December's book will be In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick. This book tells the true story of the Natucket whaleship Essex and their disastrous encounter with a sperm whale that served as the inspiration for Moby Dick. A great non-fiction book that reads like an adventure story.
Here is Nathaniel Philbrick's website
A film version of the book is being released in December as well, starring Chris Hemsworth, Brendan Gleeson, and Cillian Murphy, and directed by Ron Howard. Check it out on IMDb