I survived NaNo!
I didn’t manage all the books I wanted in October but I did in November. So I have Dragon Republic from October to read but nothing left over from November which is really nice.
December is all about reading those last books for you reading challenge and to provide you with a “clean slate” for the 1st of January, or so we think. So I put 14 books on my list that I hope to get to in December ….😱😢
With all that in mind, lets dive in to the wonderful list of books I plan to read in December 🙂
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Ultimate Reading Challenge books
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – In on 44% at the start of the month and I need to finish this by the end of the year… wish me luck! This is for the challenge of reading a 800+ page classic. Last year I did Anna Karenina and the year before was Les Miserable. I wonder what to do next year…
Iron and Smoke by Brandon Nolta – for the challenge of reading one of the top 10 higherst rater book on my GoodReads To Read list. I had a rule for this and that was to not include nayhtign that was published this year. Iron and Smoke has a GR rating of 5.0⭐️ by by 7 voters 😂 but it was published in 2015. And I alreadybought it. its only 198 pages and it a historical fantasy novel by a Native American author and features a Native American main character.
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield – For the challenge of reading a best seller from the year I graduated high school/ college which was 2006.
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman – For the challenge of picking a book featuring a topic from Merriam-Webster dictionary new words added from the year I was borne. In a blog post earlier I selected Steampunk 🙂
Blue Lily Lily Blue (Raven Circle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater – For the challenge of finishing a series of more than 3 books in.
Raven King (Raven Circle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater – Again for the challenge of finishing a series of more than 3 books in.
Death Comes to Pemberly by P. D. James – For the challenge of reading the lowest rated books on my GoodReads To Read list.
Jotnes Hjemkomst by B. Anders Bull-Hansen – For the challenge of reading a book by a Norwegian author in Norwegian. Also I borrowed this from my sister 2 years ago and I’m seeing her over Christmas which is a perfect time to hand it back, but then I need to read it first.
Becoming by Michelle Obama – I have already started this and I’m about 1/5 through. I love her narration, but I wished it was a bit more condensed considering the entire audiobook is 19h+.
The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon – The New Neuroscience That Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain apparently….
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – read by Rosamund Pike – a re-read with a great narrator and I can’t wait to listen to this on the plane home for Christmas.
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay – this will be funny. Adam Kay wrote “This is Going to Hurt” all about the maternity unit at a few different hospital he worked at. It was fun and sad at the same time. I hope this short book will be the same or similar.
Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R. F. Kuang – CAN. I. GET. THIS. BOOK. READ. PLEASE!!
Have you read any of these? What did you think?
What’s on your TBR this month?