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December Reading List

I am ashamed.


I am very ashamed.


I should hide behind a big rock.


I’m just being dramatic but my reading quota for this month, in fact the last few months, has been poor. Very poor. I’ve had the intention to read but I just kept getting distracted. If I weren’t distracted by YouTube or a TV show, I was probably writing or sleeping. And my day job consumes most of my energy. Getting anything done is always a balancing act.


But I resolve that for the start of this month, I will try very hard to get back on track with my reading. I will make this last month of the year count!


To help me stay on track, I’ll be listing the books that I intend to finish reading or begin and complete reading in December. If you and I are in the same boat, perhaps making a reading list will assist you too. It certainly won’t hurt.


Here are my December books:

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  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – I started this several months ago. I watched the TV series first then decided to see if it matched up to the book. So far I like them both. It’s very interesting and I intend to do a separate post on it later on.


  • Origin by Dan Brown – I have all of his novels and I really like them. Naturally I’ve watched the movie adaptations as well. I recently bought his newest release, which features the protagonist Robert Langdon once again on another intriguing adventure.


  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee – This didn’t get the most favourable reviews but I still want to give it a chance since her first published novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” is one of my top 5 favourite books of all time.


  • Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes – I believe this is a romance. I have never read any of this author’s books before nor did I know of her until my mother gave me this novel for Christmas last year. I cannot let another Christmas pass by without reading it.


  • The Art of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh – This is an inspirational non-fiction book written by a Buddhist Zen master about the art of mindful living. Again, my mother gifted me this book and so far it is quite calming and thought provoking.


To be as practical as possible, I am keeping my list short. I may not even be able to read all five books by the end of December, but I will certainly try. I will record my progress incrementally, probably on Twitter. If you are not already following me on Twitter, I can be found at @Giselle_Mills. And don’t forget to follow me here on my blog and on Google+.


Now, time to start reading!


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