Hello December. Goodbye 2016.
It's finally December and the end of 2016 is near. I can hear the cheers ringing through the internet as people proclaim the worst year EVER to be over. Now to be honest, I've only felt an overwhelming hate towards this year starting November 9th. The election of He Who Must Not Be Named and his cabinet full of Death Eaters is still making me feel a bit queasy, and I'm not really looking forward to the next four years.
But when I'm not drowning my sorrows in a pint of Halo Top or watching too much Once Upon A Time on Netflix, I'm trying to fill my days with books about science, feminism, and diversity.
I started listening to Hidden Figures on audiobook this morning and it's giving me all sorts of feelings. I saw the movie trailer a few months ago and immediately got on the wait list for the audiobook at my local library. It was well worth the wait because I'm only about an hour in and I'm already loving it. The only thing I'm sad about is not hearing about these women sooner. There are parts of our history that are completely kept out of history books, so it's important that we go out and seek truthful writing and educate ourselves... especially over the next 4 years.
I plan on seeing the movie when it's released in a few weeks. It will definitely be a nice way to send off 2016.
As December 31st looms nearer I also need to make sure I finish my Book Riot Reader Harder Challenge. I'm only 4 challenges behind, but I'll need to start at least 2 new books in order to finish it. Thankfully I have Winter Break from school and work coming up very soon. 4 weeks of no homework and 2 weeks of no work work! I can't wait.
So what are you reading to finish out the year? Do you have any historical book recommendations for me? Leave me a comment below!