Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I'll Read Before the End of the Year (Pinky Promise!)


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at GingerReadsLainey.
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This week's Top Ten Tuesday and Top 5 Wednesday themes have dovetailed quite nicely. Thumbs up for synchronicity. :) Yesterday's TTT topic was all about books that have been on the ol' TBR since before we started blogging. Today's T5W theme is the books you plan to read by the end of the year. One kind of leads to the other, no? So while I could just post the same list of books I shared yesterday... where's the fun in that? 

A COURT OF MIST AND FURY
Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses was one of my biggest surprises last year. Fantasy is *not* my genre but I took a chance and it paid off big time. I'll need to brush up up some details from ACOTAR before I dive into ACOMAF, but I can't wait to continue the story.

A THOUSAND BOY KISSES
Tillie Cole
I've never read anything from Tillie Cole and even though this one doesn't seem to be representative of her usual genre/style, this is the one I'll be starting with. Because I can't resist a good tearjerker. Ever.

WHO DO YOU LOVE
Jennifer Weiner
I was so excited about this book last year that I just had to have it. Not only that I just had to have the pretty UK edition. Aaand... there it still sits on my bookshelf - but not for much longer. My friend Hope loved this one and I'm positive I will, too. 

THE DEAL
Elle Kennedy
Am I officially the last person who has not read The Deal? I am, right? With my love of good new adult, I can't believe I've managed to put this one off as long as I have but it will happen by the end of the year.  

BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS
Renee Carlino
Another one that I just had to have last year. And then didn't read it. But when I read an ARC of Swear on This Life, I knew I needed to read everything Renee Carlino has written. So Before We Were Strangers will be first on that list.

What book are you determined to read by the end of the year?



15 comments:

  1. See my other comment for The Deal ooops and A Thousand Boy Kisses killed me. It just killed me. On every possible way!

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    1. What is it with us and the books that make us sob? (Making Faces, A Thousand Boy Kisses) But I can't help myself... the more a books cab batter and bruise my fragile heart the more I love it. Ha!

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  2. Who Do You Love and Before We Were Strangers were both amazing!! I have The Deal and would love to get to it before the end of the year too!

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    1. So glad to hear that you loved Who Do You Love and Before We Were Strangers, too!

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  3. I would really like to read Before We Were Strangers as I LOVED Swear On This Life. I'm sure there are many books that I'd like to read before the end of the year, but one is getting caught up on the M.J. Arlidge Helen Grace Thrillers. I'm pretty sure I'm only one or two behind.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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    1. What's funny is that I've had at least three Renee Carlino books sitting on my bookshelf for a long time - and yet I never read anything by her until Swear on This Life. And now I'm kicking myself! :) Hope you manage to get caught up on the Helen Grace series pretty soon. At least you're not too far behind!

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  4. YES YES YES to The Deal and Before We Were Strangers, two of my all time faves from last year! ♥

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    1. Excellent! I love hearing that, Eva! Now I'm even more excited about them than ever. :)

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  5. Does a happy dance that you liked A Court of Thorns and Roses because that was one of my favorite series! (is I should say). I can't wait for you to start A court of Mist and Fury! I honestly couldn't believe i would like a book more than ACOTAR but I adored the second book even more!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. I've heard so many people say that ACOMAF is even better than ACOTAR and I'm like, how can that be?! I'm also a little nervous because (as much as I have tried to avoid spoilers) I get the feeling that my ship is going to sink. Hard. So I'll need to be prepared for that. *sigh*

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  6. Ummmm... ACOMAF is a must right now. God that book is everything. Total game changer. You will love it even more than ACOTAR.
    I thought I was the last person to read The Deal when I finally got around to it earlier this year. Apparently that award goes to you then. Congrats.

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    1. Everyone tells me that ACOMAF is even better than ACOTAR - and I'm like how can that be?! lol I've tried to avoid spoilers but I think that my ship sinks hard. Hopefully by the time I get to that point I'll be ready to change my ship anyway.

      Thank you, thank you. I'd like to thank all the little people for this award. And all the many, many books that have kept me from The Deal. You've all done your job well.

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    2. Trust me, I thought I wasn't going to like ACOMAF because of ship. But at the 150/200 pages I was eating my words.
      Too well. Tell those books to back up. The Deal deserves its turn.

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  7. I have not read ACOMAF yet. It sits there on my shelf all intimidating because it's so huge!

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    1. I know what you mean, Andi! That's one chunky book. But everyone keeps telling me that it's even better that ACOTAR so I've just gotta dive in soon. :)

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