In 2021, I’ve decided to start a new weekly post. Tuesdays, we’ll talk about tea we like to drink, and the books we are reading. I’d love for you to join me. I’ll take requests on books, conversation topics, buddy read invites, and book of the month discussions.
I’m starting it off with my favorite tea to drink. I usually drink the same tea over and over, but I do tend to deviate depending on my mood. I love green, oolong, chamomile, lavender, and sleepy time tea.
This section of posts are for the books of the week. I’ll post images of what I’ll be reading and the description of the book.
This week I’m reading two books. One is Images of Devotion by Kate Alexander and the other is In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren.
Dixie has a problem. Her boyfriend just broke up with her only two weeks before the big family gathering to celebrate her grandparent’s anniversary. Even sadder still, she isn’t all that distraught about losing this relationship. Now, a trip she was looking forward to, is tying her up in knots. While she loves her family, she is not looking forward to all the questions and pitying looks when she shows up single… again.
Chase has been Dixie’s friend since they were children. She was his sister’s best friend and was considered a part of their family. After a tragedy took the life of his sister and mother, he devoted himself to being Dixie’s friend as they both healed from their loss. For years, he watched men come and go from Dixie’s life and promised himself that she deserved the best, even if that meant it was someone other than him. He was doing well until she started dating Jay. Jay was cute and would provide a nice life for Dixie, but now they have broken up. Chase is determined not to lose her to another man. He finds an opportunity to fill in as Dixie’s boyfriend in front of her family, and he just has to convince her this is for real.
Can they overcome their past and find true devotion with each other?
One Christmas wish, two brothers, and a lifetime of hope are on the line for hapless Maelyn Jones in In a Holidaze, the quintessential holiday romantic novel by Christina Lauren, the New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners..
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but not for Maelyn Jones. She’s living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions.
But perhaps worst of all, this is the last Christmas Mae will be at her favorite place in the world—the snowy Utah cabin where she and her family have spent every holiday since she was born, along with two other beloved families. Mentally melting down as she drives away from the cabin for the final time, Mae throws out what she thinks is a simple plea to the universe: Please. Show me what will make me happy.
The next thing she knows, tires screech and metal collides, everything goes black. But when Mae gasps awake…she’s on an airplane bound for Utah, where she begins the same holiday all over again. With one hilarious disaster after another sending her back to the plane, Mae must figure out how to break free of the strange time loop—and finally get her true love under the mistletoe.
Jam-packed with yuletide cheer, an unforgettable cast of characters, and Christina Lauren’s trademark “downright hilarious” (Helen Hoang, author of The Bride Test) hijinks, this swoon-worthy romantic read will make you believe in the power of wishes and the magic of the holidays.
This section of the post will be for discussing the book. I will add questions that I have, topics, and themes. I’ll open this up for people to let me know what they think of the book.
Book of the Month
If the books I post for the week is part of the book of the month subscription box, I will say so. I will also add the links to the review I post on that website along with a link to be my buddy. If you pay $14.99 a month, you get a box of your very own.
The book of the year for 2020 was The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.