My Month is Booked: January 2024

Posted January 9, 2024 by shooting in Book Review / 5 Comments

I’m so sorry that I missed December’s My Month is Booked. Feel free to link up any of those posts that you made too. Time really got away from me at the end of the year, but we’re back! If you have a book review, or a blog post of multiple book reviews, to share, please use the link below.

My Month is Booked: January 2024

Obviously I’m really behind on my own book reviews, so I’ll share some quick, mini reviews here and then I’ll do more book reviews throughout the month.

The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes

Yami was outed by her ex-best friend, and now she’s starting all over at a Catholic School with her brother. She’s in the closet, just trying to make it through and possibly make new friends. I’d heard good things about this one on TikTok so I was excited to read it in December with one of my book clubs. Pretty much everyone loved it. It’s full of emotion and heart, and you really feel for Yami and her brother.

I loved Yami’s new friend, Bo, and how she was true to herself, yet also felt lost and unsure at times too – especially being Asian with white parents who adopted her. Identity is an important theme of this book. I’d definitely recommend – I gave it four stars.

The Christmas Guest by Peter Swanson

This is the first book I’ve read by Peter Swanson, but I definitely want to read more. The Christmas Guest is a novella, and while it takes place around Christmas, I think this could be read at any time. I really liked the dual timeline and how everything came together. I didn’t figure things out until it was revealed, so that added to the “fun” for me. It’s always nice to be a bit surprised in a mystery book. I don’t want to say much, but if the book sound good, give it a try! It doesn’t take long to read, being a novella.

Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison

I’m really glad I finally made time for this one. It’s a friends to lovers, fake dating romance that takes place on a Christmas tree farm. I liked this one overall, and I am curious about book two. However, the fake dating aspect comes into play because of a social media contest and I feel like that part of the book wasn’t really explored as much as I thought it would be – or it could have been. There is a bit of a mystery in the book too, and that’s fun!

Mistletoe & Mishigas by M.A. Wardell

This is the second book in the Teachers in Love series. They are companion novels, but I still think they are worth reading in order. The first book is called Teacher of the Year and M&M is book two (book three comes out later this year). Mistletoe & Mishigas follows the dual POV of Sheldon and Theo, who end up getting to know each other better through a fake dating scheme that will benefit both of them. Sheldon is a first grade teacher, new to Theo’s school, where he is a custodian. While I liked both guys, I really loved Theo. I just felt like I could relate to him on various levels. I also loved the body positivity theme- I’d love to see that more in queer books!


So there you have it! Some books I’ve read in the last couple of months that I wanted to share. Keep an eye on the blog for future book reviews. You might see more posts with multiple book reviews since I don’t plan to have as many posts a week as I have done in the post, but don’t worry! I’ll keep doing My Month is Booked.

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5 responses to “My Month is Booked: January 2024

  1. Amy

    Are we supposed to be recapping the books we read in December in the January link up? So like I recapped the books I read in November in December’s link up. Have I been doing it wrong?

    • Hi Amy-

      Sorry I’m just seeing this. I typically focus on the books I’ve read since the last time I linked up, so it can be December books in the January link-up or half of December/beginning of January by the time the link up comes around. It’s all up to you!

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