Books I’d Like to Finish Before the End of the Year

So of course I’m going to be pretty busy this month and next month with ARCs but by the time November and December roll around what will I be reading? It’s been a bit of a chore with certain posts to not discuss my planned October TBR, why is it so secret? Just for fun! I have quite a few spooky books set up for October. However, there are a couple books I would for sure like to squeeze in before the year ends that aren’t going to be a part of my Halloween TBR for October. Here are just a few of them!


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Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

I just purchased this book and would LOVE to dive into it soon since it promises to be pretty dark and full of some serious plot twists. If it’s anything like Thomas’s other book “The Darkest Corners” then it’s sure to not disappoint!


The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

I’m actually ashamed that I haven’t read any of his books yet since I’m an avid fantasy reader! Plus on top of that EVERYONE keeps telling me I must read this series and I know they’re right. I’m really hoping I can manage to make some room for it before the year is up.


Because You Love To Hate Me Edited by Ameriie

I’m sad I couldn’t fit this in any sooner but the ARCs got the best of me! This should be a fairly quick read since it’s an anthology by some fantastic authors and all about villains. Can’t wait to get to it!


Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

I’m all for anything that seems “Alice in Wonderland” inspired and I also have been meaning to give Tahereh Mafi a try. I just got a copy of this book and hoping I can test it out soon, especially with that gorgeous cover!


The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

I know, I know how can I NOT have read the Heroes of Olympus series yet? I read and adored and loved the Percy Jackson series but just haven’t gotten to this one yet. Fortunately I got a fantastic deal on a box set so now I have no excuse to not just dive into this series finally!


A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

I have zero excuses on this one, especially now that the trilogy is complete! I’m hoping I can finally get started on the sequel to the fantastic “A Darker Shade of Magic” because Schwab is Queen!


The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

This book is a little bit more under the radar but I thought it sounded interesting and I have heard good things about it. I’m all for interesting magic systems!


Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I’ve been meaning to read this ALL YEAR and still haven’t gotten to it yet! So I’m hoping I can finally read it especially since I adore Laini Taylor’s writing to bits and pieces.

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Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

Do you have any of these on your TBR as well?

Have you read any other books by these authors?

What books are you trying to squeeze in before the end of the year?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

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25 thoughts on “Books I’d Like to Finish Before the End of the Year

  1. Stephanie September 21, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    None of these are on my β€œmust read this year” list, but I do want to read all of them at some point. I have read A Gathering of Shadows already, and really enjoyed it. Good luck with all your reading!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 2, 2017 / 10:18 am

      Thanks Stephanie!
      Glad you enjoyed A Gathering of Shadows, I really want to get back into that series especially now since I got a copy of A Conjuring of Light too! πŸ™‚

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      • Stephanie October 2, 2017 / 10:26 am

        A Conjuring of Light was really good! Different than the other two, but a great ending. (Plus, I have a soft spot for it since it’s the reason I got to meet V. E. Schwab.) I hope you like them!

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  2. littlebookynook September 21, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    I highly recommend the Mistborn books, I read them this year and I absolutely LOVED them!! I don’t even know what’s on my TBR at the moment…Godsgrave definitely, other than that just trying to get through all of my unread books because I am trying to not to buy any at the moment!! I hope you are able to get some of these books finished by the end of year, but hey, if you don’t there is always next year πŸ™‚

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 2, 2017 / 10:25 am

      That’s great to hear! I honestly hear nothing but good things about the Mistborn books so I really want to get into them!
      I hope your book buying ban goes well, I’m terrible and can’t NOT buy books! I’m looking to get a copy of Godsgrave here as well, I’m dying to read it! πŸ™‚

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  3. MetalPhantasmReads September 21, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I loved the world of Queen of Blood; I do need to re-read it since the sequel is out now. I LOVED LOVED Strange the Dreamer and all Sanderson’s stuff. Best of luck with the TBR πŸ™‚

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 2, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Glad to hear Queen of Blood has some good world building since that’s always my favorite part in a fantasy book! I really need to read anything in general by Sanderson because I have a bunch of his books and no excuses!
      Thank you! πŸ™‚

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      • MetalPhantasmReads October 2, 2017 / 11:02 am

        Lol I do recommend either his short stories or his YA books if you’re not sure where to start. His adult fantasy is personally my favorite but I understand that the length does intimidate people. Yeah the world in Queen of Blood is really cool πŸ™‚ I’m excited to see what you think of it

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  4. bibliofiles13 September 22, 2017 / 12:43 am

    I haven’t read these yet, but I would like to. There are so many books that I want to read it is a long list! I can’t possible list them here! πŸ˜‰

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  5. wonderfilledreads September 22, 2017 / 10:52 am

    You’ve got a great list there, Heather! I haven’t read any of Sanderson’s book yet too, even though I own two different series lol. So sad to say that, haha! I hope you enjoy Furthermore more than I did. It was whimsical but not as engaging as I was expecting due to the synopsis but my opinion seems to be in the minority on that one. You will love AGOS and Strange the Dreamer, for sure! πŸ™‚

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 2, 2017 / 10:46 am

      Thank you!
      I own a 3 different books for Sanderson as well so I really don’t have any excuses!
      Sorry you didn’t enjoy Furthermore more (that was odd sounding, haha) I’m just hoping to kind of get a feel for Mafi’s writing since I don’t think I’ll enjoy the Shatter Me series but everyone raves about her!
      Good to hear about AGOS and Strange the Dreamer, I’m pretty positive I’ll love them both as well! πŸ™‚

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      • wonderfilledreads October 2, 2017 / 1:40 pm

        Totally understand! I think you’ll enjoy it. It’s definitely got a much different feel than her Shatter Me series, and it’s not a bad book by any means. I think my expectations were just too high!
        And you’ll for sure love them both! πŸ™‚

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  6. Michelle September 22, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Great List, Heather 🌸
    I really want to read Strange The Dreamer and maybe start on The Shadow of Bone trilogy. Also I really, really want to start A Darker Shade of Magic. I’m going to try and read loads of fantasy books in October πŸ‘»

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 2, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Thanks Michelle!
      I hope you can get to a bunch of fantasy this month! I’d love to hear what you think of a lot of them, especially Strange the Dreamer! I’m also pretty positive you’ll love A Darker Shade of Magic it’s fantastic and I really haven’t seen anyone not enjoy that one! πŸ™‚

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