Reading Plans

Reading Plans for December | December TBR

I want to start posting about my upcoming reading plans on the blog, since I post a monthly TBR video
on Booktube anyway and I figure there’s nothing more exciting than talking about the books you want to
read. I have some time off work in December, but not enough time off to justify my ambitious reading list.
Maybe you could help me whittle it down?

I’ve split these books into a few sections. The first section is full of books that I got for my birthday. I’m
really excited for all of these, so it makes sense that I get to them while the iron is hot, so to speak!

Birthday Books

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

I read Girl Made of Stars by this author a few years back and gave it a whopping five stars. I haven’t read anything else by her since, just because she kept slipping off my radar. This one sounds incredible
though, and my friend Nikki gifted it to me for my 30th!

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy
I bought this one as a birthday gift to myself! My friend Angela has been talking about this one a lot this year, and it sounds like something I would love. I believe this is cli-fi that talks about extinction and, obviously, migration. It’s also set in Greenland, so I’ll be able to add it to my world map this year.

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
This is another one I bought for myself, and I put it on the list as I imagine it’s going to be a super quick read. It’s basically the Princess Diaries but set in Japan. I haven’t added Japan to my world map yet this year so this one is perfect, and I also want to recap it for Recaptains so people can prep for the sequel!

The second section is books that I challenged myself to read by the end of the year. There were far too
many left for me to include all of them, so I’ve included the books that are most important to me. I still
might struggle to read all of them, but at least it’s written down.

Challenge Books

City of Lies by Sam Hawke
My friend Justine raves about this book – I definitely bought it because she was hyping it up! I bought the sequel recently and I’d really like to get to this one and read the sequel shortly after. This sounds like everything I would love in a fantasy book and I’m truly excited to get to it. It’s pretty long though, which is why I’ve been putting it off!

Caliban’s War by James S A Corey
I think I’m re-entering my sci fi era – finally! I’ve missed reading good science fiction, and so I’ve decided to continue on with a series that I started years ago. I fully intended to read this series before the final book came out and the show ended but obviously that hasn’t happened. At least now I have the potential to marathon it if I wish!

Atonement by Ian McEwan
This book has been appearing on my TBRs for years at this point. I bought it from a charity shop right at the start of my blogging and Booktubing “career”, and I don’t think I know what it’s about. Apparently it’ll make me cry??

Books In A Series

Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto
I read Crown of Feathers a few years ago and I absolutely loved it. I gave it five stars! It’s a YA fantasy book about phoenix riders and the feminist themes and the dark twists really appealed to me. I was really excited to get to this one, but because I’m rubbish at reading book series I’ve been putting it off. I think I’m a bit scared that it’s not going to live up to the first, if I’m being honest.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
So I’ve already read the first four books in this series, but I stopped reading it just as Empire of Storms was coming out. Basically, that’s when the book community had a bit of a shift and a bunch of my friends (including myself) quit blogging either temporarily or permanently. So I never picked this series back up. I do now own all the books (except Tower of Dawn, sigh) so I really want to marathon this whole series and probably do a discussion post/reading vlog about it. I want to at least read the first couple of books in December for this project, but part of me wants to marathon the entire thing.

The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith
This may seem quite random amongst all the other books on this list, but I actually really loved Child 44. I bought the other books in the series too, but my friend Tatum tells me they’re not as good and so I was put off. However, since I own them, I want to at least try this second book and see if I want to continue on with the series. I don’t have high hopes, but this should knock the series off my TBR once and for all.

Red Tigress by Amelie Wen Zhao
I really enjoyed Blood Heir, the first book in this trilogy, when I read it earlier this year. I’m determined not to be silly and leave the rest of the series on my TBR forever, so I think the time to read this sequel is now. I’m really excited to see where this trilogy goes!

This isn’t an exhaustive reading list by any means, but these are my main reading plans for December!
What do you think? Are any of these your favourites? If you’d like to hear me talk more about these
books then you can check out my Booktube channel where I post regular reading vlogs, reading lists,
and book reviews.

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