01 Dec

Written by Kristin on December 1, 2011

The countdown to Christmas is on, and that means loads of new books will be released this month just in time for holiday shopping. Whether you’re looking for a gift or something to relax with after a long day of shopping, check out these 10 fantastic December releases.

The Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas by Stuart MacBride (release dates: 1/12 – 12/12) Each day from today through 12 December, a new story in MacBride’s “Crime at Christmas” collection will be released, beginning with “A Partridge in a Pear Tree” and ending with 12 Drummers Drumming.

The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon (release date: 01/12) Gabaldon’s newest novel in her popular Lord John Grey series follows Lord John and Jamie Fraser as they head to Ireland.

1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber (release date: 03/12 – Kindle eBook) This heartwarming story about the small town of Cedar Grove explores what happens when a basket of puppies left on a doorstep changes Christmas.

The Infernal Devices 2: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (release date: 06/12) The second book in this bestselling young adult fantasy series continues the story of young Tessa and the Shadowhunters who keep Victorian London safe from demons.

I Heart Vegas by Lindsey Kelk (release date: 08/12) The newest in Kelk’s “I Heart” series follows a Brit on a girls’ weekend in Vegas, along with a bonus citybreak guide.

The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion (release date: 13/12) The perfect gift for Twi-hards delves into the making of the newest Twilight film.

Locked On by Tom Clancy (13/12) Clancy’s latest brings back his popular characters President Jack Ryan Sr., running for re-election, and Jack Jr., a field operative working against terrorism.

Martha’s Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations by Martha Stewart (release date: 15/12) The domestic goddess (or god) will enjoy Stewart’s new recipes and decorating ideas for yearround entertaining, ranging from birthdays to afternoon tea to the festive season.

Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (release date: 15/12) The first of a 3-book partnership features illustrated micro stories from Gordon-Levitt’s crowdsourcing collaboration website, hitRECord.

Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis by David Wills (release date: 20/12) A must for Marily Monroe fans, this book is a gorgeous photo collection of Marilyn through the years, including some never-seen photos.


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