Top Off Your TBR: December 2020 Edition

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 30, 2020 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne

Hello, lovely readers!

As I transition Love in Panels back over to a solo blog, the monthly TBR posts will be changing a bit. Not too much, as I've always been the generating most of this list, but now it's just me! LiP will be updated less frequently from now on, but I hope to keep these going for a while. On to the books!

December is usually a pretty light month for new releases and this month has them stacked up on December 1st. Hold onto your seats for January!


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Party Favors, by Erin McLellan - December 1


Amanda Ellis knows three things: she’s tired of doing what’s expected of her, she hates her job at her family’s business, and the last thing she wants to do is attend her parents’ boring New Year’s Eve ball with a date her mother picked. A few days of fun with her online best friend is exactly what she needs to ring in the New Year on her own terms.


Wren Rebello is impulsive and always ready for fun. A last-minute girls’ getaway sounds like the perfect way to spend New Year’s. But even Wren isn’t prepared for the spark of attraction she feels when she meets Amanda in person for the first time. Good thing Wren loves popping Amanda’s cork.


After days spent sharing end-of-year resolutions and the one bed in their cottage, the clock strikes midnight and the ball drops on their time together. As Amanda and Wren go their separate ways, they leave new resolutions unfulfilled. Is there enough New Year’s magic left to turn their online friendship into real-life love?


This series has been really great for when you need a queer, character-driven erotic romance and I'm super excited for Party Favors because it's f/f! And New Year's! Huzzah!

Buy a copy:  Amazon (Kindle Unlimited) ◊ Paperback: Barnes & NobleBookshop



The Stormbringer, by Isabel Cooper - December 29

The Witcher goes fiercely feminist in this gripping paranormal romance from noted author Isabel Cooper.

Raised to be weapons against the darkness, Sentinels spend their lives fighting the monsters that prey upon humanity. Their hands will shape the world, and their swords will seal its fate.

A warrior lost to time...
Pursuing her latest quarry deep into the wilderness, Sentinel Darya finds herself in an ancient city that should no longer exist. There she comes upon a handsome warrior in ancient clothing, held in a deathlike sleep—Amris, hero of the last great battle against the Traitor God. His discovery, and the weakening wards about the city, can only mean one thing: the Traitor is gathering his armies again, and the storms are returning.

Amris has been trapped in dreamless sleep since the final battle raged centuries ago. Now he is awake...and so, it seems, is humanity's greatest threat. Determined to save the world from being swallowed by the oncoming storm, Amris and the fiercely beautiful Darya must learn to trust each other—and the powerful bond that's formed between them—as they fight their way through a land swarming with monsters in a last desperate bid to get word back to their allies before it's too late...


Amy was reading this a few weeks ago (an early copy) and she got me with "very obvious Witcher vibes and a talking sword" and "a woman has a magical sword with the soul of a wizard, and they revive the wizard's former lover when they find him 100 years after they were frozen." It sounds so over-the-top and I'm super excited.

Buy a copy:  AmazonBarnes & NobleBookshopKobo


Also out this month:

(All titles in red are links to Amazon)

get-it-rightDecember 1 - A Sky Beyond the Storm, by Sabaa Tahir

December 1 - Get It Right, by Skye Kilaen

December 1 - It Only Happens in the Movies, by Holly Bourne

December 1 - How to Catch a Queen, by Alyssa Cole

December 1 - The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre, by Robin Talley

December 1 - A Warm Heart in Winter, by J.R. Ward

December 1 - The Pearl, by Tiffany Reisz

the-way-you-hold-meDecember 1 - The Way You Hold Me, by Elle Wright

December 1 - When a Rogue Meets His Match, by Elizabeth Hoyt

December 1 - Loverboy, by Sarina Bowen

December 1 - How to Fail at Flirting, by Denise Williams

December 1 - Off Limits Attraction, by Jayci Lee

December 1 - Ten Things I Hate About the Duke, by Loretta Chase

December 7 - The Protector, by Abigail Owen

a-universe-of-wishesDecember 8 - A Universe of Wishes, an anthology

December 8 - Her Pretend Christmas Date, by Jackie Lau

December 15 - Moonstruck, Vol. 3: Troubled Waters

December 15 - All I Want for Christmas, by Georgia Beers, Maggie Cummings and Fiona Riley

December 15 - Truth, Lies, and Second Dates, by MaryJanice Davidson

December 22 - Spell on Wheels, Vol. 2: Just to Get to You

fairy-godmothers-incDecember 29 - Teddy Spenser Isn't Looking for Love, by Kim Fielding

December 29 - Fairy Godmothers, Inc., by Saranna DeWylde

December 29 - Her Wicked Marquess, by Stacy Reid

December 29 - Ten Rules for Faking It, by Sophie Sullivan


Want to support us and indie bookstores at the same time? All print books on this list have been collected in a list over at Bookshop, too!



LGBTQ Reads keeps a list of new releases that includes queer fiction of every genre.

WoC in Romance publishes new release lists roughly weekly.

Girl Have You Read does the same.


What books are you looking forward to this month?



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