Recently, a topic for Top Ten Tuesday was about books that you want to read by the end of the year. I do not participate in TTT but I loved that topic and really enjoyed reading everyone’s lists! This is me stealing that idea and talking about all the books that I want to but probably won’t read before the end of the year.
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
I planned on reading this book in October, but never got around to it. I still think about picking it up all of the time! It sounds so interesting and atmospheric and I have only heard amazing things about it. The plot seems to be very original and I am in the mood for something that is completely different.
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The Great Believers has received a lot of praise this year and I have a feeling it is for good reason. The reviews I have read have intrigued me and I know this is going to be a very important and emotional book. Maybe not the best book to read around Christmas time but I want to get to it sooner rather than later!
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
I am so curious to see how Hank Green’s writing compares to his brothers. It sounds like An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is nothing like anything that John Green writes and that excites me! I really like Hank as a person and I am looking forward to seeing what he has to say. The summary definitely caught my attention!
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
I absolutely loved The Bear and the Nightingale when I read it last December! It is one of the most atmospheric novels that I have ever read and it has truly stayed with me. I read Katherine Arden’s middle grade novel in October and reminded just how much I love her writing. I can not wait to be engrossed in another one of her stories.
One Day in December by Josie Silver
One Day in December is a new released and I am always looking for warm and cozy books to read around the holidays that aren’t too cheesy. This one definitely seems to fit the bill! It also has really glowing reviews. I am excited for all of the feels!
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is incredible and I am planning to read through her entire backlist. Americanah has been on my TBR for awhile now and I need to make the time to read it because I know I will love it.
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
I started The Heart’s Invisible Furies during the summer and I put it down for whatever reason and have yet to pick it up! It is ridiculous because I was really enjoying it! I LOVED John Boyne! He wrote one of my favourite novels- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. His writing is beautiful and I loved where the story was going. I need to pick it up again ASAP!
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This is a great list! I really hope you’ll get to read Hank Green’s book soon, I adored this book SO much 😀 Happy reading!! xx
Thank you! I am really excited about it especially after seeing how much you loved it!
Great list! The Heart’s Invisible Furies is also on my list of books I want to read but probably won’t before the year’s end. Boyne’s writing seems beautiful, but the length of the novel feels a bit intimidating.
Thank you! The size of the book intimidates me as well! I am really hoping I will find some time to sit down with it and give it the time it deserves before the end of the year!
Lovely list! I hope you get to these soon! I still need to read the bear and the Nightingale before getting to the sequel 😂
Thanks! The Bear and the Nightingale deserves all of the hype!
Americanah was a good read and is definitely something you could get through quickly.
That is good to know. Thanks!
One Day in December looks so cute! I’m going to have to look into it.
Doesn’t it? I like to read something Christmasy in December and it looks like a good one!
Excellent list and a fine way to close out the year.
Thank you! I hope so!
Amazing choices on your list. I need to add them to mine!
Thank you! Awesome!
Lots of books to get through but I hope you’re able to read them all! The only one on this list that I’ve read is An Absolutely Remarkable Thing and I HIGHLY recommend it!!
I am hoping because I will be wrapping up some courses in the next couple weeks I will have more time to read, but the Holidays are always hectic so we will see! That is really great to hear!
Good luck on getting through them all. Some great choices on here. 🙂 You can do it!
Thanks so much! I will try my best!
Oh I also have to read The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle! it sounds really cool 😍👏🏻
I know! I hope we both get to it and love it!
I received a copy of Evelyn’s Seven Deaths and definitely want to read it before the end of the year! So many great books…
I hope we both get to it and love it!
Yessss The Heart’s Invisible Furies!! Read that one asap!!! But obviously I hope you enjoy all of these 🙂
I know!! I have to sit down and read it already!
I would love to get to 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by the end of the year as well! I’m not sure if that will happen, but I’ll try, lol. My sister read Americanah and she said it was absolutely phenomenal! So that one will probably be on my 2019 tbr. 🙂
Lol I hope we both get to those two books! They are high on my list! That is great to hear about Americanah. I am really excited about it!
7 1/2 Deaths was really good! Very unique and imaginative.
Ah, I’m so excited about it. Sounds fantastic!
I really hope you will enjoy The Girl in the Tower. I love Arden’s writing as well as her books as well. Such a great winter ❄️ book as well, happy reading! 📚
Americanah is on my TBR list as well. So many great books, so little time. 😊
Thank you! I am really look forward to it!
One of the biggest problems as a reader!
Great list. I have been meaning to reading Heart’s Invisible Furies. Americanah is a must!
Thanks! I need to make Americanah a priority!
I’m reading The 71/2 Deaths now and I also love John Boyne. You should check out A Ladder To the Sky.
Are you enjoying it? I definitely want to read A Ladder in the Sky as well!
Oh A Ladder In The Sky was great. I reviewed it on my blog. The 7 1/2 deaths is good, weird, but good.
I read The Bear and the Nightingale during winter last year and I’ve been saving the Girl in the Tower for December as well. I can’t wait to finally read it.
I am really excited about it as well! I hope we both love it!
I definitely want to read one day in december too 😀 And I hope you like girl in the tower- it’s perfect for this time of the year!
I have been hearing such good things about One Day in December, and now it is a Reese Witherspoon book club pick!
me too! Cool!
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