Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Twelve Books of Christmas Challenge

I have a bad habit. That bad habit is having way too many books, and still buying/borrowing more. And I only fill up my shelves when I finish reading a book, so they are a little bit empty and are collecting dust.
So what better way to curb my bad book accumulating habits then to do a final 2015 reading challenge?
So I signed up for Shainareads's The Twelve Books of Christmas Challenge over here! If you're interested in cleaning off that TBR pile, go and sign up! Spend your cold December mornings or evenings curled up reading a book.

The challenge is - I have to complete no less than 12 books in the month of December. You might be thinking... can I do it? Is it possible? And it certainly is possible! I'll be balancing my studying for finals and other college stuff along with it, and of course, books are great de-stressors for that end of semester crunch. I'll just try not to get too caught up in them.

But, I must also lessen the growing pile of books, because I know what I have in mind for Christmas gifts. So, to keep the motivation going, I'm going to comprise a list of all the books I (hopefully) will get to this December. This is a combination of library books, NetGalley reads, and books I said I'll read but didn't have enough time to. In no particular order. I'll keep it around 12, but who knows? I might be able to read more!

  1. Fire Falling by Elise Kova - I actually wanted to read it this month but delivery preorders disagree with my interests, so this will actually be conquered first! When it comes. I can't wait to read more about Vhalla and Aldrik and those epic scenes. (Physical Copy)
  2. Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray - Again, something I was going to read this month but unfortunately didn't have enough time to. (Physical Copy)
  3. Winter by Marissa Meyer - Third time of this was supposed to be a November read but I got busy; I really want to find out what happens to Cinder and the gang. (Physical Copy)
  4. Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn - I have heard nothing but good things about it, and I can't wait to start it! Atypical contemporary YA is always a plus to me! (NetGalley)
  5. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - Definitely another interesting contemporary! I also renewed this a few times from the library should probably get on that.. (Library)
  6. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas - I read Throne of Glass a few months ago, and I do want to catch up at some point, so why not now? 
  7. The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe - A mystery in the heart of NYC, near NYU no less (it used to be my dream school!) (Library)
  8. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon - Again another book I've heard a ton of positive things about, and the third book I've read this year about a girl conquering her disabilities/disorders, so I'm interesting in seeing how this will unfold. (NetGalley)
  9. A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin - Okay, any book by GRRM is huge. They take me a week or so to finish. This will be not be attempted until after finals. I repeat, I am not going to give myself the pain of finishing this until after finals. (Physical Copy)
  10. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson - This was on my Fall TBR, and being a combination of fantasy/historical fiction? Two of my favorite genres? I'm intrigued. (Physical Copy, ARC)
  11. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian - To cope with my lack of Peter K and PS I Still Love You, I will read another Jenny Han book. (Physical Copy)
  12. Jackaby by William Ritter - Another mystery, and this time it takes place in Victorian England. Do I smell a Jack the Ripper in here? (Library) 
Well, there you have it. My list for next month. I'm pretty much sticking to this, and maybe, just maybe, I'll add more books. Or some of the books I'm reading won't be on there (You can't possibly think I'll put down everything I'm reading!?). I can't wait to read these books! When I finish it will be like a Christmas treat. Finally getting rid of this big pile (that's actually bigger and has much more books)
I have this much to read and more!!

Are you signing up for the challenge? What books do you plan on reading if you do?


  1. I'm not familiar with this challenge, but it definitely sounds like a good last push for GR challenges! I hope you love Walk on Earth a Stranger!

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    1. Thanks Alice ;a; It's gonna turn into me cramming everything post finals lol.