Happy December! I love this time of year, because it means I get to write all of my end-of the year posts, which are always so fun! I’ve spent the past week planning, because I really want to (attempt) to do one post a day for the entire month of December. And there are still so many books I need to read. I can do this, right?
I have quite a few books I want to get to this month (I have too many January ARCs), but these are the books I really need to get to:
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I think this makes three years in a row this book has made my December TBR. I just need to read it. It’s so short and I’ve started to warm up to Dickens (after a bad experience in high school), so I think this is the year. If I don’t read this book, feel free to nag me until I do.
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. I’ve heard quite a bit about this book – all good things – so I’m pretty excited to read it. I somehow managed to get an ARC, and I definitely need to read it this month, because I am trying to get ahead on my review reading. I should have a review up before it is released on January 9.
Green by Sam Graham-Felsen. I fell for the hype on this one, guys. I have no idea what it’s about, only that it’s supposed to be the next big thing and the cover is amazing. Plus, I do occasionally like reviewing books that are surrounded by hype, because I know many of you are curious about them. I’m hoping to have a review up before it comes out on January 2.
The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. I received a copy of this book from the publisher earlier this year and, even though I was excited about it, I never got around to reading it. I always love reading historical fiction in the fall, and this year, I haven’t read as much as I would have liked (i.e. pretty much none). I think this is going to be the perfect cozy weekend read, which is exactly what I need right now.
Henry IV Part II by William Shakespeare. Last month, I read Part I of Henry IV, and enjoyed it, so this month, I’m moving on to Part II. Really happy that I don’t have to think about which Shakespeare play to choose this month.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. This one has been sitting on my shelf for a while, and I recently picked up the audiobook in Audible’s Black Friday sale. So I think I’m going to make this my nonfiction book of the month. (I also want to read This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay, but it doesn’t look like it was published in the US and I’m not sure I can get it here in time without paying way too much money.)
Hopefully I will also knock a few more books off my TBR – I still need to read seven or eight to complete my Mount TBR challenge. What are you planning on reading this month? Anything special for the holidays? Or is there a book you definitely want to finish before 2018?