The Weekend Aesthetic is a feature where I post book aesthetics on the weekend. They might be of a book I’m currently reading, recently read, or read a long time ago.
Finley Brown is from a small town in Oklahoma. Top of her class, she was beyond excited to be accepted into a prestigious boarding school and leave her town behind . . . but once there, she doesn’t make any friends and is doing poorly in her classes. She may have even fibbed to her classmates (and changed the town’s official website as proof) that her town, Christmas, is the place to be to celebrate the holiday. So when she goes home for winter break, she’s determine to never return to the school or think of it again . . . that is until Arthur, her posh and haughty British Indian classmate, shows up with his aunt at her grandmother’s inn looking for the perfect American small town Christmas experience. Now it’s up to Finley to make sure their Christmas isn’t ruined.
So, This Is Christmas is the perfect novel to add to your holiday TBRs this year! I loved reading this book so much and didn’t want to put it down. Finley’s voice is so strong and snarky—it kept me fully engaged and even laughing out loud at parts. I loved her dynamic with Arthur as they worked together to pull off the perfect Christmas for his aunt (and how they grow closer to each other throughout it all). This book also focuses on family, and I loved the complex relationships emphasized. So, This Is Christmas is fun read full of Christmas hijinks (burnt cookies, reindeer sleigh rides gone wrong, being caught in a blizzard) that are sure to put you into the holiday spirit!
Release Date: October 5, 2021
Find it: Goodreads, IndieBound, Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, Amazon
Let It Snow meets Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares in this new small town Christmas romance.
When Finley Brown returned to her hometown of Christmas, Oklahoma, from boarding school, she expected to find it just as she left it. Christmas hasn’t changed much in her sixteen years.
But instead she returns to find that her best friend is dating her ex-boyfriend, her parents have separated, and her archnemesis got a job working at her grandmother’s inn. And she certainly didn’t expect to find the boy she may or may not have tricked into believing that Christmas was an idyllic holiday paradise on her grandmother’s doorstep.
It’s up to Finley to make sure he gets the Christmas he was promised. This is Finley’s Christmas. It’s about home and family and friends and finding her place, and along the way she also finds the best Christmas present of all: love.
What are your favorite holiday books?
Leave a Reply