My December TBR has all the books that I want to read before the end of the year. I have a couple that are perfect to read of the Christmas holidays and others that I really want to read because they sound brilliant.
The Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
When Lyra’s friend Roger disappears, she and her dæmon, Pantalaimon, determine to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice and witch-queens fly through the frozen skies – and where a team of scientists is conducting experiments too horrible to be spoken about. Lyra overcomes these strange terrors, only to find something yet more perilous waiting for her – something with consequences which may even reach beyond the Northern Lights…
I have been wanting to re-read this book for a while now and think over Christmas is the perfect time to read it. Hopefully if I get time I can read the other two books in the series also.
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side. And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.
I have heard and read some really great reviews for this book and its been on my yearly TBR since I bought it, so hopefully I get round to reading it this month.
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose, and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, it’s up to Jacob Portman to channel his newfound abilities and defeat Caul before he loses his friends–and their world–forever. This action-packed adventure features all-new Peculiar photographs from times and places all over the world.
I NEED to finish this series this year. I have read the other two books in the year so I really need to get this one read before the end of the year. I am excited to see how the series ends for everyone.
Nemesis by Anna Banks
Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponise it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his a grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king’s servitude. Tarik has just taken over ruler ship of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face to face, they form an unlikely bond. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?
I received a copy of this book in the November’s Fairyloot and after reading the description, I need to read this book very soon. It sounds different and brilliant, so cant wait to start it.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
This is another book where I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about. I think this a perfect read for in the cold winter nights, to just curl up on the sofa and get lost in the book.
What Light by Jay Asher
Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon – it’s an idyllic place for a girl to grow up, except that every year they have to pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life begins to eclipse the other. . .
Just going with the description for this book I can tell its the perfect read for Christmas. I have never read a Jay Asher book before so I am excited in checking this book out.
Cogheart by Peter Bunzl
Lily’s life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her? With her friends – Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox – Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart.
I have been saving this book to read in December ever since I bought it. I don’t think its set around Christmas but I just think it would be brilliant to read over the holidays. I have heard so many great things about it, I cant wait to start it.
If I get time I would like to perhaps read the Illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, because it wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of Harry Potter.
What books do you plan on reading in December?