Hi friends and happy Saturday! Today I am sharing my December TBR. It took me a long time to settle on this particular stack of books. 😅 There are multiple books on my shelves that sound interesting or seem like they would be 5 star reads. I initially started with 14 books! It’s taken me a few days and several photoshoots to be able to be realistic with myself and keep only the ‘most wanted right now.’
This stack has a little bit of everything, and it hits all my favorite genres: fantasy, romance, and horror. Almost all the books in this stack are YA, a couple are adult. I am hoping to take my time with these books this month. In November I felt like I was frantically reading one book right after the other trying to meet a really high goal. This month I want to move more leisurely. Savor the stories and have fun.
Here’s what I’ll be reading this month in December:
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
An old-fashioned haunted house tale with what I am sure is going to be a giant twist at the end, if this book is anything like Sager’s other novels. After her father, Ewan, dies, Maggie returns to her childhood home in Vermont to set it up for selling. It turns out that her father might have been right the whole time: the home seems to actually be haunted.
A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes #4)
Like everyone about to read this novel, I am both ready to know what happens and not ready for it to be over. I have really enjoyed this series and I consider it to be one of my favorites of all time. I think I will probably be reading this first – not only to finally know what happens to my favorite characters but also to avoid any accidental spoilers I might come across (self-inflicted or no).
Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman
Can I be honest with you? I already read this one 🙃. I’ve heard about it a few times and my library had a copy. I devoured this. I’m posting my review in a few days but definitely do yourself a favor and read this book if you haven’t already. It’s cute as heck.
The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning (Kingdoms of Sand and Sky #1)
I have been waiting to read this one ever since I found out about it in the summer. 😍Listen to this:
After Princess Amarande’s father dies, the Princess must marry a prince or lose the crown and the right to rule her kingdom. Several suitors are more than happy to oblige and multiple offers of marriage are made. However, Amarande doesn’t want to marry just any prince – she wants her true love, Luca. No never mind that he is a commoner, a stable boy. When Luca is stolen to be used as ransom to force Amarande’s hand to make a decision, she sets out to rescue him and save her kingdom.
I am all here for a kick-ass heroine who sets in on destroying the patriarchy.
Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao
I can just tell this is going to be cute as heck. I’m all for the fake dating trope. *grabby hands* Chloe Wang’s parents are pressuring her to accept a proposal from someone she doesn’t like. She “rents” Drew, a fake boyfriend trained to impress parents. After getting to know the real Drew, Chloe realizes she is actually falling for him.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
I don’t remember where I first saw this book but I can not WAIT to read this! The two main characters work with their families in restaurants and their names are Pepper and Jack (get it? Pepperjack, like the cheese? I cry). This is going to be cute, I just know it.
Crush by Tracy Wolff (Crave #2)
I can’t get Jaxon and Grace out of my head. I have to know what happens to them. I’ve heard that the ending to THIS book is just as shocking and cliffhanger-y as the first book and I am definitely here for that. I’m really hoping that this book is just as silly and ridiculous and unputdownable as the first.
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Blood and Ash #2)
I physically need certain characters to say certain things in this story. You can’t just leave the last book the way you did. I do not accept. I’ve heard this book also has a giant twist at the end of this one as well and I am cautiously optimistic about it. I don’t know enough about Jennifer Armentrout’s style yet to know if I can trust her not to hurt my favorite characters.
What are you planning to read this month? Let me know in the comments!