue Story Society, they suspect they’re victims of a practical joke. No one knows who sent the invitations or why. No one has heard of the literary society. And no one is prepared to bare their deepest secrets to a roomful of strangers.

Yet curiosity and loneliness bring them back week after week to the old library. And it’s there they discover the stories of their hearts, and the kind of friendship and love that heals their souls.


Book Haul:


Book Blogger Hop:

Q.   What's your favorite Christmas book-to-movie adaptation? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

A.  Ooops.  I don't really have a Christmas book-to-movie adaptation favorite, but White Christmas is my all-time favorite Christmas movie :)


Bookishly Yours,

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  1. Sounds like a great read for this weekend! Happy weekend and Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas! I hope you enjoy A Cross Country Christmas!!

  3. A Cross-Country Christmas looks promising. I've read more light fiction this year, I think, than I have in many, many years.

    Fifth Avenue Story Society sounds interesting, too.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Cross Country Christmas sounds like a cute read. Check out what I've been reading at Girl Who Reads. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  5. A Cross Country Christmas sounds like my type of read! HOpe you had a nice Christmas!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  6. All the books look like great reads! I've started Year of Yes - enjoying it so far. Happy reading this last week of December.

  7. A Cross-Country Christmas does sound good. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. Might have to grab Year of Yes. It sound wonderful. A Cross-Country Christmas is right up my alley. Hope you enjoy some down time this week to keep reading.

    Wishing you a new year filled with health and happiness.

  9. Year of Yes sounds interesting and a Cross-Country Christmas sounds perfect for the season.
    Have a good week, happy reading and Happy New Year!


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