Five Books I Want to Read Before The Year Ends

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I am doing a repeat of a Blogtober post from last year; the books I want to read before the year ends. You can find the original post here. In all, I did okay and read about half of what was on that list before 2020 started. Some I’ve actually read this year! So let’s see how I do this time around.

I am very much a mood reader so making a TBR and sticking to it isn’t really for me. But sometimes I surprise myself. There are definitely some books on my loosely defined TBR that I’d like to finish before the year ends, but I can never know for sure if I actually feel like reading those books. Oh well, it’s definitely fun to come back to these kind of lists in January to see how I did!

I have many unread books with me that are not packed away in boxes. I did that on purpose so that I would maybe motivate myself to actually read them. So far, I haven’t been that successful, but this list will mainly consist of those books!

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Call Down the Hawk

By Maggie Stiefvater

So this one was actually also on my list last year, so I’m immediately calling out my own failings. I don’t even know what it’s about at this point, except that it’s about Ronan and thus by default also Adam, and honestly that’s enough reason for me to read it. Let’s hope I have the time and motivation to pick it up before the year ends!

Vow of Thieves book cover

Vow of Thieves

By Mary E. Pearson

I don’t know why I still haven’t read this book, because I really loved Dance of Thieves back when I read it in… early 2018. I seriously need to find a good summary though, because there’s no way I still remember everything that happened in the first book. Soooo, if anyone can point me in the right direction of one, let me know.
The Secret Commonwealth book cover

The Secret Commonwealth

By Philip Pullman

I read the first book in this new series, La Belle Sauvage, when it came out in 2017. So it’s already been three years… Either way, for this book it’s more important that I remember what happened in His Dark Materials, because the Secret Commonwealth takes place 20 years after that! I think the size is putting me off a little, as it’s quite hefty, but the premise does sound incredibly interesting, so honestly I should just get over myself.

Caliban's War book cover

Caliban’s War

By James S.A. Corey

It’s been quite a while since I read the first book in this series, Leviathan Wakes, so I should really read its sequel before the year ends. I sometimes have difficulty with reading adult sci-fi, as the language can be quite advanced, but I didn’t have that problem here, so I don’t know why I haven’t picked up Caliban’s War yet. I have both that book, and the third book with me, so I really have no excuse as to why I haven’t read it yet!
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The Poppy War

By R.F. Kuang

It is with great shame that I admit that I still have not read the Poppy War… I started it around this time last year, but forgot I had to review a book first, and then never picked it back up. I probably need to start over by now, because it’s been so long, I don’t know where I left off! But the Burning God comes out soon I think, so at least now I can binge read?

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And that’s it! These are the five books I definitely want to read before the year ends. Come back in January to see if I actually did it. Which books do you want to read before the year ends?

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