I am currently reading my 90th book of the year. I set my Goodreads goal at 40 books for the year and thought that was aiming too high and here I am, nearly 50 books over that goal.
Since there’s still a month and a bit left in the year, I’m aiming high and am going to try and reach 100 books! Maybe I’m being slightly optimistic but I think I can do it. It’s ten books in a month and a half. Should be easy.
With that in mind, I figured I’d share what ten books I’m aiming to read by the end of the year. There’s a good chance these get swapped out for others down the road, especially with me still having things to read for uni, but right now these are my top priority.
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan – I keep getting drawn to this book, staring at it longingly from where it sits on my window sill. I really do want to read it, the only problem is that this book is chunky, and chunky books scare me even when I know I’m going to love it.
The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling – This is one of the new releases that’s kind of gone under the radar for me this year and that’s unacceptable. I really loved Sterling’s debut witchy novel so I’m excited to see what she has in store with vampires.
As long as I read at least one book by Adiba Jaigirdar before the year is out I will be happy. Both of her releases are f/f romances with characters of colour and tropes that I love. I think I’m going to love them both equally and inmensely. I also know that as soon as I read (and love) one, I’ll want to read the other.
The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe – This cover is very red and very pretty. Those aren’t the only reasons I want to read this book, but they’re the only reasons that matter.
Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide – I follow the author on twitter and she seems really cool. I’ve also seen nothing but great things about this book and have wanted to read it since before it was even released. Like always I haven’t yet. Are we even surprised at this point? Maybe it’s a good thing I left it though cause it seems the perfect book to curl up with a cup of tea with.
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo – I had this one open on my kindle ready to read but got distracted by a romance instead. Once I get the romance out of my system this will definitely be one of my next reads. I’ve seen a fair bit of praise for this book but still don’t think it’s been overly hyped as maybe it should. I have a really good feeling about this one and hope to get to it soon.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – At some point this year I re-read Six of Crows (don’t remember when, time is an illusion) and picked out my favourite quotes and moments. I had every intention of doing the same with the sequel but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
Once again this is a case of simply wanting to end the year and be able to say I’ve read a T.J Klune book. I read the first couple of chapters of Under the Whispering Door and was really enjoying it but it was my first week of uni and I simply did not have time.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – Did the movie trailer prompt me to want to read this? Yes, but that’s besides the point. I’m also really in the mood for grumpy/sunshine dynamics at the minute so I think this will help quench that.
The Mistletoe Pact by Jo Lovett – I want it to be a thing where I read at-least one festive Christmas book each year and this is my 2021 choice. I got an ARC of this so obviously there was something about it that made me request it in the first place. I have since forgot the plot but that’s ok, maybe even for the best
I’m not taking bets on how many of these I’ll actually read because I’m notoriously unreliable and get distracted easy so chances are I’ll end up reading 10 completely different books.
I’d love to know your thoughts and feelings on any of these books, also what books are you hoping to squeeze in before the end of the year? Thanks so much for reading!!