Monthly TBRs

December 2018 TBR + Bonus Readathon

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December 2018 Book Recommendations

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

While fall is my favorite season, Christmas is my favorite holiday. And yes, it’s about the gifts. But not gifts for me. I love buying gifts for my family. Watching their faces light up is the best thing ever. It means I did my job well. 


Here’s my December 2018 TBR

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas.

The third book in the ACOTAR series. I can’t wait to see how Feyre and Rhysand kick but in this one. 

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The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson-Levine.

This is a beloved childhood book of mine and I’m really anticipating this reread. I’m pretty sure that this is the book that got me into fantasy and really got me into reading. I have never been a fan of contemporary fiction, even when I was younger. I have always gravitated toward books that tell mystical stories.

december tbr 2018, harry potter and the deathly hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling.

Another reread for me. I’m excited to wrap up my year-long reread of the Harry Potter series. It wasn’t supposed to take a year, but here we are. After I finish this I’ll be giving The Cursed Child a shot. I’ve heard so many negative things about it, but I have to at least try. 

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan.

Another book I really want to get to this month. I just got it in my November Owlcrate box and I’m pretty excited to read it.

Simply Clean by Becky Rapinchuk.

My nonfiction pick for the month. This book is all about creating cleaning routines in your home so you don’t have to spend whole days cleaning. Which sounds like a really good deal to me. 

Pride by Ibi Zoboi.

Another Owlcrate book. I’m really not sure if I’m going to like this book or not. It’s a contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice. I loved Pride and Prejudice so I’m giving this one a shot instead of just ditching it. 

Those are all the books on my December 2018 TBR. Up next, my tbr for the Harry Potter readathon.


Christmas at Hogwarts Readathon

Here’s the readathon I promised! It’s another @book_roast readathon and this one might be my favorite. I’m not going to waste a bunch of words talking about it here. I’ll just link you to @book_roast’s YouTube video where you can get all the details for the readathon.

For short readathons like this one, I like to pick books that I don’t normally reach for. They are typically books I want to read but I’m never in the mood for them. So this list may seem a bit boring but it’s a really good way to knock books off your TBR that have been there a while. 

The first challenge in the readathon is to “Finish your coursework”. This means that you finish up your current read before you start any new books. I’m not sure what this is for me yet so I haven’t picked anything out yet. Obviously, it will be one of the books I listed above. 


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Help Hagrid decorate the trees:

Mirage by Somaiya Daud. This is yet another Owlcrate book.

Prompt: “A book with golden detail”. 

december 2018 tbr, christmas at hogwarts, man's search for meaning

Visit the Three Broomsticks for mulled pixie wine:

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. This book has been on my bookshelf for ages and I’ve always wanted to read it, I just never made it a priority. 
Prompt: “A book you can finish in one evening”.

Sneak into the kitchen and give Dobby socks:

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi. I basically bought this book for the cover and the way people talk about Tahereh’s writing. I’m very excited to read this one. 
Prompt: A book with an item of. clothing on the cover.

Use invisibility cloak to get into the restricted section:

Looking for Alaska by John Green. I’ve never read a John Green book before and honestly, I’m not sure any of his books are worth the hype. But, this one has been on my banned book TBR for a while and it’s the only banned book I own, other than Harry Potter. 
Prompt: A banned book.

The last task for the readathon is to attend the Christmas feast. To do that you get to watch a Harry Potter movie or just have a marathon while you’re at it!


That’s it for my December 2018 TBR and Christmas at Hogwarts TBRs. I’m probably not going to get to all of these but I can’t help myself. 

I am just mostly excited for Christmas and cozy reading time. What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading, 

Alicen

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