December Reading Queue

Posted December 5, 2013 by Lori in Books / 25 Comments Tags: , ,

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Reading Queue is a monthly meme hosted by Books: A True Story and Book Tasty where we can get together and talk about the books we hope to read in the coming month and the books we read last month. So write up your own Reading Queue post and then go check them out!

Well, November is over. I can hardly believe it. The end of the year is coming quickly. I’m currently at 89 books read and my original Goodreads goal was 100. December will be spent reading like crazy in order to catch up. I will make this goal! Here are the books (and novellas! I don’t care if that’s cheating.) that I plan to read this month that will get me to 100 books as well as the books I read in November.

December Reads

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) The Promise of Amazing

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine: Well, I’ve heard great things about These Broken Stars and some not so great things about The Promise of Amazing. I have them both for review and I’m definitely interested in finding out what everyone is talking about with these!

Being Sloane Jacobs Brooke (Under The Never Sky #2.5) Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)

Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morril and Brooke and Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi: Morril’s Meant to Be was super cute and I’m hoping her second novel will be more of the same. I just downloaded Brooke and I have an eARC of Into the Still Blue and I’m dying to dig right into them! I really love the characters in these books. I’d love to reread the whole series but I just don’t think I’ll have time for that.

The Assassin and the Underworld (Throne of Glass, #0.3) Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)

The Assassin and the Underworld by Sarah J. Maas and Destroy Me by Tahareh Mafi: I’ve already read the other 3 Throne of Glass novellas and I can’t wait to read this one! I’m loving these stories from Celaena’s past. I haven’t read Destroy Me yet because I don’t want to like Warner, but I feel like I need to read it before I read Unravel Me. And I want to read Unravel Me soon.

Blackout Sneaking Candy The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Blackout by Robison Wells, Sneaking Candy by Lisa Burstein, and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: These are all books that I’m currently reading and will finish up in December. Blackout has an interesting setup so far and Sneaking Candy is looking to be a funny New Adult romance. The Hobbit is The Hobbit. I’m very much enjoying this while we read it aloud as a family.

Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien: A classic YA dystopian book that my husband picked for us to both read this month. I’m looking forward to it because I haven’t read it and he talks about it whenever I mention the plot of a current dystopian I’m reading. I can’t wait to see if I feel the same way as he does about this book or not.

November Reads

No One Else Can Have You Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale (review) and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (review): I actually enjoyed both of these, though we were at times hard to read. No One Else is a strange, quirky, funny murder mystery, and Leonard Peacock is the story of a teenage boy who’s decided to kill his former best friend and then himself on his birthday. It’s horribly sad and emotional but very good. And the audio was decent as well.

Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #2) Racing Savannah

Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund (review) and Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally: I actually wasn’t a huge fan of AaSSS. I liked the retelling aspect but not much of the other stuff. But Racing Savannah was one of my favorites from this series and definitely the best since Catching Jordan. I’ll have a review up tomorrow for it!

Magic Marks the Spot (The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, #1) Just One Year (Just One Day, #2)

Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson and Just One Year by Gayle Forman (review): Guys, Magic Marks the Spot was completely adorable. If you know a young girl that likes to read, suggest this book to her. It’s about a girl who wants to be a pirate but is denied by The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates because she is a girl and is sent to finishing school instead. Then she runs away from school and starts on an adventure with some very likable pirates and some surprise guests. It’s cute and funny and has some surprising twists! I wish we had gotten more of Willem and Allyson together in Just One Year but overall it felt like a good companion to Just One Day.

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass, #0.1) The Assassin and the Empire (Throne of Glass, #0.4)

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord and The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J. Maas: I’d pretty much stayed away from most novellas this year but I really wanted to read these because I love Celaena and wanted to learn more about her story. These are the 2 novellas I read in November and I loved them. If you’re a fan of the series, I definitely recommend them. I would also suggest you read them in order. I didn’t and I feel I lost a little of the build-up leading into the last one.

Time After Time (Time Between Us, #2)

Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone: I still need to write a review for this but I really enjoyed it. It was interesting getting Bennett’s perspective. I had forgotten some stuff from Time Between Us and this isn’t a sequel that you could read without reading the first one, but it definitely held up to the first and is a story I would recommend if you enjoy time travel romances.

Well, that’s it. I’m pretty happy with my November reading. I got 6.5 books read on my November Queue and got 9 books total. I’m trying to speed through my December reading early because I know the closer the holidays get the harder it will be to read. I’m excited about all of the books on my list and will try my best to finish them all!

What books are on your reading list this December?  Which book on my list do you think I should read first?

25 Responses to “December Reading Queue”

  1. I’ve heard great things about These Broken Stars as well! I hope it lives up. Ah the Hobbit. Are you reading it to your family to get ready for the new movie? I haven’t seen it yet and I want to so bad! Have you seen the second one? Aw I’m reading Across a Star-Swept sea next. Was it as good as the first one? Magic Marks the Spot looks so cute! A girl who wants to be a pirate sounds like an awesome story.

    Great reading list for this month. Hope you have a wonderful Holiday!
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