2019 is rapidly coming to an end…but I haven’t met my Goodreads goal yet! I’ve got so many titles I want to read flying around my head that I thought I’d better get some structure to my end of year reading plans.
I have plenty of book in my head that need reading before the end of the year. I am lucky enough that some of them are ARCs, and so these must be read in accordance with their publication date. The rest are books I’ve had in my mind for a while, either anticipating their release or just taking my time getting around to reading them!
This list might be a bit ambitious, or it might not be long enough! Of course, I have lots of other books I can turn to should the need arise, but these titles are my priorities.
I like to try and theme my reading, especially in the Autumn and Winter months. It makes me feel the season more wholly, so I’m sure the placement of some of these won’t surprise you.
Without further ado, here is my reading schedule for the rest of the year!
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
– I have this as a Netgalley ARC which I requested after the premise completely intrigued me. It’s due out on the 3rd in the US and 10th in the UK so look out on Bookstacked for a review at the beginning of the month!
The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
– A story all about the female vampires in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It is released on the 27th of September so it’s close enough to October to get me in the Halloween spirit.
Pen and Sword by Rachel Caine
– The fifth instalment in Caine’s ‘The Great Library’ series. I absolutely adore this series and I can’t wait to see what happens to my favourite characters next!
Resurrection Girls by Ava Morgyn
– I received an ARC of this from a review request on Bookstacked. It sounds unusual and magical, with just a hint of spookiness for this, the season of spook.
The Watchers by Neil Spring
– I intended to read this last year, but when October very quickly passed me by I thought I’d save it for this year. From the first couple of chapters, it is certainly a spooky read, and so it’ll be making its home on my bedside table for the month.
The Toll by Neal Shusterman
– The Toll is the final book in Shusterman’s ‘Scythe’ trilogy and I cannot wait to see how this series ends. I picked up Scythe on a whim as it seemed so different to other YA novels I’ve read, and I’ve been hooked since.
The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli
– I read the first book, The Last Namsara, earlier this year and loved it. I’ve been waiting for the right paperback to be published ever since. It comes out in September but, let’s be honest, September is looking pretty full at the moment!
A Violet Fire by Kelsey Quick
– Another Netgalley ARC, and about vampires! I haven’t read any vampire books in a long time, and especially not in the YA genre. I’m looking forward to dipping into them again, and only hope it adds something new to the genre.
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
– The finale of yet another series I have loved, The Winter of the Witch concludes Arden’s ‘Winternight’ trilogy. It completely refreshed me with its foreign setting and mythology, and I have promised myself to find more amazing novels set outside of the UK or US.
So there we have it! I’m looking forward to lots of exciting reads for the end of the year!
I always take some time in late December to reread some Christmassy favourites that get me in a festive mood. I’ll relax a little around then and just enjoy the holidays. Before setting a new reading goal for 2020 of course…
What are your reading plans for the rest of the year?