Top Ten Tuesday: End-of-Year Winter TBR

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and now continues at That Artsy Reader Girl.

I had my December reads all planned out. Then I started working on a post detailing my favorite books of 2019. Y'all, that list is looking DRY. (I wasn't expecting much though, I knew I'd have a slower reading year because of my masters program.) With two weeks left, I'm gonna try and squeeze in six more books 🤡 While three are re-reads, the other three are basically books that I *really* hope will become my favorites. One day I'll learn my lesson and make an effort to actually choose books I want to read. But I'm a chaotic mess and apparently my brain refuses to operate rationally ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Severance by Ling Ma
I've been wanting to read a post-apocalyptic novel, and this one has been on my radar recently. It'll be a gamble because no one I follow has talked about it in detail, so I really have no expectations. (That could be a good thing though!)

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
I'm scared to put this here because I *know* Laini Taylor's words are beautiful but that might pull me away from the story. Still, I'm eager to see how I feel! I'm ready to be destroyed.

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
This book has shown up in MANY of the reading wrap-ups I've "watched" (rather, listened to) in the past couple of months, and at this point I just want to know what the whole mystery is. I don't think it'll be a five-star read, but it sounds like just the read that'll keep me up at night. Not that I really want to stay up until the wee hours, because I'm a monster on no sleep ... but that's a discussion for another day 😅


Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman • 52% completed
I really just ditched this book back in October after making it halfway through, smh. I'm reading it via audiobook this time around and following along with my physical copy, which definitely adds to the whole experience. The production is so detailed, it sounds like listening to a movie.

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
Emery Lord wrote a sequel for this and it's coming out next month!!! We love Emery Lord on this blog. I'm curious to see if any of my thoughts have changed, but I really don't think so. Please read this review I wrote for it back in 2015 🤪 It's probably the only one I don't cringe at, lol.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
It's been EIGHT years since I've read this first book in one of my favorite series, so I'd like to revisit it in full before The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (the prequel!!!) comes out in May. I hold The Hunger Games close to my heart because there are so many memories attached to it, one being that this was the book I was reading right before Joe and I started dating. I vividly remember reading it next to him while we were studying at our university's library and telling him how much I loved it.


What are the last books you plan to read in 2019?

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