Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s theme is all about holiday reads! I decided to highlight 5 from my TBR, and 5 that are favorites of mine.
1. the boss who stole christmas — TBR
This is the most recent addition to my holiday TBR: an employee/boss rom-com novella. I’m a sucker for employee/boss pairings and it sounds cute, plus it’s on Kindle Unlimited!
2. dead of winter — fave
I love wintry horror short stories, and this is by far my favorite! I read this in one sitting last year and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it, so I’m hosting a read-along later in the month if anyone wants to join!
3. better watch out — TBR
I am such a sucker for Christmas horror stories, especially ones where Santa is the villain. This is super short (only 68 pages) and also on Kindle Unlimited, so I’m pretty sure I’ll read this one over the next few weeks!
4. a holiday by gaslight — fave
This is an absolutely gorgeous Victorian romance novella set at Christmas. It’s only a dollar on the kindle store, and it’s inspired by North & South (which means that, yes, I absolutely did spend the entire book picturing the hero as Richard Armitage). It’s easily the best slow-burn you’ll ever find packed into less than 200 pages and I seriously cannot recommend it enough. 😍
5. 10 blind dates — TBR
This is actually an overdue eARC that released back in October, but since it takes place over Christmas break, I made a pretty tough call and decided to save it for December. Hopefully the publishers will understand, but I just knew I’d enjoy it so much more once I got in the holiday spirit, and I’m really excited to read it FINALLY!
6. nos4a2/nos4r2 — fave
(Before anyone asks, this book is filed under separate names depending on where you live — hence the distinction.) If you wanna talk about one of the most fun, wildest, most atmospheric Christmas horror stories ever written, you gotta look at Joe Hill’s brilliantly weird vampire story here. If you’re an audiobook lover, I HIGHLY recommend Kate Mulgrew’s narration!
A whole romance anthology about holiday family drama? HA. Sign me up. This one’s only a dollar on the kindle store, so I’m actually buying it as I type this, because it just sounds like so much fun. I really hope I can get to it before the end of December! (and if it’s good, there’s a sequel anthology: Worst Valentine’s Day Ever!)
8. merry inkmas — fave
Y’all already know I’m obsessed with Talia Hibbert and have 5-starred everything I’ve ever read by her, right? So, naturally, I can’t write this list without yelling about how freaking adorable and sexy and hilarious and diverse Merry Inkmas is. Seriously. Just… go get it.
9. the butterfly bride — TBR
This looks like a really sweet Yuletide regency romance! Friends-to-lovers, marriages of convenience, widower-father heroes… I don’t know if I’ll prioritize it this year, but maybe next year?
10. hark! the herald angels scream — fave
Finally, let’s close it out with one of my favorite horror anthologies ever. This is such a campy, creepy, wildly fun Christmas horror collection. I genuinely loved almost every single story, and some of them were such favorites, I still think of them constantly. I miiiight have to see if I can fit a re-read into my December TBR!
I’m always looking for more Christmas recommendations, especially horror or romance ones, so please feel free to drop a recommendation in the comments!
— destiny ♥