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
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!