I can’t believe it’s the end of the year already! I have a lot of reading I’d like to get done this month – a lot more than I can probably actually accomplish. I have quite a few ARCs that come out in the first half of January, and I’m sure there will be some school reading – though I finish my last literature class on Sunday, so there will definitely be less assigned reading this month (yay!). Here are the books I am hoping to get to this month:
1. Little Women by Lousia May Alcott. I’ve read most of this at some point, but I don’t believe I’ve ever finished it (though I have seen the movie about a hundred times). It’s my pick for the “book set during Christmas” part of the Popsugar Reading Challenge. So I though it only fitting that I read it over Christmas.
2. My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins. Honestly, this is my backup for when I don’t finish Little Women and still have to read a book set during Christmas for my reading challenge. But, if I do finish Little Women, I’d still like to read this in the month of December. Because it’s about Christmas. So when else am I supposed to read it?
3. The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling. Harry Potter just feels like a great Christmas read to me. I bought this book a while ago, but decided to make it a reward for finishing my Romantic Lit term paper. It’s due December 6, so I will be diving into this book very soon!
4. Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley. I’ve had the ARC of this book for a few months, but since it’s coming out in January, I really have to get to it soon! It’s a YA mystery involving the Brontë sisters, and sounds really interesting.
5. The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert. Another ARC that I am really looking forward to. It’s about a recluse who finds that one day, mysterious children begin to show up at his house.
6. The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley. I actually already started this one, because it comes out next week. It’s a comic adventure set in 1517, involving a couple of con artists who set out to steal the Shroud of Chambery (later known as the Shroud of Turin). So far, I’m really enjoying it!
7. Saga Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples. Last month, I read the first two volumes, and can’t wait to get to the next installment! This series is so good!
And, in case you didn’t catch my post last month, I made a TBR jar, and decided to pick a challenge out of the jar every month, and this month’s challenge is: “a book featuring mythology.” I’m going to go with:
8. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan. I read the first two books in the Percy Jackson series this summer and really enjoyed them. And I also really want to read the new Magnus Chase book, because I really love Norse mythology, but I’m making myself read them in order. Plus, they’re really easy, short reads, so I think it’ll be perfect this month!
I also have a couple of books I’d like to finish, and since I already started them, I didn’t want to include them in the list. First is Through the Narrows by Nathanael Green and Evan Ronan, which I am really enjoying (if it wasn’t for my current reading slump, I definitely would have finished this already). I’d also like to finish A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking this month. It’s a fascinating read, but one I can only do in small chunks because my brain is not designed for math and science.
Finally, if I magically read all these books in a week and finish all my challenges, I’d really like to start reading A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin. Because I read A Game of Thrones a year ago, so I really need to keep going with the series. Even though this book is like a thousand pages and honestly intimidates me a bit. If I don’t get to it, then it will definitely be on my list for next month!
Let me know what’s on your reading list this month! What’s the one book you really want to finish before 2016?