Top 5 Books I Want To Read Before the End of the Year

You may have noticed that I didn’t make a August TBR post? That’s because I have so many books in my pile at the moment that forcing myself to read certain books per month is starting to become a struggle. Because sometimes I just don’t want to read a certain book which is why I end up reading multiple books. Plus, after starting my new job I’ve been feeling extra tired and less inclined to read large series or in depth books. So I’ve decided to pick 5 books/series that I want to read by the end of the year instead!

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

Yes I know this has been sat in my currently read for ages on GoodReads. I do feel slightly disapointed in myself. But I started it, then put it down and just never got back round to it because I already know the ending to the first book from the TV show. I just feel like it’s going to be a struggle to read. BUT I really want to read the entire series and have asked for them as birthday/christmas presents. So I WILL read this by the end of the year.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One

Not only is Ready Player One being made into a film, it’s also been recommended to me multiple times. So I really want to read it before I watch the film. I’m also promised video games and lots of nostalgic references so bring it on!

The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King

The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)

Again another one I want to read before I watch the film. It’s quite a big series too, but I already love King’s horror books so I’m sure I’ll love The Dark Tower series.

The Faithful and the Fallen Series by John Gwynne

Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen, #1)

I’m going all out on fantasy series’s this year. I really want to read more epic fantasy because I’m getting quite bored with reading YA. I still love YA fantasy of course, but sometimes I want something a bit more in depth like LOTR or ASOIAF. Gwynne comes highly recommended as well.

Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson

The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)

Brandon Sanderson is nearly always recommended when I ask for recommendations. So I thought I would dive straight into his Mistborn series this year. It helps that the covers are absolutely stunning as well.

What other books would you recommend? And what are you looking forward to reading this year?



    • Uptown Oracle
      08/08/2017 / 4:39 pm

      I totally understand! I need a big chunk of time free in order to start big books 😄

  1. The Orangutan Librarian
    12/08/2017 / 5:21 pm

    Ready player one was really enjoyable and I don’t even play video games! And mistborn is totally amazing!!

    • Uptown Oracle
      12/08/2017 / 5:24 pm

      Yes! I’ve just got Ready Player One off a friend this week to read! Super excited!

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