Monthly Wrap Up | December 2014

I didn’t do as much reading as I’d have liked during December, turns out I had a very busy month! Here are the books that have kept me company during December, as always click the picture to read my review. 

What I’ve Read

Forever Dreams by Leeanna Morgan

Matched by Ally Condie

Just For Christmas by Scarlett Bailey

Roomies by Lindy Zart

Currently Reading

I Need You by Jane Lark

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

I’m reading two books at once, practically unheard of in my world. After getting Girl Online for Christmas I couldn’t resist, so I dived right in. I’m really enjoying it so far, it’s a great feel good book. 
So that’s what I’ve been reading in December! I’d love to know what you’ve been reading in the past month, let me know in the comments! As always I’d love you to follow me on Bloglovin’!


Books To Cuddle Up With At Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, and I’m lucky enough to have already be in my third week of the holidays. There’s nothing better at Christmas time than to cuddle up by the fire with a tin of Quality Street and a good book. Here’s my list of books that I think are perfect during the Christmas period.
Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
I read Flat-Out Love when I first got my Kindle and loved it. It’s a really sweet YA romance with a twist, perfect for this time of year.
Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase
Once upon a time I had a slight obsession with books about Princesses and royalty, and Suddenly Royal was by the far the best of the bunch. What could be better at Christmas than an ordinary girl falling in love with a Prince?
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
The Shopaholic series is one of my favourite chick-flick series, without fail they all make me laugh out loud, and I think they’re perfect feel good books for Christmas.
Just For Christmas by Scarlett Bailey
Just For Christmas is a lovely Christmas novel (the only full-on Christmas book in the list), that I really enjoyed. It’s the perfect amount of romance, Christmas-ness and laugh-out-loud situations. Link to my review.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I know, I know, I talk about Pride and Prejudice A LOT, but it’s just SO GOOD! It’s the perfect book to read and make you swoon. I love this book at any time of the year, but especially sat next to the fire with some chocolate!
The Selection by Kiera Kass
I love The Selection trilogy, it encompasses two of my loves, the dystopian genre and princesses. Do I need to say any more? With the new one coming out next year I highly recommend you read these books!
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
I haven’t read this book, but as I write this it’s sat on my bookshelf staring at me. The Jewel is a book that I’m planning to read over the holiday, and to quote my sister, “it looks Christmassy!”
So they’re my books to cuddle up with at Christmas! They’re not all Christmas novels, but I think that the fun and feel-good books are perfect for this time of year! What books are you planning on reading over Christmas? Let me know! As always I’d love you to follow me on Bloglovin’!

Just For Christmas by Scarlett Bailey | Review

Description from Goodreads:
Her best friend’s wedding…

When Alex Munro learns that the love of her life is getting married to another girl, all she wants to be is alone – and as far away from Edinburgh as possible.

Moving to a Cornish cottage, which comes complete with the world’s scruffiest dog, Alex finds that her new neighbours are determined to involve her in their madcap Christmas activities.

I’ve had a run of bad luck with books recently and I wanted to ditch the funk and find a fun and feel good Christmas romance. Just For Christmas was certainly that. Immediately you enter Alex’s POV as she arrives in Cornwall at the dead of night. I liked Alex instantly, she’s a hilarious character and I loved her and Poldore, although why she loved Marcus I’ll never know. 
Just For Christmas made me laugh out loud, a pretty rare occurrence if I’m being honest. Alex is a lovely character, she’s humorous and very real. I don’t have anything bad to say about Just For Christmas, there were none of the usual romance shortcomings to be found which was a huge relief!
It’s pretty clear that Ruan has the hots for Alex. The guy clearly likes her, although his broken heart makes him wary of jumping into love too quickly. Obviously Alex has no idea that she’s the object of Ruans affections until he all but tells her. This naïveté of Alex was sweet and not at all cliché. 
The standout character in the book for me is hands down Buoy. Yep, he’s a doggy, but we all know that they can be the best companions. 
I really enjoyed Just For Christmas, it’s exactly what I was looking for. If you’ve got any Christmas book recommendations then I’d love to hear them! As always it’d be great if you follow me on Instagram and Bloglovin’
‘Just For Christmas’ by Scarlett Bailey
4 Stars