With the year coming to a close, I’m being driven into a panic. I have so many books I want to read before 2019, and I totally want to catch up on my ever-growing TBR (wish me luck), so I thought I’d motivate myself by compiling a list of books that I definitely need to read before the new year.
I’ll go through all this effort, but I know I’ll end up re-reading my old favourites instead. Oops.
DISCLAIMER: This list only has books on that I already own. There are so many upcoming releases over the next 3 months, which I’ll make a separate post about. Because AAAAH. Have you seeeeeen what’s coming out?!
BOOKS 1 & 2: Strange The Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares
I recently invested in Illumicrate’s gorgeous special editions of this duology. Even though I haven’t read them before. I love Laini Taylor, and I love the aesthetics of these books so I knew I haaaad to have these editions. Hopefully that’ll force me to read them (although I’m so terrified of destroying my copies, so I’m tempted to buy the kindle editions as well. Keep my babies safe).
Book 3: Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
Releasing on 15th November, I have TWO editions of this book already. I’ve also got a preorder coming, and I plan to get another copy at Tasha’s signing because she’s adorable and I want to do my best to support her debut release. I know this is going to my newest addiction, and I’ve been obsessed with what little I know about this book since hearing about it 6+ months ago. Now I have two copies (that both arrived this past week). I have no excuses. (Apart from being terrified they won’t meet the expectations I’ve given them. ALTHOUGH, RATIONALLY, I KNOW THEY WILL).
Here’s my trying not to cry with this baby in my hands:
Book 4: Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK.
I’ve already read the webcomic, but now I have a physical copy in my hands:
I can’t resist adding this to my TBR. When I supported the Kickstarter project, I stopped reading the weekly updates – so I know there will be a few scenes at the end that will be completely new to me.
They are going to cause my death.
Book 5: Daughter of The Pirate King
I weirdly (and for no apparent reason) own TWO copies of this book, and I haven’t even read it. I’m obsessed with collecting multiple editions of my favourites – but not of something I’ve never even attempted to pick up. I must be confident I’ll love it (especially when it’s been compared to To Kill A Kingdom). If I pick it up then I can decide whether to donate one of my copies or whether to keep them both.
I need the shelf space.
Are there any books that have been on your TBR for months? What do you plan to pick up ASAP?