—This one is self-explanatory, we hope! Can’t wait to hear all about yours.
Last year, we had a similar topic toward the beginning of the year that I treated as a sort of mini-goal for myself to accomplish by the end of the year. As such, I’d like to think of this post as very similar – these books aren’t NECESSARILY the next five books I will get to in order, especially since I am a mood reader who has a lot of literary irons in the fire, but I’m making a little pact with myself to get it done before December 31st. If, by the middle of the year, I manage to get through these, then I’ll pick another five! Baby steps, guys.
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
I read the second book in this series, Red Seas Under Red Skies, during the summer round of Tome Topple last year, and my plan was to read this one during the round after. Well…that didn’t happen. I completely whiffed that Tome Topple – I got REALLY SICK and basically stayed ill that entire month. Boo. ANYWAY I have loved both books in this series and would really like to get caught up.
The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
This book is the last in a trilogy, and I did that cute thing where I read the first two in rapid succession and then promptly got distracted. I simply must finish it.
Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
This is a case of a duology where I loved the first book, acquired the second, and then heard TERRIBLE REVIEWS far and wide in the bookish community. While I am super hesitant about it, I really do need to find out for myself.
Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer
This is actually a quite recent acquisition, but I’m putting it on this list anyway simply because I am incredibly excited to read it. I really want to tackle it before winter turns to spring, so here is my motivation!
The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta
This is another recent acquisition – my friend Andrew got it for me for Christmas – and it’s another one that I’m just incredibly excited for.
I feel remiss for not having commentary for yours, because I haven’t read them…sorry 😐
I’m going to do basically the same thing Paige is, mostly because mine are pretty long. I’m already actively reading five books, and I have another five I keep on my Goodreads current shelf that I plod through when the mood strikes. It’s a whole process, and I know it’s weird, but it works for me, so I don’t want to screw it up too much.
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
I was SO excited for fall releases last year, and I ended up dropping the ball on most of them. Paige and I purchased tickets to see Queen V in Columbus this spring, though, so I need to get completely caught up before we get there. I don’t want anything to be spoiled! Do the thing.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
So, Paige’s husband has this friend who is one of our staunchest supporters (Hi Mike!), and he has made it known that we should prioritize The Stormlight Archive. Well, Paige got the first one read last year, and I have yet to start. I’m hoping to read at least the first one this year, but I’m a little concerned that the length will get in my way. We shall see. Do the thing!
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
I was planning on reading this when it was released, but that clearly didn’t happen. Surprised, right? My goal is to finish it as soon as possible, because people seem to be really loving it for the most part. While I’m okay being late to the party on things, it can be detrimental if I let myself get too behind the general bookish conversation. Or at least that’s how I feel, and for some reason, I’m feeling that with this book. Do. The. Thing.
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Remember what I just said about being late to the party? Well when everyone was losing their minds over Furyborn last year, my thoughts on it were, “Cool cover. Maybe later.” That’s the story of how it’s been sitting on my shelf for eight months. Bottom line, I want to be ready for Kingsbane. DOTHETHING
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Honestly, this is just embarrassing. It must be read. DOOOO THEEEEEE THIIIIIIIING!
What are some of the books you’re dying to get to? We’re always looking for suggestions to make our lists ever longer and more difficult to choose from. Let us know in the comments!
As always, happy reading and we’ll see you next week!