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December TBR: Graphicsathon, buddy reads, and letting go of some goals

December 1, 2022

Another month, another TBRΒ ~

It’s time for my second favorite month of the year: December! I love Christmas, the decorations and lights, family time, and the optimism I can’t help feeling about the beginning of a new year. There’s just always something a little bit magical about writing down my goals for the coming year and creating a new annual TBR. πŸ₯°

November was a good month! It was thankfully much quieter than October (though sadly, our family day trip got canceled due to poor weatherβ€”we’re rescheduling it soon!). I did suffer a bit of a reading slump for part of the month, but I seem to have gotten over it pretty quickly!

November goal check-in:Β 

  1. Read 50+ pages per day ❌ (nope, I missed several days in November!)
  2. Catch up on ALL buddy reads ❌ (no, but I made progress)
  3. Catch up on reviews πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ (I did not catch up on ALL of them, but I think I wrote about 10 of them, and only have a few left, so I aaalmost consider this a success!)

My goals for December are:Β 

  1. Read every day
  2. End the year with an empty “RTC” (review to come) shelf
  3. Read at least 2 holiday-themed books from my TBR!

december’s picks:

I realized in November that I’m officially overwhelmed with my TBRs. Trying to cram in all of my “leftovers” from earlier in the year finally got to me, so I’m officially letting go of my 2022 TBR and “12 in 12” TBR, and devoting December to Graphicsathon, buddy reads, and mood reading!

I’ve already posted my Graphicsathon TBR here,Β so this post will just be focusing on my planned buddy reads, Christmas-themed books, and 3 TBR jar picks.

πŸŽ„ This Savage Song // V.E. Schwab β†’ buddy read with Misty
πŸŽ„ The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue // V.E. Schwab β†’ buddy read with Malli
πŸŽ„ Lost in the Moment and Found // Seanan McGuire β†’ buddy read with Ashley
πŸŽ„ The Weight of Blood // Tiffany D. Jackson β†’ Books Out of the Blue group read
πŸŽ„ Krampus: The Yule Lord // Brom β†’ TBR & Beyond group read
πŸŽ„ Just Like Magic // Sarah Hogle β†’ Christmas romance
πŸŽ„ A Krampus Carol // Cynthia & Gerardo Pelayo β†’ Christmas horror
πŸŽ„ For the Wolf // Hannah F. Whitten β†’ TBR jar
πŸŽ„ Dead Mountain // Donnie Eichar β†’ TBR jar
πŸŽ„ The Devil Makes Three // Tori Bovalino β†’ TBR jar

What are you reading this month?

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  • Reply thewolfandherbooks December 1, 2022 at 9:06 am

    I’ve read all of V.E. Schwab’s books except This Savage Song. I need to fix that soon.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries December 1, 2022 at 6:20 pm

      That’s amazing that you’ve read all of the others! I think I’ve read 7 or 8 of her books, but this is the one I’ve owned the longest and haven’t read yet, ironically! 🀣 I’m very eager to pick it up.

  • Reply SHA @ Book Princess Reviews December 1, 2022 at 9:22 am

    Sorry that you didn’t hit all your goals for November! Wishing you the best for those December goals. My reading is so temperamental right now, I don’t even want to make goals right now. Just as long as I pick up a book once during the month!

  • Reply mistysbookspace December 1, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    I’m really looking forward to our buddy read of This Savage Song. I need to pull it off my shelf before I forget.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries December 1, 2022 at 6:24 pm

      I just grabbed it and put it on the little cart by my desk earlier today! I’m so excited!

      • Reply mistysbookspace December 1, 2022 at 7:05 pm

        And here I am still forgetting to get it!! πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I’m going to go get it right now before I forget yet again lol.

  • Reply Laina December 1, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    I really need to get my library books read, lol, and then get my butt in gear on some review books. Just so much to do this month though!

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