Well, we made it to the end of another year! December is one of my favorite months on the blog, because it’s my “catch up” month. It’s a typically slow month for new releases, and this year I only have two December releases to review, which leaves me room for a less structured reading month. (Also I love that WordPress makes it snow on my blog in December!) I’ll be reading those two books for sure, and I’m highlighting some of my choices for “catching up.” I’m going to let my mood be my guide, and read whatever strikes my fancy! Besides reviews, this is also the month of Top Ten lists, so look for my favorites of the year a little later in the month. I also have an awesome interview and giveaway planned (keep reading!). Here’s what’s on my plate this month:
Note both books have the word “glass” in them. Yes, I totally planned that;-)
Glass Town by Steven Savile. I checked Goodreads, and this book has been on my “Want to Read” shelf since April 2016! So it feels like I’ve been waiting for it forever.
Winterglass by Benjanun Sriduangkaew. Some mixed reviews for this book, but I’m drawn in by the lovely cover. I’m hoping the story is just as good.
“Catch Up” Review Books:
These are just some of the review books from 2017 I need to review, and obviously I won’t get to all of them, but like I said, I’m going to pick and choose based on my mood!
The Naked World by Eli K.P. William. I will definitely get to this book at some point, because I have two extra copies to giveaway, and I don’t want them to go to waste.
Jade City by Fonda Lee. This is almost a sure thing, I’ve read some really good reviews and I’m very eager to check this out.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Readers loved this book, and I’m pretty determined to get to it.
Kill Creek by Scott Thomas. Another book that everyone seems to love, this will be my “spooky” read of the month!
Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush. I was so enthusiastic to read this, but I just had too much on my plate and couldn’t get to it.
The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden. This quirky science fiction has my name written all over it, and I hope to find time soon to check it out.
Sourdough by Robin Sloan. I’m so mad at myself for not reading this yet! I love Sloan and I must read this at some point.
Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren. This is probably a sure read as well. I’ve been reading some great reviews lately, and I’m intrigued by the “old-fashioned children’s story” idea.
Above the Timberline by Gregory Manchess. This book is gorgeous, and it’s heavy on the artwork, so I’m hoping it’s a fairly quick read.
“Get Ahead” – January Review Books
Cry Your Way Home by Damien Angelica Walters. I’m hoping I can squeeze in at least one January book to get ahead, and this may be the one. Short stories from a simply gorgeous writer!
Black Star Renegades by Michael Moreci. I was literally just approved for this on NetGalley a couple of days ago, and I may try to get a jump on it, since it’s a January 2nd release.
Author Interview & Giveaway:
I’m so thrilled to have author Tracy Townsend visit this month! I LOVED her latest fantasy, The Nine, and I hope you’ll enjoy our interview, which is scheduled for Tuesday the 5th. Even better, Pyr Books is giving away three copies, and the giveaway is international! You don’t want to miss this book.
It’s going to be an interesting month! I’m glad I’m giving myself a little slack to really read what speaks to me, rather than put myself on a strict schedule.