Days of December

December is here. I’m not here to judge whether that should excite us or bring a sense of dread, but I can offer a few choice reads in the spirit of the new month. This week’s books are all about the month of December in some form or fashion. Whether you’re in the mood for some romance, drama, or comedy – gritty suspense or historical non-fiction, we’ve got you covered. And if you’re not of the literary mindset at the moment you can always stop in the Lititz Public Library to enjoy our Holiday Happenings this month. We look forward to seeing you stop in.

One Day in December : A NovelOne Day in December: A Novel / Josie Silver
Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away. Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.

A Wedding in December / Sarah Morgan
Family drama. Christmas wedding. In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind Christmas wedding. As the big day gets closer, and emotions run even higher, this is one White family Christmas none of them will ever forget!

December Boys / Joe Clifford 
Revenge. Justice. Department of Corrections scandal. This novel by Joe Clifford, himself a homeless junkie turned successful author, follows Jay Porter as an insurance claims adjuster in his pursuit of the truth.

Dashing Through the SnowDashing Through the Snow: A Christmas Novel / Debbie Macomber
In this “When Harry Met Sally” meets “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” mashup we join Ashey Davison, a California grad student, and Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, on their madcap travel adventure to make it from San Francisco to Seattle by December 23rd. Dealing with puppies, thieves, and mistaken identity along the way they also just might have experienced a spark of romance.

Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel / Robert B. Parker with Helen Brann
No new ground broken with this selection. “It’s December in Boston, and Spenser, busy preparing his menu for Christmas dinner, has a confrontation with a young homeless boy whose predicament becomes the famous PI’s newest case.” But if you enjoy the detective fiction we’ve come to expect in the Spenser series, consider this another helping of the good stuff.

December 1941 : 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the WorldDecember 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World / Craig Shirley
Best-selling author Craig Shirley celebrates the American spirit while reconstructing the events that called it to shine with rare and piercing light. Chronicling the decisive month in American history, where the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor facilitated the entrance of the United States into World War II, this compelling work details the economic, social, and political climate of the country during that time.


Ryan McCrory
December 4, 2019