December is one of my favorite months because the weather cools down and you can cozy up by the fire with a page-turning book. Even better, if you know someone on your gift list who loves to read, any of the titles listed below would be a great option. There are some heart-pounding mysteries and thrillers, as well as some home renovating books to help you get through the last few weeks of 2018. Head below to find all of our top picks in our December Reading List.

For those who like military suspense…

If you’re a fan of Tom Clancy, a new book has just come out called  Oath of Office, written by New York Times Best Selling Author Marc Cameron. Just released November 27th, this book has already become a Barnes & Noble Best Seller, too. This story focuses on President Jack Ryan, who has dedicated his life to protecting the United States. What if this time, he can’t? When two Russian nuclear missiles have been hijacked, what will be his plan to regain control? This new release is currently 40% off at Barnes & Noble and just $18.

For the DIY-ers…

The popular home designer Joanna Gaines has a new book that just came out less than a month ago. Called Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, she will take you room by room on how to create spaces that feel distinctly yours and share her tips on how she turns her home into a sanctuary. If you’re looking to spruce up your home before the holidays, or even after, this book is a sure way to help you get in the mood. You can find it at Barnes & Noble for $24.

For those who like thrillers…

Thrillers are my personal favorite books to read and a new one that is coming out the day after Christmas is Lisa Jewell’s I’m Watching You. This book starts out with a woman who has moved home after four years abroad and finds herself next to an older man next door. As her crush becomes all-consuming, she’s eventually forced to confront a terrifying question: what if she’s not the only one who’s obsessed? After spine tingling twists, this book will have you flipping through the pages in no time. This book can be pre-ordered now for just $23 on Amazon. If there is one book on December’s Reading List you should pick up, make it this one.

For fans of Big Little Lies

Finally, Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty has a new book called Nine Perfect Strangers. This page-turning book goes through the lives of nine characters who buy into a ten-day spa package that they hope will turn them into different, happier people. During this retreat you will dig into nine personalities and the drama between them. Find it at Amazon for $17.

Which book was your favorite from this list? Let me know in the comments below.

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