A week, or maybe two weeks ago now, I saw that Christine from @weereader made this lovely blog post based off a photo that @pollyandbooks shared on her bookstagram, listing out her must read books for the rest of 2016.
I thought it was such a good idea to hone in on, and narrow down the seemingly endless amounts of books that I own – and ones that I am sure to buy between now and December 31st. As we are going into the final stretch of 2016, I wanted to pull aside some books that I have bought throughout the year that I SWORE I would get to soonish but just haven’t yet.
With all that rambling aside, here are my 10 books that I absolutely HAVE to get to before December 31, 2016. (I will probably come back here and update this post as I check them off too!)
- A Hero of Ages
I have strung out the Mistborn trilogy for too long, and it’s so good! Bad ass female leads, fantastic world building, awesome fight scenes…. Brandon Sanderson is the king of fantasy and I need to finally wrap up his series so I can start more of his books.
- A Storm of Swords part 2
I read the first half of ASoS earlier this year, but haven’t even started part two. Because I am a Game of Thrones show watcher, and I KNOW how this book ends, I almost don’t want to read it…. too many feels! But GRRM is a master storyteller, and once I pick this behemoth up again I know I won’t be able to put it down.
- Six of Crows
I legitimately have plans to read this before the sequel Crooked Kingdom comes out in early October. This book is so gorgeous, and the hype is real. Which is probably why I have waited so long to pick up Six of Crows in the first place. Confession: The Grisha Trilogy wasn’t really my cup of tea. I haven’t even read Ruin and Rising, and probably won’t. I looked up what happened and was just… blah.
- The Serpent King
This book was included in March’s OwlCrate box, and I am absolutely terrible at keeping up with my subscription box books. Also, most of the books that OwlCrate have been kind of a miss with me, so I haven’t rushed to pick this one up. But, supposedly it’s fantastic, so before the end of 2016 I will read it. Promise.
- The Nightingale
I know I have mentioned this before, but historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. Somehow, WWII novels have crept their way into my heart and I can’t see, to shake that era from my head, despite its horridness. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about The Nightingale, and would love to get to it before the end of the year.
- My Lady Jane
Well, this is awkward. I actually wrote this blog post before I had picked up My Lady Jane, and then apparently decided to read it the next day. I loved this book with all my heart. Check out my review here for more of my thoughts and pretty pictures!
- The Star Touched Queen
I love fantasy and I love beautiful writing, and from all the reviews that I have read about The Star Touched Queen, this book is both of those things. So, I am not really sure why I haven’t read this yet. I know I bought it because Sarah J. Maas has a blurb on the cover. Anything Sarah endorses is A-OK in my book 😉
- Walk on Earth a Stranger
This book is so gorgeous, and I love American historical fiction novels. I have never read anything during the American gold rush time era, and I am super excited to read this. Plus, the sequel comes out later this year, and it would be wonderful to actually be caught up with one series that I own…
I waited for this book to show up on my doorstep for three days, and was freaking out when my pre-order wasn’t there THE DAY IT WAS RELEASED. And then i proceeded to take pretty pictures of it, ogle the maps and signed pages, and then stick it on top of my TBR. Nevernight, I’m coming for you. Soon.
- Salt to the Sea
I am starting to embarrass myself with the amount of WWII historical fiction I own, and subsequently have not read. I am excited for a YA take on this era, and after meeting Ruta Sepetys at BookCon in May, am eager to check this book off my list. I think it was pretty clear that both my sister and I had not read any of her books before, but she was still extraordinarily sweet.
So that is my list! I don’t mind always buying books, books make me happy so how can I be ashamed of that? And, I always have an endless amount of books to read; I will never run out. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing to hold myself accountable for my book buying addiction! If I were to bet against myself I would say I will finish half of these by the end of the year. I am just too moody of a reader to stick to a list. We will see I suppose. Are there any books here that you haven’t read either? Fancy a read-along?