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December 2016 TBR

December TBR

“Come, come thou bleak December wind,
And blow the dry leaves from the tree!
Flash, like a Love-thought, thro’me, Death
And take a Life that wearies me.”
–   Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fragment 3

It’s December already. Wow, this year has gone so quickly. It’s my final TBR of the year and since I’ve already reached my 60 book target I’ve slimmed this TBR down a fair bit. This also means that I have more freedom to just read random books and I’m looking forward to that…

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The Girl who Kicked the Horent's NestRe-read challenge:

The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

What it’s about:

Salander is plotting her revenge – against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release. In the third volume in the explosive trilogy that has sold more than 60 million copies worldwide, Lisbeth Salander confronts political corruption from her hospital bed while a killer lurks next door.


This month’s challenges:

Read a book that is set during Christmas:

christmas carolA Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

What it’s about:

‘Merry Christmas!…every idiot who goes about with “Merry Christmas” on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding’

Dickens’ story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors, has proved one of his most well-loved works. Ever since it was published in 1843 it has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas. Dickens’ other Christmas writings collected here include ‘The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton’, the short story from The Pickwick Papers on which A Christmas Carol was based; The Haunted Man, a tale of a man tormented by painful memories; along with shorter pieces, some drawn from the ‘Christmas Stories’ that Dickens wrote annually for his weekly journals. In all of them Dickens celebrates the season as one of geniality, charity and remembrance.

This book is also part of my 2016 Classics challenge.


Read a book that was first published in the year I was born (1994):

insomniaInsomnia by Stephen King 

What it’s about:

You’ll lose a lot of sleep …Ralph does. At first he starts waking up earlier. And earlier. Then the hallucinations start – the colours, shapes and strange auras. Not to mention the bald doctors who always turn up at the scene of a death. That’s when Ralph begins to lose a lot more than sleep. When he begins to understand why his hitherto mild-mannered friend, Ed, is getting out of control – dangerously so. And why his home town is about to become the new Armageddon …

This is the first Stephen King novel that I’ll have read and I have insomnia so this should be fun…


Books I want to read:

the hammer of thorThe Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

What it’s about:

Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki–and the price he wants is very high.


Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land

What it’s about:

good-me-bad-me‘NEW N A M E .
NEW F A M I L Y.
S H I N Y.
NEW.
ME . ‘

Annie’s mother is a serial killer.

The only way she can make it stop is to hand her in to the police.

But out of sight is not out of mind.

As her mother’s trial looms, the secrets of her past won’t let Annie sleep, even with a new foster family and name – Milly.

A fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be.

But Milly’s mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water.

Good me, bad me.

She is, after all, her mother’s daughter..

I’ve received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Happy reading!

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7 thoughts on “December 2016 TBR

  1. I love rereading A Christmas Carol at this time of year! It’s short enough that can read it in a night or two, so I usually start it a few days before Christmas and finish it on Christmas Eve. Happy reading!

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