Now that I’ve spoken about my favourite and most disappointing reads of 2019, it’s time to look ahead. So this isn’t my most anticipated reads for this year, this is a list of books that I really need to read in 2020 because they have been on my shelves for WAY too long. I want to get through them all in the next 12 months and it’s less than one book a month so it’s definitely doable. These aren’t all of the unread books I own because wow we would be here forever… but the ones that are my top priority. Let’s go!
As Priory was being released, the hype was real and I heard nothing but high praise. I then had the opportunity to interview Samantha about the book and her work but I STILL haven’t read it. I’m not sure if it’s the length, sitting at just over 800 pages, or the fact that because everyone loves it so much I’m worried in case it doesn’t meet my high expectations (I don’t know why I’m worrying considering I loved The Bone Season). Anway, this has to be the year I finally read Priory. She thicc.
If you follow me online then you’ll know that I’ve been saying I’ll read this for the longest time. I loved Song of Achilles and have heard amazing things about Madeline’s next novel. I’m definitely going to pick this up in 2020.
I read the first book in this series on the way down to YALC back in July, and it made its way on to my favourite books of 2019 list. I managed to grab an arc of GOSAS at YALC and I was over the moon! But, like the terrible reader I am, still haven’t read it. Promise I will change that soon!
Wow this has been on my shelves for a while. I received this in a Fairyloot box a long time ago and I’ve been wanting to read it ever since. I’ve seen it on a few people’s favourites lists recently and it’s been likened to some of Sarah J. Maas’ books so I’m excited.
Another book I received in a Fairyloot box, I think this might be one of the oldest on this list! I hadn’t really any urgent plans to pick it up but after meeting Kristen at YALC and getting the book signed, and hearing my friends talk about it with such high regard, it made it’s way on to the TBR Trolley.
I was first introduced to this book three or four years ago, when a friend I worked with read it and loved it. I did buy it, read around 20 pages and gave in because I just couldn’t get into it. Fast forward a few years and it still stands strong as a lot of people’s favourites book. So, 2020 will be the year I finally delve into this emotionally trausmatising book, or so I’ve heard it described.
A favourite book of so many people but I’m yet to finish it. I started the audiobook earlier this year and the multimedia format was really cool but at times I felt like I just needed to *see* it. So I’m going to give the paperback a go and maybe pair it with the audiobook for an even better experience!
Another book that seems to be absolutely everywhere. I did start reading this, both the phsyical copy and via the audiobook, but I just don’t think it was the right time. I couldn’t sink into the story and I knew that if I continued as I was, I just wasn’t going to enjoy it. Hearing everybody’s thoughts I really do think that this is my kind of story so I’m excited to pick it back up in 2020 when I’m in a better reading place.
I’ve never seen a bad word said about this book and my friends have convinced me that it’s finally time to pick this up, so here we are.
This series seems to taken the book community by storm and I feel like I am majorly missing out! It’s been a while since I read and loved a dystopian tale but considering I’ve heard nothing but praise for this story I’m feeling good about this one.
So here are all the books I really need to read in 2020, not too ambitious I don’t think? Do you have any books on your shelves that you need to finally pick up… or is that a silly question?
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