Read and TBR for November and December

And so it is, we’re in the last month of 2019. Seriously, someone, slow time down! I’m not sure I’m ready for it to be Christmas and New Year, although my boys certainly are.  School vacation is almost upon us, which is both good and bad. Good because I’ll enjoy being able to wake up just a touch later; bad because I’m just envisioning all the final exams and essays I’ll be marking right before Christmas!  Ah well, it is what it is. How many of you have the Christmas tree up already? I hope to get to mine soon.

One thing I’m definitely enjoying about the November / December season is my reading list! I’m such a sucker for Holiday-themed romances and cozy mysteries. I’ve been reading them in earnest these last couple of weeks.  For November, I got through 11 books. I spent the first week mostly in bed, with a (thankfully) mild flu, but I couldn’t be bothered to hold up books or my kindle. Lol. Netflix to the rescue! Oh my goodness, I absolutely adored the Sherlock series (starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman). I pretty much watched all of it that week! Anyway, back to what I read in November.

Christmas Cozy Mysteries were covered by Swamp Santa and Mistletoe Murder. Regular Cozies were Oracles and Obituaries, The Skeleton Paints a Picture, and Murder, She Encountered. Christmas Romances this month were It’s In His Wish, A Christmas Hamster and A Holiday by Gaslight. I rounded out the month with futuristic mystery, Shadows of the Past; the cult classic, A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; and a children’s classic, The Phantom Tollbooth.  Oh, and I also read 4 short Christmas stories in the Curses and Candy Canes Christmas anthology. Three of these reads were courtesy my Kindle Unlimited subscription and I was able to get one more off my physical shelf.


December will, of course, be chock-full of Christmas delights! Here’s what I have on the list for sure.

One Week Til Christmas by Belinda Missen 

The Last Homecoming by Dan Chabot

Merry Witchmas by Amanda M. Lee

Christmas at the Lakeside Resort by Susan Schild

Christmas at the Chateau by Lorraine Wilson

Theatre Nights Are Murder by Libby Klein

This list is sooo far from complete. I have about 10 others on my kindle as samples. I love being so spoilt for reading choices at this time of year. Any you think I absolutely must try for the season? Any you can’t wait to get to?

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  1. I remember the whirlwind of school just before the Christmas Break. Take some deep breaths and don’t let yourself get run down. I always got sick over the holidays because I was so exhausted. Enjoy your Christmassy Books. I have a couple of them on my TBR as well. I have no idea which ones I will get to. I know I will be listening to a lot of audiobooks as I can put up the tree and listen, I can bake and listen, I can clean and listen…… I think you get the picture.

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    1. Hahahaha. Believe me I get the picture. When I don’t have the proper audio version I use my kindle text to speech. It’s not where near as atmospheric but it gets the job done when I want to continue reading but need my hands!

      Oh goodness Carla, I get sick every December. It’s ridiculous. And oddly enough I never linked it up with the end of semester stress. 🙈 My husband says it’s because I prefer his cooking! 😂

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