Books I Want To Read Before the End of the Year!

Books I Want To Read Before the End of the Year!

It’s getting to that time of year! How scary is it that 2018 is almost over already? With a little over a month to go before January 1st I still have a ton of books I want to read, and my TBR is no shorter than it was in January. I thought I could make a slightly ambitious list of books I’d love to squeeze in before 2019 begins!
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1. City of Brass – S. A. Chakraborty

This has been on my TBR for ages and I know the sequel is coming out in 2019 so I would love to get to it before the end of the year. It sounds like such a brilliant fantasy book that I know I’m going to love it.

book cover (1)2. Gemina – Ami Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

So recently I did a post where I predicted books I thought would be five star reads and one of them was Illuminae. I picked it up as part of Tome Topple and it was absolutely amazing. I’ve already picked up a copy of Gemina so I definitely have to continue on with this series ASAP.
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3. State of Sorrow – Melinda Salisbury

I honestly don’t know why I haven’t read this yet. Favourite author? Check. Book sounds amazing? Check. I suppose I’m hyping it up a bit in my head but I’m hoping to bite the bullet and read it really soon.

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4. To Kill A Kingdom – Alexandra Christo
Little Mermaid inspired book? Yes please. I met Alexandra at YALC this year and she was really nice and signed for forever so I definitely want to get to this ASAP because I have a beautiful signed copy calling me from my unread shelf.
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5. Ash Princess – Laura Sebastian

Ash Princess is a book that caught my eye a few months ago and I actually have a Netgalley ARC of it to read too. I’ve heard mixed things about it but it sounds like it would be up my alley so I’d love to get to it soon.

book cover (2)6. Nevernight – Jay Kristoff

With me reading and loving Illuminae so much I’m really interested to read Nevernight so I thought I would add this to the list. I know so many people love this series and it has been on my TBR for ages so this is definitely a good excuse to dive in.

Untitled design (98)7. Into the Drowning Deep – Mira Grant
I saw lots of people reading this over Halloween and I really hoped that I would get to it then but it just didn’t happen. I’ve actually never read anything by Seanan McGuire so I’m hoping this will be a good introduction to her work because I really want to try her Wayward Children books.

book cover (4)8. A Shiver of Snow and Sky – Lisa Luddeke
This is another one that I can’t believe I haven’t read yet. It’s a gorgeous book and it sounds incredible – someone please tell me off if I don’t get around to reading this soon because book two is already out and I haven’t even read the first one.
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9. Circe – Madeline Miller

I bought a stunning hardback copy of this when it came out earlier in the year but for some reason I haven’t had the chance to read it yet. I’ve heard some really amazing things so perhaps I can binge read it over the Christmas holidays.
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10. Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan

Another Netgalley E-ARC that I also have since bought a copy of. I’ve seen so many people give this four and five star reviews and I’m honestly so excited to read it. It’s actually a little bigger than I thought it was but I’m really hopeful I can squeeze it in before the end of the year.

So those are the 10 books I’d love to get to before the end of the year! I’m probably being a bit over ambitious because I have review books for January to tackle in December too, but I thought it would be fun to include this in my end of the year wrap up and see how many I ticked off the list! If you’ve read any of these do let me know what you thought and if there’s any you think I should prioritise first!

14 thoughts on “Books I Want To Read Before the End of the Year!

  1. Oh, I do hope you get to read Girls of Paper and Fire! One of my top reads for sure. 🙂

    And good luck with Gemina, haha. Although it’s Obsidio that broke me.. I actually CRIED. On top of that, I never expected to find a science fiction series I could love, but those three books are everything. ❤

    Hope you get to read all of these! And if not.. Well.. There's always 2019, haha.

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    1. Girls of Paper and Fire is probably one of the top priorities, it sounds so good and so many people are raving about it.

      I FINISHED GEMINA AND IT WAS AMAZING. Now I have to add Obsidio to my books I want to read before the end of the year aha. They are some of the best science fiction books I’ve ever read!

      That’s true, if I don’t get to them they’ll definitely be a top priority for next year (I say before I buy a ton of new releases and never get to any of them haha)

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      1. Well, I hope the hype doesn’t end up disappointing you! It’s always a pity when that happens to people, haha.

        RIGHT?! Oooh, I hope you get to read it! And then NOT get into the slump I had because it was awful, hahaha.
        Same here! Although I haven’t read that many so far but still!

        That’s the thing every bookworm says and then.. new releases happen. It’s always the new releases ruining our reading plans! 😛

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      2. Oh I hope not! You’re totally right it’s the worst when that happens.

        I’m hopefully going to pick it up soon. Hoping I’m going to love it as much as the other two.

        I honestly think I could probably not buy books for a whole year and still have enough to read but I don’t think I could manage not buying any new releases!


    1. I think it’s probably a bit over ambitious but I’m hoping to at least read some of them before the end of the year. I really want to read City of Brass but I think I’ve been putting it for that exact reason, it’s huge!

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