December 2019 TBR

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I recently accepted that there’s no way in hell that I’m getting to my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal this year (I’m at 149 of 225 currently), and as a result, I’m feeling a little more relaxed about my reading goals this last month of the year.

There are three books that I’m currently in the process of finishing:

I’m also participating in FantasyAThon Round 2, from December 13th-22. These are the books that I know for sure that I’ll be reading for it:

There are also some December releases that I need to get to:

Finally, the rest are a mix of wintery books, books sent by publishers that I haven’t gotten to yet, and a couple books that I really want to get to this month:


What books are on your December TBR? Let me know in the comments!




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End of the Year Book Tag

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I saw this book tag over at Reading Under the Blankie. I’m not sure who created this tag, so if you know please leave that information in the comments below!


Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

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I’m still only on volume one of Outlaws of the Marsh. I had started it for the #readtheworldchina challenge, but it’s absolutely massive. I’m determined to finish it by the end of the year.

Though very dense, it’s actually turning out to be an enjoyable book. I was hesitant when my boyfriend, who read it in college and loved it, recommended it to me because it was written in the early 1300s and is over 1600 pages. I can’t wait to review this book, which will definitely happen before the end of the year.


Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

I actually don’t. There are definitely some books I want to read this month, and I plan on finishing everything I’m reading by New Year’s Eve so I can start fresh on January 1st, but I don’t have a transitional book in mind.


Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

 

There are a couple. I’ve been hearing good things about The Disasters by M. K. England. It’s an LGBTQ-friendly young adult sci-fi novel about space terrorism. I’m looking forward to reading it.

Diane Setterfield’s Once Upon a River sounds really interesting as well. On Goodreads, it’s described as historical fiction with magical and fantastical elements, which is right up my alley.


What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

 

I’ve never read Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and I would love to read it during the holidays this year. I love other books I’ve read by Dickens, such as Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities

I also want to finish Erin Morgenstern’s The Night CircusLast month I had gotten a copy from my local library but had to return it when I was only sixty pages in because it wasn’t eligible for renewal. I ended up buying a copy because I’d loved what I’d read so far.

Finally, I received an ARC of Brian Hart’s Trouble No Man, and I’m going to be reading it as soon as I finish rereading Cormac McCarthy’s The RoadI had requested the ARC from Harper Perennial because the author was being compared to McCarthy, and the post-apocalyptic setting attracted me. It’s my most anticipated book of January 2019.


Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

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Although it definitely won’t be a shock, I’m going to read Eric Idle’s Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography sometime in the next couple of weeks. I’ve already listened to most of the audiobook through Scribd and it’s hilarious. I basically grew up watching Monty Python and I can’t wait to read this entire book.

Side note: I bought a signed edition from Barnes & Noble right after black Friday and I’m super-duper stoked to have it!


Have you already started making reading plans for 2019?

I have! I don’t want to give too much away yet, but 2019 will include a lot of reading challenges and books that have been on my Book Bucket List.


What are your reading plans for the rest of the year?

December TBR and Plans

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I’m planning on getting quite a bit of reading done in December. Here are the ten books I want to get to this month:

Read the World Books

As I stated in a previous post, I’m updating the rules of my #readtheworld challenge. Each month, I’m pulling three countries out of a bowl and reading one book from each of those countries. This month, I pulled out Dominica, Monaco, and Croatia.

Books Chosen By My Boyfriend

I wanted to see what kinds of books my boyfriend would choose for me, so I asked him to pick out three. I’m pretty stoked with his choices:

The Other Four

One of these (Outlaws of the Marsh) I started in November but I’m still just halfway through volume one of three, so I’m including it here.

What books are you planning on reading in December? Let me know in the comments!