Books | Reading My Way Through December

My inner book worm definitely makes more of an appearance when the winter months come around once more; there truly is nothing better than cosying up on a cold winters eve with a steaming mug of hot chocolate in one hand and a fabulous book in the other. There's such an emphasis in current culture on 'summer reading lists', most likely due to the endless chill time widely associated with the summer months, but for me its the back end of the year that welcomes me more into the world of literature.

In prep for the last part of twenty-seventeen I've collected an array of titles - most of the YA lit variety, the genre that truly holds a place in my heart - which have been sprawled throughout my room, eagerly awaiting the day that they make the journey onto my nightstand. Fancy a peek into a handful of them?



Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
Will - Maybe I'm too late. Maybe Zoe's dad stole all her fifteen years and taught her to be scared. I'll undo it. Help her learn to be strong again, and brave. Not that I'm any kind of example, but we can learn together. When the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you can't run fast enough.
Zoe -  Maybe it'll take Will years to come to terms with being abandoned. Maybe it'll take forever. I'll stay with him no matter how long it takes to prove that people don't always leave, don't always give up on you.
(Goodreads) 
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The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain
Dear Anna,
What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I'm so sorry—


The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle's suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle—her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family—described a woman who embraced life.

Yet there was so much they didn't know.

With the discovery of the letter and its heartbreaking secret, Noelle's friends begin to uncover the truth about this complex woman who touched each of their lives - and the life of a desperate stranger - with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit.

(Goodreads) 

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The End Of Everything by Megan Abbott
Thirteen-year-old Lizzie Hood and her next-door neighbor, Evie Verver, are inseparable, best friends who swap clothes, bathing suits, and field-hockey sticks and between whom, presumably, there are no secrets. Then one afternoon, Evie disappears, and as a rabid, giddy panic spreads through the balmy suburban community, everyone turns to Lizzie for answers. Was Evie unhappy, troubled, or upset? Had she mentioned being followed? Would she have gotten into the car of a stranger?

Compelled by curiosity, Lizzie takes up her own furtive pursuit of the truth. Haunted by dreams of her lost friend and titillated by her own new power as the center of the disappearance, Lizzie uncovers secret after secret and begins to wonder if she knew anything at all about her best friend.
 

(Goodreads) 
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Two Blue Lines by S C Montgomery
His fear . . . Her secrets . . . Their choice.

What if the only girl you’ve ever loved lied to you? Lied to everyone?
Those two blue lines changed everything for Reed Young and Melissa Summers. In more ways than one.
And now, he must decide for himself . . . Man up or walk away?
(Goodreads)

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Right Of Way by Lauren Barnholdt
Here are Peyton and Jace, meeting on vacation. Click! It’s awesome, it’s easy, it’s romantic. This is the real deal.

Unless it isn’t. Because when you’re in love, you don’t just stop calling one day. And you don’t keep secrets. Or lie. And when your life starts falling apart, you’re supposed to have the other person to lean on.

Here are Peyton and Jace again, broken up but thrown together on a road trip. One of them is lying about the destination. One of them is pretending not to be leaving something behind. And neither of them is prepared for what’s coming on the road ahead…
 

(Goodreads) 
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What are you reading this December?

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