The Cookie Chapters: Twists and Turns

We finally come to the last instalment of the Cookie Chapters! I hope you’ve had as much fun reading as I have preparing these pairings of holiday cookies with some of my fave 2020 reads!

You can catch up on my previous pairings featuring sugar cookies, shortbread, and gingerbread, and find some book recs for whatever you’re in the mood for.

Text overlaid on a photo of decorated Christmas cookies. Some of them read "Noel" and others decorated with snowmen, the Grinch, and Santa. Text reads "The Cookie Chapters with @spinesinaline. Join in! #TheCookieChapters #SpinesInALine, cookies by @WhatWillCassCreate".

It’s never too late to join in! Feel free to share your own cookie pairings by using the hashtag #TheCookieChapters or sharing your posts in the comments!

This last “cookie” isn’t really a cookie but a fun treat my family loves to have at the holidays:

Lemon Bars!

With this twist on a cookie and the twisty taste of these sour and sweet treats, I knew I wanted to play on these twists with the books too. For my paired book recs, I’ve found some surprising and “twisty” reads, ones that’ll keep you on your toes and throw unexpected curveballs.

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Bookshelf Tour: Wishlist Reads

I know I said I was finished this series now but I’ve got one more post in me! Today’s books don’t really fit in the tour, as they don’t exist on my shelves yet, but they’re ones I hope to add soon! Check out my previous tour stops with Manitoba reads, gifts from my sis, books from blogging, and Toronto finds.

Wishlist Reads

I’ve been moving back and forth a lot over the past couple years so I’ve tried not to accumulate too many books. Of course that’s been easier said than done but I’ve still given away a lot of the ones I’ve acquired. The ones on this list are ones I know I want to keep so they’re on my “buy when you’re settled and have a real bookshelf” wishlist.

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The Cookie Chapters: A Little Spice

Today’s edition of The Cookie Chapters is one of my favourites! I hope you’ve all been enjoying this feature where I’m pairing holiday cookies with recommendations from my 2020 reads. So far, we’ve covered sweet reads with sugar cookies and classic retellings with shortbread. Any guesses on what today’s feature is?

Text overlaid on a photo of decorated Christmas cookies. Some of them read "Noel" and others decorated with snowmen, the Grinch, and Santa. Text reads "The Cookie Chapters with @spinesinaline. Join in! #TheCookieChapters #SpinesInALine, cookies by @WhatWillCassCreate".

Feel free to join in with your own cookie-inspired posts by using the hashtag #TheCookieChapters or sharing your posts in the comments!

Today’s cookie plays a special part in many folks’ holiday celebrations:

Gingerbread!

Gotta be honest, I’m not a big fan of gingerbread houses but I do LOVE gingerbread cookies! With a little spice to these cookies, I wanted to pair it with books that also have a little spice. The obvious pairing here is romance books but since I don’t read a ton of romance, I’m also considering “spice” in terms of humour.

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