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8 Books I Want to Read Before The Year Ends | Books and Baking

Recently I’ve seen the ‘before the year ends’ tag on bookstagram where you show the books you want to read before the year is up. I thought I’d write a small blog post about the books I want to get round to.

If you’ve been around for a while and/or follow me on bookstagram you will recognise some of these books as I’ve had several on my monthly hopefuls! I’ve rounded it up to 8 books as I felt that 10 was quite an ambitious number as I’ve not been reading much lately. So here are the 8 books I want to read before the year is up!

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I’ve had The Book Thief on my tbr for years and years and years. I genuinely think that it has been unread on my shelves for longer than any other book that I own! I’m buddy reading this with my friend Ruby this month so I can’t wait to finally read it and watch the film! I’ve been told it’s a bit sad, so I’ll need to get some tissues!

2. Wonder by R. J. Palacio

If I get round to any book this year it has to be Wonder. I’ve had this on my tbr for a relatively short while, but I just know this is such a heart warming and endearing story that I just have to read!

3. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

I started Clap When You Land last month but I’ve been busy and haven’t finished it yet but I am hoping to get round to it this month. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one and I know I need to get some YA reads in before the year is up! It is also in verse, which is another positive as it changes up my typical reads.

4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I don’t really read memoirs and this is one of those books that I feel like I need to read at some point in my life. November is non-fiction month, so reading this memoir this month would be perfect! It’s the first in a series of 7, so I’ve got loads to read.

5. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

After I read Divergent earlier this year, I knew I had to continue with this trilogy. I can’t wait to see where the end of the line takes Tris, although I have a pretty good idea as I’ve already watched the films.

6. Animal Farm by George Orwell

I wanted to fit a classic in before the end of the year and Animal Farm is a novella so I can definitely fit it in. I want to read Nineteen Eighty-Four, but I felt that reading Animal Farm would be a good insight into Orwell’s writing style!

7. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

I also wanted to fit a mystery in, and Richard Osman’s new book seems like a light-hearted read. This has been all over bookstagram in recent weeks, and I’ve not seen a bad review! I’m really excited for this one.

8. Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

I’ve had this for a while now and I’d seen mixed reviews but mostly positive ones on bookstagram about it. I started it when I was in a massive reading slump a few months back but didn’t get further than 40 pages! I hope that the next time I read it I get further than that.


I would love to know if you have read any of these books or if they are on your tbr! Also, what are you planning on reading before the year is up?

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