Last week Isabelle posted her 20 Books to Read Before 2020 and this got me thinking. We’re close to starting the last four months of the year and there are definitely some books I still really need to read. Since we’ve started this blog I’ve not really been good at completing my lists, but I’m giving it another go. So today is 20 Books I want to Read Before 2020 Part 2.
1. Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J Maas
A lot of people will be shocke that I haven’t finished this one yet. Isabelle and I went to the bookstore on release day and I’ve read a little over 200 pages of Kingdom of Ash. In all honesty, I don’t know why I haven’t finished this yet. Part of me doesn’t want it to end and I think I’ve just been so distracted by so many books!
2. Five Dark Fates – Kendare Blake
Five Dark Fates is the fourth and final book in the Three Dark Crowns series. This book won’t be released until next week, but I know I need it on my list. I’m pretty invested in how this story is going to play out!
3. Dreams of Gods & Monsters – Laini Taylor
This is a trilogy I’ve been trying to finish for quite awhile. The first two books were amazing and I’ve started Dreams of Gods & Monsters. At over 100 pages in, I really need to sit down and finish this one, haha.
4. Godsgrave & Darkdawn – Jay Kristoff
Last month I read Nevernight and was so impressed by how good it was! I started Godsgrave this month, but it’s a pretty heavy book, so it’s not one I read really fast. We get Dardawn next week, so I will be able to continue. From what I’ve heard I’m going to want to after the ending of Godsgrave!
5. A Curious Beginning – Deanna Raybourn
Yet again another book I’ve started and really need to finish. I was enjoying myself while reading the beginning, but was once again distracted by books for blog tours, etc. I really want to read more historical fiction and I think this one is the perfect place to start.
6. Frost Like Night -Sara Raasch
After reading Snow Like Ashes over two years ago, I decided I needed to finish this trilogy in 2019. I’ve already read the sequel and started the third and final book. I’m really curious to see how it plays out, so I need to continue reading Frost Like Night.
7. Falling Kingdoms – Morghan Rhodes
From what I’ve heard people either love or hate Falling Kingdoms or say it gets better after the first book. I received this book for Christmas in 2016, I think it’s time I finally give it a go. In the month of September a friend of mine started a group read, so hopefully I will stick to it and see what I think. All of the series is on my shelf except for the last book!
8. A Girl Called Shameless – Laura Steven
The Exact Opposite of Okay is a book I’ll praise every chance I get! I reread it this month and now I can’t help but want to dive into the sequel ASAP. September is a busy reading month for me, but I will fit this one in before the end of the year!
9. Slayer – Kiersten White
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an all time favorite of mine and with Halloween around the corner, Slayer needs to be on my TBR. This book takes place at a boarding school and I love that setting. And come on, paranormal and Halloween go hand in hand!
10. Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan
Girls of Paper and Fire was on my TBR last December, but after getting really sick, I never got around to it! As a matter of fact, Isabelle and I got the sequel to this on Netgalley yesterday. I definitely take that as a sign I need to read this one soon!
11. Captive Prince Trilogy – C.S. Pacat
A little over two years ago I read the first book in this trilogy. These books have been talked about a lot and I was curious about them. Captive Prince is definitely different than most books I’ve read, but wasn’t bad. I’ve heard quite a few people say the second and third book are even better. I will need a reread of the first book before continuing though.
12. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue & The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy – Mackenzi Lee
Both of these books have been talked about a lot and I’ve heard a lot of amazing things. Like I said before, I want to read more historical fiction. I love these covers and the story sounds amazing!! I think these are perfect for a cold and rainy day.
13. The Iron Flower & These Rebel Mages – Laurie Forest
The Black Witch was amazing and for such a big book, I read it in no time. I’ve had The Iron Flower on my shelf since its release day (I know, I should be ashamed). Friends have said this one is amazing and maybe even better than the first book. I also recently bought These Rebel Mages that has the two short stories this author has written (even if these “short” stories are rather long).
14. Charlotte Holmes Series – Brittany Cavallaro
A Study in Charlotte was such a cute and fast read. I’m once again not sure why I didn’t continue right away, but now that the series is complete there doesn’t seem like a better surprise. I only own the first three books at the moment, so hopefully I can put the fourth on my Christmas wishlist. Mysteries are something I’ve really been enjoying, so I’m looking forward to continuing this series.
15. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
So many people have already read this book and there’s even a movie!! The Hate U Give is definitely a book I feel I nee to read and I know I’m going to think it’s amazing. That being said, it’s also going to be a very emotional read.
16. Bad Blood – Jennifer Lynn Barnes
If you haven’t been able to tell yet, I’m really bad at finishing series I start. The Naturals is a series I’ve loved so far. I only need to read Bad Blood and I will be all done. As a big fan of Criminal Minds, this is the perfect type of book for me.
17. Keeper of the Lost Cities – Shannon Messenger
This year I’ve been reading more middle grade books and absolutely loving them. Keeper of the Lost Cities is a series I hear amazing things about. I bought the first book at the beginning of the year and it’s definitely one calling to me when I walk by. As the series continues the books get a lot bigger, so I’m very excited.
18. Renegades & Archenemies – Marissa Meyer
After meeting Marissa Meyer last year, I was determined to read Renegades. It didn’t happen, haha. I was gifted Archenemies for Christmas last year. With the third book releasing in a few months, I need to get going on this one. I loved The Lunar Chronicles, so I have high hopes for these.
19. King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo
At the very beginning of this year, I read the Grishaverse trilogy to be able to read King of Scars when it released. Once again, plans changed, haha. King of Scars is high on my list though. I’m really excited for this story and I don’t want my memories of Grishaverse fading more before giving it a go. Even if they’re kind of seen as seperate.
20. The Screaming Staircase & The Whispering Skull – Jonathan Stroud
After meeting Jonathan Stroud earlier this month I’m really excited to give the Lockwood & Co series a go! The Screaming Staircase is another book that sounds perfect for the Halloween season. I own the first two books, so we’ll see how far I get!
So I know I added more than 20 books, but I hope to be able to finish a few things I’ve already started. If you’ve read any of these, let me know which ones I should start first! And how about you? Do you have a list you hope to read before the end of the year? Let me know in the comments!