December 2020 TBR list: last month was so successful I read all 8 books plus 4 more, but I did have an appendectomy with two weeks of bed rest; I decided not go with 8 again.
The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V. E. Schwab is one of my most anticipated reads of the year, critics and bloggers are loving this book. The description is a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Curses, soul to the devil and living forever; these are all things I enjoy reading about and get me excited about this book. V. E. Schwab’s Vicious is one of my top ten favorite books so I’m going to read anything she has written. One review said this is an ugly cry book so I’m prepared.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Benett is another book that has been delighting critics and bloggers. The Vanishing Half deals with to identical sisters who live in different worlds one black and the other white. This is a book that analyzes both the black and white world we live in and how race effects that. The Vanishing Half is Longlisted for the National Book Award.
Exit Strategy by Martha Wells is the fourth book in the Murderbot series. I like Muderbot as a character, of a self aware A.I. who would rather watch TV shows about humans than be with them. I have felt that the series was getting a bit formulaic, so I took a break for a couple of months hoping the series can pull me back in again.
Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam is about a family staying at a remote vacation home when a late knock at the doors from the owners saying there’s blackout, with no tv and internet they don’t know what to believe. This novel is on so many people’s list I’m going in blind and hope I enjoy it.
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds take place in 60 long seconds that one kid will decide wether or not to murder the guy that killed his brother. Jason Reynolds is genius with Ghost, that was featured on PBS ‘s 100 Great American Reads. I ‘ve wanted to pick up something else from him and had the opportunity.
Snow, Glass, Apples by Colleen Doran adapted from Neil Gaiman short story this is a retelling of Snow White from the stepmother’s perspective. The original short story was 27 pages and has been formed into a beautiful graphic novel version.
The Krytos Trap by Michael A. Stackpole is a Star Wars X-wing novel, it is part three in the X-wings series, The last novel was the Empire Strikes Back in the series, The rebellion risked everything to take Coruscant, and they did, but the rebellion released a deadly virus that will bleed the rebellion dry, also Corran Horn was thought to be blown up only to reveal him in prison of the enemy, and they leader that is innocent on trial for treason. This novel blends court case with science fiction action.
You Can’t Scare Me! By R. L. Stine I return to reading Goosebumps books with book 15 in the original series. This one has a similar premise to The Haunted Mask where the person is scared of everything and wants revenge on the person scaring them. I this one Eddie lures Courtney, the bully, Muddy Creek where a rumored Mud Monster is there.