Bookish Item| Books I’ve Started and Really Need to Finish

This year I’ve been keeping track of my reading in a spreadsheet my boyfriend made for me. When I was looking at it last week, I noticed that I’ve started quite a few books, but haven’t finished them yet. I want to try and finish as much of these as possible before the end of the year. So a few will be added to my TBR each month to try and meet this goal. So keep on reading to see the books I’ve started, but really need to finish.

The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind – Jackson Ford

After seeing a friend of mine read this one and really enjoyed it. I put The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind on my birthday wishlist and got it from the boyfriend. I read over 100 pages the day I got it and just got distracted. I was enjoying this story and I want to know how it ends.

Kings of the Wyld – Nicholas Eames

My boyfriend is a big fan of Kings of the Wyld and said it was a book I would really enjoy. I’m almost halfway through, but I was easily distracted the week I started. It’s a book I definitely needed a little more focus with, so I’ll make sure to continue soon. It’s fun to see these “oldies” go on an adventure together.

Crown of Feathers – Nicki Pau Preto

I started this one for a book club read. I know that month I had a lot of ARCs, so I got distracted and just wasn’t able to finish. Crown of Feathers is interesting and what I read was good.

The Two of Us – Kennedy Fox

Kennedy Fox is duo that knows how to suck you into a story, crush your heart, leave you hanging and then put you back together again, haha. The Two of Us is about a duo that get stuck together in the midst of the corona lockdown. I was really loving the characters and their connection, but it was still just a bit too soon to read a book like The Two of Us.

The Iron Flower – Laurie Forest

I did a reread of The Black Witch earlier this year and wanted to keep on reading, so I would be able to read The Shadow Wand when it released in June. I’d say I got about over 100 pages in The Iron Flower. I was really enjoying it, but once again, I got distracted.

Incendiary – Zoraida Cordova

I got this ARC on Netgalley, because Incendiary sounds amazing. I remember seeing a readalong announced on Instagram and wanted to try. I started doing the daily chapters, but fell behind on my longer workdays. Again, I’ve enjoyed what I have read so far.

Rogue Reformatory: Busted – Amber Lynn Natusch & Marty Mayberry

Amber Lynn Natusch is an author I’ve read books by before and really enjoyed. Add a book that takes place at a school (in this case it’s more of a correctional center) with magical beings. I think I can basically say with every book on this list that I just got distracted, haha. Again, what I’ve read so far was really interesting!

The Merciful Crow – Margaret Owen

I’ve heard so many good things about The Merciful Crow and it was a group read in the TBR and Beyond group on Facebook. I started a buddyread of this, but my buddy wasn’t really feeling this one. So I guess I got less motivated, haha. I love that the cat is named Barf and I want to know how this continues.

King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo

I’m a big fan of Six of Crows and I enjoyed the Grishaverse trilogy, so I was really excited when I heard the author was mixing these two together. I’m ashamed to say I got over halfway and just haven’t finished! I recently saw the cover reveal for the second book, so that’s definitely motivation to finish!

Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows – J.M. Bergen

I was approached by the publisher to read Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows and it also ended up being the monthly read for a middle grade book club I joined. I started out and definitely enjoyed the concept. Some of the people in the group said it started lacking as they continued, so it definitely took away some of my motivation.

B*Witch – Paige McKenzie & Nancy Ohlin

B*Witch was a book I received for a blog tour, but then there was some drama with the tour hosts. I did still start reading it, because I want to support the authors. Again, I got distracted. I think the perfect time to finish this one would be around Halloween.

You Deserve Each Other – Sarah Hogle

I’ll have to think if I’m going to continue this or if it’s going to be a DNF. So many people loved this book and said it was really funny. I’m kind of wondering if I’m reading a different book. The main character was really annoying me and I think I laughed only a few times. I’m not sure about You Deserve Each Other yet.

The Iron King – Julie Kagawa

Out of all the books on this list, The Iron King is the worst. I seriously only have like three chapters left. I’ve been curious about this series and I definitely enjoyed what I’ve read so far. The Iron King should be one of the first I put on my list to finish.

Lobizona – Romina Garber

Again, Lobizona was a buddyread my buddy wasn’t really enjoying. I’m over a third way through this one.

Serpent & Dove – Shelby Mahurin

Serpent & Dove is a book that’s gotten a lot of hype and I’m almost halfway through and really understand why people are so excited about this book. Again, it’s just a time management thing. I can definitely add too much on my schedule at times, haha.

Leo – Jay McLean

I got Leo to review and haven’t finished it, because I underestimated how long it was. What I’ve read so far is amazing and I think Jay McLean is an author I need to read more from!

By the Book – Amanda Sellet

By the Book was on my most anticipated releases list at the beginning of the year. I started the audiobook and I have to say this book is turning out to be different than I expected. After awhile I started noticing I was getting distracted by listening, so I may need to continue with the e-book.

So these are the 17 books I have started and really need to finish. I’m so close with finishing a few of these, it would really be a waste not to soon. If you’ve read any of these, what books should I start with first? Let me know in the comments!

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