Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes on Goodreads. Each week features a new prompt in which you are suppose to talk about the top 5 books that you relate to the prompt. This week the topic is: Books You Want to Read Before the End of the Year —Halfway through the year, and it’s time to evaluate our reading goals and take a look at our TBRs for the second half of the year!
So, without further adieu, I present my contribution to this week’s top five conversation.
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Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco
Publisher: JIMMY Patterson (September 18, 2018)
Print Length: 416 pages
One of my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2018, Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco is one of those books I hope, no, know I will read by the end of 2018. My only apprehension in reading this when it is released is that I will have to wait until sometime in 2019 for the concluding novel.
In Another Time by Caroline Leech
Publisher: HarperTeen (August 28, 2018)
Print Length: 384 pages
Another of my most anticipated releases for the later half of 2018, In Another Time is set for release at the tail end of August. As with Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3), I’m sure I will have no problem getting to In Another Time before the year is over and that is why it made top five books I want to read before the end of the year.
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Publisher: Penguin Classics (February 24, 2015
Print Length: 1456 pages
I have had this copy of Les Misérables sitting on my unread shelf for too long now. As you can probably guess, the one reason I haven’t read it already is due to its 1400 plus page count. Alas, as I think summer is the perfect season to read long books, I hope to have this one finished no later than August. Wish me luck.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Publisher: Vintage Classics (October 1, 2014)
Print Length: 644 pages
As the only Austen novel I haven’t read, Mansfield Park has been taunting me from my unread shelf for ages now. As with Les Misérables, I can confidently say the reason I haven’t read it is because of its 600 plus page count. Because I hope to tackle Les Misérables during the summer, I may just keep this one for the winter months, hopefully finishing it before 2018 comes to a close.
The Mermaid by Christina Henry
Publisher: Berkley (June 19, 2018)
Print Length: 336 pages
I have a plan to save The Mermaid by Christina Henry for my last book of 2108 read because my reading year opened on an amazing front with her novel Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook. If all goes smoothly I’ll actually remember that this is my plan for this novel, and not devour it. I’ll keep you posted.
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And those are the top five books I want to read before the end of the year. Do you have any books that could fill this T5W? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.