November was a tough month. I’m genuinely surprised I even got to finish so many books. Between planning a simple tea party, job hunting, training, and trying to catch as many Zzzz’s as possible, there was little time to finish the books I REALLY wanted to get through…
I have yet to start and finish ‘Geekerella,’ ‘Fan Girl,’ ‘Roseblood,’ ‘Eragon,’ and ‘Harry Potter.’ Sigh*
Either way, I’m still committed to accomplishing my goal of my 2017 Book Challenge. 42 books down. 8 more to go. And the anxiety is killing me.
Without further ado, I present to you my TBR [wish] list of the month of December…
1. Alex & Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz
I’ve put off reading this book for more than a month. I was excited to read it but got caught up in other books.
The story is set in the 1700s (American Revolution Era) and tells the Love story of Eliza Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton. With all the hype revolving Alexander Hamilton in the most recent years, I decided to read this novel.
I just started this book two days ago and so far… it’s pretty good.
2. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (books 7-12)
These short books are both fascinating and frustrating. The author consistently tells you not to get your hopes up, but your human nature gets the better of you. With 6 of them already read, I’ve determined to finish all of them once and for all. While the first 5 books centered around the Baudelaire orphans trying desperately to escape from the clutches of the evil Count Olaf, the 6th book added a twist which now turns the victims into the chasers.
Here’s to hoping all this reading won’t leave me disappointed.
3. The Bible
Only THREE more books of the bible left to read. I’m a little worried however since two of the three are some of the longest, if not complicated, books in the Old Testament- Isaiah and Jeremiah. The journey towards finishing the bible has been pretty taxing considering how many little details, history, laws, and stories this ONE book contains… But the journey has also been pretty rewarding.
While I focused on just reading the whole Bible through this year, I’m looking forward to reading it in great detail in 2018. This year was just simply understanding it as a whole and to be more knowledgeable of the context as well as the history found in the OT.
4. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
I’d seen so much attention being given to this book that I just couldn’t turn away when I saw it was available for check out at the local library.
On top of it having such a BE-AU-TIFUL cover, I like how it’s a combination of small stories in one book… like Tales of the Peculiar.
Thanks for the recommendation, Bookstagram!
5. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
I’d started this book earlier this year but never finished it because I got a hell of annoyed with Peter Pan’s behavior. Still, I wanted to finish it to see which Peter Pan I preferred- Disney’s or Barrie’s… books are certainly different from movies.
The characters portrayed in the movies seem different, if not sweeter. However, in the books, they’re often far more different as you read into their motives.
With the holidays fast approaching, I doubt I’ll have much time to be posting reviews or even stories. However, I’ll do my best to post something at least once a week.
Thank you all for reading! Enjoy your December reads!