Now that I have shared my favorite books from last year, it’s time to get started on my TBR for this year. To be completely honest, I’ve had more time recently to read so I’ve actually finished 3/4 of the books on my Winter TBR list. For the three that I have finished I’ll include a little review of them.
This is one of the books I have already finished. I thought the plot was really interesting but the characters fell a little flat for me. I don’t think the author created bad characters, but for me they were unrelatable and I felt the author could have made them more complex.
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
This is the one I have not read yet. I bought it solely based on it taking place in Vermont.
Murder for Christmas by Francis Duncan
I feel pretty indifferent about this book. I read it the week of Christmas. I ultimately just wanted a festive book to read and it delivered on that front. Despite the murder, it was a very cozy and festive read. I personally don’t love books that have a lot of characters in it and this one did. Despite being a murder mystery it felt kind of slow and boring.
The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
This was the most captivating book I’ve read in a while. The storyline was beautifully written. I do think the author heavily relied on stereotypes for her characters, especially for Laura Lyons. It’s also stated in the book that women cannot be happy and fulfilled outside work and I can attest that is not true. I’m someone who is incredibly fortunate that I don’t have to work. I still set goals and accomplish them, I still find happiness, and I am still fulfilled despite bringing everything to the table except for an income. I personally believe that if you only find happiness, growth, and fulfillment from a job then you need to make some changes in your life.