Most Anticipated December 2023 Book Releases

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December is a bit of a quieter month when it comes to book releases. Although, there are still plenty of great things to choose from if you are looking for a last minute holiday gift. Here are some of the books I’m looking forward to the most in December:

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Book Haul – October 2023

Last month’s book haul was another wild one. There were a lot of great new releases in October, and I got my hands on SO MANY of them. šŸ™‚ My bookshelves aren’t very happy about it, but I am. My poor TBR cart is overflowing, but I have been consistently reading a lot of new releases recently. So, it isn’t as bad as it could be. lol. I also managed to pick up some highly anticipated ARCs and utilized the library quite a bit last month, too. Here’s everything I added to my shelves in October:

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Book Haul – September 2023

I definitely self-soothed all the anxiety I felt in September with book purchases. lol. So, there’s plenty of great stuff in this haul. This is actually part two of my September haul. You can find part one here, which highlights all the books I bought in the first 12 days of the month. Without further ado, here are the ARCs, books, and library acquisitions I got my hands on in the latter part of September.

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Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2023

September was a bit of a mess. I had quite a few doctor’s appointments, including my annual scans to check for cancer recurrence. I’m always anxious when it is time for the scans, but I was a little more nervous than usual because I’ve been experiencing some worsening shortness of breath for the last few months. They did some other tests, and it turns out that my remaining lung is just struggling with asthma. So, I’m on some new medicine and remain cancer free, which is great news.

The second half of the month was dominated by my wife’s contract negotiation with her employer, which was such a frustrating process. For a while, we thought she might not be working after the end of September, which would mean losing our health insurance. It was all annoying and somewhat worrying, but my diligent savings the last few years meant we’d be okay either way for quite a while. In the end, they couldn’t come to an agreement on terms to renew her contract, but she has a year to find something else before they eliminate her position, which is a much better outcome than we’d expected.

All this to say, the anxiety derailed my reading plans a bit. It was still a solid month, though. I just didn’t make as much progress on my remaining annual goals as I’d have liked.

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