WFL Book Report

WFL Book Report – Episode 10: Holiday Romances with Rachael

Posted on December 16, 2022


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Interview Notes:

Holidays are in the air! Whatever your feelings on the holiday season, a little escapism can go a long way. Enjoy these Christmas romances from Circulation team member library TikTok and BookTube-er Rachael Hobson.


YA Romances:

10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

Blame it on the mistletoe by Beth Garrod

The holiday switch by Tif Marcelo

And a more grown-up recommendation:

Nick and Noel’s Christmas playlist by Codi Hall


In our discussion Rachael also mentions the book Tweet Cute by Emma Lord and the 2007 Nancy Myers film The Holiday starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz.


You can find Rachael on TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram

Do you have recommendations for lighthearted holiday reading? Let us know!

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Reader’s Report



  1. Lessons in chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  2. Verity by Colleen Hoover
  3. The love of my life : a novel by Rosie Walsh
  4. Small things like these by Claire Keegan
  5. Northern spy by Flynn Berry




  1. Beautiful kitchens & baths
  2. Results : getting beyond politics to get important work done by Charlie Baker
  3. From strength to strength : finding success, happiness, and deep purpose in the second half of life by Arthur C. Brooks
  4. These precious days : essays by Ann Patchett
  5. Travels with George : in search of Washington and his legacy by Nathaniel Philbrick




  1. We begin at the end by Chris Whitaker
  2. The bloodless boy by Robert J. Lloyd
  3. Ride the pink horse by Dorothy B. Hughes
  4. The madness of crowds by Louise Penny
  5. Mirrorland : a novel by Carole Johnstone




  1. The witch’s heart by Genevieve Gornichec
  2. The dragon republic by R. F. Kuang
  3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  4. The fellowship of the ring : being the first part of The lord of the rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  5. The factory witches of Lowell by C. S. Malerich



  1. Downton Abbey. A new era
  2. Top gun : Maverick
  3. Nope
  4. Jurassic World dominion
  5. Everything everywhere all at once




  1. Educated : a memoir by Tara Westover
  2. The last Brahmin : Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. and the making of the Cold War by Luke A. Nichter
  3. Rise : my story by Lindsey Vonn
  4. The other side of the coin : the queen, the dresser and the wardrobe by Angela Kelly
  5. Lessons : my path to a meaningful life by Gisele Bündchen




  1. Spanish I A : the complete course ; Spanish I B : the complete course
  2. Mad honey : a novel by Jodi Picoult
  3. Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone J. K. Rowling
  4. Black dog by Stuart Woods
  5. The ink black heart by Robert Galbraith




  1. The pioneer woman cooks : super easy! : 120 shortcut recipes for dinners, desserts, and more by Ree Drummond
  2. Flavors of the sun : the Sahadi’s guide to understanding, buying, and using Middle Eastern ingredients by Christine Sahadi Whelan
  3. Simply Julia : 110 easy recipes for healthy comfort food by Julia Turshen
  4. Classic German baking : the very best recipes for traditional favorites, from pfeffernüsse to streuselkuchen by Luisa Weiss
  5. Flour : spectacular recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe by Joanne Chang




  1. City of dragons. The awakening storm by Jaimal Yogis
  2. Space Boy by Stephen McCranie
  3. Hooky by Míriam Bonastre Tur
  4. Hakumei & Mikochi : tiny little life in the woods by Tauto Kashiki‏
  5. Pokémon legends : Arceus



  1. Paper girls by Brian K. Vaughan
  2. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
  3. March by John Lewis
  4. Life is strange. 4, Partners in time : tracks by Emma Vieceli
  5. Heaven official’s blessing = Tian guan ci fu by Moxiangtongxiu


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