When I started compiling everyone’s choices of the December books that they eagerly anticipate trying, I couldn’t help but wonder if the holidays were making us all a little nostalgic. Though our picks for the month still cover a variety of subgenres, we’re definitely heavier than usual on historicals. And among historicals, Carla Kelly’s Coming Home for Christmas anthology grabbed lots of people’s attention, with 9 AAR staffers adding it to their lists. So, does the holiday season make you a little more nostalgic in your reading or do you reading tastes stay pretty much the same?

 

  Title and Author Reviewer
Coming Home for Christmas by Carla Kelly Coming Home for Christmas by Carla Kelly Blythe, Lynn,Wendy, Jean, Lee, Heather S., Dabney, Pat,
A Place Called Home by Jo Goodman A Place Called Home by Jo Goodman Lee, Wendy,Pat
Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis Jane,Dabney, Pat
A Scottish Love by Karen Ranney A Scottish Love by Karen Ranney Lynn, Lee
Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews Maggie,Wendy
An Unexpected Gentleman by Alissa Johnson An Unexpected Gentleman by Alissa Johnson Heather S., Lee
Within the Flames by Marjorie M. Liu Within the Flames by Marjorie M. Liu Heather S.
Walking Back to Happiness by Lucy Dillon Walking Back to Happiness by Lucy Dillon Leigh
Some Like It Hot by Louisa Edwards Some Like it Hot by Louisa Edwards Pat
True Shot by Joyce Lamb True Shot by Joyce Lamb Jane
Into the Crossfire by Lisa Marie Rice Into the Crossfire by Lisa Marie Rice Heather S.
Her Rebel Heart by Shannon Farrington Her Rebel Heart by Shannon Farrington Lynn
Hearts and Swords by Robin D. Owens Hearts and Swords by Robin D. Owens Leigh
The Last Cowboy by Lindsay McKenna The Last Cowboy by Lindsay McKenna Pat
True Colors by Thea Harrison True Colors by Thea Harrison Aimee