I don’t normally plan out what books I will read each month; I typically go by what I feel when choosing a new book. Even if I did plan, I would most likely change course because new books are released or I get a sudden urge to read/re-read a different book. However, this is December people, and it’s time for some Christmas stories. So this month I’m making a slight exception and planning on what books I’ll read over the next few weeks.
1. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares – David Levithian & Rachel Cohn
I read The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily last December because we had gotten it in at work as a new book. I realize it’s the sequel, yes, but that didn’t stop me. I was lucky enough this year to be able to get a digital copy of Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares for $1.99 on Barnes & Noble last month and I’m looking forward to reading it.
2. Skipping Christmas – John Grisham
I’ve seen the movie Christmas With the Kranks a million times, and I always see that it was based on a book, yet I never read the book. This year, that’s going to change. I will finally read the book because as we all know, the movie always leaves things out. So I’ll see if that rings true for this one as well.
3. Last Christmas – Kate Brian
The prequel to one of my favorite series by Kate Brian. Since I’ve been wanting to re-read this series I might as well start with this one, and what better time to read it than at Christmastime?
4. Librarian’s Night Before Christmas – David Davis
I mean, it’s a kid’s book, but that doesn’t change the fact it’s a book. I’ll read it on Christmas Eve like I did last year and I’ll make it a tradition! And by the way, if you’re a librarian, you need to get this book! It’s an adorable twist on a Christmas classic.
5. Emmy & Oliver – Robin Benway
Not a Christmas book, but that’s okay. I’ve been thinking about finally reading this book for a while so I might give it a shot at some point during all these Christmas books. Besides, I might want to take a break from so many Christmas books at least once during the month. Again, it all depends on how I feel.
6. If Only – Richard Paul Evans
I have not read this book yet, despite acquiring it back in February of this year. I’m not completely sure if it takes place around Christmas, but the cover has a nice winter feel to it that screams December, so it’s a possibility.
7. The Mistletoe Promise – Richard Paul Evans
I read this book last year and absolutely loved it! It was my favorite of the Mistletoe collection, and even the Hallmark movie was excellent despite its inconsistencies with the novel. The only reason I might not read it is because I read it last year, but I’ll see how I feel about it.
So let’s see how many of these I’ll read this month, all while finishing up my last two weeks of classes for this semester.
What’s on your TBR list this month?