Books I Wish I Read this year

I honestly don’t know where this year has gone! It’s now Boxing Day and it will be 2020 next week, like huh? With that being said there are a few books I had every intention of reading this year but time has gotten away with me and it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, so I thought I would list them here, that way I will have a reference to look back on for next year!

So this is 5 books I wish I read in 2019

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan – this was a ‘me’ issue. I feel like I have to be in the right frame of mind of read this book and I just haven’t been there!

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – this has been on my TBR for ages now and I have been meaning to pick it up every month but it just hasn’t happened yet.

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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas – I really wanted to read this book this year! It was so hyped and I don’t think I’ve heard a bad review for it; I just didn’t get a chance to get to it…

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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire – The Wayward Children series is so well loved and I had every intention of giving at least the first book a read this year to see if I feel the same way, but again it didn’t happen.

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – This was another book that was super hyped at the start of this year and I ended up buying it because of that. I wanted to read it to see if the hype was justified or not but I haven’t had the time to get into it yet.

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☀️ Summer TBR ☀️

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is going to be the books I am hoping to priorities this summer! Some of them are leftover from my Spring TBR, others I have been interested in for a while and there are a few newish books I would love to get to as well!

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

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Middlegame by Seanan Mcguire

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Sadie by Courtney Summers

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Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks

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The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

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The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan

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🌸Book Covers that give me Spring Vibes🌼

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is Autumn vibes but since it is Spring over here in Australia, I thought I would list 5 books that give me spring vibes that I haven’t gotten around to picking up yet. I like listing all of the books that I am interested in but haven’t read because I feel it will make me prioritise them!

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan

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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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Books I’ve Been Avoiding

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt aligns perfectly with my TBR for September. I am using this month to catch up on all of the books I physically own that have been sitting on my shelves for quite a while now. I guess I am about to out myself on why I have been procrastinating on these books, but I will be trying to push myself to get through at least 50% by the end of the month!

So this is 10 books on my TBR I have been avoiding and why:

The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

This one is just purely the size of the book and the fact that the whole mystery/thriller genre is still relatively new to me. I am really highly anticipating this book but I know it’s going to be a bit of a commitment to finish so I have been putting it off!

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The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden

I have heard so much about this series over the last year and it’s been nothing but good reviews, though a lot of people have said it’s a little slower paced. I much prefer fast paced, high action fantasies so that has really deterred me from picking this series up!

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The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan

I think every single person who has read this book has loved it from what I gather. Again I’ve heard that it’s a bit of a slower paced book and that it’s quite sad as well, which really makes me pause. I can handle sad stories but I really need to be in the right mind frame to be able to cope and I just haven’t been there yet…

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The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks

Again the only reason I haven’t picked these books up yet is because of the size. Now I really don’t mind long books especially in fantasy series, I mean I marathoned The Stormlight Archives late last year and they are all over 1000 pages each, so usually length doesn’t cow me away from books. However it’s more so the premise/concept that isn’t really pulling me in and that along with the size has put me off a little!

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

This book at one stage this year was super hyped and I impulse bought it when I saw it at a bookstore and now it’s just been sitting on my shelves ever since. When I bought it I didn’t really know much about it and then after reading the blurb and seeing some not very good reviews it made me put it on the back-burner. I still do want to read it and see whether or not the hype was justified, I just haven’t felt the need to yet.

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❄️ Books on my Winter TBR ❄️

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is Books on my Summer 2019 TBR list. Well over here in Australia it’s winter at the moment so this is really the time of year I get stuck into more epic fantasy and series with some mystery/sci-fi thrown in. All of these books have been on my TBR for ages now and I really want to knock them all out this winter!

The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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Finale by Stephanie Garber

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The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman &  Jay Kristoff

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The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan

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