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This week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is a freebie, which is the perfect opportunity to talk about some Christmas books! I have complicated feelings about the holiday season, but I do love a good holiday romance. I have a stack of holiday books that I want to get to in December, but realistically I know that I won’t get to all of them. To make things easier, I’ve picked five books (four romances and one non-romance) that I’m going to try very hard to get to this month.
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie – I’m still slowly working my way though all of the Hercule Poirot books and up next on the list is Hercule Poirot’s Christmas. I’m looking forward to reading this one because it’s been a few months since I’ve picked up a Poirot book and it will be nice to see what my favourite Belgian detective is up to in this adventure.
Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle – I adored You Deserve Each Other and I think it’s time for me to add a little bit more Sarah Hogle into my life. The premise of this book sounds hilarious, and I love a good grumpy/sunshine pairing. I also like the idea of summoning the Holiday Spirit and all of the magic that comes with it.
The Twelve Date of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss – This book was recommended to me last year, but I didn’t get to it before the holiday season was over. Everything about this book sounds super cute and it also sounds like it has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Based on the description, it looks like this book promises some amusingly bad dates and the friends-to-lovers trope, which makes me very excited to read it.
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Jenny Bayliss – If everything goes as planned, I’m hoping to buddy read this holiday romance with my bookish bestie in December. Everything about this book sounds cute and enjoyable. I’m a fan of romance that involve characters going back to people or places they’ve left behind. It also looks like this book might have a bit of a grumpy/sunshine or an enemies-to-lovers thing going on, which makes me very excited to read it.
A Cat Café Christmas by Codi Gary – As soon as I saw the title of this book, it ended up on my TBR. I am a cat lady and I love books with cats in them. Based on the description, this book looks like it features an unlikely duo working together to save a struggling business, in this case a cat café, from financial ruin. Everything about that sounds delightful and I’m looking forward to all of the feline fun.