My December 2018 TBR

I don’t think I’ve done a TBR list in a really long time. Mostly it’s because I’m a terrible human and I read what my heart feels like. However, this is something I want to work on and be better about. I get a lot of books every month and I want to make time for them all and I feel like creating a TBR list and sharing it with you all is my way of staying accountable.

This month, I’ll be reading 19 books. It’ll be a mix of new books, old books, and books that haven’t even been published yet. Some will be on my Kindle and others will be in book form, but it’s the end of the year and mama’s gotta make some goals.

Instead of sharing the synopsis of the book (I’ll share a link), I’ll be sharing why I’m reading it. It could be this month’s read. It could just be something I can’t stand looking at anymore. There’s a lot of reasons why I read certain books.

Here’s what I’ll be reading this December:

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas

The third book in the Throne of Glass series. I’ll be reading this one once I finish Crown of Midnight and starting off my month of reading. I don’t know how I feel about this series. I’m seeing that SJM is forcing a love triangle here, so it’s turning me off a little. Let’s see some action!

The Crowns of Croswald by DE Night

I received this book from the author in exchange for a giveaway and honest review. I don’t like giving away books without reading them first, so I’ll be reading this to get an idea of what kind of giveaway I’ll be doing. Stay tuned on Instagram if you’re curious!

Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman

I received this one from Knopf and I just wanted to check it out! It sounds like a fun read and it’s pretty short, so I might be using it to get in a final book into the end of the year. Hehe.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

This particular one is my IRL book club’s pick. I’m so excited to be in a real life book club. I feel like now if anything happens to me, my bookish life, or whatever I will at least have a book club to go to. Also, I love Christina Lauren’s work.

New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction Written by People of Color by Nisi Shawl

I’m really excited about this one and while it doesn’t come out until March, I was able to receive a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review. Oh, you’ll see the review.

One Day in December by Josie Silver

I thought I was going to skip this one this month, but with it being Reese’s book club pick, I wanted to give it a go.

Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

This is my Words Between Worlds book club pick. I’m starting to find a trend with book clubs recently. But this is supposed to be an amazing read and a great story. I’ll also be doing some fun content with Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar in the future!

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

While I’m pulling myself away from contemporary YA, I do still want to read contemporary YA written by authors of color. Representation matters and if I can support these authors and help people find books that represent them the best, then I’m living my best life.

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

If you’re an avid reader, then you know that this one is our Backlist Book Club read! I’ll be posting dates and times on Instagram, so stay tuned folks! Stay tuned! But of course I’m sharing an Amazon affiliate link to this for those folks who want to join but haven’t gotten the book yet.

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

My old boss at my old job was a huge fan of Brandon Sanderson and it only took me a few years to finally pick up a book of his and try it out. I’ve always heard so many wonderful things about his work, so I’m excited to see what it’s all about. I’m hoping it becomes my next fantasy obsession.

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

While I was trying to hold off on reading this until March (it comes out in March and my book club is picking it as their March read), I couldn’t wait. If you’re not aware, Etaf Rum is an avid book reader and writer. She’s really active on social media and if you’re a bookstagrammer, she runs the @booksandbeans account. Definitely check her out and check out her book!

Intercepted by Alexa Martin

Honestly, I’m just reading this one for funsies.

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

When I went to my book club meeting the other night, my friend Dani was telling me how good this book was. John Boyne is one of those authors I’ve been meaning to read. I’ve got copies of both this book and Heart’s Invisible Furies and I haven’t read either. It’s time to change that.

Inventing Victoria by Tonya Bolden

I’m so excited about reading this book. A historical fiction novel about a young black woman living in Georgia during the 19th century? Sold. For some reason, I really love fiction from this time period or any time period aside from WW2. I think it’s because WW2 is always the place a lot of authors go in their book.

Circe by Madeline Miller

This book has been on my TBR for a while now. I read most of the book back in August, but never finished it. Now I want to conquer this novel, get it off my TBR, and finally say that I’ve read it. But will I enjoy it? I honestly haven’t even decided if I should start from the beginning or finish what I haven’t read.

The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli

This is another free book I received on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. It’s not out until February, but I’m excited. I’m really loving the representation that’s been going on lately. This particular one is a love story about a young woman quitting the dating scene and turning to her grandmother to match her with someone. I remember the day my dad asked if I should get matched with someone. It was not a good day.

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

This particular novel mysteriously made its way onto my Netgalley list one day. I didn’t even request it. It just showed up. In an effort to clean up my Netgalley reads (can anyone else relate?) I’m reading this one. It’s supposed to be a thriller, which isn’t my style but I’m going to give it a go. I mean, it could turn out to be fantastic.

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Dumplin’ (honestly, just a little too sugary sweet for me), but I’m super excited about the Netflix movie and I’m excited about this book. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and it’s a good read for the holidays. I’m a sucker for romance during the holidays.

The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker

Finally, this will probably be the book I sneak in at the end of the month. At the end of the year! I hope to read this and think about my year and divulge to you all what kind of year it has been for me.

Will you be reading along with me on any of these titles? Have you already read some of these?

5 thoughts on “My December 2018 TBR

  1. I’ve been eyeing When Dimple Met Rishi even though it’s not the type of book I normally pick up, simply because I’ve heard SO many good things about it. And like you said, rep matters and it’s great to support these authors.


    1. I totally get that. I’m not a fan of contemporary YA (I used to be, but now I’m phasing out of that), but I’m a huge fan of representation and I read these books so I can hype them up!


  2. I absolutely loved When Dimple Met Rishi! It’s such a fun read. I also enjoyed Before I Let Go- really interesting exploration of mental health. I have The Matchmaker’s List from NetGalley too and I’m excited to read it!


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