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What are we reading in December?

2019 Category Challenge

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1rabbitprincess
Dec 1, 12:32pm Top

Because apparently we're in the last reading month of 2019, the question now becomes what are you reading in December?

I just finished the excellent Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World, by David Owen, and will likely pick up The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, later this afternoon.

2dudes22
Dec 1, 12:44pm Top

We're supposed to be getting worse weather later today and the first snow of the season, so I'm going to settle in and try to finish a re-read of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman for my RL book club this week.

3Helenliz
Dec 1, 12:46pm Top

How is is December!
I will mostly be reading library books, as I have set myself the goal of ending the year with a much reduced number of library books on loan to me.
It would help if I stopped reserving them, really, wouldn't it?

4rabbitprincess
Dec 1, 2:01pm Top

>3 Helenliz: I had to start suspending my holds three weeks ago so that I wouldn't have quite as many books coming in -- I go to my parents' for Christmas and am pretty much always having to return a stack of books unread because I can't read them all before I go.

5DeltaQueen50
Dec 1, 4:21pm Top

Somehow I managed to pick up two quite dark reads at the same time so I am reading The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock, a grim and violent tale and just starting After Dark, My Sweet by Jim Thompson. When these are done, I must pick up some lighter fare.

6LadyoftheLodge
Dec 1, 5:10pm Top

I am reading The Bake Shop by Amy Clipston for NetGalley. This is a novel about an Amish woman who owns (you got it!) a bakery.

7JayneCM
Dec 1, 8:06pm Top

>3 Helenliz: I'm hearing you! I find it easier to just reserve books as soon as I hear about them than trying to keep lists! But I also have SO many books piled up.

>4 rabbitprincess: I must start tracking them all as my library will be closed for two weeks. I need to get all the ones due back in that period returned. And time will fly between now and then.

Still on Great Expectations as I am reading it along with others. Just about to start No Exit for December ScaredyKIT - revisiting the modern thriller category.

8LittleTaiko
Dec 2, 11:50am Top

Finished up The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell yesterday for my book club and have now started A Dangerous Duet by Karen Odden.

9rabbitprincess
Dec 2, 4:14pm Top

Having to pick among five library books due back on the same day... going with Home Sweet Homicide, by Craig Rice, which was recently reprinted as an American Mystery Classic.

10pamelad
Dec 2, 7:30pm Top

I've just finished The Marriage of Elinor and am reading The commandant and Murder for Pleasure. Three library books are waiting as well, so December is shaping up as a big month for reading.

11christina_reads
Dec 2, 9:40pm Top

I started the month by finishing a reread of Persuasion, which was lovely! Now I'm starting The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin.

12dudes22
Dec 3, 8:30am Top

>9 rabbitprincess: - Our local library has started automatically renewing your book if there's nobody waiting for it and just sending an email with the new due date. SO convenient.

13rabbitprincess
Dec 3, 9:39pm Top

>12 dudes22: That is convenient, or dangerous, depending on how you look at it! ;)

Home Sweet Homicide was delightful and I recommend it.

A change of pace: My Scotland, by Val McDermid.

14dudes22
Dec 4, 7:17am Top

>13 rabbitprincess: - I've always only needed a couple more days, but I wonder how many times they would renew. Maybe I'll ask my sister today when I go pick up a book I reserved.

15LisaMorr
Dec 4, 10:32am Top

I finished The Amber Spyglass yesterday - very good conclusion to the trilogy - and have been continuing with Revolving Lights by Dorothy Richardson. Also, I started Xenocide a couple of weeks ago and will get back into that.

16VivienneR
Dec 4, 11:35am Top

With medical appointments taking up most of my time my reading plans suffered a sharp setback. I'll just finish off the year with light reading for CalendarCAT, AlphaKIT and RandomCAT - by the letter - starting with Dead Cold by Louise Penny. This is a re-read because I didn't warm to Penny on my first read. I should have started at the beginning of the series.

And of course as usual I'm reading everybody's threads, though I may not be able to post comments.

17pamelad
Dec 4, 8:58pm Top

I've just started The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie, the memoir that won the Stella Prize this year.

18LadyoftheLodge
Dec 5, 3:28pm Top

I just finished Conversations with Dickens and The Bake Shop which are both for NetGalley. I enjoyed both of them. Currently reading Let it Snow by Nancy Thayer.

19dudes22
Dec 5, 3:47pm Top

I finished A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman which was a re-read for my book club and am starting This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger which I had a hold on at the library since it came out a few months ago. I was worried I wouldn't get it before we left for Fla in Jan. Woo Hoo!

20pamelad
Dec 5, 4:54pm Top

Finished The Erratics, a quick and interesting read, and am now reading Bill Bryson's The Road to Little Dribbling. Bryson's narrative persona seems to have ossified.

21NinieB
Dec 5, 10:56pm Top

A short bit in, I'm really liking A Hard Winter Rain, set in Vancouver, BC, in the month of December.

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