Hi guys! Hope you all are well. At the actual start of the summer, I created a list of books I wanted to read by the end of the year, and it never occurred to me to post it until now. And I know, I know it’s closer to the end of the summer than the beginning, but better late than never! So here is a list of the books I’d like to read during the summer, or before the end of the year:
1. Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson:
I’ve talked about this series in my review of “The Way of Kings”, but I can’t stop mentioning it! I’ve waited 3 years to read this book, and I can’t bring myself to read it, even though it’s sitting right behind me. It’s a 1500 page book and I just feel like I can’t commit and really give it the attention it deserves.
2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini:
A large portion of this reading list includes classic novels, like this one! I read a little bit of this book in my American Literature class, but never finished it. I also own this one, and it seemed like an important book to read.
3. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller:
I’ve heard hundreds of references to this book, but have never actually read it!
4. Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes:
I loved the first five of this series, and was so excited for this one when it came out in February, but never ended up reading it. I’ve not heard good things about it, so I’m a little apprehensive, if I’m honest.
5. The Class by Erich Segal:
This one, I read! I absolutely loved this book, and am constantly surprised by how well Segal writes. I will post a review of this book soon.
6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
Back to classics! I can’t believe I haven’t read this one either. I’ve started it many times over, but have never stuck with it.
7. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams:
My family is collectively in love with this novel, and are ashamed I haven’t read it. Again, I’ve gotten through about half of it, but never finished. Apparently, it’s the best science fiction novel of all time?
8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee:
The last of the classics! I was never asked to read this in school, so I thought now would be as good time as any to read it.
9. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand:
This has been on my list for 4 years or so, and I really want to get around to reading it. I believe this is a nonfiction novel, which will probably be the only one I read this year.
10. Caraval by Stephanie Garber:
First, the cover is too gorgeous for me not to read it, but I also have heard amazing things about this book, so it’s on the list!
11. War Storm by Victoria Aveyard:
This is the other book I finished this summer! Make sure to read my full review of War Storm, but the short version is that it was the perfect ending to this massive fantasy series.
And that’s (almost) all of them! I also wanted to read a Michael Crichton novel, as well as a Terry Pratchet novel, but we’ll see how that goes. Let me know what your reading list for this summer/year is in the comments below! Thanks for reading!