It is the first of December, and I am super excited for this month!!!
December, for me, is a nostalgic time full of tradition, routine and family – especially because it is the holiday season (for me being Christmas!!) So, in the spirit of the holidays, I often resort to re-reading some of my favourite books! This year you Bookish people voted (on twitter) for me to do so again this year! Let’s dive into what I will be re-reading, or at least trying to!
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Has this been on like all of my posts regarding favourite books? Yes. Will that stop me from talking about it again? Noooppeee. This is one of my favourite classic books, it has been for years and each time I re-read it I appreciate it more. I just adore it so it is one of my top re-reads for December and yes, an absolutely gushing post will follow it! A funny, witty, dramatic story of love, pride, prejudice and family, it is a golden story that I cannot wait to re-read.
Harry Potter, by JK Rowling. A fantasy series that I adored as a child and cherish as an adult, one that I have re-read multiple times and will do again, Harry Potter is a must read at Christmas for me! Despite the flaws of the books and beyond, they are an amazing series, the story is fantastic and I will forever love them. So I will be re-reading the entire series over the holidays and will proceed to write many a post about them!
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte. Another classic book that is very dear to me, but one I did not read until I was much older. This book really resonated with me and I adored it. The flawed but independent and strong main character with a story of ambition and identity was a beautiful read and I love it dearly. Definitely another book I love re-reading and cannot wait to do so.
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. The series that dominated my teenage years, The Hunger Games is a series I love because it is dark, gritty and deals with revolution. The heart-ache, the action and the violence made this a standout read for me the first time around, and makes it grippng even on a re-read. It has been a while since I have re-read this series and I desperatley want to try and read it over the holidays because it is just an amazing story.
While I am doing a re-read December, I will be tying in some of my eARC’s whe possible, they just won’t be the priority since they don’t release until 2020 anyway. However, I do have some greatly anticipated ones on my TBR so if I get to them I will be thrilled!
The Glass Hotel, by Emily St John Mandel. A mysterious threat and disappearance, this book sounds very intriguing and I cannot wait to get stuck in! This is an anticipated read for me, so I am looking forward to it!
The Silent House, by Nell Pattison. A murder occurs but the only witnesses are deaf and don’t realise until the morning. As the community falls under scrutiny they must figure out who would kill a little girl and why? Another anticipated read for me, this one sounds very intriguing- Definitely looking forward to this one.
The Sight Of You, by Holly Miller. I Just got approved for this one and while I don’t often read romance heavy books, it is not a genre I usually reach for, but I have decided to try and read a little more of it next year and this book sounded amazing. While it is not classed as a romance on netgalley, that is at the centre of it so I thought it would be a nice one to start with as it sounds like an emotional and heart-breaking read.
New (‘Old’) Books Off My Shelf:
The Dark Tower (#2), by Stephen King. This was on my November TBR but I didn’t get around to it. It is relatively short compared to the majority of my reads and is a series I really want to continue so I am hoping to get a little way through in December so that I can continue the rest of the series in the new year!
Sleeping Beauties, by Owen and Stephen King. Another book that was on my November TBR but I didn’t get around to is this one. I have had this one for a while but have yet to actually read it, I have heard some mixed opinions on it but I am curious to see what I think about this story since it is also written by Owen King . This is pretty chunky though so I may end up reading it next year- but I hope to start it soon!
17 books on my December TBR! Hopefully I can get at least a decent way through despite the holidays being a busy time! All of these books are ones that I love or am super excited to read so let me know what you think! Are any of these on your TBR? Do you re-read books very often? I hope you all have a wonderful time over the holidays and take care of yourselves!