🎇December TBR!🎇

Hi everyone,

So today I am going to be doing my December tbr. I have 2 blog tours during the month of December as well as two readathons, the Triwizardathon (9-15th) and the Snowathon (1-15th). I haven’t picked a book for every prompt because I already Have a lot to read this month and I could never read them all😂. Whilst this list is full of books I want to read by the end of the month, I still had to sacrifice some other books I really wanted to read because I just have to accept that there is no way that I will finish them!

So let’s get into the books I want to read during the month of December starting with:

Devils apprentice by Kenneth B. Larson

Philip is a good boy, a really good boy, who accidentally gets sent to Hell to become the Devil’s heir. The Devil, Lucifer, is dying and desperately in need of a successor, but there’s been a mistake and Philip is the wrong boy. Philip is terrible at being bad, but Lucifer has no other choice than to begin the difficult task of training him in the ways of evil. Philip gets both friends and enemies in this odd, gloomy underworld—but who can he trust, when he discovers an evil-minded plot against the dark throne

This book is one of the two blog tours I am participating in this month. The synopsis of this one is really intriguing and I need to get to it!

Something to tell you by David Edwards

Something to Tell You follows the two families of Bert Leinster and his best friend Sam Murray, as the earth comes under bombardment by a Higgs Boson particle storm. The Central Control of the World council insists that survival depends on living underground, protected by The Envelope. As CCOW persuades humankind to hide in the Deeps, Bert cannot challenge CCOW nor comprehend why people cannot see the truth behind the lies.

Everything changes when he meets Her. Lily, a plant who becomes his enemy in the battle to save humankind, to save you… although 99.9% of you is empty space. Do you deserve saving.

This book is for the second blog tour. I have started reading a lot more sci fi recently and this one seemed really interesting as well as different, the synopsis has me really intrigued and I hope I enjoy it😬. I think I may also read this for the challenge ‘read a book out of your comfort zone for triwizardathon.

Mrs P’s book of secrets by Lorna Grey

The Cotswolds, Christmastime 1946: A young widow leaves behind the tragedy of her wartime life, and returns home to her ageing aunt and uncle. For Lucy – known as Mrs P – and the people who raised her, the books that line the walls of the family publishing business bring comfort and the promise of new beginnings.

But the kind and reserved new editor at the Kershaw and Kathay Book Press is a former prisoner of war, and he has his own shadows to bear. And when the old secrets of a little girl’s abandonment are uncovered within the pages of Robert Underhills’s latest project, Lucy must work quickly if she is to understand the truth behind his frequent trips away.

For a ghost dwells in the record of an orphan girl’s last days. And even as Lucy dares to risk her heart, the grief of her own past seems to be whispering a warning of fresh loss.

There are no white shrouded spectres here, no wailing ghouls. Just the echoes of those who have passed, whispering that history is set to repeat itself.

This one I am really excited for. It sounds so mysterious and it features publishing and books! There is nothing I like more than reading about books inside of a book! 🥳

Death warden by C. J. Stilling

A teenage assassin. An impossible choice. The fate of everything hangs in the balance…

Sixteen-year-old Reen swore she’d never take another life. Divinely selected to assassinate a few in order to save many, she learned to jump from shadow to shadow and claim her victims without question… until she was ordered to kill the boy she loved. But when an ancient plague returns threatening to infect everyone she knows, she is forced to resume her deadly duties.

Battling a disease that turns people into nightmarish monsters, Reen must track down and terminate those responsible before the city falls, and the evil spreads beyond its borders. But the closer she gets to the source, the more she uncovers sinister secrets that will shake the foundations of her world and everything she believes.

Can Reen defend her realm without losing her soul?

I am already 100 pages into this one and I am enjoying it, but I had to put this one on hold because I am already reading 6 books at once!

Duel of fire by Jordan Rivet

Throne of Glass meets A Knight’s Tale in this swashbuckling fantasy adventure full of magic, swordplay, and romance.

Dara Ruminor is a serious young duelist in the mountaintop kingdom of Vertigon, a land of dramatic cliffs and misty peaks where mysterious Fire magic runs through the stones like blood. The secluded kingdom has been peaceful for a hundred years. Swords are used for sport, and successful athletes live like kings as long as the crowds love them. 

Eighteen-year-old Dara needs to find a wealthy patron in order to duel professionally and avoid a lifetime working in her parents’ Fire Lantern shop. Her efforts are disrupted when her coach asks her to train with Prince Siv, an infuriating—if handsome—young man who refuses to take the sport as seriously as she does. But the prince’s life may be in danger, and soon Dara will discover that Vertigon isn’t as peaceful as she thought. 

As threats emerge from the shadows, Dara will have to raise her sword to protect Siv—if he doesn’t irritate her so much that she decides to run him through herself. 

From the author of the Seabound Chronicles comes a new fantasy series about sword fighting, cur-dragons, molten Fire magic, and one young woman’s effort to prove herself. 

I was looking up fantasy recommendations one day because I just can’t help myself even though I already have millions of other books to read (sorry not sorry🤷‍♀️😂). I came across many that peaked my interest (including some that I own and still haven’t read yet🤦‍♀️), but this one I had already heard good things about and decided to give it a go!

Triwizardathon task 3:

Challenge 1- I don’t know what challenge I will be doing for this yet but I have a few ideas in mind.

Challenge 2make sure it’s not a port key and read a book that involves some kind of travel.

I see London, I see France, I see Sydney’s underpants.

Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend, Leela. Their plans include Eiffel-Tower selfies, eating cocco gelato, and making out with très hot strangers. Her plans do not include Leela’s cheating ex-boyfriend showing up on the flight to London, falling for the cheating ex-boyfriend’s très hot friend, monitoring her mother’s spiraling mental health via texts, or feeling like the rope in a friendship tug-of-war. 

As Sydney zigzags through Amsterdam, Switzerland, Italy, and France, she must learn when to hold on, when to keep moving, and when to jump into the Riviera…wearing only her polka-dot underpants

If that opening line in the synopsis doesn’t capture your attention I don’t know what will😂. I love travel novels, especially romance ones and it is perfect for this tbr.

Snowathon 1-15th

Read a book that features insta- love

Get into the festive spirit with this heart-warming, funny and simply gorgeous Christmas read.

The eagerly awaited new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

This Christmas is about to go off with a bang!

Things can’t possibly get worse for Tabby. Framed for a crime she didn’t commit, she suddenly finds herself without a job. Then to make matters worse, Tabby’s boyfriend dumps her and gives her cat away to a shelter.

But rescue comes in the form of kindly Mercy. A master of saving waifs and strays, Mercy wants Tabby to breathe new flair into her ailing cracker business. Together, they’ll save Marwood’s Magical Christmas Crackers.

But someone has other ideas. Mercy’s nephew Randal thinks Tabby’s a fraudster. Stubborn, difficult and very attractive, her future depends upon winning him round. But it’s that time of the year when miracles really can happen. Standing under the mistletoe, Tabby’s Christmas is set to be one that she will never forget.

For this prompt I chose a Christmas cracker by Trisha Ashley. I’m not sure whether this book does feature insta love but they usually do😂 (not that I have a problem with that especially during the Christmas period).

Read a book with red or green on the cover

Sophie wants one thing for Christmas-a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship. Cue devastation.

Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents’ house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for the holiday. That’s when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan: Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind dates by different family members. Like her sweet cousin Sara, who sets her up with a hot guy at an exclusive underground party. Or her crazy aunt Patrice, who signs Sophie up for a lead role in a living nativity. With a boy who barely reaches her shoulder. And a screaming baby.

When Griffin turns up unexpectedly and begs for a second chance, Sophie feels more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she’s started to have feelings for someone else . . . Someone who is definitely not available.

This is going to be the worst Christmas break ever… or is it?

For this prompt I chose 10 blind dates by Ashley Peston! I may be cheating a bit with this one, but it does have a bit of red and green on the cover. I am so excited to read this book and have been wanting to read it for months, finally I can pick it up.

Another Christmassy book I would like to read this month are:

This Christmas, the villagers of Middledip are off on a very Swiss adventure…

Family means everything to Lily and Zinnia Cortez and, growing up in their non-conventional family unit, they and their two mums couldn’t have been closer.

So it’s a bolt out of the blue when Lily finds her father wasn’t the anonymous one-night stand she’s always believed. She is in fact the result of her mum’s reckless affair with a married man.

Confused, but determined to discover her true roots, Lily sets out to find the family she’s never known – an adventure that takes her from the frosted, thatched cottages of Middledip to the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland, via a Christmas market or two along the way…

Wow! This tbr is getting long!🤣 the last one I would really love to read in December (but at this rate will be reading in January) is let it snow by Sue Moorcroft! This one also sounds really fun but also impactful. I love a story about family, especially around Christmas time!

This entire tbr is going to change because I might change some books I’m reading for prompts, or add more books to my tbr because I think I am missing things😂. I have so many books I want to read by the end of the year, but when I went to write them on here… mind blank🙄🙄🤣🤣. What are you all reading in December? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you so much for reading!