December Monthly TBR

I can’t believe it’s December. It’s here, you guys. 2016 is almost over and good riddance. I only finished 4 books in November (but I’m halfway through like 4 others.) I’m already looking forward to 2017 reading – especially because January usually means that life in general slows down a bit. So here’s my December TBR, and let’s hope I get around to at least half of it.

  • Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare – This was actually on my November list and I didn’t get around to it but I really do want to soon.
  • Folding the Red Into the Black by Walter Mosely – I bought this at Book Riot Live and it’s some sort of non-fiction I guess? Whatever, I’m trying it because Walter Mosely.
  • Human Acts by Han Kang – I was one of the #readathon winners in October and this is what I picked! It comes out in January so I feel like I should read it now.
  • How to Make White People Laugh by Negin Farsad – Okay so my favorite panel at Book Riot Live by far was “If We’re Not Crying, We’re Laughing” and Negin was on that panel and she was fantastically hilarious.Β I bought her book ASAP (before BRL was over).
  • Plucked by Rebecca Herzig – I’ve been dying to read this! And I wanted to in November when the paperback was released, and I bought it, but just didn’t have the time. It sounds like just a kind of goofy thing – the history of hair removal – but she goes into the social and political aspects of hair grooming and I’m just so here for it. I’m going to start this as soon as my family leaves (they’re going to be visiting for the next week, so).
  • The Wangs vs The World by Jade Chang – I’m so mad I didn’t read this before going to BRL. I bought it back when it was released in October but you know how it goes. Time and all. Jade was another delightful woman on the same panel as Negin and yeah I need this.

On the Kindle:

  • Difficult Women by Roxane Gay – Comes out in January! But I still haven’t finished the e-galley yet because I’m bad about reading short stories. But I will, I swear.
  • Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran – Another January release. I got approved for this kind of late, but I’m going to try to fit it in because I think it has to do a bit with the immigrant experience and having a child in a place you’re new to.
  • The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp – I feel like I was seeing this everywhereΒ and it grabbed it while it was on a Kindle sale. I’m not entirely sure what it’s about, but I saw the words “occult” “Twitter” “died” and “YouTube” in the description and that hooked me, I guess.

Here’s to hoping December is nice and relaxing! What are you aiming to read this month? I just realized I don’t have a single Christmas-y title in my pile. Hmph.



  1. I recently fell hard for historical romance and now it’s all I want to read. Tessa Dare immediately shot to the top of my list and I would LOVE to do a binge-read of her Spindle Cove series!


    1. I am kind of touch and go with historical romance, because so much of it starts to sound the same. But Julia Quinn is usually kind of fun, and I love that I’ve found Alyssa Cole and Beverly Jenkins so I can read historical romance that isn’t so white and British all the time.


    1. I usually try to fit in like a Christmas romance or something. Or one year, I read a science book about the science/physics that would have to go into Santa actually being able to deliver like several billion presents in one night, that was fun.


  2. The Farsad book looks interesting. I’ve heard good things about the Wangs vs the World. I rarely have a Christmasy book. It’s movies where the holidays have more of an impact. While You Were Sleeping and 1995 Little Women, etc.


  3. I’m just aiming to read a FEW of the many, many books I have checked out from the library that are very close to being due for the last time because I was too busy in the month of November to read practically anything. We’ll see, December. We’ll. See.

    Your December list looks amazing though! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on these!


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