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Thanksgiving Book Rec + TBR

Next Thursday is Thanksgiving (where is the time going?!) and I have put together a short list of books to help get us in the spirit. I was shocked to realize when putting this list together that I’ve only read two books based around Thanksgiving and one I DNF’d so I really only have one recommendation for this post. However, I do have a small list of books on my phone of some books I’m hoping to read next week. I will be sharing my top three in this post in case any of them sound fun and interesting to you too. All of these are cozy romances or cozy mysteries.


Beth Labonte never fails to deliver on a richly atmospheric read that fully embodies the season she is writing. The romance in this book wasn’t my favorite but I absolutely love the town of Autumnboro and how festive and fun it is. This book follows Riley who is a multi millionaire winner of the lottery and she is dealing with the stress of having her family visiting so she fakes a relationship with her longtime crush, Riley, to get her mother off her back about her love life. This book is only 188 pages which makes it the perfect last minute turkey holiday read. Plus it’s a part of KU!


This book relates on November 17 and is another quick read coming in at 101 pages.

A new month, a new holiday, and Juniper Holiday is ready for stuffing to happen!

This year, Juniper has invited most of Crescent Cove to her Thanksgiving feast. Even that annoying Detective Mallard and his gang of ducklings.

The mansion is decorated. The table is set. The cooks (both living and ghostly) are trying new recipes. Everything is perfect until someone ends up face-down in the pecan pie.

Juniper is determined to solve the case before Detective Mallard can ruin her fun with his rules, but will she manage it before the killer decides to try again, or will this Thanksgiving meal be Juniper’s last supper?

Another 101 page read!

Advertising executive Nick Wong enjoys living in Toronto. He loves late nights partying and taking women back to his penthouse. And so it is with great reluctance that he returns to his boring hometown of Mosquito Bay for Thanksgiving.

This year, however, is even worse than usual. His interfering parents and grandparents, frustrated with the lack of weddings in the family, have invited blind dates for him and his three siblings. Nick’s brother Greg has been set up with Lily Tseng, who just so happens to be Nick’s latest one-night stand, the one he can’t get out of his mind.

Although Nick has never been interested in settling down, Lily has him reconsidering. Perhaps he’s good for more than a single night of sex, dumplings, and bubble tea after all. But first, he has to get through this painful weekend with his family and convince her that she should be with him, not Greg…

This one also releases November 17 and is the longest book on this list coming in at 199 pages.

Amazon All Star author and USA Today Bestselling author Tonya Kappes brings you southern and quirky characters in her mystery series. Her stories are charged with humor, friendship, family and life in small southern towns.

Mae West is bound and determined to stay in shape for her wedding day and with all the delicious southern dessert Mary Elizabeth is serving for Thanksgiving Mae has joined the local running group to race in Thanksgiving’s annual Turkey Trot.

She never figured murder would be on the menu and a couple of people she loves have a perfect motive.

The list of suspects isn’t exactly brief especially when one of the governor’s recently pardoned prisoner is at the top of the list. Mae has a pretty full plate between trying to plan a wedding that will satisfy everyone, keeping Dottie in line as well as trying to get a long with her future mother in law.

So what’s a little investigation to keep her mind off things? If Mae’s not careful, she may find herself served up as a last-minute course with all the trimmings.


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