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!
What are your favorite holiday books?