It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #weeklyrecap

It’s getting 🎄festive 🎄 around here! December has arrived and I’m looking forward to making cookies and fudge and sending Christmas cards and driving to see the lights!

What are some of YOUR favorite family traditions for this time of year?

Last Week

I read 3️⃣ books, wrote 9️⃣ posts, including 2️⃣ reviews. I watched 1️⃣ movie and did a lot of organizing of my virtual and physical shelves.

I’m super EXCITED to join the 2019 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge! I’ve pulled some possibilities from my shelves and FILLED my TBR Cart! Are you going to join in? Any advice for a newbie?

For December I’ll be reading all Holiday books for #ALiteralChristmas with Tarissa at In The Bookcase 

Have you read any pictured in the photo? What’s your favorite holiday read?

And look for our weekly #AMonthofFaves posts where we celebrate our favorites from the last year with hosts  Girlxoxo, Traveling with T andEstella’sRevenge .

Have you seen this extensive calendar of 2019 Debut Releases?! So much hard work was put into this spreadsheet! Click here to see the post from Tale Out Loud.

Finally, check back tomorrow for a chance to win ONCE UPON A RIVER, the latest by Diane Setterfeld!

Current Read

I’ve just started this lovely book by local author Anita Hughes. The main character is a pastry chef and it’s already got my mouth watering! If you like Elin Hilderbrand and Wendy Wax, you’re sure to love this author!

Author Spotlight

Anita Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia and had a charmed childhood that included petting koala bears, riding the waves on Bondi Beach, and putting an occasional shrimp on the barbie.

Her writing career began at the age of eight, when she won a national writing contest in THE AUSTRALIAN newspaper, and was named “One of Australia’s Next Best Writers.” (She still has the newspaper clipping.)

Her debut novel MONARCH BEACH was released in June 2012, followed by MARKET STREET and LAKE COMO in 2013. FRENCH COAST and ROME IN LOVE were released in 2015.

ISLAND IN THE SEA: A MAJORCA LOVE STORY and SANTORINI SUNSETS and her first holiday novel, CHRISTMAS IN PARIS, were released in 2016.


CALIFORNIA SUMMER is coming in June, 2018 and CHRISTMAS AT THE CHALET will be released in October 2018.

She lives in Dana Point, CA with her family, where she interrupts her writing to watch the glorious sunsets.

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#IMWAYR is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It’s a great way to recap your weekend and plan your reading goals for the week ahead.

10 responses to “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #weeklyrecap”

  1. December should be fun if you’ve filled it with Christmas books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  2. I have seen the Anita Hughes book around and I do have to try her because I love all Wendy Wax books. All the best for the Popsugar Challenge.

  3. Thank you so much for the shout out Jaymi and for sharing about the spreadsheet I made! I really appreciate! You are amazing!💕🤗

    1. You did so much work it’s wonderful you’re sharing it!

  4. Ooooh I love reading challenges!

    1. You should do it! There’s a whole popsugar reading group on goodreads.

      1. I’m already doing two challenges this month, one in my GR group and the other for the Christmas Readathon you mentioned in one of your posts.

        1. Well good then because it’s a YEAR long challenge and it doesn’t start until January {sticks out my tongue at your excuses}! Hahahaha

          1. Oh well actually that’s perfect then!