Our last favorite of the month post for 2022! Are you ready for the clean reading slate January brings?
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We consume so many books in a month, that we don’t always get the chance to talk about all of our favorites. So, we’ve decide to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.
After how bleak November was for my reading, I was not expecting much from December, but it turned out to be a pretty good wrap up to the year! I read a couple graphic novels that were gorgeous, but the real standout this month, was Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree!! I listened to the audiobook with my partner, and we both absolutely loved it! If I had to give you a one-line description it would be: “A high-fantasy, slice-of-life, contemporary that takes place essentially after the ‘Big Quest’ has concluded, and follows an Orc as she pursues her dream of starting a coffee shop of her very own.” This book never went where I thought I was going to go but I enjoyed the ride nonetheless. The story and characters were so heart-warming and cute. I feel like you just never get those vibes from a piece of fantasy media. 10/10 would recommend to everyone!
December was a surprisingly good reading month. I read a lot of historical romance and most of them were pretty good. I will be posting my series review of Lisa Kleypas’ The Hathaways at some point. I also went through a Christmas novella spiral which was unexpected. But, my favorite was We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds which is a debut multi generational YA story that follows a teen girl moving back to her mother’s hometown to help support her grandma who is dying from cancer. Not only does it have a gorgeous cover, but it is a very well written novel. It is a very character focused book, which I obviously love. I listened to the audiobook and would just sit with some of the dialogue. I feel like this one is a bit underrated and I would recommend it for those who like contemporary YA that deals with heavier subject matter. Plus, there is a cute f/f romance and I really enjoyed all the discussions on coming out and how it is different for different people.
What was your favorite December read?
xoxo, Bree & Tree