Looking Ahead Dec 2018

Looking Ahead

I’m taking part in a monthly meme created by Tina over at Reading Between the Pages.   On the first day of each month she will post a Looking Ahead – This Month’s TBR List.  If you have a TBR list for the month feel free to drop your link in the comments. Tina thinks this will be a fun way to meet new bloggers, branch out to different genres, and find some new must-read books. I agree!  Go check out her website and join in the fun.


Well hello December, fancy seeing you so soon!  I know so many folks have been commenting that this year seems to have flown by even more quickly that ever, and I feel pretty much the same about it.  I feel as though I just welcomed my students to the new semester and here I am gearing up to mark their final papers already.  Crazy!  That said, I love this season.  Christmas has always been my favourite time of year, and even more so now that I have little ones to plan and get excited with.  My two year old told me last night that he has to “go Christmas shopping to get gifts for the peoples like chocolate and cookies…” Lol.  I just hope I’m on the list for some of those chocolates!

As concerns my November reading list, I had a crazy good month, breezing through some really lovely books!  In all I read 13.  A couple were longish, like Memoirs of a Geisha and then there was at least one novella and a children’s book. Still, I’m quite excited by how much I got through.  That’s probably thanks to the two colds I battled this month though!  Significantly more time was spent in bed or just curled up on the sofa!

Here’s what I read:

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As you can see, quite a few Christmasy reads already devoured in November.  I was able to review A Lion is Not for Christmas, Callie’s Christmas Wish, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Fox, the Dog and the King and 24 Hours already.  Christmas Spirit, Christmas at the Chocolate Pot, A Midwinter’s Tail and The Kooky Kids’ Club are all scheduled for blog tours this month.  I’ll review the others shortly.

And what will December bring? More Christmas reads!  Lol. As December is a full month with Christmas fun and end of semester duties, I’m not sure how many I’ll get through.  However, I’m at 93 on Goodreads so hopefully I’ll at least make it to the 100!




Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green

Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett

Spells and Spiced Latte by Jinty James

You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart

Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber

Snowday by B R Maycock


I’m also in the middle of Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.  That would be the seventh one to take me to 100 books for the year!  I had such plans to record the books I read and do a  post about it, but I think I stopped updating my spreadsheet in April.  Oopsie! Ah well, next year is a fresh slate!

I wish you a wonderful December and happy reading!



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  1. Wow! What a great November. I know how you feel about the spreadsheet. I often neglect mine for a couple of months and then have to go back and add all those books! Next year I’m vowing to enter a book as soon as I finish!

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  2. Ooooh, what a lovely themed TBR pile!! In my mind, nothing beats Little Women as a Christmas read (or watch, the Winona Ryder film) – that opening scene is iconic and so quintessentially Christmas-y! Good luck on making it to 100, cheering you on from back here at 53! hahaha 😁❤️

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