Well Savvy Readers, it’s December.
Which means all the more time to read and relax (when you’re not stressing about your Christmas shopping, that is). We want to share with you just how much we love the books we’re reading this month. Oh, and we’ve also put a face with the name (or the book, if you will) so check out who we are and what we’re reading below!
Meghan is reading Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
This story of triplet queens totally sucked me in! All three female characters are strong in their own way and are so great that I don’t know who I want to survive the Ascension Year! I’ve fallen in love with the strange island kingdom and can’t wait to see what happens next!
Cory is reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
It’s not out until the end of February but I already think this has potential to be the best book I’ll read in 2017. Halfway through and the main character totally has my heart. The Hate U Give comes out February 28, 2017. Pre-order it now!
I’ve only just started Red Queen, but so far this book has it all: ordinary girl with an extraordinary gift, class wars, and a secret rebellion on the rise. On top of that, I’ve heard so many great things about the sequel, Glass Sword, that I’m definitely looking forward to what could possibly happen next.
Catherine is reading History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
History of Wolves is one of those books that stays with you. Moody and atmospheric (like Winter’s Bone) with a complicated, captivating young narrator (like White Oleander), this is the perfect read for a dark wintery day. Beautiful and haunting! History of Wolves is out January 3, 2016. Pre-order it now!
I was excited to get my hands on a copy of Transit by Rachel Cusk, after recently reading and loving Outline. What appealed to me in Outline – observant, insightful writing – is just as true in Transit. Cusk’s writing is calm and sparse (in a good way), each page beautifully written. If you enjoy writing that is rich in character analysis and observations, Transit is for you! Transit is out January 17, 2017. Pre-order it now!
Irina is reading The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo
I am completely hooked! The novel is about two American Army nurses, Kay and Jo, at the front lines of World War II. Many nurses like them signed oaths of secrecy after returning home, swearing never to reveal the details of their wartime service. In 2005, those that were still alive began to tell their stories and the author, Teresa Messineo, was fortunate enough to hear some of them, basing her book on 7 years’ worth of research. Not only am I loving this story for its rich detail and thrilling plot line, but I also love that it finally gives a voice to the previously silenced women who risked their lives as nurses in WWII, illuminating their unsung heroism. The Fire By Night is in stores January 17, 2017. Pre-order it now!
Sabrina is reading Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson
I am loving this book! In the hopes of creating a “perfect little world” Dr. Grind (backed by an eccentric billionaire) brings together 19 parents (9 couples + 1 single parent who is the main character) to see what would happen when their 10 children are raised together collectively without knowing who their biological parents are. The concept of this book is so unique and engaging that I am really excited to see how this new family dynamic will play out. This book goes on sale January 24th, 2017. Pre-order it nowPre-order it now!
Ashley is reading A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
I already read A Boy Called Christmas this summer, so I’ve been ready and anxiously waiting for Christmas since July… mostly so that I could read this book again. It’s the perfect book to get you in the mood for this time of year and the best way to kick off the holiday season with your whole family. Join Nikolas in his adventure of learning that nothing is impossible, and find out the true story of Father Christmas.