What I Read In December 2021


I read a lot of great books in December, and finished out the year with a total of 76 books. I’m so proud of sticking with this hobby. Going into 2022 I even created a bookstagram!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is my second book my TJR and I think I’m hooked! This book is just amazing. I could not put it down, especially by the end. Tears were involved too! Constantly through the book I wanted to know what the twist was and was so tempted to flip to the end but I resisted.

I love the way the book is written and how it does feel like Evelyn is telling Monique her story. It’s also clear when it goes from her speaking to them interacting back in the present. You just can’t help but figure out and try to guess how each husband fits into the story. Some things I was able to guess and others I was shocked by.

Overall it’s just amazing and I’d suggest this book to everyone!

We Met in December by Rosie Curtis

2.8/5 ⭐️⭐️💫

This book is very cute but just kind of alright. It’s not a holiday book by any mean. The story just starts and ends in December. While I like the friends to lovers troupe it just fell flat. The characters weren’t all that loveable and I found the back and forth chapters hard to keep track of at times.

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

3.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

I waiver back and forth with this book. I loved the cabin and the fact that the house almost felt like it’s own character. The love story aspect though was hard for me. I constantly was worried about her going back in time. The book gives Its A Wonderful Life vibes. Overall was a super cute cozy read.

I listened to the audiobook and while the narrator was good she was a little slow. I was able to speed her up to 1.6. 

The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews

4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Complete Hallmark movie vibes! I read this book in one sitting. It’s short and sweet but I thought it was so perfect. The length for the story was completely ideal.

This book follows a girl from a city to a small town (again Hallmark vibes) who buys a fixer upper. There’s a nice old man character, a hunky real estate agent, and a funny friend. Everything for a great feel good book. 

The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

4.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

This is such a lovely book. I’m docking that half a star simply cuz this book felt long and drawn out at times. The book is set between two timelines. Jennifer’s story is amazingly written. I dislike people who cheat on their husbands, but the book is written so you do feel sympathy for her. And you fall in love with Boot. While Ellie’s story is useful to the book I felt like parts were slightly unnecessary. Overall though it is a lovely book. I wanted to make sure I read the book before watching the movie and now I can’t wait to go see it. 

Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

4.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

another TJR that I absolutely adore! I’m 3 books into her and she can do no wrong!

While reading Forever Interrupted I was on the verge of tears the ENTIRE time. Sometimes shedding them. It’s such a sweetly sad book. The only reason I’m docking half a star is because parts of the romance seemed too cheesy, but yet I think it was realistic enough.

The MIL and daughter relationship was so touching. I thought they both grew so much throughout the book and it just warmed my heart to see them bonding!

  1. Reply

    I have watched a lot of Hallmark movies during Christmas, so The Santa Suit just sounds so good! I’m adding that to my list!

  2. I’ve heard such great things about Evelyn Hugo! I definitely need to add to it my must-read list!

  3. Reply

    You can literally never go wrong with TJR! Evelyn Hugo is a phenomenal story! I’ve read a few of the other books you mentioned too. Sounds like you had a good reading month to end the year!

  4. Reply

    I love all the TJR books I’ve read so far including Evelyn Hugo but I haven’t read Forever Interrupted yet. I am on the waitlist for her other book Malibu Rising and I can’t wait to get into that one!

    • Neely Moldovan
    • January 4, 2022

    OMG Forever Interupted is one of my favorites! Her first 4 books are the best imo!

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