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.