December 2021 TBR | the final books of the year

Hello again, dear readers. I am excited to be back with this tbr to share with you all, it certainly has been awhile since I put a monthly tbr together, and I quite enjoyed doing this one.

We have been listening to Penatonix and, of course, Maverick City’s new Christmas album on repeat. No tree yet, but our Advent candles are out and we have been enjoying our Advent time each night. We have all been busy getting gifts together for each other and it’s truly special seeing my siblings’ love for each other as they think up special things to give. 🙂


100 Days of Sunlight – Abbie Emmons

I have had this book on my tbr ever since it first came out, but for some odd reason I never picked a copy up until now. Well, better late than never, I suppose. 🙂

To be honest, the main reason I want to read this book is due to the fact that I am a fan of Abbie, and particularly the amazing writing podcast she hosts with her sister. That said, I am excited to read this book!

[When 16-year-old poetry blogger Tessa Dickinson is involved in a car accident and loses her eyesight for 100 days, she feels like her whole world has been turned upside-down. TheStoryGraph]


Cathedral: a collection – Maya Joelle

In all honesty, I am part way through this lovely book and fully in love with it already. I cannot wait to dive further into it (and eventually review it to entice you lovely people to find a copy for yourself)!

[Cathedral is a collection of poetry and creative prose about beauty in the midst of grief and joy in the face of great sorrow. Goodreads]


Speak Easy, Speak Love – McKelle George

After reading a fascinating review of this book a couple of months ago, I promptly added it to my tbr.

I mean, what’s not to love, it is a 1920s retelling of Much Ado About Nothing?!

[Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. TheStoryGraph]


I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai

I Am Malala is another book that has been hanging out on my tbr for a lengthy period of time. It seems to be a solid final non-fiction read of the year, so here it is.

[I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. TheStoryGraph]


Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed

As soon as I heard about this, I requested it from the library (I mean, Elizabeth Acevedo!). This book is currently sitting on my desk, waiting for me to finish reading it.

[These fifteen original pieces delve into everything from ghost stories and superheroes, to memories in the kitchen and travels around the world, to addiction and grief, to identity and anti-Blackness, to finding love and speaking your truth. Full of both sorrow and joy, Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed is an essential celebration of this rich and diverse community. TheStoryGraph]


The Last Legacy – Adrienne Young

I still have mixed feelings about the Fable books, but I couldn’t resist The Last Legacy. The cover has me rather mesmerized, and I am looking forward to discovering the stories it conceals.

[With a forbidden romance to contend with and dangerous work ahead, the cost of being accepted into the Roths may be more than Bryn can pay. TheStoryGraph]


The Candle and The Flame – Nafiza Azad

Yet another book that has been on my tbr for months. Clearly I am feeling an itch to clear out my tbr slightly.

I generally don’t gravitate towards “fiery magic [and] sizzling romance” so this may be a disappointment, only time will tell. 🙂

[In this William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist novel, Nafiza Azad weaves an immersive tale of magic and the importance of names; fiercely independent women; and, perhaps most importantly, the work for harmony within a city of a thousand cultures and cadences. TheStoryGraph]


Have you read any of these books? What are you hoping to read before the end of the year?

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