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December 2021 Wrap Up

Hello readers! Today’s post is all the books I read in December. I read a lot more than I thought I would in December, so let’s just jump right in.


The Wife Upstairs is about this woman who begins a relationship with a man whose wife died a year earlier. She has secrets, he has secrets, and his wife’s body has never been found.

I think this was slow to start, but it picked up toward the end. I think the ending was a bit over-the-top, but I don’t mind a dramatic and unrealistic ending. After reading, I immediately requested Reckless Girls and it was my 1st read on 2022.

I read books 16-20 of Lumberjanes through the month of December. I finished the series with 2 hours left of 2021. I’m glad to have it done!

The Lumberjanes series is about 5 girls who are at a camp together. This series is very diverse, which I love. I love that all the diverse characters are not defined by that thing. They are all distinguishable in personality. This series essentially doesn’t have an overarching plot. I don’t mind that, but I know a lot of people will. My biggest problem with this series is the ever-changing art style. I LOVED the original art style, but the artist changes really often. Sometimes the characters are unrecognizably different with certain artists. However, I love all the stories and characters!


This is the 5th book in the Beachfront Bakery series. This series follows a new bakery owner who solves murders on the side. She almost always gets accused of killing the person herself. This one follows a death of a man during a competitive hot dog eating contest.

I really love this series a lot and I can’t wait to read the next one. I will say books 2 and 3 are really similar and I’ve heard that most of Grace’s series are oddly similar.


The Donut Trap follows a girl who works at her parent’s donut shop. This is a 2nd chance romance novel. There are quite a few subplots, however. She has the drama with her romance life, her parents, his parents, and this donut shop that is dying.

I enjoyed most of this book. It just felt like I was reading the 2nd book in a series. I don’t think we got enough backstory or much of a conclusion at the end of the book. The best element is the characters! I liked the MC and all her friends, but I think we were let down with not seeing enough of anyone. This book is nearly 400 pages, but somehow felt like I missed half the book.


The Bromance Book Club follows Gavin. His marriage is on the brink of divorce after he finds out his wife has been faking her orgasms. He goes on this journey to win her back by reading romance novels.

This is absolutely one of my favorite books I’ve ever read. This book was so cringey and awkward and I loved it. It shows the real way couples interact. I kept rooting for Gavin and I like that he had so many hits and misses with his wife. I highly recommend reading this if you have not yet!


The Tea Dragon Society is a middle grade praphic novel series about people who take care of these dragons whose antlers grow tea leaves. Each one has a lot of LGBT and disability rep, which I love. This last one was not my favorite, but I’m glad to have finished another series in 2021. (or so I think its the end)

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