Last year I did a post rounding up all of the books I really hoped to read/finish before the year came to a close, and I found it a fun way to keep me on track for my TBR, so I decided to go ahead and do it again this year! Writing the post also coincided quite nicely with this week’s TTT prompt over at The Broke and the Bookish (Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR). I’ve divided up the books I have left to read into three main categories, and while there are 11 books in total, I think I can squeeze in about 8 of them before the end of the year (I hope- as long as a major mood reading binge doesn’t kick in!)
I pre-ordered a LOT of books this year and have been neglecting my fantasy books far too frequently. I’m hoping to give my fantasy reading a bit of a boost with these three before the end of the year!
Half of these are rereads (Passenger to get me prepped to read Wayfarer and California Dreaming to round out my A-List reread I did with Lauren earlier this year). I am hoping to finish the His Fair Assassin’s Trilogy by the end of the year to get ready for the next book that’s allegedly coming out in 2018 (!!!) as well as get through a few more Sailor Moon manga before I watch the English dub of season 3 of Sailor Moon Crystal.
Prince in Disguise and The Belles are ARCs from YallWest (reading Prince in Disguise right now and absolutely loving it!) The Disappearances is an ARC I need to get to that I started months ago but never finished. North of Happy was basically my own fault- I saw it on NetGalley and requested it not realizing the title was already archived, and was approved and now it’s counting against my NetGalley ratio (which I had at 80% prior to this) and so now I’m going to have to get my hands on it some other way in order to give feedback (has this happened to anyone before? Any tips/advice)?
Are any of the above books ones you’ve neglected to get to yet? What’s your number one book you’ve sworn that you’ll read before the end of 2017? Let me know in the comments!!
Prince in Disguise looks like such a cute read – glad to hear you’re enjoying it so far! Hopefully I’ll get to it soon!
It’s really adorable! I was actually sad because my Goodreads 2017 year in review listed it as the “least popular” book I’ve read because it has the lowest number of reviews, but it’s really sweet and I hope more people get to it soon- I’m surprise it’s had such little buzz/hype!
Prince in Disguise looks so good and I have heard nothing but good things about it. Hope you get to these and enjoy them!!
Thank you! Prince in Disguise was adorable, but I’m soooo behind on my December TBR because I’ve been so distracted with Christmas/holiday things!
Strange the Dreamer is AMAZING. You’re going to love that book so I can’t wait for you to read it!!! Prince in Disguise sounds really good and like Grace, I’ve heard nothing about it either! Anytime a book has reality tv in the description, I’m in! The one book that I really want to read before the end of 2017 is Station Eleven. Last December I committed to reading it this year and I’m really running out of time!
I’m hoping to get to Strange the Dreamer soon! I’ve been slowly savoring Mortal Heart and I feel like once it’s over I’m still going to be in the mood for fantasy (as I typically am this time of year) and I’m trying to get through 7 more books before the month is over so I’m hoping to crank through my TBR over the holidays! Prince in Disguise is ADORABLE. I was actually sad because my Goodreads 2017 year in review listed it as the “least popular” book I’ve read because it has the lowest number of reviews, but it’s really sweet (and has a very authentic Scottish setting!)
LOL OMG GET TO CALIFORNIA DREAMING YOU CRAZY. (I want to hear what you think!)
I need to get to Language of Thorns at some point. I feel like a slacker because it’s so short and easy lolol
I have to TOTALLY be in the right mood for short stories. I like the IDEA of them and always order the anthologies and then never read them lolololol.
Also yes, will be getting to CA Dreaming this month b/c I need quick reads to try and hit 80 books before end of year XD
Great list! I still need to finish Mortal Heart, too, and if there’s another book coming out I’ll have try and finish it asap. Happy reading!
I’m ALMOST done with Mortal Heart and it’s honestly SO good. I saw on Goodreads that there’s two more books slated to come out, one in 2018 and one in 2019!
Eeep, The Language of Thorns was so gorgeously written and wonderful. I didn’t particularly like Strange the Dreamer as much as I anticipated, but it’s still well worth the read if you enjoy Laini Taylor’s writing. I have the audiobook for The Disappearances on hold at my library, so I hope that comes in soon! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on The Belles, too. Great list, Cristina! I hope you enjoy all of these! <3
Thanks, Madalyn! Have you read The Belles yet? I’v actually heard quite a few mixed things so far!
Wow, such a great list! Strange the Dreamer was awesome, and The Belles was good, though a tiny bit slow, still a good story. Also, as for North of Happy, you can just say that you didn’t realize it was archived, I have done that, and then it won’t count against your percentage anymore! I still need to read Passenger too, and Language of Thorns, and then like, 28723 other backlist books 😉 So I feel you! I hope you get to these, and that you enjoy them!
OMG thank you for telling me! Do I just email NetGalley support? I feel so silly that I didn’t notice it lol, but I’m like why was I approved for it if I can’t download it?!
I still need to start the His Fair Assassins series haha! The Belles sounds so good. I have a couple books I’m trying to finish as well, mostly backlist that I’ve been dying to read but haven’t for some reason: The Royal We, These Broken Stars, and Lady of the Eternal City. Hope we both finish the books we want to!
Honestly I started this series a year ago and only recently picked it up and it’s SO GOOD. I’ve been trying to indulge and read what I want, when I want lately (instead of being constrained to a strict TBR) and it’s been life changing. The author is also continuing the series in 2018 so now is the perfect time to pick it up! I hope you have some time to get to your backlist books- I LOVED The Royal We! (And it’s an apt time to read it now, with Harry’s recent engagement!)
I STILL have to read Mortal Heart… I absolutely adored the first two books, but I just haven’t gotten around to the third! I’m also super excited about The Disappearances. It looks like such an exciting book!
Mortal Heart was SO GOOD! Especially since the author is going to be continuing the series in 2018, now is the perfect time to read it :)!