The themes this month are…
- Short-a-thon — December 21st → 31st:
- I’m saving my TBR for a little closer to the event’s beginning, so stay tuned~
- Diverse December:
- Kathy’s theme this month is to focus on diverse reads, so I’ll be doing that as much as possible!
- Smutathon — December 10th → 16th:
- I’m not sure how many reads I’ll knock out for this, so it’s going under “optional TBR” picks!
- Tis the Season-a-thon — December 3rd → 9th:
- I won’t be able to work on the prompts for this one too much, sadly, but I will be joining in the group read!
- Fall TBR catch-up:
- I’m still hoping to finish my fall TBR before posting my winter TBR later this month, but these are going under “optional” reads!
Instead of clicking the titles for Goodreads links, you can view a Goodreads shelf of my entire month’s TBR here, or the optional TBR here!
Now, on to my TBR!
🦄 = ARC
🌻 = POC rep
🌈 = LGBTQ+ rep
✨ = Diverse December
(keep in mind that I haven’t read these yet, so I may miss the rep on some titles—if you see anything I missed, please let me know!)
- Snow in Love — Melissa de la Cruz, Kasie West, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman 🦄🌻✨
- Tis the Season-a-thon’s group read!
Kingdom of Needle and Bone — Mira Grant🦄🌻🌈✨
- I already read this one on the 1st, and loved it!
- In an Absent Dream — Seanan McGuire 🦄🌻🌈✨
- Slayer — Kiersten White 🦄
- The Girl King — Mimi Yu 🦄🌻✨
- Song of the Dead — Sarah Glenn Marsh 🦄🌻🌈✨
- Merry Inkmas — Talia Hibbert 🌻✨
- NOS4A2/NOS4R2 — Joe Hill
UNHAUL Challenge TBR
I got tons of suggestions from my Twitter and GR friends, and the two books I chose that I MUST read in December, else I have to unhaul them, are…
- We Should All Be Feminists — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 🌻✨
- Unwind — Neal Shusterman
Leftover from November
- Dear Heartbreak — Heather Demetrios 🦄🌻🌈✨
- The Faithful — Matt Hayward 🦄
- Hark! The Herald Angels Scream — multiple authors 🦄
- Kingdom of Ash — Sarah J. Maas 🌻🌈✨
- The Shadow of What Was Lost — James Islington
- Small Spaces — Katherine Arden
- The Gilded Wolves — Roshani Chokshi 🦄🌻🌈✨
- The Truth About Forever — Sarah Dessen
- The Battle of the Labyrinth — Rick Riordan ✨
If you didn’t guess from the title, #Smutathon is a readathon dedicated to romance books! I’m not 100% certain I’ll get to fill all of the prompts, but I’m gonna try!
- enemies to lovers: Hate to Want You — Alisha Rai 🌻✨
- friends with benefits: Ugly Love — Colleen Hoover
- fake dating: Roomies — Christina Lauren
- slow burn: A Holiday by Gaslight — Mimi Matthews
- forbidden: Pennies — Pepper Winters
- different worlds: Killing Sarai — J. A. Redmerski
- ??? unknown 7th prompt: MAYBE Rafe — Rebekah Weatherspoon 🌻✨
- The 7th prompt hasn’t been announced at the time I’m writing this, but I’m hoping the “workplace romance” trope will win the poll.
Fall TBR catch-up:
- The Scorpio Races — Maggie Stiefvater
- Vengeful — V. E. Schwab
- Kin — Kealan Patrick Burke
- Children of the Dark — Jonathan Janz
- More gaming! I know this was one of my November goals, too, and while I did succeed a little bit, I want to focus even more on self-care and relaxing with some fun video games this month.
- Reading as many ARCs as possible before Shortathon starts! Ideally, I’d like to ONLY be reading short things after the 21st, with the exception of the month long NOS4A2 group read I’m taking part in.