December TBR


Unless I’m taking part in a challenge, I don’t usually like to make TBRs. I like to be free to pick up whatever I’m in the mood for at any given time.

As the end of the year is upon us, though, there are a few books I do really need to finish. Three are books I’m already reading; Three are library books I’m taking on my flight back to Wales.

I’m hoping that the fact that I only have one more week of work left will help in giving me lots of free reading time so wish me luck!


If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

This was one of the books I hoped to get to for Native American Heritage Month last month. I didn’t so I’m reading it now. Out of all the books I’m about to put on my December TBR, this is the one I’ll most likely finish first. It’s YA so I’m already flying through it.


The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf

I’m really enjoying this but it’s beginning to feel like an anchor around my neck because it’s taking me so long to get through. The whole thing is incredibly dense and the book is heavy so I really don’t want to be carrying this on a plane. I have one week to finish it.


My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff

This is the only book I’m currently reading on my Kindle. It’s cute. I like it. It’s kind of got that The Devil Wears Prada vibe so it shouldn’t take too long to breeze through.


The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

I’ve read all of Carrie’s books this year except this one. And, unlike most of her books, this one won’t be a reread. It’ll be completely new to me. I’m taking this one with me on the plane.


Hunger: A Memoir of My Body by Roxane Gay

I’ve been looking forward to reading this since before it was released. I enjoy Gay’s writing and, as someone who’s dealing with her own body/self image issues, I feel like this might help me address some of the things that have been plaguing me too.


My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

There are two biopics being made about Steinem next year. TWO. I’ve been wanting to read this book for some time now but when I heard they were adapting it, I thought I ought to get a jumpstart on it. It might be a good book to end the year with.


And that is my end-of-year TBR. What is on yours for December?

(Note: I started writing this post a week ago but couldn’t be bothered to change it. As of this morning (11th Dec), I have finished ‘If I Ever Get Out of Here’ and DNF-d ‘My Salinger Year’ so woohoo! Progress!)

5 thoughts on “December TBR

    • Honestly, I find most of her books underwhelming. I really like her as a person, love her on twitter, and watch any public talks she gives, so I’m always expecting her books to be much more than they are. The only one of hers I’ve really loved is her novel, An Untamed State, which I thought was fantastic. Very dark and violent in parts though. But would recommend.


  1. I’ve been meaning to read Roxane Gay! Hope you get a lot of reading done! I have a couple of books I’m juggling right now and hopefully I don’t start any new ones and just focus on finishing these before end of the year.


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