Happy December everyone! I’ve pulled together a list of books that I’d love to get to before year’s end. That being said, I probably won’t get to them. That’s why I’m calling them my December Hopefuls!
Some of the books in the hopeful list will definitely make the cut. One of them being The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh. I’m reading this book with some lovely friends next week (shout-out to Lauren, my soulmate, and Stephanie!). This book is about a small town that is populated by criminals who have had their memories altered. It is after a murder and suicide are committed in town that the residents revolt. The sheriff must protect the town’s secrets as well as his own.
Another book making the cut is Snow Falling by Jane Gloriana Villanueva (ghostwritten Caridad Piñeiro). Does that name sound familiar? If you watch the CW’s Jane the Virgin it should! The channel made her book a reality to coincide with her publish date in the show. It’s her retelling of her love story with Michael (who is my favorite fictional husband ever) and I plan on reading it after my buddy read of The Blinds.
Another book I’m planning to get for sure this month is The Oracle Year by Charles Soule. I was graciously sent an advance copy of this book by Harper Perennial in exchange for an honest review. This book is about Will Dando who is a normal man until one day he wakes up with 108 predictions about the future in his mind. This book seems like it’s going to be a wild ride and a lot of fun.
The final book that I’m definitely planning on picking up this month is Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. Nimona is a graphic novel that follows the adventures of Nimona who is a young shapeshifter and sidekick to supervillain Lord Blackheart. The two of them have a mission to show the people that the Institution of Law Enforcement aren’t as heroic as everyone believes them to be. I haven’t read a lot of graphic novels, but this one seems like a lot of fun and super interesting.
The rest of the books in this stack are just hopefuls. Books I want to read, but I’m not sure if something else will push them out of place (like my December Book of the Month picks). Here’s a quick list of them with links to their descriptions and authors: