5 Books I’ve Been Loving Lately

Hi reader friends! We just finished another month and I hoped you read some great books! Whether you read 1 book or multiple, I hope you enjoyed them!

In November I ended up reading 9 books. I talked all about all of them in my last YouTube video, but will only be sharing my top 5 in this post today.

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All of the books on this list were 5 star reads for me! I can’t wait to hear about the good books you’ve been reading in the comments!

5 Books I’ve Been Lovely Lately:

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper


During the week of the election, I turned to this YA contemporary to ease my anxiety about waiting for the results. The Gravity of Us did the trick, leaving me smiling and feeling hopeful! This book follows Cal, who’s a teenage internet reporter, with big dreams of becoming an online journalist someday. But when his dad is picked to be an astronaut for an upcoming trip to Mars, everything changes for Cal. It all changes again when he meets Leon, another one of the astronaut’s sons. This book was charming, full of love and hope and I highly recommend it! More info —>

Buy The Gravity of Us: Bookshop.org | Amazon

Redeemer by David Butler

I finished listening to this great book at the beginning of November. In this book, Butler talks about the different names of Christ and how we can know Him better. There were moments where I laughed and moments that filled my heart and made me cry. If you’ve been wanting to get closer to our Redeemer, this book is a great one! More info —>

Buy Redeemer: Amazon

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

You’ve probably heard me talk about this book before, as I did several reading updates a few months ago when I started this book. I was liking it, but it just wasn’t just the right time for me. I picked it up in the middle of November as part of the GilmoreAThon and I loved this slow burn! The House in the Cerulean Sea follows Linus, who is a social worker for the magical department. He visits orphanages that are home to kids with magical powers. One day he gets an assignment unlike any he’s been on before. This book was like the biggest warm hug. More info —>

Buy The House in the Cerulean Sea: Bookshop.org | Amazon

You Have a Match by Emma Lord

You Have a Match officially releases in January, but I know you’re gonna love this sisterly tale as much as I did. If you liked Tweet Cute this year, you need to grab Emma Lord’s new book. After Abby sends in her DNA test, she’s surprised to learn that she has a sister who lives just 30 minutes away. The two meet and learn they’ll both be at the same camp over the summer. This book was funny, full of wit, romance, and learning what it means to be family. More info —>

Pre-Order You Have A Match: Bookshop.org | Amazon

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren’s books have been somewhat hit or miss for me. I LOVED Love and Other Words and Autoboyography. But I’d heard good things about In a Holidaze and wanted to pick it up. I listened to the audio and can’t wait to get my own copy so I can read it again! Mae is 26 and just made a horrible mistake. Then she learns the best part of her childhood is gonna be changing forever. She makes a wish to the universe, asking to find out what will make her happy, then wakes up on the airplane, 6 days earlier. This book is hilarious (and very Groundhog Day like), and full of family, tradition, and growing up. The romance will also give you all the heart eyes. It’s a perfect read this month, as it takes place over Christmas. More info —>

Buy In a Holidaze: Bookshop.org | Amazon | Libro.fm (audio)

What books have you been reading lately? Share in the comments!

  1. Love this list! I hadn’t heard of You Have a Match before, but I really want to read it. I’m currently rereading/relistening to World Without End by Ken Follett.

  2. I love this post! I’m so glad you’re reading Tay!!! I need a new book so I’m picking from this list 🙂

    1. Thanks! It’s always a fun time when I’m reading! I hope you enjoy whichever one you pick up!

  3. I’m trying to get back into reading in 2021. Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren is actually next on my list – I’ve never read anything by them before. 🙂

    1. I still need to read Twice in a Blue Moon! But I’ve really enjoyed Love and Other Words and Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by them!

  4. It’s been such a great year for reading! I’m adding You have a Match to my list. It sounds so good ! Thanks for sharing your recommendations.

    1. I hope you enjoy it! It really was a fun read! And you’re welcome!

  5. I’m definitely adding Redeemer to my reading list. Thanks for the suggestion.

    1. It was a great one! I hope you enjoy it!

  6. I’ve wanted to read David Butler’s books but my library doesn’t have them!

    1. Mine didn’t either. I got Deseret Bookshelf for a few months so I could listen to them all!

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