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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Goodreads: My December To-Read List

A December reading list

My December to-read pile is a pretty ambitious one for two reasons. Firstly, because it’s already the 14th of the month and I’ve read a grand total of about 50 pages of one book, and secondly, because I work 56 hour weeks at the moment and barely have time to sleep let alone get lost in a gem of a book. I also happen to have chosen 5 books which have a remarkable amount of pages between them. However, God loves a trier so I’m going to give it a go and see if I can exceed my own incredibly low expectations.

The first book from my monthly TBR is one I’ve actually already started reading and I’m enjoying so far, Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I love my war fiction (have a read of my post all about it, if you so wish!) and this one falls nicely into that category. It’s a pretty short one, but it’s quite complex and uses some incredibly intricate prose. It’s a book that’s been on my TBR for a good few years so it’s nice to finally get around to reading it.

The next book on my list is an ARC sent to me by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books; My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood. This one is right up my street and has been described as being a compelling and intriguing psychological thriller. Exactly what the doctor ordered and something I’ve had on my pile for a few months now. It’s publishing date is 9th February but you can download it on kindle now, if you want to give it a go.

I absolutely love Jodi Picoult and have read a fair few of her books over the last few years. I picked up this one whilst perusing the shelves in Sainsbury’s and it sounds absolutely amazing, as always. I think the cover is absolutely beautiful as well, which definitely aided in my choosing of it. I love the way that Jodi writes and how she approaches difficult, important topics in her tales. I’m sure that this one will not disappoint me.

At the end of January I’m going to be part of a Penguin Books blog tour for the book Lying In Wait by Liz Nugent, so obviously I’m dying to get that one read this month. I’m really thrilled to be part of this tour; I absolutely love Penguin and hold their name in high esteem so I’m certain I’m going to find it to my taste. It’s also a psychological thriller, I believe, and we ALL know how I feel about those…

My final book is also an ARC, this time from Pan Macmillan, The House of New Beginnings by Lucy Diamond. I don’t really know all that much about this one, other than the fact that the review copy cover is beautiful, so it’ll be nice to go into it with a clear mind and absolutely no expectations. I HAVE  read books by Lucy before so I know to expect good things!

What are you planning on reading this month? Let me know! 

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