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
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 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!
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!