How are we in the last month of 2021?? This year has been a rollercoaster of a ride, but I’m so grateful I’ve been able to get back into the book community! I’ve truly missed it and I feel like I’ve made so many great connections since I relaunched the blog and my Instagram in March.
I’m keeping my TBR pretty small for December as I want to leave room to find some fun holiday romances to read. I need to do some digging for some good holiday romances so if you have some recs, please drop them in the comments!
Here are the four books I hope to definitely get to this month:
Soulbound by Bec McMaster
I meant to read Soulbound in November, and I did start, but it got put on the back burner as I got sucked into the Palace of Rogues series. I’m hoping I’ll be able to dive back into this one soon as I’m excited to see how the Dark Arts series wraps up.
Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole
I cannot wait to continue with the Immortals After Dark series! I have this one on hold at the library currently and am just waiting for it to come in. I have a feeling I might drop everything to read this one once it’s ready to borrow.
Miss Moriarty, I Presume?
This is another holdover from November that I did not get to. I might do a quick reread of the previous books in the series as a refresher as I don’t fully remember what happened in the last book, but I’m still looking forward to diving into this one!
Duke Gone Rogue by Christy Carlyle
I managed to snag an ARC of the latest book from Christy Carlyle from Avon (out December 28, 2021) and I’m excited to dive in! I love the colors on this cover – I feel like yellow dresses are having a bit of a moment and I’m not complaining.
What books are you planning to read in December? If you have any good holiday recs, please let me know as I’d love to check some out!
CW: Suicidal thoughts; death of siblings/parents; violence
No Rest for the Wicked felt like a full-180 from A Hunger Like No Other. Everything about this book was better – from the writing to the plot, to the characters and the romance. I totally understand why people recommend starting the Immortals After Dark series with this book over A Hunger Like No Other as it’s significantly more enjoyable.
October was a bit of a lackluster reading month for me, but I’m hoping I can make up for it in November, especially I’m not traveling for Thanksgiving. I’m also so close to hitting my reading goal for the year so let’s see if we can hit it in November!
I feel like I’ll continue to be a bit of a moody reader this month, but a lot of these books fit with the current reading mood. Here’s what’s on my to be read list:
Happy Halloween! Hard to believe it, but we’re at the end of another month. This year is just flying by.
I’ll be honest, October was a tough month for me. Work was super busy and I felt like I was in a bit of a reading rut. However, I did manage to binge-watch about 6 seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, so that’s something, right?
October 2021 Reads
As I was in a reading rut this month, I only finished 6 books, which is probably the fewest books I’ve read in one month this whole year. I had purposefully kept my October TBR small as I could tell I was feeling very moody. Despite the fact I only had 5 books on my October TBR, I only read 2 of them and am in the middle of a third one!
I’ve been hearing about the Immortals After Dark series for ages and I’ve finally started to dive into this massive series. I went into this book with a lot of background information which definitely shaped my reading experience. This book is definitely problematic and one that people sometimes skip over, but I’m someone who needs to read all the books in the series.