Starting in the fall and lasting all through the winter, the colder weather is the perfect time for readers to stock-up on the best books of the year. November saw some terrific releases, and December is following-up with a few wonderful titles as well, available  in almost every genre possible.

To keep track of all the popular releases in December, we checked-in with the Amazon Editorial team that keeps tabs on each month’s most highly-anticipated novels. Jumping to the front of the line is Moriarty from Anthony Horowitz. Perfect for the Sherlock Holmes fan, the book comes from the same author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty tumbled to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls.

Another of this month’s most popular titles comes from Anita Diamant, she wrote The Boston Girl, telling the story of a family  of  a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Whether you are looking for a few novels to gift, or to cuddle-up with as winter finally takes hold, you can find almost any type of novel that you’re looking for below.


Title Author Release Date
Moriarty Anthony Horowitz 12/9/2014
When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II Molly Guptill Manning 12/2/2014
Here Richard McGuire 12/9/2014
The Strange Library Haruki Murakami 12/2/2014
Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream Joshua Davis 12/2/2014
Becoming Richard Pryor Scott Saul 12/9/2014
Skylight José Saramago 12/2/2014
Empire of Cotton: A Global History Sven Beckert 12/2/2014
“Safety Tips for Living Alone” (Kindle Single) Jim Shepard 12/1/14
The Boston Girl: A Novel Anita Diamant 12/9/2014
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir Viv Albertine 11/25/2014