Books I Want to Read Before the End of 2017

I have gone through waves of reading this year. Now that I am starting to get settled into my new job and home, I really want to focus on tackling my TBR. I have a full bookcase and countless more books on my Kindle that I have yet to read. I am trying to create a read/reward system. I will never get to all the books I want to read if I just keep buying more. So here are some books I am trying really hard to get to before the end of the year.

SlaughterHouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Half A King by Joe Abercrombie (reread)

Looking For Alaska by John Green (reread)


Are there any books you really want to read before the end of the year?


Top Ten Tuesday| Top Ten Series I Want To Start, But Haven’t Yet


This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten Books You Have Read So Far This Year, but I will not being doing that topic. I recently wrote a guest post for YA Reads (which hasn’t been posted yet), but it is an explained post on the top 5 books I have read so far this year. So look out for that one! Instead I decided to do the Top Ten Series I Want To Start, But Haven’t Yet!

1. Game of Thrones. My parents bought me the box set of the first four books for Christmas and I feel like everyone talks about these and the show (which I refuse to watch until I have read the books). They are just a little intimidating and with so many other books I want to read it is hard to pick these up when I know they will take up a lot of time. But I plan to at least read the first book really soon!

2. Misborn Trilogy. (This is a trilogy, but I am going to count it!) I just recently purchased the box set because I have heard nothing but great things about these books, I am in a real fantasy kick and the U.K book covers are awesome! These are also chunky books, but I want to at least read one of them soon!

3. Percy Jackson. I feel like I am so late to the game with this. Everyone talks about this series and its one of my TBR shame series. I need to read these since I bought the whole box set and can now marathon them.

4. Throne of Glass. Ugh I want to read these so bad. I read one of the novellas awhile ago and fell in love and now this is getting so much hype and is everywhere.

5. Dark Towers. I have been wanting to read more Stephen King and this series looks really intriguing and I have heard some great things about it!

6. Bloodlines. I just finished the Vampire Academy Series and I need to continue this now! I love VA and can’t wait to read this, but also don’t want to because I don’t want it to be over.

7. The Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices.  Officially I have started this because I read the first book of TMI, but I need to reread it and continue on because now they are all out and so many people are talking/love them.

8. Seven Realms. This goes along with my whole fantasy kick. They sound awesome and is a shorter completed series that is easily marathon-able.

9. Lux. I have recently fallen in love with Jennifer L. Armentrout and everyone raves about this series. I love her writing style and have been meaning to get into more alien-ish books.

10. Lord of the Rings. (even though this is a trilogy unless you include The Hobbit, which I have read) Well my best friend loves this trilogy and thinks it is absolutely amazing. I think she will kill me soon if I don’t read it and I loved The Hobbit so this will have to happen soon.

What are some series you want to start reading? Have you read any of these?