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It is finally December! Does anybody else feel like this year has gone by pretty slowly? Most of the time I feel like the years go by quickly, but this one felt abnormally slow. Any who… December is the month of snow (yuck) and holidays (yay)! I will have a lot of exciting holiday posts for both Christmas, Hanukkah, and whatever else you may celebrate up very soon (including a YA/Bookish Gift Guide next weekend!).
I plan on reading quite a few books this month. If you read yesterdays blog post (November Wrap-Up), you will know that I sadly only read just about 1 and 3/4 books. Since I have quite a bit of reading time during the later end of this month, I have a set list of books that I hope to read and review for either this month or the beginning of next month. Fortunately, I am sent quite a few books from publishing houses every few months, and this month/the very end of November, I received a TON of Winter 2019/Spring 2019 ARCs (I will have a new “In My Mailbox” post up very soon) that I have to read as soon as possible, so I’m hoping to get through most of them this month.
The first three books I plan on reading are the “Shades of Magic” series by V.E. Schwab! I am more than half way thru “A Darker Shade of Magic” and I am really enjoying it so far. I recently purchased the entire box set from Indigo, which I posted an Instagram picture of last week. I plan on binging this series throughout the next week or two (however long it’ll take me to finish), and posting a full series review on my blog when I am finished it. I have heard an abundance of hype for this series, so I hope it lives up to it!
The next book I plan on reading is “The Catcher In The Rye” by J.D. Salinger. Like 1984, I will be reading this with a group for my English Lit class and I am SO excited to finally read this book. I bought it off of Book Outlet a few months ago and have been meaning to read it for a while. When I found out that we were reading this for my class, I could not contain my excitement!
A first weeks ago I requested “Watching You” by Lisa Jewell on NetGalley, and I got approved for it earlier last week! I have been super into Adult Thrillers lately and I have yet to read a Lisa Jewell book. This one sounds like something I would love, so I am so thankful that NetGalley accepted me for this e-ARC!
The last book I plan on reading this month is another eARC from Simon & Schuster Canada via NetGalley. It is titled “The Remarkable Inventions of Walter Martinson” and was written by Quinn Sosna-Spear. I requested this book a while ago, so I was so thankful to get an eARC of it! I believe this book falls in-between the Middle Grade and Young Adult sections, but I think it’s leaning towards more of a Middle Grade. Regardless, the premise of it sounds like so much fun and a great kind of book to read before the new year! The cover is also so interesting and makes the book that much more appealing.
Those are the books I plan on reading this December to end off the year! I am actually going to make another post with my Winter Break reading plans, because by then I will have all of my recent book gifts/ARCs/packages/orders (LOL), so I will have a bit more to chose from and to share for my two and a half weeks of winter break reading!
What are you guys planning on reading this month? Did you post a December TBR? Let me know in the comments, I love chatting with all of you! Make sure to check out my Instagram and Twitter, since I have been really active on both of them recently!
Good Night Book Owls!
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I love Victoria Schwab so much but I have yet to read her most famous trilogy – Darker Shades. It’s 100% going into next year’s reading goals. Good luck with your read – hope you love them!
Thank you, Melanie! I had never read any Victoria Schwab books before, but I was in the mood to read some fantasy, so I decided to pick up Darker Shades, rather than Vicious. I’ll for sure need to read that series soon, too!
I recently read Vicious by V.E. Schwab, and I can’t wait to read more of her books! I eagerly await your thoughts on Shades of Magic.
year has gone slow? It has flown for me! I swear last time I looked at the calendar it was August.
I need to read Vicious ASAP!!
This year has flown by at what feels like super speed for me. I feel I need to read some Schwab.
V.E. Schwab is a must! Thanks for your comment! 🙂
I did not like her magic books, but Vicious and Vengeful are wonderful!
I’m not loving Darker Shades, but I have heard Vicious is quite different. I guess I’ll see how the rest of the first book pans out for me, and then I’ll decide whether to continue on with the series. I need to read Vicious eventually, though!!
It’s so great!
I’ve never read this magical Schwab, I seem to be missing out!
V.E. Schwab is a must in my opinion… even though I am just starting to read her books now! I hope you get to them soon!
You look like you had a great month. Nice choice of books.
Great list of books. I’m hoping to get through some of my NetGalley books this month.
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Thank you! Sounds good, that’s what I’m trying to do, too!
That’s quite an impressive tbr you have here! Hope you’re going to like all of them. Happy reading!
Thank you, Melissa! Happy reading to you as well!
Great post and a great list of books I hope you enjoy each and every book on your December tbr pile. Good Luck and Happy Reading!
Thanks Kati! I hope you have a great reading month, too!
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