It is finally that time of year when children are joyous and wound with anticipation for Santa and his reindeer making their yearly flight. Last December feels like it was just mere weeks ago and not an entire year ago. I think that the older I get the more quickly time seems to pass.
As I browse for the best shopping deals and try to come up with things that will bring my child that wonderous Christmas joy I remember from childhood, I hope to get a few books read this month.
Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness Duology #1) by Robin LaFevers – I am currently on page 192 of this books and am reading it as a mix of physical copy and audiobook. I haven’t mixed my reading types for the same book before so it is interesting but working for me.
I had bought this book early in 2019, not long after its release date in February, not realizing it was a companion novel to the Grave Mercy trilogy. Well, I finally decided to give in and start reading it anyway without having read Grave Mercy on a whim and I am truly loving it. I’m sure that there are little details and undercurrents I’m missing from not having read the prior trilogy but even without that the story is engrossing.
There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness #1) by Katy Rose Pool – This is Pool’s debut novel and I’ve seen a lot of buzz about this year. The book was released in September of 2019 and there seem to be a great many people that absolutely adore it. Of course, every book also has folks that don’t enjoy it but that is just the nature of the beast. Not every story will appeal to everyone,
On top of this story sounding fascinating and a little dark, which is exactly what my December heart longs for, it also has a beautiful cover that certainly adds to its draw. I’m really hoping to love this book but it is a bit bigger than I usually read. All of these December picks are.
Iron Gold (Red Rising Saga #4) by Pierce Brown – No, I still haven’t read this. Its terrible of me, I know. I already own it as well as Dark Age but just haven’t felt compelled to pick it up. I’ve mentioned it before but it takes quite a bit for me to be moved to pick up a thick book. I have the attention span of a toddler, am aware of that, and usually try to plan my life and reading with that in mind.
However, I absolutely adore the original Red Rising trilogy, so much so that I’ve even taken the time to reread it. I do truly want to continue with the series so hopefully this dreary December till finally be the time that I pick up this book and dive in. Wish me luck!
Those are the books that I am hoping to read in December. It is not a huge TBR but with a busy as this month will be along with the length of these books I think that it is manageable. I like it when my goals are manageable instead of outrageous.
What are you hoping to read this holiday season?