Books with a month in the title
The best part about reading challenges is that not they make reading more fun, they also push you towards finding creative book titles. For instance, recently I came across a reading challenge to read books with” a month” in the title. I find it unique and fascinating.
I loved the idea of representing the themes of a novel through a month. So if you’re looking for some unique reading challenges, why not take up challenge of books with months in titles.
And good news is that you don’t have spend hours searching for those books. I have done enough research and compiled the list of novels with months in the title.
Interestingly, I am able to find novels which contain names of nearly every month in their name. And it turns out that most authors seem to include “ December” in the title. Which means you can also add those books in your Christmas reading list.
Anyway, let’s get started with this exciting list. Also don’t forget to check out other lists of posts which can also help with your reading challenge such as, books with “red” in the title, books with numbers in the title and books with “garden” in the title.
November 9 Colleen Hoover
If you loved ‘It Ends With Us’ you’ll be delighted to read another novel from the same author. This unforgettable love story follows a former actress Fallon and an aspiring novelist Ben. Just before leaving to a new place Fallon happens to be in a heated argument with her father. Thereupon she meets Ben and ends up spending last day together. Although it was a fairly short affair, they decided to meet on November 9 for the next five years. So is it going to be a happily ever after?
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy’s 1984 novel follows a rogue Soviet submarine captain who wants to defect to the United States with his vessel. When CIA learns about Captain Marko Ramius’s brutual mission, they send their best analyst, Jack Ryan, to find out Ramius’ intentions. However, challenges lie ahead of Ryan as he needs to make sure that Ramius doesn’t know that he is being followed so as not to jeopardise his mission.
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
Four women, who met through a classified ad, decide to travel to Italy. As they spend their vacation in a charming Italian castle, they slowly begin to discover more about each other. Plethora of distinctive characters and beautiful descriptions of picturesque Italy, what not to love about this novel.
Middlemarch by by George Eliot
Set in the fictional Midlands town of Middlemarch, George Eliot’s novel takes place in the late 1820s. It features a huge array of characters. Each character is involved in several distinctive plots. The main theme of the Middlemarch includes the status of women, institution of marriage, religion, political reform, education and many more.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
January is a young girl who is living under the care and provision of her father’s employer, Mr Locke. However, without her mother and absent father she often feels out of place. That’s until she discovers a mysterious book that’ll unravel her own family secrets.
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Laurie has never believed in the love at first sight scenarios. But when she meets someone on a snowy December day, she feels something special. Although she tried to look for him for years, her efforts were in vain. Yet, years later, Laurie does meet him at a party but turns out that he is her best friend’s boyfriend.
Lost December by Richard Paul Evans
Luke Crisp has just graduated from a renowned business school and his affluent father wants him to take over the family business. But Luke has something else in his mind. All thanks to his trust fund, he just wants to enjoy life with his friends. But as he runs out of the money, he finds himself working at one of his father’s companies, anonymously. When he meets a struggling single-mother, Luke starts to realise more about life.
A Wedding in December Sarah Morgan
The White family gathers for their daughter Rose’s marriage, parents Maggie and Nick are hiding a secret and their elder daughter is determined to stop the wedding. Rose’s winter wedding is breaking the family Christmas tradition, as the White family always celebrated Christmas at their Honeysuckle Cottage in Oxfordshire. A wedding in December is an uplifting family tale.
September by Rosamunde Pilcher
In this charming novel, Rosamunde Pilcher narrates the story of several characters who all are invited to attend a dance party for Katy Steynton, who is turning twenty one. As these characters from all walks of life join the party, their life experiences are revealed. An atmospheric novel that you’d definitely enjoy reading.
The October Country by Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury is known for writing highly imaginative stories that combine dark and gothic themes with fantasy. In The October Country there are several short stories such as Skeleton, The Small Assassin and The Crowd. In Skeleton we meet a man whose skeleton has own consciousness. In The Small Assassin, there is a murderous infant. These stories that are strangely creepy and horrifying.
Snow in August by Pete Hamill
Set in 1947 the story follows the working class lives in Brooklyn. Michael Devlin is an 11-year old Irish catholic. Michael and his friends are often told to stay away from Jewish. The children believe that most Jewish eat babies and hide gold in their synagogue. But then Michael’s unexpected encounter with Rabbi Judah Hirsch changes everything. He begins to see the world through a new lens.
Summer and July by Paul Mosier
Twelve-year-old Juillet isn’t looking forward to this year’s summer. As her mother is working at the local hospital she is going to spend a lot of time on her own. She isn’t allowed to talk to her best friend and her dad is busy vacationing with his new girlfriend. But when she meets a carefree surfer girl Summer, her world seems to look better.
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams
It seems that bestselling writers Eva and Shane are getting a second chance in their love life. Since their first meeting and heartbreak in high school, the former couple had expressed their feelings through their novels. Now that they both crossed each other’s paths, they are about to give another chance for their love life.
Everyday in December by Kitty Wilson
Nothing is going well for Shakespeare loving-Belle Wilde. Amidst the never ending family and financial struggles, she loves the fact that it’s finally December. Celebrating Christmas without any money isn’t something anyone wants, but Belle is sure that something magical will happen. Meanwhile, there is Rory Walter who hates December. So when these two meet, both are able to find something special.
My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder
This middle grade book is a tale of 13-year-old Leah who struggles with loneliness. . Ever since a terrible tragedy last summer, her family has almost isolated her and her friends no longer care about her. One summer day she meets a young girl named Jasper who lives alone in a small cottage. This warm story of friendship will surely melt your heart.
Dark August by Katie Tallo
Augusta Monet’s monotonous life takes a new turn when she learns that her grandmother had passed away. With a heavy heart she returns to Canada where her grandmother has left the inheritance. However, upon arriving she stumbles across her childhood belongings along with some cold case files, which she recalls were her mother’s possessions. Soon Gus decides to investigate each case and finds out whether they are connected to her mother’s death. .
See you in September by Charity Norman
Cassy and her boyfriend are travelling to New Zealand for a short vacation. But during the commute they end up arguing and Cassey breaks up with her boyfriend and decides to travel with a group of strangers from a farming collective. When her new friends offer a stay at the collective, she only intends to spend one night. However, she is swept away by the beauty of the valley and the charisma of the community leader and ends up spending years in the community.
The November Girl by Lydia Kang
Lydia Kang’s fantasy novel is a perfect blend of romance and magical realism. Told in alternating perspectives we meet Anda, who is half-human and half-witch and Hector who is running away from his troubled family life. When Hector takes refuge in Isle Royale, he has no clue that it’s the same place where Anda lives during every winter. As they share each other’s life story, they begin to discover a lot more than they had expected.
Forever in Cape May by Jennifer Probst
The third book from The Sunshine Sisters series is a feel good romance novel.Taylor and Pierce are childhood friends But it seems like they both have more than friendship in their mind. When Taylor, an artist by profession visits her sister to help the family business, these two friends turn to overnight lovers. But can they forget about their spark and live separate lives after everything?
The Warmest December by Bernice L. McFadden
This moving family drama depicts the effects on alcoholism and abuse. Kenzie is a young black woman who is the sole visitor to her dying father. She hates visiting him, as he often reminds her of a traumatic childhood. The story takes us through Kenzie’s life in the past and present as she looks back on her family and her own life.
Until July by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Smart and beautiful July Mayson is a vet and comes from an overprotective family. As she was out for a relaxing ride, she bumps into Wes Silver, quite literally. She is not looking for anyone at the moment as she is well aware that her family is hard to please. But then she feels a very special connection towards Wes.
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