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December TBR

December TBR 2017

Another month has come and gone, and we’re in the thick of the holiday season. Now, I’m no Bah-Humbug, but Christmas makes me a little… meh. My BF is STILL in St. Thomas saving the world (or so he thinks…) so I haven’t been in such great spirits this season. The U.S. military really picked a crappy time to ship him off to no man’s land, am I right? This sentiment may seem selfish, but I’m a selfish person. I admit it.

December TBR 2017

Okay! So these monthly TBRs have worked for me for the past two months, so I’m going to try and keep curating them. I may not follow them exactly, but it’s nice to have a guide that helps me shrink my massive TBR! So here goes nothin’…

Top 6 List


Orphan Monster Spy  Bonfire

Artemis by Any Weir

This was my November choice for Book of the Month, and I’ve been dying to get to it! So it’ll be my first read this month. I never read The Martian, but I’ve heard that it wasn’t too great. I plan on reading it sometime in the future, but I’ll stick to Artemis for now and see how I like the whole scifi/space genre.

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

This book has been said to be a nonfiction that reads like fiction, and I bought it on Amazon for super cheap in October. It focuses on the real-life story of a group of women working in radium-dial factories, where they are led to believe that radium has positive health benefits. Plus, the cover is amazingly gorgeous, and the letters that glow – AML – are my initials. I believe that’s fate!

The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

I have heard nothing but awesome stuff about this book, and I was approved for it on Netgalley. It’s released on January 9th, which I believe is also fate since it’s my birthday! It looks like a really good thriller, so I’m excited to start it!

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen

I got this book for free at NYCC in October, and it’s taken me this long to get to it! My TBR is so massive that it’s easy for books to get lost in the shuffle. I’m not a fan of YA, but I love historical fiction, so I’m excited to read about a young Jewish girl looking to seek revenge against the Nazis!

The Dry by Jane Harper

I bought this book a few weeks ago. The reason I bought it is because I won a free ARC of Force of Nature, the second book in this series, from Goodreads. Obviously, I couldn’t read the second book before the first, and The Dry has been so well-reviewed that I had to give it a shot!

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

I wanted to try and get to this book in November, but I ran out of days in the month and didn’t get around to it. Sad face! That being said, it’s still in my possession and I plan to try and read it in the beginning of December. I have heard nothing but great things about it, so I’m eager to see what all the hype is about!


Watching Glass Shatter Dead Ends A Gentleman in Moscow Night Circus

Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

I got this book on Amazon on Black Friday, and it’s written by another blogger, so I thought I would give it a try. I’ve never read a book by a blogger before, and I like that I finally get to do it. This one focuses on a family by the name of Glass and the repercussions of the death of the family patriarch. I love stories that revolve around family, and this one looks gooooood!

Dead Ends: Stories from the Gothic South edited by J.T. Ellison

After reading Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison, I followed her on Twitter and saw that this collection of short stories was on sale. Obviously, when I see books on sale, I have to buy them. Each one is written by a different author and focuses on a different haunted house in the South. Sounds spooky, and I like spooky!

A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

I’m not lying when I say I’ve been DYING to get my hands on this book. It encompasses everything I love: historical fiction and the Russian Revolution! I’m fascinated by everything from Russia, and I’m hoping this book will be no exception. After finishing The Revolution of Marina M. last month (review will be posted this weekend!) I feel like I want to be in a Russia kick!

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I feel like I keep pushing this book back, but I’m determined to read it. I’ve heard so many different things about this book, so I’m dying to see for myself what it’s all about!

Book Mail!!

How to Stop Time The Great Alone I Was Anastasia
I’ve also acquired THREE ARCs, which is amazing! I won How to Stop Time in a Goodreads Giveaway and I Was Anastasia and The Great Alone were graciously sent to me by Doubleday Books and St. Martin’s Press respectively. These are three anticipated reads for 2018 for me, so I’m over the moon that I got copies! Hopefully I’ll be able to get to them soon!



And that is my December TBR 2017! At least, that’s all I’m going to write down. I have plenty more books that I’m really hoping I can get to this month, but it may not happen. I’ll start with these and go from there. I also just realized I have NO holiday themed books planned for December, which makes me a little sad. But I’m sure I’ll survive! What are you planning on reading this month? Have any great new releases you’re excited about? Let me know in the comments below!

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17 thoughts on “December TBR

  1. even if you don’t like Artemis I would say you should still read The Martian. I did not like Artemis as much as his first book (though plenty of other people loved it; don’t let that influence you). Andy Weir started the martian by blogging, pretending he was the main character stuck on Mars, and then it got optioned for a book. It’s a great read, funny and suspenseful and smart.

  2. I have only heard wonderful things about The Martian, particularly about the humor in it.

    Good luck with your December TBR, and I don’t think it is selfish at all to want your boyfriend home for the holidays. It is a crappy time to be shipped off.

  3. So many great books here! I really enjoyed The Dry. I just got The Great Alone via NetGalley, I’m so excited to read it. I’m also hoping the read The Night Circus and The Chalkman soon.
    Happy Reading!!

  4. I picked The Wife Between Us and The Chalk Man for my December BOTM. I was really happy to see them both on there because I was looking forward to both! I also picked up a copy of The Night Circus recently and will hopefully get around to that sometime soon.

    1. Those were my Book of the Month selections as well! They booth look really good and creepy. I’ll probably read The Wife Between Us in January for Salt Water Reads on Instagram.

        1. They post a photo on the scheduled date and you can leave comments. I was a little hesitant about h at method at first but we just did November for Lie To Me and it went really well. Come times the author even chimes in!

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