Monthly TBR: December 2019

Good morning! Welcome back to another post, dear friends. Today, I’m going to be sharing with you my TBR for December, including the books that I’ve already read so far this month.

Last month, I had a TBR of 13 books, and I only read 8, which was kind of disappointing. But, I still think it helps me to have an idea of the books that I’m going to read, so I’m going to continue having a TBR. If I plan on reaching my GR goal, hopefully I’ll read 12 more books this month.

Let’s get started.

Already Read

  • Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. (Read: Dec. 1) This was so so so much better than the first book, and we actually got to see Celaena in action. The disaster that happened in the second half was nervewracking and the final reveal was surprising. However, it all made sense and I can’t wait to see where the rest of the series goes.
  • The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. (Read Dec. 3) I really liked it, but the ending just left me feeling kind of disappointed? I’m not sure why, but it just didn’t feel right. I can defintiely see why it’s compared to Six of Crows, and while there are several similarities, both books are still different and unique in their own way. The characters were pretty great (Zofia, Enrique, and Hypnos were my favorite), the heists were okay, but the puzzles were amazing. That very last twist at the end though completely surprised me.
  • The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah. (Read Dec. 6) This was okay. I’m really disappointed, because the Muslim rep is pretty much non-existent. Mina was aggravating, Michael was meh, the politics were interesting, and I loved Paula, Nathan, Mum and Baba. But overall this book was just meh and very disappointing.

Currently Reading

  • Hungry Hearts. This is so far pretty good, but my two favorite stories are Moments to Return, and Kings and Queens. I loved all the food description in MTR and I really related to the MC’s fear of death, because I sometimes have moments where it terrifies me too. K&Q was really interesting and I would really love a full length novel about it. However, my hold is almost up for this, so I might have to wait to finish the rest of the book.
  • The Final Empire. I’m just a few chapters in, but I like Vin, Kell strikes me as a hot-headed genius, and I wish Camon would disappear off the face of the Earth ๐Ÿ™‚

Library Borrows/Holds

I’m kind of tired of YA and Fantasy books right now, so I want to go back to reading more thrillers and mystery novels. However, I’ve already borrowed some fantasy books, so I’m still going to finish reading those.

  • Our House by Louise Candlish. On Hold, E-book

Chat with me

That’s it guys! This is going to double as my weekly reading update as well, so I’d love to hear what you are reading! Have you read any of the books above? Did The Gilded Wolves leave you feeling vaguely disappointed? What are some of your favorite thrillers? Chat with me in the comments below, and don’t forget to share your WWW posts so I can check them out!!

16 thoughts on “Monthly TBR: December 2019

  1. Ahh, best of luck with hitting your Goodreads goal! You can do it!! โค
    I'm happen to be currently reading Hungry Hearts, and I'm just in the second story, which is Kings and Queens! Honestly, I don't really get what's going on yet—I did NOT expect there to be gang wars thrown in the mix. (are they even gangs? I don’t know.) So far, my favorite story from the anthology is Rain, but I’ve only read one and a half, so that’s not saying much! Rain was a beautiful, beautiful story though, and it was an excellent start to the anthology. It’s so sad that your hold is expiring though–I hope you get a hold again soon!
    The Gilded Wolves was a little disappointing to me as well! I still liked it, but the characters were a little off to me. Like, objectively they had traits that I liked, but I just didn’t CARE about them? If that makes sense? I really like Hypnos, Zofia and Enrique too though! I think Enrique might be my favorite because he’s Filipino! Also, I don’t like that everyone compares TGW to SoC and even calls it a copycat of SoC sometimes, because both books stand completely on their own!
    oh yeah I still remember the final twist of TGW. It was pretty shocking, but I don’t care much for Severin, so I didn’t really have a reaction to it, haha.

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    1. Thanks Caitlin!! I didn’t make it, but I’m still pretty proud of myself โค
      Haha, yes, they are gangs I believe. It’s one of the reasons why I wish it was a full length novel, so that it’d make more sense, and it sounds like it could be an awesome book.I didn’t like Rain as much as some of the others. I hope you enjoyed the rest of the stories as well! Yeah, hopefully I’ll get it back soon ๐Ÿ’–
      That’s exactly how I felt! They were great, they had qualities that I loved, but I didn’t connect to them that much, or as much as I should have. They were just off for some reason. It was like I was reading about them, not really being with them (??) Idk, but it’s good to know I’m not the only one that felt that! Haha, Enrique is a darling, and he’s rather hilarious.
      Agreed. They are both unique in their own ways. Definitely not copycats of each other. They have similar elements/plots, but it’s just the basic idea that’s similar. The stories are much much different. Haha, after what Severin did at the end of the book, I don’t care for him much either, but that was still a surprise.

      Sorry for the late reply โค

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  2. Such a great list! I’m really looking forward to read The Gilded Wolves, and OMG it’s being compared to Six of Crows, I hadn’t heard that yet!!! That’s awesome – it just jumped to the very top of my TBR! And I also hope you’re enjoying your ToG read, I really have to read Crown of Midnight soon… And I also hope you’ll enjoy Ninth House!!!
    Happy reading!

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