R29 Reads: The Books We’re Picking Up This December

Illustrated by Natalia Bagniewska.
Ah December, filled with nothing but office parties, pub crawls and painfully expensive Christmas markets. It may be one of the most social months of the year but let's not overlook December's potential for hibernation. Those hazy Sunday mornings, long commutes and hours spent hiding from the family over the Christmas break are all perfect opportunities to kick back with a good book (and a selection box).
 
There have been some great releases over the last couple of months. We've had Mary Gaitskill’s This Is Pleasure, a fictional tale of power, sex and consent in the modern workplace, and the return of one of the greatest love stories in recent years with André Aciman’s Find Me, the eagerly anticipated sequel to Call Me By Your Name.
 
If you’ve already worked your way through the big names and are hungry for more, we've got you covered with some new and exciting titles for the coming month, alongside a few gems that you might've missed when they first hit the shelves. From a magical historical fantasy to a gripping psychological thriller, our December reading list has something to suit everyone. Take a peek at what R29 staff are reading this month.

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