The end of the year is fast approaching and I'm nearly done with my reading goal but there are definitely a lot of books I haven't gotten to yet that I really should have (ahem, my whole TBR)... but here are just a few of the books I would really like to read and check off my tbr before they end up stuck there for yet another year!
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
This is a bit of a cheat as I'm halfway through it but it's my most anticipated release of 2019 and I just HAD to talk about it! Whilst keeping her writing style and magicalness we all know from The Night Circus, The Starless Sea is a very different book and I am loving every second of reading it. It's very much an adult read that's more literary but I am devouring it - albeit a little slow as I'm savouring it also. Can you do that? Devour and savour? I don't think so but I'm doing it. I really don't want to give anything away but stick with the first couple "chapters". It will all make sense once you meet Zachary Ezra Rawlins. Well, maybe not sense, but the story starts there and it's SO GOOD.
The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan
I loved Kirsty's novel The Gracekeepers and when this came out I was so excited, so naturally I haven't picked it up yet. I've got it on this list because it kills me to take it into another year but if I'm honest, I see me reading it in February. I don't know, that just feels like a good month for it.
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
This was the first book I thought of when thinking about this post and it's actually a reread... cheating a bit, I know. All those unread books and I want to reread? HOW DARE I. Four years ago I read this for the first time. And there's four books in the series, so each year, around November/December I'd read the next one. Last year was the last book. Right about now is when I'd be thinking of picking up my Wicked book so I'm a bit lost. I do have a bunch of Maguire's other works on my tbr, but I was just getting back into reading when I picked up Wicked all those (a whole four) years ago. That book is one hell of a tome to someone who was barely getting through YA. It was not an easy read for me, but I noticed as the years went on each subsequent book got easier to read, so I want to reread the first book, the one that actually has my gal Elphaba in it so I can experience it again with my improved reading skill. I think I'd enjoy it a lot more and I also just want to go back and be in Oz again and I feel like this will be the book I end up rereading so often I know it off by heart when I'm old so I really need to reread it.
I'm sensing a theme here... all these books are adult fiction. I guess we know what I put off throughout the year. Perhaps my goal in 2020 should be to read the adult fiction I'm interested in so I'm not down to the last six weeks of the year trying to cram them all in with little room for pallet cleansers in between!
I'd say wish me luck but we all know I'll be lucky to read one on this list, including The Starless Sea which is pretty much a guarantee!