It’s getting to a point where when we say “I want to read this before the end of the year” we really, really, really need to hurry up and read the book.
It’s even harder when you’ve been away from reading for such a long time because not only do you have new releases – you have a huge backlist of books you want to get too. It’s hard trying to prioritise things.
As a blogger, there’s sometimes a certain pressure to be up to date with new releases. I definitely don’t let myself get weighed down by this, but sometimes it’s hard not to get caught up in the latest releases for fears of spoilers or just because you want to be a part of what everyone is else reading so you feel involved.
Then being a distracted, mood reader makes the whole thing even more fun /sarcasm!!!!
TL;DR here are books I REALLY want to try and get to before the end of the year. I have wanted to read these books ALL YEAR, but just keep putting them off. They have literally been on my desk in a pile staring at me judgingly for like 8 months. These books have been on so many TBR and/or read-a-thon posts it’s kind of embarrassing. So, I’m going to try and dedicate November/December to them.
Covers = Goodreads
Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – I’ve heard so many amazing things about this book. Why haven’t I read it!??!
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – This is a case of “I want to judge the Hype for myself”. People either seem to Love or Hate this book with no in between and I want to see what my feelings are!
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken – I bought this book in February. I was supposed to read it in March… I know this is another mixed feelings book, but I love Alexandra Bracken and The Darkest Minds so I really want to see how I feel about this.
The Special Ones by Em Bailey – Em Bailey’s other book Shift is one of my all time favourites. I’d been waiting like five years for her to write a book and The Special Ones was released this year in April BUT I STILL HAVEN’T READ IT. WHY LAUREN? It’s about CULTS!!!! And is #OzYA.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – I probably don’t even need to say anything for this one. The main reason why I haven’t picked it up is because I haven’t’ read The Grisha trilogy and whilst that IS on my TBR I’m really impatient and I think I’m going to enjoy Six of Crows more and I don’t want to wait. I have a hard time understand things BUT I WANT TO READ THIS SO BADLY.
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – This is actually one I hadn’t planned on reading at all, but then I started blogging and I heard SO MANY GOOD THINGS I couldn’t resist. I know the next book is coming out soon so it’d be good to read them back to back.
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier – Another one I can’t believe I haven’t read because it’s about a guy’s kid sister who is potentially a psychopath. I was so excited when this was released, but I haven’t gotten to it yet. I might actually try and read this during the Halloween Readathon because it does suit the theme.
The Young Elites by Marie Lu – I am so weak for People With Powers stories and this sounds AMAZING. I love complex and anti-hero characters.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – I think I’m one of like 3 people who hasn’t read this. The reason why I haven’t read this is purely for Intimidation reasons. I’m so scared I’m not going to like it. I didn’t like A Court of Thorns and Roses so. I don’t want everyone to hate me 😂
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz – I’m trash for not having read this. The end.
More Happy Than Note by Adam Silvera – This is a more recent addition to my list, but I have fallen in love with Adam and I was originally going to read this in like July? But STILL HAVEN’T. I’m sorry, Adam. I love you.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Probably the one on this list that can cause me the most judgement. I’m just really intimidated by this, but I know how well loved it is. My sister who never reads was trying to get me to read this in like 2010. It’s been six years. I still haven’t read it. SOON, THOUGH.