The top 8 books to read in December

Here are

The top 8 books
I plan to read in December

Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

The Shadow Land  The only woman in the room

The Shadow Land:
Fascinating historical mystery set in Bulgaria. Like in The Historian, there’s a lot of travel, but this time only in Bulgaria, with amazing descriptions of the landscape and culture.

The Only Woman in the Room:
So far, I have read and enjoyed all the books by Marie Benedict, see for instance my review for the last one: Carnegie’s Maid.
I have only read 10% of this upcoming one, it starts slow.

READING NEXT

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CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

Maman a tort  N'oublier jamais

Maman a tort:
Suspenseful mystery: a 3 year old keeps saying his Mom is not his real mom, he had another one before. Contains lots of fascinating data on child psychology.

N’oublier jamais:
The last audiobook by Bussi available so far! That’s VERY sad. He did publish another book recently, so I may end up reading it instead.

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

UNTIL
DEC 31

Love and invention

UNTIL
DEC 22 

$50 Amazon Gift Card
Crimes Past

Eiffel Tower Orange

HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR DECEMBER?

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BOOKS RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

The Goose Fritz  The Plotters

The Goose Fritz:
release date March 19
I really enjoyed a lot this Russian author in Oblivion, so no hesitation. Plus New Vessel Press always publishes high quality books

The Plotters:
release date Jan 29
A quirky, thought-provoking Korean thriller? That’s for me!
I received these 2 ebooks through Edelweiss

BOOKS CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY

  A Moveable Feast   Kingdom of the Blind  Visiting Tom  

A Moveable Feast:
For Classics Spin #19

Kingdom of the Blind:
The latest of this amazing series

Visiting Tom:
Picked for me by my public library staff, for a Winter Reading Challenge

BOOKS JUST READ

click on the covers to know more about them

FICTION

little culinary triumphs

AUDIO

Armada

For books currently reading and books up next, come back tomorrow for my December top books to read!

WHAT ABOUT YOUR READING?

Six degrees of separation: Christmas in Monte Cristo

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Six degrees of separation:
Christmas in Monte Cristo!

Using my own rules for this fun meme hosted by Kate at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest (see there the origin of the meme and how it works – posted the first Saturday of every month), I started with a title containing the word Christmas  and ended up in  Monte Cristo!
This is really fun, you never know where you’ll end up.

Here are my own quirky rules:

1, Use your list of books on Goodreads
2. Take the first word of the title offered and find another title with that word in it
3. Then use the first word of THAT title to find your text title
4. Or the second if the title starts with the same word

After the covers, you can find the links to my reviews or to the title on Goodreads:

  A Christmas Carol     Very French Christmas Cover     A Very Expensive Poison   A is For Arsenic

    Agatha The Real Life of Agatha Christie  The Black Count

1. A Christmas Carol = I confess I have never read it! But as we usually watch a version of it every year, maybe this time I’ll listen to it. Any favorite narrator recommended? I’m sure a zillion did it.

2. A Very French Christmas = I enjoyed a lot this collection of French Christmas short stories, by famous or less famous authors.

3. A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia’s War with the West = this one is on my TBR. I think it should be fascinating, combining true crime and recent events.

4. A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie = also on my TBR. I really enjoy classic mysteries, and Christie is known for the vast variety of poisons used in her novels and short stories, so I’d like to know more about that.

5. Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie =  I read this beautiful graphic novel two years ago, and realize now I haven’t done a post on it yet! I plan to, as I have saved some great illustrations on my computer for it.
The author has a fun way to tackle the topic of Christie’s hate and love relationship with her character Hercule Poirot. Very well done, content and illustrations!

6. The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo = I so enjoyed this book! It’s on the real person who inspired the character of the Count of Monte Cristo, and all the historical events around him. Very rich book.

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HAVE YOU READ AND ENJOYED ANY OF THESE BOOKS?
HAVE YOU PLAYED
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
THIS MONTH?