During Blogmas I shared my holiday TBR but mentioned that I didn’t recommend any of the holiday books because I didn’t know if they would be appropriate or not. Now that I have read some of them, I can give you an idea on how appropriate they are.
Keeper of the Lost Cities: Nightfall by Shannon Messenger I had actually already read this when the post went up. I definitely recommend the Keeper of the Lost Cities series to everyone. It has become, without a doubt, my favorite book series.
All I Want for Christmas by Wendy Loggia This is a fun one (I’ll probably say that about all of them)! It had a cute love triangle involved and was overall a cute holiday teen romance. All though, I’ll admit, the ending felt a little bit rushed and confusing. I’m a little confused about what happened there.
Blame it on the Mistletoe by Beth Garrod This one had what I thought was a creative plot. The way that each of the main characters met their boyfriend/crush was creative. I liked this one. The only thing I can remember about this one that might be considered inappropriate to some is that there is the implication that one of the girl characters dates another girl.
The Holiday Switch by Tif Marcelo This one is another fun one! There isn’t much to say here. It’s cute, fun, funny, and so much more!
The Christmas Pig by J.K. Rowling All of the books mentioned (with the exception of this one and the KOTLC one) are romances. This one isn’t. I’m not sure why, but I wasn’t really invested into the story. It felt repetitive and like something I had read before (even though I haven’t). Although this wasn’t a bad book, I didn’t find it all that interesting and it was probably my least favorite that I read.
The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss The storyline was good, but there was a lot of adult content included. I read 4 chapters and then decided to put it down because of the content. Nothing actually happened or was descriptive, but there were implications and words and names for things that I felt I did not need to be reading. I will admit that I skimmed the last chapter to see if what I thought would happen happened simply because I wanted to know. Based on that skim, it has a good ending. From the bit I read, the story was good, but the adult content made the book not very good in my opinion. I would not recommend this book to anyone who is a teen or younger.
New Year’s Kiss by Lee Matthews This one is cute. It had some romance and a little bit of drama and adventure mixed in there as well.
Overall, with the exception of The Twelve Dates of Christmas, all of these books were appropriate for teenagers. There were a couple books with an occasional word that could have been replaced with a different word (e.g. d_______ could have been replaced with darn; words like that). Unfortunately, I do not remember what books those were. It isn’t anything bad though. It is ignorable.
I hope this gave you some ideas on what you can read during the holiday season (or non-holiday season, whatever floats your boat) this year. Talk to you soon!