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December TBR

It's the festive season, lovely little Internet friends! And because it's the festive season, we're into the bit of the year where my reading becomes a bit less structured and begins depending on what is available at my grandmother's to peruse and pick up once my own library becomes inaccessible to me for a month (a month of being pampered, eating good food, and having someone else look after me while I do the PhD work I've been procrastinating on all term - how lovely). So, as per last month, it's a much shorter TBR - just the few books I definitely want to read before I leave; and some other books that I know are available for me in France that I might be tempted to read in the next month.

Proper TBR:

  • A History of Magic, by Chris Gosden

  • Priory of the Orange Tree, by Samantha Shannon

  • Just Haven't Met You Yet, by Sophie Cousens

  • The Patience of the Spider, by Andrea Camilleri

  • The Paper Moon, by Andrea Camilleri

  • Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner

  • Small Things Like These, by Claire Keegan

  • Imperium, by Robert Harris

  • Le Collier de la Reine, by Alexandre Dumas

  • La plus sécrète mémoire des hommes, by Mohammed Mbougar Sarr

  • Mr, by Emma Becker


  • She Would Be King, by Wayetú Moore

  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, by Balli Kaur Jaswal

  • The Madwoman Upstairs, by Catherine Lowell

  • The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer

  • War: How Conflict Shaped Us, by Margaret MacMillan

  • The Midnight Bargain, by C.L. Polk

  • Le Cœur cousu, by Carole Martinez

Will potentially want to read:

  • La Panthère des neiges, by Sylvain Tesson

  • Le Tribunal d'honneur, by Dominique Fernandez

  • Un crime sans importance, by Irène Frain

  • Lettres à un jeune poète, by Rainer Maria Rilke

Let me know which of these strike your fancy - and which you'd potentially like to see a review of!

Happy reading (and happy festivities),

Amélie xx

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I’m Amélie, I love books and reading, and I also love talking about them.

I’m incredibly lucky to be bilingual, so I read books in both French and English, and will talk about both of those on here – although I will do more in English, since I know that’s probably what the majority of the people who ever find this blog will be interested in!

I also like history, traveling, Shakespeare, coffee, cheese, musicals, Italian Baroque art, the ballet, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You, flowers, makeup, high heels, and baking. Yes, I’m a walking cliché. I am aware.

Please do tweet at me with any suggestions/book recommendations/thoughts.

In case you’re curious – yes, Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book of all time.

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