Tackling My TBR: December 2019

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Tackling My TBR is a monthly post, where I share my reading plans for the upcoming month. Since it’s the last month of the year, I’ve decided to put my TBR jar aside for the moment (until next year!) and try to get to some books I’ve been meaning to read. I’ve picked out a total of 11 books that I hope to read this month.

Holiday Reads

This is probably the first December ever that I have more than one holiday book to read. I don’t necessarily seek out holiday books but I acquired a few this year and decided to leave them until this month to read them. Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz is at the top of the list since it also became a Hallmark movie last year and I’m hoping to catch it on TV after I read the book. The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand sounds so different, it’s a unique take on The Christmas Carol and I can’t wait to see how Hand flips the story upside down. And Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey is just a book I picked up on a whim. It doesn’t seem to have the best reviews on Goodreads but I’m going to give it a try.

For Review

I’m running a little behind on my review copies since I went on vacation last month. The Wickerlight by Mary Watson, the companion to last year’s The Wren Hunt, released on November 26th. I can report, however, since I’m currently reading it: The Wickerlight is fantastic and you need to read it! Next up will be Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen (12/3/19) which is a historical novel that follows a Jane Austen fan. This one just sounds so cool! And while I am playing catch up on these ARCs, I might as well get ahead with Night Spinner by Addie Thorley (2/11/20) which is a retelling of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It’s going to be epic!

Continuing and Finishing Series

I made it one of my annual goals that I have to finish 12 book series a year. I’ve finished quite a few but I don’t think I’m up to my usual amount of series completed. Therefore, I have some series finales to complete the year off: The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick, and Deadly Little Lessons by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Plus, I’ve been reading a book from the Morganville Vampires series each month and I hope to continue that trend with reading the 14th book, Fall of Night by Rachel Caine. Then I will be on track to finish the series in January. Also, I promised myself this year that I’d continue the Stalking Jack the Ripper books with reading Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco.

What are planning on reading this month?

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