I know the TBR piles and lists are really popular with book bloggers and booktubers so I decided to make my own. If you don’t know, TBR stands for To Be Read. Now the reason why I don’t typically follow these is because I feel like many times it makes reading feel like a chore, and reading is one of the most enjoyable things in life. It is dear to me, and I can’t make it a chore. So while this will be a list of things I am currently reading, and things I want to read, It doesn’t actually mean that these are the books I am going to read until the end of the year, because I change my mind A LOT. So these are the books I would love to read by the end of the year, but I may swap them out for something else if the mood hits. I won’t be writing what every book is about because I have a bit of a long list, so if something seems interesting to you, check out goodreads!! So here we go!!!
The Sword of Summer(Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard) by Rick Riordan
If the name of the author sounds familiar, it is because he wrote the very popular Percy Jackson series, which was deeply rooted in Greek Mythology. I was never a HUGE fan of Percy Jackson. This book though is surrounded by Norse Mythology and I LOVE IT. I think you have to go into it knowing that it is for a much younger audience, but it’s so lovely and humorous as well. I think if you have kids or nieces or nephews from the age of 13 and up maybe, (someone correct me if I am wrong here) this is a great book to read with them. Start your own mini book club. I think it is a wonderfully imaginative story. I am almost done with it.
Secrets of Phoenix by Gabriella Lepore
This book caught my attention because of the publisher. I think it is great that one of my favorite book tubers BenjaminofTomes has started his own book publishing company. This is the first book he has chosen to Publish. It was released on Tuesday, and I bought it on my Kindle. I am about 30% done already and this is another really imaginative and well written story. Please go to goodreads and check it out. In the U.S. shop for the Kindle the book is 4.99 I believe. SO skip a starbucks trip and get a wonderful book instead.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
I found the mass paperback of this in the local book shop, and thought it was cool. I started it, but I am going to finish the two previously mentioned books before really diving into it. This is a book series and it sounds so incredible.
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
I am not a huge fan of Amanda Palmer. I know many people who love her work and music, but I am kind of on the sidelines with that. Doesn’t mean I do not respect her though. I am currently Listening to the Audiobook of this. Sometimes when I am cleaning or cooking or just not in the mood to hold a book open for hours, I listen to Audiobooks. This is one that I think artists of any kind should really check out.
So my plan is to finish the currently reading books in the next five days. Well probably not The Lies of Locke Lamora seeing as it is 700+ pages, but definitely the others. Because This next book is one that I have been dying to get my hands on.
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith a.k.a. J.K. Rowling
This is the third book in the Cormoran Strike Series. I LOVED the previous two The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm were amazing mystery/thriller novels or are these crime novels? Honestly it doesn’t matter. These are really great books and I would recommend them to any thriller or crime novel lovers. Once this is released I am dropping all other books till it is done.
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
I am not a fan of YA “Horror”. None of it is ever really scary, but I am still going to give this a try. Hopefully it won’t be as disappointing as Daughters Unto Devils.
Someone at the Door by Richie Tankersley Cusick
This book is old. I found it on my shelf, and I think I’ve had this since I was 14 or 15, but it was published way before that. I decided that I don’t remember this all that well, but I remember loving it when I was younger. Its a short read so I want to reread it. This is one of those 90’s teen horror books.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
I know it is a shame that I have no read this book yet. I have been meaning to get it, but the thing is, like I said before, I change my mind often. This is one of the top books that I really want to get to before 2015 is up.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
I almost started this one this month, but instead I started Secrets in Phoenix because I really wanted to support that new release. This is also a definite read for the end of this year. I follow the author on twitter, and adore her. It is about time I read her books.
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
The Diviners, the first book in this series is one of my favorite reads from this year!!! It is creepy and mysterious with a bit of magic to it. I recently received Lair of Dreams and I plan to dive into it soon.
Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
I discovered this one on Good Reads because a friend of mine gave it four stars. Typically when he gives something especially a fantasy novel a good rating on there, I become curious about it. It is how I discovered Trudi Canavan and she’s a favorite now. So this one intrigues me as well, who knows maybe a new favorite is about to be born. This is the first book in the Broken Empire Series.
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
This is the second book in the 5th Wave series. I know the 5th wave has mixed reviews but I enjoyed it. I don’t typically read alien novels so I was surprised that I liked it. Now I need to read this one, to know what happens next.
The Monstrulmologist by Rick Yancey
This is part of a series as well. I honestly start a lot of series and then never finish them. OOPS. But I hope this is good enough where I want to continue on, as this is supposed to be a bit of a creepy read as well.
BloodFever by Karen Marie Moning
I loved the first book in this series. The series is called The Fever Series, and it started with DarkFever which I think I finished within a day and a half. I meant to continue but then once again, Joana gets distracted by other books. BloodFever is the second book in the series.
FaeFever by Karen Marie Moning
Look above. haha This is the third book in the fever series. I believe there are five in total, but I am not sure I can finish the entire series by the end of the year.
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
I have wanted to read this entire series for a long time. At the local Used book sale I actually found the one with the original title of Northern Lights, and I also found the amber spyglass there. I am missing the second one but I will get it eventually. I just want to finally start His Dark Materials series.
TBR – Graphic Novels
The Fade Out
This one was brought to my attention by someone. I can’t remember who at the moment because lately people have been recommending things to me left and right. It is a graphic novel that takes place in Hollywood in 1948. From what I know about it, it is a crime story.
Do I even need to explain why I want to read this?! I need to catch up with this entire comic book series. I am not sure how many are out now, but I will catch up.
Thor: The Goddess of Thunder
Yea this is honestly Self explanatory. 😀
So those are all the books I want to get to before the year is up. Will I actually get to every single one? Don’t know. I am a fast reader, so that’s not the issue. Like I said, I change my mind often about what I want to read, and sometimes I fall into reading slumps where I don’t really get excited about reading anything. We shall see. What happens…till then…