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☁️Daydreaming in December☁️ | December Wrap-Up

Updated: Mar 12, 2021

☁️Hello Book Lovers! I cannot believe that 2020 is over and that we are already in 2021! That is truly insane and is a testament to how crazy this past year has been and the effects it has on my sense of time. Nonetheless, I am glad to be back, so let's jump in, shall we?

The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert ⭐⭐⭐⭐

AH! She does it again, the queen of romance has us falling in love again with a force-proximity/fake engagement story that involves a hot undercover prince named Ruben and Cherry a thirty, flirty, and done with men heroine who is not convinced about this fake engagement scheme. What starts out as a more than questionable engagement grows into a story about friendship and helping those you care about no matter the cost of their safety. The supporting characters in this story were just as interesting as Cherry and Ruben and adding so much to my love of the story.

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore ⭐⭐⭐

This one took me so long to truly start and finish, mainly because it takes a bit to get into and has very heavy subject material. I do have to make a disclaimer that this book discusses sexual assault and harassment that involve a teenage girl, so if that may be triggering to you, I would not suggest reading this book. I had to listen to this through audiobook because it dragged more for me in a physical book format, but the characters are what kept me reading. The women in this book have been through so much shit from loss, abuse, neglect, abandonment, amongst other difficult events in life and above all these are still able to keep moving forward for themselves and their families. Although not all the woman is able to hold it together as much as others, they all understand the power of helping one another. I thought this book was a solid read in the literary fiction category and if you are looking for denser reading material, this is for you.

The Switch by Beth O'Leary ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Beth, oh Beth, you truly know how to write heartwarming reads! I'm a sucker for small towns with quirky townspeople who enjoy gossip, just as much as they love their town meetings and O'Leary did not disappoint. She was able to deliver a plot revolving around a grandmother and her granddaughter switching homes for a month in order to learn more about themselves and maybe find love in the process. Eileen is a 79-year-old recently divorced retiree who is searching for love in her rather limited small town, while her granddaughter Leena is an overachiever who has an unhealthy relationship with her job in London and in turn, is told to take a 2-month forced sabbatical. What starts out as a good-natured switch to have a change of scenery becomes a life-changing experience for not only Eileen and Leena but all those they encounter. I had such a good time reading this and felt transported to the UK, which is all I can ask for when being quarantined for so long.

Displacement by Kiku Hughes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I got this book for Christmas from my younger sister Kimmy because I had told her I wanted to learn more about the experiences Japanese-Americans had during World War II within Japanese internment camps. I was never taught about this during my formal education and I wanted to learn more about this event in history that does not get acknowledged within American History textbooks. I enjoyed that this was a graphic novel and that the author made this a story of time travel that made connections to our present-day political problems in the United States with the inexcusable treatment of Japanese Americans within the United States during WWII.

Until next time... Keep it Authentic ♥ Amy P.S. I have finished Avatar the Last Airbender and it is just as amazing as everyone else says it is and am starting Legend of Korra!

Also, I got Animal Crossing and am more addicted than I would like to admit!

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