Books I Still Need To Read Before the End of the Year

Hi all!

Well, the end of the year is upon us! Who can believe? I certainly can’t — it’s gone by so fast, but also the beginning of the year dragged on forever? What an oxymoron.

Anyway, I’ve read a lot of books this year, and I’m really happy with the ones I’ve read. BUT … there’s still a couple of books that I really, really need to read before the end of 2018. There’s not many, but I also feel like I need to finish them before the year ends. For some reason, I can’t read them in 2019 — I don’t know why lol.

Here we go!

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Queen of Air and Darkness is the final book in The Dark Artifices series and I’ve been dying to read this book! I’m so freaked excited to get into it, but I’m also really, really scared. I have a lot of headcanons that I want to see come to fruition, but what if they don’t? I’ll be disappointed.

Stalking Darkness is the second book in the Nightrunner series and I’ve been meaning to read it for ages — ever since I read book one. I absolutely loved book one and I just know I’m going to love this book too.

The Cruel Prince will be the first Holly Black novel I’ve read, and I’ve been meaning to read this, especially because so many reviewers I trust adored this book. I have a copy and I really want to fall in love with June!

A Christmas Carol is on my Classics Club list and I need to read it before Christmas. I actually saw a performance of this novel while I was in America and loved it, so I’m hoping that will inspire me to read the book!

Amelia Westlake is about two girls at high school who create a pseudonym, Amelia Westlake, to stick up for other students and make change in their school. But along the way, the girls begin to fall for one another. I’m currently reading this book and am loving it so far.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone is the first book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, and I’ve actually already read it, so this will be a reread. I’ve never finished the series but I desperately want to, especially since I read Taylor’s other series, Strange the Dreamer, and it’s amazing. So I know I’ll love this series.

Soft on Soft is a sweet f/f romance between a fat black woman and a fat Arab woman – the book is super diverse and very inclusive. It’s also been written by a friend of mine and every one of our mutuals seem to love this book, and I just know I will too!

Criminal Intentions #6 is the last book in the series that will be released this year, so I need to hurry up and read it! I’ll be honest I’ve put off reading the series after the disappointment that was book four, but I have an ARC of book six and kind of read the last few pages of the book and LOVED IT!

Through Blood, Through Fire is the final short story in the Ghosts of the Shadow Market series. I’ve heard really good things about this last book, and after how amazing #7 was, I can’t wait to read this one!

Girls of Paper and Fire sounds really amazing, and I actually received a physical ARC of this! I found out recently that it features a f/f romance, so I definitely want to read this ASAP!

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What about you? Do you have any books you still need to read before the end of the year? What are they?

Have you completed your Goodreads challenge? Let me know! 

15 thoughts on “Books I Still Need To Read Before the End of the Year

  1. may says:

    this list is just relatable bc im halfway through queen of air and darkness and i basically refuse to read anymore bc i know it’s going to END AFTER THIS AND I CANT HANDLE THAT! i cant wait to see what you think of the cruel prince and daughter of smoke and bone bc i really erally enjoyed those books.

    GOOD LUCK on getting through these books before 2019!

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  2. ashley says:

    I’m 15 books away from my Goodreads goal, and by December 31st I will have completed my goal. I also don’t put pressure on myself to read books by the end of the year as long as I’m done reading everything that I wanted to read by December 31st I’m good.

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  3. Justine @ Bookish Wisps says:

    Ohhh, I hope you get to read Girls of Paper and Fire before the year ends. Would live to hear your thought over it. Though, I haven’t read it myself yet.

    I have finished my Goodreads challenge. I have 4 books on my list of to finish still. And I have Laini Taylor’s too. Both the sequel and third books. I don’t know if I can but I hope I could half these 4 before the year ends haha! Happy Readings

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  4. Azia says:

    LOL, I completely understand your need to finish some books before the year is out. I definitely need to read Queen of Air and Darkness before the end of the month. Probably will binge it this weekend, but I’m so scared of what will happen too haha. And I can’t wait for you to read The Cruel Prince. It’s one of my favorites from Holly Black and the next book comes out next month! So excited 😀 I also would love to read Girls of Paper and Fire. The premise sounds amazing and I love that cover. Great list! Hope you manage to get to them all!

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