Currently Reading: My December Bookshelf

It’s the final month of the year, and I’m swimming in books. My shelves are overflowing and I still want more. Someone probably needs to do an intervention, but until that happens, I’m going to keep hording the written word. Because I suffer fromย the completely unscientific Book ADD, I am constantly in the middle of several books at any given time. I need two hands to count the books I am currently reading, and if Amazon has anything to say about it, I’m going to need a third hand by the end of next week. Don’t believe me? Here’s a peek at some of the books I’m currently reading.

Winter is the time for snuggling up with a good book, and my December bookshelf is overflowing with good reads. Here are a few titles I'm reading...

My December bookshelf…

London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton*

American girl moves to London to pursue her dream as a playwright, but a jealous rival threatens to ruin everything. This a book that will make you want to hop on a plane and move to London. Just stay away from any male college friends with posh, clingy girlfriends. Shudder.

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

This book is my latest obsession, and it was a gift from my #TBTBSanta. American girl falls in love with British prince, heartbreak and hi-jinks ensue. What’s not to love?

Hindsight by Mindy Tarquini*

Eugenia has been blessed/cursed with hindsight, the ability to remember her past lives, which is unfortunate since characters from a past life are now haunting her present. It’s a dizzy, roller coaster of a story that makes me wish I had paid more attention to Chaucer. At least I don’t have to worry about my future and past being tied to The Canterbury Tales. As for Eugenia, you’ll just have to read the book to see if she’s able to change her fate.

Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel*

A breakup sends Kate’s world spinning, but when she land’s a job in the admissions department of a competitive school, Kate has new problems to deal with. As she juggles potential students and their parents,ย the reader gets a glimpse at the mysterious world of academic admissions. The mix of emails and notes gives me the feeling of stumbling on someone’s diary, which is a total plus.

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

I thought the movie was beautiful but painfully slow. I still haven’t decided how I feel about the book.

Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth by Laurie Buchanan PhD*

December through February tends to be a self-help book bonanza for me, and Note to Self deals with some intriguing concepts like color therapy (so far, I need more red and orange in my life), aromatherapy, diet, and affirmations. My favorite part has been trying the different breathing exercises.

*These books were sent to me for review and are part of BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge.

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  1. Wow! TBH, reading so many books at once would stress me out. The only time I read more than one novel at a time was in school coz I had to.:P I’ve always been a monogamous reader, but I’m jealous you can juggle so many! You get to finish more!:)

  2. Yes, people shake their heads when I finish only 1 book one week and the next week, I finish 5. Because I read so many different genre and start and stop them as I go along. I can keep track!

  3. I love everything about Gratitude, so the last one seems to be really excellent, but I am also impressed by The Royal we – sounds so romantic! and Hindsight – oooohhh, a bit scary, but I love books that deal with past lives! London belongs to me sounds also amazing – a jealous rival, wow, how much I know about it… a great read, for sure! I wish you a great Christmas, dear, with a lot of fun and many smiles!

  4. Iโ€™m in a book club and I just finished Dear Mr. You by Mary Louise-Parker, and it was fantastic. I canโ€™t wait to check out some of your books. I’m going to buy/read The Royal We next

  5. Definitely adding some of these to my list! I tried The Royal We over the summer, and couldn’t get into it! Am I nuts? Should I give it another try?