December 2021 TBR

Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Time for the monthly TBR, for the finaly time in 2021! This year has been almost as bizarre as the last year, and with the latest annoucements by the UK government, things are not going to settle down any time soon.

We’re still living in emergancy accomodation, and we will be over the course of Christmas, which is possibly the most miserable thought for me at the moment, even worse than being away from my beloved kitten, who is currently living with my parents. It’s going to be a grim period in time, and I think maybe I see a lot of hot chocolates at the nearby Costa in the forseeable future.

However, I have some Christmasy books to look forward to in the next couple of weeks, and I’m hoping that will keep me happy! In my November TBR I shared a few books I was hoping to read, and it didn’t quite go to plan. I’ve had a good reading month, but not with the books I had on my TBR. Let’s see if December is any better.

The Winter Garden
This beautiful book is one I’m so keen to start reading. I’ve been delibrately saving it for December, ready to get into the festive spirit, and the wintery vibes from this one is going to be so lush to get lost in. I’m planning on starting this one fairly soon into the month as I’d like to get my review up before Christmas, so watch this space.

Murder For Christmas
Okay I can’t help myself, there had to be some crime fiction in there somewhere, and when this one popped up in my suggested books online, I decided to buy the ebook. I’ve never read anything by this author before, and it was first published in 1949, so it feels a bit like a cultural anthropology text as much as a murder mystery!

The House in the Cerulean Sea
Not a Christmas book, but one I’m looking forward to just the same. This has been on my mental to be read list for an age, and I’m determined to finally get around to diving in. I know it’s been taking the internet by storm a bit and, I confess, it is a bit of a “social media made me do it” book, and I’m hoping I won’t have any regrets.

Soulbinder
The fourth book in the Spellslinger series, I’m keen to carry on where Charmcaster left off. I’m trying to pace myself with this series, knowing there’s only six books (and thankfully two prequels!), but I don’t want to be too far away from these characters frankly. They bring me too much joy, and with the stories getting gradually more dark and twisty, I know we’re building up to a finale I won’t forget.

A Will To Kill
I’m on a blog tour for this book in the second week of December! Here’s the synopsis:
MIST
Ageing millionaire Bhaskar Fernandez has invited his relatives to the remote and possibly haunted Greybrooke Manor, high up in the misty Nilgiris.
MOUNTAINS
He knows his guests expect to gain from his death, so to safeguard himself, he writes two conflicting wills. Which one of them comes into force will depend on how he dies.
MURDER
Fernandez also invites Harith Athreya, a seasoned investigator, to watch what unfolds.
When a landslide occurs, temporarily isolating the estate, and a body is discovered, Athreya finds that death is not the only thing that the mist conceals. . .

Obviously I’m hoping to read more than five books in December, but we’ll see how things go. With us all living in one room and two weeks of the month being school holidays, I’ll either read 300 books or 3!

What have you got on your TBR for December? Let me know in the comments!

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