🎅🏻December TBR!🎅🏻

It’s Chriiiiiistmaaaasss!!! Or at least it’s December. Look I’ve waited until December started and we’ve all had such a bad year that we deserve to enjoy something! But yes, this means it’s time for my final tbr of 2022! 😲

In the twist of the decade I’ve actually kept this months list short so let’s dive in!

First up are the book box books. Goldsboro GSFF box for this month with be The Immortality Thief by Taran Hunt which is another Sci-Fi book. 100% here for squeezing in some more Sci-Fi before the end of the year! And Illumicrate is giving us The Luminaries by Susan Dennard as a Daphne Press book. I’m excited to finally try out some of Dennard’s writing!

Then onto the books I already own. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang is the last book on my “12 in 2022” instagram list, where I had people pick 12 books for me to read this year. After adoring Babel I’m so so excited to dive into more of Kuang’s writing! A Chinese history inspired political fantasy? Exciting!

The Spear of Truth by Caroline Logan was one of my most anticipated releases of 2022 and I need to get to it before the year is out! This is the final book in the Four Treasures series which follows a grumpy grandpa of a young girl who is coerced into being a bodyguard for some selkies! Scottish mythology combined with YA fantasy and I adore the series. I’m so excited and so nervous for this series to end!

My boyfriend adores the Discworld series, and yet after I’ve moved in with him I’ve not read a single Discworld book! So Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett is going on my December tbr. This series is a classic in the fantasy world and I’m excited to dive back into the madness!

The final book on my tbr is a reread, and that is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I’m going to be getting the train to my parents house on Christmas Eve, and this seems like the perfect travel read for the season!

That’s only 6 books! Six! That’s the smallest tbr I’ve made in ages! I won’t lie, it was surprisingly hard, and I had another 5 books that could’ve been added to the tbr. But I really want to be reasonable this month and not give myself too much to read.

What’s on your final tbr of the year? What do you need to get to before New Years Day?

Picking out my next reads

We’re coming up to the end of November and my life is starting to resemble something like normality again. I’ve even started reading again! And this means that my mind has turned to my December reads, and I’m not sure what direction to go in!

I have three options:

  1. Finish the books that I’ve already started
  2. Pick up new books
  3. Rereads only!

There are points for all of them, I really don’t like having so many open books on my tbr so getting to those that I’ve started would be fab so I can start fresh in a new year for 2022. But also? I got so many amazing books for my birthday that I really want to pick up! They’re just sat there tempting me!

But the rereads? Well I already want to reread A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (which I read for the first time in 2019) for the season, but it also sounds really fun to just spend a month rereading books that I loved! It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for so long but I’m wanting to get my physical tbr down much smaller before I do it…. but I’m so burnt out and it would be so nice!

What do you think? Tell me which option I should pick!!!