TresSugarSource: December Must Reads
Welcome to the wintry world of the holidays - happy December, everyone! As we bundle up and spend our evenings and weekends holed up at home with a fire (or candles) and a good book, now's the best time to explore the hottest reads of the season. This month, a diverse bunch of books hit bookshelves, from a memoir by Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas to a wedding book by the founder of Style Me Pretty. Throw in some mysteries, a suspenseful romance, and a memoir on growing up as an American girl in Paris, and we've got enough books to tide us over till the New Year. Check out the most promising page-turners coming out in December now!
- Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith: At 16 years young, US Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas made history this Summer when she became the first African-American woman to win the all-around gymnastics gold medal at the Olympics. Now with the help of Michelle Burford, she's written a memoir on her experience titled Grace, Gold, & Glory: My Leap of Faith.
- Mae Murray: The Girl With the Bee-Stung Lips: Fans of The Artist will be intrigued by Michael G. Ankerich's Mae Murray: The Girl With the Bee-Stung Lips, which takes a look at the life and career of silent film star Mae Murray from her Tinseltown glory days to her spiral into poverty and mental illness.
- Style Me Pretty Weddings: Inspiration and Ideas For an Unforgettable Celebration: Brides-to-be and avid SMP readers are sure to have Abby Larson's blog-inspired book Style Me Pretty Weddings: Inspiration and Ideas For an Unforgettable Celebration on their holiday wish list.
- An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris: In her memoir An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris, Stephanie LaCava tells her own coming-of-age story of growing up as an awkward American girl in Paris.
- Me Before You: UK bestselling author (and The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail contributor) Jojo Moyes shares a heartbreaking romance in her latest novel, Me Before You. The story follows a woman's unexpected relationship with her moody boss who has to give up his exciting and extravagant lifestyle when an accident leaves him wheelchair-bound.
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- Open Heart: In his memoir Open Heart, Night author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel gives us an intimate look at his life and the existential questions that plague him as he faces his mortality ahead of an emergency open heart surgery.
- The Child's Child: Murder, homosexuality, betrayal, and illegitimate pregnancy are just some of the topics explored in the novel-within-a-novel The Child's Child by award-winning mystery writer Ruth Rendell, writing under her Barbara Vine pseudonym. The suspenseful story explores a brother and sister's relationship in the midst of turmoil and the "violence lurking behind our society's taboos."
- Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See: Juliann Garey's Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See follows a successful Hollywood exec struggling with bipolar disorder as he leaves his wife and young daughter to travel the world for a decade.
- Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland: Fashion editor, innovator, and curator Diana Dalziel Vreeland's story is told in her first full-length biography, Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland, by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart.
- Shiver: Romance meets suspense in Karen Robards's novel Shiver, as a tough-as-nails single mom finds herself in unexpected danger when her repo job goes wrong and she finds a beaten man tied up in the trunk of a stolen car.
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