It’s the last month of the year and I have been reading a lot this fall. I’ve really gotten back into the groove of reading and I’m loving it. I’ve always been buying a ton of books. And there are so many I want to read! I mean, I have stacks and piles of books I want to read. I just love reading.
I’m babbling, I know.
But, seeing as I love to read and that I have so many books I want to read, and that I love talking about books, I just have to share with you all the books I want to read in December this year.
I’m also trying to meet my Goodreads reading goal for the year, so I will have to really find time to read and see if I can’t hit that goal. I’m trying so hard but in November, I did decide read a really long fantasy book so that detracted from my book count. But I’m still trying!
The Ocean at the End of The Lane by Neil Gaimen
I have yet to read a Neil Gaimen novels and this one is short so I ought be able to fly through it. It sounds really imaginative and interesting and I am ready to spread my reading wings into genres and themes I haven’t previously explored and Neil Gaimen sounds like he fits perfectly.
The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This is one of the classic books I want to read for my classics reading challenge and it’s about three hundred odd pages, so I should be able to read this without taking too long as well. I think I wanted to start with this one just because it is a shorter book on my challenge list and will allow me to get my toes wet as it were. Plus, I really am intrigued by the idea of reading more of this talented author.
Mexican Gothic by Silva Moreno-Gracia
I’ve been wanting to read this for months, and I had hoped to get to this in November but alas. So it’s one I want to read in December and I hope will enjoy. It sounds like a good Gothic novel, but I have heard it has a bit of a horror element to it and that parts of it are even kind of gross…I’ll let you know how I like it!
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
This classic is not on my classic reading classic list, but it is a Christmas story and one I have only read once around the holidays, so I thought I would return to it. I have a lovely little edition in hardback that I picked up for under three dollars although I do have a more scholarly edition as well.
Dreams Lie Beneath by Rebecca Ross
This is a YA novel I recently purchased and I can usually read YA pretty quickly so this book made the list for the month of December. It definitely has my curiosity piqued as a lot of YA does these days, so I hope it’s as good as I am imaging it to be. I love that YA is fanatical and magical and really explores interesting aspects of human nature through its storytelling. I hope this novel lives up so some recent YAs I have read recently that really sucked me back into the genre.
I’m really excited to read these! Share what you are reading in the comments below.
I want to read ‘The Beautiful and the damed’ too! Thanks for sharing x
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Some great picks! A Christmas carol is a must read for this tIme of the year! I studIed it around the christmas period last year and loVed every moment
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Sounds fun, studying it! I’m such a nerd this way lol
What a great list! I’ll admit that I was surprised at the lack of festive reads, but at least you kept a classic Christmas story in there 🙂 I hope you enjoy all the books you read in December!
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Lol I’ll likely read A Christmas Carol closer to Christmas 😊
These books all sound good! I always aim to read 3 books each month, I’m currently on my 3rd and wondering if I’m going to manage to finish it before Wednesday aha x
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I think you can! Go for it 😀
These books sound great! I have yet a tbr list for the upcoming month but wishing to settle with some cozy real hardcore crime thrillers.
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Sounds intense lol Enjoy
I have been reading a lot here lately since i HAVE HAD MORE DOWNTIME. i AM CURRENTLY READING VERITY BY COLLEEN HOOVER AND IT HAS BEEN SO GOOD SO FAR!
That is one I’d like to read as well.
They all look great
I use to read “Christmas CArol” to all my students.
Nice idea! I have some picture books I always read to my students at Christmas time.
What a great list! I’ve just finished reading Killers of the Flower Moon and I’m now on Fire Keeper’s Daughter. It’s been a while since I’ve made time to read; it’s good to have some new ideas of what to try next — thanks!
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Yes always good to find new books!
Great picks! I’m also trying to reach my reading goal for the year this month. I’m working my way through some christmas themed cozy mysteries!
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Those sound fun!