Read to Your Heart’s Content This Winter


Ella Hummeldorf

Books have always been around since the beginning of time. Readers immerse themselves in different worlds, history, romantic stories and some people even write their own works of literature. Here is a list of 15 different books coming out in December, although these dates are subject to change.

  1. The Fox’s Curse by Sarah Painter (Fiction). Lydia Crow has long suspected there is more beneath London than just trains, but has never been keen to poke around in the dark. But when Paul Fox, powerful member of the Fox Family, blackmails her into taking a case, she has no choice.
  2. The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams (Fiction). Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. Enter Cassandra Heaven. She’s Instagram-model hot, dresses like she found her clothes in a dumpster, and has a rebellious streak as gnarly as the cafeteria cooking. So why is Cassandra willing to do anything, even take on a potty-training two-year-old, to join Esme’s babysitters club? The answer lies in a mysterious note Cassandra’s mother left her: “Find the babysitters. Love, Mom.” Turns out, Esme and Cassandra have more in common than they think, and they’re about to discover what being a babysitter really means: a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from seriously terrifying evil. And all before the parents get home.
  3. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams (Non Fiction). How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big is the memoir of Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams, in which he shares how he learned to take care of himself, so he could go from loss to loss, until eventually winning big.
  4. How to Speak Machine by John Maeda (Non Fiction). How To Speak Machine provides a coherent framework for today’s product designers, business leaders and policymakers to grasp this brave new world.
  5. Fireborne by Rosaria Munda (Fiction). Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone–even the lowborn–a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders. Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs. Which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen?
  6. Sincerely, You by Savannah Maddison (Non Fiction). A stirring yet accessible guidebook for tweens and teens looking to remain connected to troops overseas or to any loved ones who can’t be by their sides. Inspired by her personal experiences with deployment, author and teenaged singer-songwriter Savannah Maddison shares her journey to creating Savannah’s Soldiers, a school-based letter-writing foundation, while offering real-world advice and prompts that encourage readers to write letters to anyone in their lives who might need support.
  7. A Bridge to a Belle Island by Julie Klassen (Historical Fiction). After a humiliating mistake, lawyer Benjamin Booker resolves to never again trust a beautiful woman. He finds himself falling for the main suspect–a woman who claims not to have left the island in ten years. But should he trust her? On Belle Island, Isabelle feels safe and leads a productive life, but fear keeps her trapped there. While they search for the truth, secrets come to light and danger comes calling.
  8. Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin (Non Fiction). Greatness doesn’t come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades. He shows that the skills of business, negotiating deals, evaluating financial statements, and all the rest.
  9. Her Christmas Rogue by Christi Caldwell (Historical Fiction). Lady Winifred Grisham has been in love with her brother’s best friend Lord Trent Ballantine more years than she can remember. The only problem is, Trent is a notorious rogue who doesn’t dally with the respectable. Winnie doesn’t want a dalliance–she wants his heart. Is this the Season where anything can happen?
  10. Yoga for the Inflexible Male by Yoga Matt (Non Fiction). A yoga book for the chronically inflexible, with practical, down-to-earth advice for weekend warriors, aging athletes, and anyone else who could benefit from a bit more flexibility in their lives.
  11. Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian (Fiction). In a world where magic is illegal, eight criminals led by rebellious Larkin are sent on a mission to rid their realm of an ancient evil lurking beneath the surface. Descending into a world full of unspeakable horrors, Larkin and her crew must use their forbidden magic to survive. The eight of them were chosen for a reason. But as the beasts grow in number and her band is picked off one by one, Larkin is forced to confront a terrible truth: They were never meant to return.
  12. Christmas at Fortuna’s Parlor by Dawn Brower (Historical Fiction). You are invited…Fortuna’s Parlor is hosting a Christmas celebration. Anything is possible when magic is in the air and love is the strongest lure of all. Enter the parlor and discover the miracle of Christmas and perhaps steal a kiss under the mistletoe or holly…
  13. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin (Fiction). Witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. They are burned. As a huntsman of the Church, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But when Lou pulls a wicked stunt, the two are forced into an impossible situation—marriage. Lou, unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, must make a choice. And love makes fools of us all.
  14. Twelve Nights of Scandal by Carrie Lomax (Historical Fiction). A Christmas Conspiracy. Mr. Finlay Weston braves deep snowfall to attend a tedious Christmas party in the countryside for one reason—he intends to take a wife. Miss Stanton is the obvious choice. Yet it is her cousin, Miss Amity Mayweather, who compels him. Could the women be conspiring to prevent Finn from proposing? When Holly abruptly changes course, Amity must decide whether to claim the unexpected love blossoming between her and her brother’s best friend—or to step aside and preserve her closeness with Holly.
  15. Eating the Sun by Ella Frances Sanders (Non Fiction). Have you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common with stars, or why the Moon never leaves us? Thinking about the precise dancing of planets, the passing of time, or the nature of natural things? Our world is full of unshakable mystery, and although we live in a civilization more complicated than ever, there is a simplicity and reassurance to be found in knowing how and why.