Christmas is almost here! With finals coming to an end and holiday travels back home, it’s about time to stock up on some winter fiction to keep you occupied! On BookTok, we got this weeks recommendations from @kenziereadstomuch on TikTok, and they recommended 5 books (some fiction, some romance). Who doesn’t love a good winter wonderland romance?
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
This is a sort of Love Actually esque read. The protagonist, Maelyn is stuck in a rut. She lives with her parents, and her job is seemingly going nowhere. If it seems like it can’t get any worse, this will actually be her last Christmas celebrated at her favorite place on Earth– her parent’s snowy cabin in the mountains. Right about now she is begging the universe for happiness. It all takes a turn when everything goes back and she is reliving the holiday over and over, and every hilarious disaster sends her right back where she started.
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Laurie does not believe in love at first sight. But, all of that changes when she sees a man through a misty shop window; she knows that he is the one for her. Their eyes meet, but before anything can happen her bus drives away. Both of them know that regardless they will meet again. Laurie spends a whole year scanning the bus stops and every shop in London. She doesn’t find them until one Christmas party they “reunite,” when her friend introduces her to her new boyfriend. Of course, it was him: Jack, the man of her dreams. What follows is 10 years of heartbreak, friendships, and roads not taken.
Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey
A feel good holiday romance with the perfect balance of cutesy scenes, and steamy romance! The heroine of the story is building her life after prison, and she comes across a man with a dazzling smile. The last thing she wants is a romance, but sometimes things just happen.
Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis
In this romantic and heartwarming novel, two strangers meet in chance circumstances during a blizzard and spend one perfect evening together, thinking they’ll never see each other again. But fate seems to have different plans.
Always in December by Emily Stone
Bring the tissues for this heartwarming novel that feels like a warm hug on a cold night. Every December, Josie posts a letter from her home in London to the parents she lost on Christmas night many years ago. Each year, she writes the same three words: Missing you, always. But this year, her annual trip to the postbox is knocked off course by a bicycle collision with a handsome stranger–a stranger who will change the course of Josie’s life.
For more great romances for December, check out our 3TR!