December Reading List – A Classic for Christmas

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I’m keeping my reading list relatively short this month because my grad school thesis is due January 1. I’m not freaking out, you are. Seriously, though, it’s going to be a long month. I will probably end up rewriting most of my thesis at some point. Maybe. But I do need to spend a lot of time on it, so I won’t have that much time for reading. Which is okay, because in January, I will have all the time in the world to READ ALL THE BOOKS. Here are the books I’m hoping to read this month:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. This month, I am hosting a readalong for Little Women, and I am so excited to finally read it! It’s one of those classics I’ve owned for years and never got around to reading. If you’d like to join in, check out the link to my announcement post, and stay tuned for another post this afternoon to kick off our reading! This is also my pick this month for the Reading New England Challenge, which I have loved participating in this year.

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick. After Nonfiction November (during which I, admittedly, did not read as much nonfiction as I wanted to) I’m kind of burnt out on serious nonfiction. I still want to continue reading one nonfiction book a month, so, for December, I chose this one. I actually got a signed copy from Barnes & Noble, but I also have the audiobook, so I might just listen to it. I’ve read a few pages already, and it looks amazing!

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. This is one of the last books I need to complete my reading challenges for this year, so I have to read it. (Not really, but I can’t come this close to finishing my challenges and then just not do it.) I honestly don’t know too much about it other than it’s about a spy and it won the Pulitzer Prize. I do really like what I’ve read of it so far, I just haven’t been in the mood to keep going.

What’s on your TBR this month? Any books you want to finish before the end of the year?

P.S. I have been on a YA kick lately, and I want to read more this month, but I haven’t decided which of the many books on my TBR pile I should try to get to first. And I DarkenGlass SwordThe Queen of the Tearling, Jane SteeleThe Bone Clocks, and The Sun is Also a Star are all contenders. (I also need to finish Siege & Storm after starting it like two months ago.) If you’ve read any of these books or have any other suggestions, let me know what I should read first!

11 thoughts on “December Reading List – A Classic for Christmas

  1. I’m being brutal with myself this coming vacation. Along with the usual shed load of books to read for uni, I’m going to get through Ender’s Game, Herodotus’ The Histories, the new Manbooker winner, Deep Work , and To Kill A Mockingbird. That list will probably grow, but I’m making it my mission to be disciplined and get through them rather than wasting time mindlessly scrolling on the internet in my spare time.

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  2. I just started reading an ARC of “Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk” (to be released in January). It’s one of several Goodreads giveaways I’ve won in the past month or so. Next I’ll probably read “The Good Daughter” by Alexandra Burt, which is due for release in February. And I will try to participate in the “Little Women” readalong, but I don’t want to overcommit myself.

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