8 Biggest New Books of December 2018

The year might be wrapping up, but the new books don't stop coming in December.

December 2018 books
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I’ll whisper this next part for people who aren’t ready yet: (It’s nearly Christmas!). We have all definitely earned the right to celebrate at the end of this year, and what better way than with a new book, right? (What do you mean, I already have enough?) Whether you’re looking for some perspective on your own life, or need a window into other lives and fantastical worlds, or really just want a good laugh, you’ll find it hidden in the titles below.

 

Calm The F*** Down book1. Calm the F*ck Down | Sarah Knight

You’ll have to wait until the end of December for this book, but it sure will be worth it. With a title you’ve definitely wanted to scream at someone this year, this self-help guide will not hold your hand and pat you on the back while you sniff your woes away. Instead it will slap you around the head and show you exactly how to sort it out. The perfect present for that friend who always posts ‘New Year, New Me’ in January but never changes.

Out December 31st

 

Are u ok book2. ‘Are U OK?’ | Kati Morton

If you’re reflecting on lifestyle changes at the end of this year, there is little else more important than taking some time for your mental health. With a third of the population effected by mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders and more, we all need to learn as much as possible about what’s happening in our minds. Kati Morton is a marriage and family therapist with a following on YouTube. She has used this book to answer the most common questions people want to ask but don’t know how to. An undeniably essential read.

Out December 11th

 

3. Boys: What It Means to Become a Man | Rachel Giese

Conversations are beginning to take place that address the stereotypes that have damaged women for too long. We are seeking a safer world to raise our girls in, but this cannot be the end of the battle. What about our boys? Rachel Giese digs into the stereotypes damaging men and threatening their emotional wellbeing. Suicide is worryingly high among young men, and we will only achieve true equality when we address the ‘myths of masculinity’.

Out December 1st

 

The Gown book4. The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding | Jennifer Robson

Who doesn’t love a good royal wedding? Well, probably some of you. However, this historical novel might change your mind. Featuring the wedding of the original style icon, Queen Elizabeth II herself, Jennifer Robson’s touching tale of friendship, love and survival focuses on the story of two women chosen to help make her wedding dress in the frayed atmosphere of post-war Britain.

Out December 31st

 

Yes I'm Hot In This5. Yes, I’m Hot in This | Huda Fahmy

Nothing unites us quite like comedy. Dive into another perspective with this delightful collection of comics from Huda Fahmy about the realities of wearing a hijab and some of the ridiculous questions she gets asked about it.

Out December 11th

 

Radiant Shimmering Light6. Radiant Shimmering Light | Sarah Selecky

Another title that should be recommended reading if you need a good ol’ laugh is Sarah Selecky’s satirical Radiant Shimmering Light. Featuring animal aura painting, self-actualisation and female friendship, this tale will make you laugh, make you think and encourage you to be who you are.

Out December 4th

 

My Favourite Half Night Stand7. My Favourite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren

Yep, this is another funny book, with some added rom for your com. New York Times bestseller Christina Lauren gives us yet more reason to mock the laughable state of online dating. The protagonist is a professor and expert on female serial killers. What better way could there be to chase away the winter chill?

Out December 4th

 

8. Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3) | Cassandra Clare

One of the stand-out queens of fantasy is back with the third and final instalment of The Dark Artifices trilogy. Cassandra Clare has amassed many fans with her near-library of publications set in the world of the Shadowhunters – they’ve been turned into a TV show too. Be prepared for more battles with evil, forbidden romance and secrets that could destroy everything.

Expected 4th December