All I ever seem to do is say “Oh! I’m going to read that soon!”
And quite frankly by this point I’m starting to side-eye myself. Although in my defence there is a lot to read and I only have two eyes (a disgrace) and I’m notoriously bad at balancing both writing and reading. But I finished off reading two books today and felt a little bit energised as I stared down my TBR pile thinking, “I will conquer u before this year ends.”
I won’t. But I felt like I could for 1 minute. And I think that’s beautiful.
Since my current reading-goals-count is at 184 (and yes I’m aiming for 200), this definitely leaves me time to read some of the books I’ve been planning to all year. (I’m ignoring the fact I need to read like, 100 more books before the year ends to catch up but 😪 I’ll stay realistic here and aim for 10.)
10 Books I So Must Read Before 2020 Ends
(Hold me accountable. I’m such a liar to myself and mood reader 😭😂)
Basically 100% of bookstagram is yelling at me to read this and my SHAME only grows under the fact I haven’t yet. I actually do admit to be intimidated 😂Everyone loves it to pieces. If I don’t…I will be a monster. So lowkey anxious over this one, but I will read it so I can face the world again. (I better love it though 💀.)
Now considering I preordered this and then it took MONTHS to come and I sat there like, “Where 🤨is my book🤨” and then proceeded to not read it as soon as it hit my mailbox…yes I look slightly ashamed. It’s also TINY and I love tiny books. I can read them in one day and feel powerful. So here’s to finally achieving that.
Because why not 👀Admittedly I’ve only read Stalking Jack the Ripper from this author (and I didn’t finish the series yet because I’m horrible at finishing things. But I will!! Someday!!) but I’m seeing it all over the book community and I must KNOW. Plus I have it out from the library who wants it back. Now.
Another one the library demands back. (Look, the sooner libraries learn that I borrow books and wish to keep them 😪the sooner we’ll get along better.) It does have a LOT of mixed reviews, and considering I’ve never seen or read the original Les Mis (it’s a retelling apparently) I’m a little worried. But it has a heist?!?!?! I love heists.
I meant to read this ON release day 💀 Am I writing this post just to drag myself? It would seem so. It just sucks to want to read everything all at once and yet not be able to?! I’m tired of it. Demand time to pause.
I’m putting this here because I actually started it on audiobook! And then…I got 35% in and decided to switch to ebook. I absolutely love Tiffany D Jackson books (this will be my third from her this year 😭🙌🏻) but this one is just harder to read because it’s about grooming. These kind of stories need to exist but it’s hard to listen than to read for myself? So yes. Will finish though. (Also seriously drop everything and read Let Me Hear a Rhyme and Monday’s Not Coming. I am forever floored by these books.)
So hilariously, I have this book on my “immediate TBR” bedside table stack and — still haven’t read it. But for some reason it’s excellent for photos and just appears in so many of them on my bookstagram account. I will read it though 😌 Soon. Also dragons! I mean, what could go wrong!
Not only is this title a law I wish the world abided by, I have been psyched to read this since I ordered it!! I’m forever mad how I end up prioritising ARCs and library books over books I buy. I mean?! I bought it because I WANT IT. Let me read it, brain!!! Also this is an autistic book by an autistic author (and Australian too) so basically everything I ever wanted.
Again with books I preordered and am excited out of my mind for…and still haven’t read?! Disappointed in me. But also this is queer dark academia and I’ve heard it’s so deeply twisted. Perfect 😙👌🏻It is a little bigger than I anticipated and my weak self is considering trying an audiobook? But I will read it…soon.
I’m currently reading this so this is only half cheating to put it on the list. BUT! Hear me out. It’s like 700 pages long. And I’m listening to the audiobook which is approximately 700 years long. I only listen to about 1 hour (or a bit less) of an audio per day so who knows when I’ll finish. But I’ve not been so hyped for any book except this one for a long, long time. I’m ECSTATIC okay 😍😍😍 Three chapters in and it’s gifting me life with the gang all together of Janel, Kihrin, Thurvishar and Taraeth!! They breath and I go, 10/10 would do anything for you.
what are you definitely reading before 2020 ends?! 👀