Let's Read Christmas Books! Winter Street by Elin Hildebrand

Winter Street by Elin Hildebrand

Holiday, Christmas, Family, Fiction
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 14th, 2014 by Little, Brown and Company

In the past, I haven’t generally been one for reading holiday novels. When it came to Christmas, the kinds of books I would read didn’t change from the rest of the year.

This year, however, I decided to change things up. I had received an ARC of Hildebrand’s Winter Stroll at BEA in the spring, and wanted to give it a read. Because, why not, right? But then I discovered that it was actually the sequel to Winter Street. So I picked up the first book at my library.

I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I hadn’t read any of Hildebrand’s books before, either! I knew that she fell into the “lighter” category of fiction, generally relegated to summer reading. At this point though, I was up for anything and dove right in.

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems of 2015

Today I’m participating in Top Ten Tuesday which is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Today’s prompt is Top Ten 2015 reads! My take on this prompt is the Top Ten Hidden Gems I read in 2015. So basically here are ten books that I loved that have not gotten quite as much attention as they deserve!

It's Monday December 14th, Whatcha Reading?

Hey friends. It's been a little while since we've chatted. The thing is, life has gotten a little too real over the last few weeks. Without going into too much detail, I am newly cat-less and newly single. This kind of led to lots of chocolate eating and Jessica Jones binging. Not a lot of reading was getting done. That turned into a reading slump. I really wanted to be un-slumped, but for whatever reason, I couldn't bring myself to actually care about any book characters or their lives. So, thinking about books and talking about books was kind of totally bumming me out.

I didn't consciously decide to take a little break from blogging; it just kind of worked out that way. And it's been kind of great. Instead of putting pressure on myself to write X amount of posts, or read X amount of books, I just went with the flow. I still engaged on social media, but in a more detached way. It was a relief really, because I didn't have room in my brain for anything more than what was already there.