The Month Ahead: December 2015


The Month Ahead - DecIn The Month Ahead, I will be rounding up the books I am currently reading, the ones I will start this month, and the ones I intend getting my mitts on… if I haven’t already! I will also be sharing any news about features or posts on Books by Proxy, and anything in the book world that has me all excited!


| Currently Reading |

We’re already well into December but seeing as I forgot to post ‘The Month Ahead’ when it was truly ahead, I figured now would be as good a time as any. And of course I still haven’t picked up three of the books which have been languishing on my currently reading pile for some time now… but there is always hope for December… if I don’t get distracted by too many shiny new books! Having made their way to the top of said pile, the currently reading list currently includes Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut and The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard.


| Current Events |

The 2016 Sci-Fi Experience
The 2016 Sci-Fi Experience

Hosted by Stainless Steel Droppingsheart


Upcoming Events |Rosemary and Rue Read Along

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The Rosemary and Rue Read Along

Organised by Lisa at Over the Effing Rainbow

Week 1 (Saturday 9th January)

Chapters 1-6 – hosted by Over the Effing Rainbow

Week 2 (Saturday 16th January)

Chapters 7-14 – hosted by Lynn at Lynn’s Books

Week 3 (Saturday 23rd January)

Chapters 15-20 – hosted by Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings

Week 4 (Saturday 30th January)

Chapters 21-End – hosted by Over the Effing Rainbow

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Vintage Sci Fi Month

Vintage Sci-Fi Month

Hosted by Little Red Reviewer

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Blog Tour - The American

Blog Tour: The American by Nadia Dalbuono

Review scheduled for 16th January 2016

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| Book Haul |

So many fantastic new books! This month I’m very excited to have acquired Golden Son by Pierce Brown, The Copper Promise by Jen Williams and The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay – three books which have been on my to be read for a while now and which I cannot wait to read!

Pyr very kindly sent me Supersymmetry by David Walton which, after the brilliant Superposition, I’m looking forward to getting stuck into, and following the brilliant The Few by Nadia Dalbuono, I received The American from Scribe Publications and will be participating in the blog tour during January.

Along with Kay’s The Lions of Al-Rassan, I acquired Isaac Asimov’s Foundation as part of the Dragons and Jetpacks Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book of the Month, and after seeing the final film in the cinema, I finally thought it was about time to jump on the band wagon and read The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (yes – it’s about time!).

And last but not least we have Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds, a fantastic novella which I’ve already finished reading – review to come!heart


| December Goals |

To finish at least one of the poor neglected novels which I am currently reading

(The Daylight War, NOS4R2 or Emma)

Status: 0 of 1 Complete

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To read at least one Christmas themed novel

Status: 0 of 1 Complete

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Have you picked up any great books lately or read any of those mentioned above? What are your goals for the month ahead? 

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10 thoughts on “The Month Ahead: December 2015

  1. I think you could have a new meme here – mid-month-musings! MMM – or Monday mid month musings MMMM!!
    Lots of good books to look forward to – I love Golden Son and The Copper Promise.
    What’s your Christmas theme novel going to be??
    Lynn 😀

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    1. Haha I totally could! I love a good meme.

      At the risk of being lazy I could just finish NOS4R2… but I couldn’t possibly have that as both a Halloween and a Christmas read! I’m thinking Agatha Christie’s ‘The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding’, Tolkien’s ‘Letters from Father Christmas’ and Terry Pratchett’s ‘The Hogfather’… or at least one of the three!

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  2. Looks like a good goal for a busy month xD I havent ready any of those books, unfortunately, but Im hoping someone gives me Red Rising xD also I have The Lies of Locke Lamora to read this month, so I’m excited for that 🙂

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