TOP FIVE…BOOKS I WANT TO READ BEFORE 2019
Good day to you bookworms!
2018 is almost over, can you believe it!
So far this year I’ve read 72 books, which I’m pretty darn happy with as originally my goal was 52 books, then 60, and now 80.
As the year draws to a close, it’s time for me to share with you which books I hope to read before the year is out.
These are all young adult books which have been on my shelves for a while and I’ve just not had the chance to get around to, so here goes –
#5 – Everless by Sara Holland.
This book was actually included in a FairyLoot box which I received earlier in the year.
It’s about a world in which the rich reign supreme and rule over everything, including time.
They basically live for centuries whilst the poor are dying.
Our main character and her father find themselves in a lot of debt, the only way to pay this off is if the father basically bleeds himself dry but his daughter, and our protagonist, takes up a job working at Everless, an estate owned by a rich family. There she meets the family’s son and this is the tale of the secrets she uncovers there and how they will change her life.
#4 Heartless – Marissa Meyer
This novel is set before Alice in Wonderland but set in the same place.
It’s all about the Queen of Hearts before she became queen and her life in Wonderland.
I’m so intrigued to hear more about this character and what it is that caused her to become the person she does – I’ve heard quite good things, so fingers crossed I enjoy it!
#3 Scythe – Neal Shusterman
I’m going to be honest here, it was the front cover of this book which drew my eye. I saw it on Instagram and I just felt so drawn to it, it’s beautiful and eyecatching yet dark and slightly sinister.
This is the tale about a world in which the only way to die is to be gleaned by a professional – named a Scythe. The main characters in this story are both chosen to be apprentice Scythes and as if that didn’t pressure enough, they’re then told that one of them will have to glean the other.
So, not only is this book eye-catching gorgeous, but it also sounds bloody awesome too.
#2 The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Another well-hyped book – just about everywhere. Apparently with good reason but obviously I have no clue yet because I haven’t read it!
This YA novel centres around a young girl of colour who is the only witness to a fatal shooting involving her unarmed best friend by a police officer.
The area in which she lives is extremely poor, but the high school she attends is completely the opposite – being the only witness to the shooting shatters the already uneasy balance between the too and she is concerned what she says will destroy her community, it may also get her killed.
This sounds so intense, and also so current – I’m really looking forward to delving into this one.
#1–Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugio.
This book is talked about by so many people, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about but I also wanted to leave it a so I wasn’t overly influenced by other people’s opinions on YouTube and Instagram.
Six of Crows is about a heist involving six people and an almighty task, it sounds full of promise and fast-paced, which I love. I just have this feeling I am going to adore this novel. I’ve only read one of Leigh Bardugo’s other novels and I love her writing style, so if that’s anything to go by I will love this too.
So, there you have it!
As always, let me know if you’ve read any of these books! Did you like them?
Hope you’ve enjoyed this post!
Until next time, have yourselves a really good one!