I was going through my reader feed the other day when Wee Reader posted a list of the books she wanted to read before 2016 ended. For someone who is always looking for different types of content to write, Wee Reader’s post inspired me to do the same. Interested to see the list of books I want to read before 2016 ends? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.
1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
I’ve heard so many good things about this book, as well as it’s sequel, and so the only reason I can give you for why I haven’t read it yet is that I don’t want to be other one of those people waiting for the third book in the series to come out. It’s a chunky book and I’m starting school soon, so if I want to get this book done before 2016 ends I best get cracking.
2. Night Film by Marisha Pessl
The premise of this book has intrigued me since I first heard about it on BookTube. The fact that I can’t listen to this rather thick novel, given that there are visuals (I tend to compare it to Miss Peregrine’s) that accompany what the detective is discovering. I will eventually get to this book, perhaps it might be a good ‘before bed’ book.
3. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
And another fantasy book has made it onto my list, can you tell I’m really intimidated by big books? I’ve owned this for months and it has kinda just acted as a book end for all the other books I choose over it. That is all over however, given that after I finish The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker this is the next book on my list.
4. Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
I’ve started and abandoned this WWII novel more times than I can count since I purchased it a few months ago. My abandonment is not a testament to its quality per say, I just think my disinterest stems from the fact that I’ve read too many WWII novels in a row. Maybe I’ll pick this up again sometime in October/November and finally give it the attention it deserves.
5. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
At the beginning of 2016 I can hate to admit that I had never picked up a Jane Austen novel. More than halfway through 2016 however, I only have to read Mansfield Park and then I’ve devoured all of Austen’s works. When I first embarked on my ‘Year of Austen’ many recommended I start with this novel, let’s just hope I can say I left the best for last!
6. The Muse by Jessie Burton
One of my favourite novels I read last year was The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, so it was a no brainer for me to auto-buy her latest release. Another historical fiction novel, The Muse tells the story of two young women – one a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London and the other a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain – and the mystery that weaves them together. This sound like a book right up my alley and I hope to read it in the next month or so.
7. Mischling by Affinity Konar (9/6)
I am always on the hunt for new WWII novels and this one was put on my radar courtesy of the Parchment Girl’s ’32 New Books to get Excited About this Fall’ post. Set in 1994, this book tells the story of twin sisters Pearl and Stasha as they struggle to survive at the hands of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
8. The Witches of New York by Ami McKay (10/25)
The cover alone made me pre-order this book, but the more I read reviews and synopsis’, the more I am interested to uncover what this book has to offer. Not only does it include witchcraft, but it seems to be set in the late 19th century in New York. Witchcraft and history, well, count me in!
9. The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (11/29)
This book is being marketed as the thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Tearling trilogy and it’s allowed to. I started this book series earlier this year after having owned the first novel for a year before that. The way these books are written leave you begging for more and I can not wait to get my hands on this book. I haven’t pre-ordered this yet, as the only cover available on Amazon is the one that doesn’t match the previous two. I’m hoping that if I wait until publication the pink cover will be released for purchase.
10. Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham (11/29)
Given that I have expressed my undying devotion to Gilmore Girls in the past it’s no wonder that Lauren Graham’s debut non-fiction novel made it onto this list. When this was first announced to be released in conjunction with the new Gilmore Girls season I put in a pre-order the minute it was available on Amazon. To say I’m excited to read this is a vast understatement.
And that’s my list. Are there any on yours that didn’t make it on mine? Leave me a comment below!