Top 5 Wednesday: Books to Read Before 2019

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Top Five Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey and is currently hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. Check out the goodreads group to learn more.

November 14th: Books to Read Before 2019
Our Goodreads goals are quickly closing in. What are you prioritizing for the end of the year?

I recently went on a mini-spree at my library and requested a whole bunch of books, so, by necessity, I will need to read those by the end of the year, but they also happen to be books that I really want to read! Also, I happened to request six books, so you get a bonus book here.

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor — I just finished reading the first book in this series and would like to get the sequel before the end of the year for two reasons. First, I really liked the book and am eager to see what happens next. Second, my memory is awful and I will forget everything if I wait any longer.

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold — I have heard so many conflicting things about this book, but the general consensus seems to be that it is surprisingly dark and adult for a YA book. Because I am morbid and macabre, I will always be drawn to books with dark central themes. I really want to know what everyone is talking about!

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab — So, again, I just read the first book and I will forget if I don’t get to this right away! Plus this is one of those books where it’s just everywhere and it’s difficult to avoid spoilers and I want to be in on what everyone is talking about.

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory — So, the other night I had a weird dream-revelation where I got this idea for a contemporary romance novel. When I woke up that following morning, I had a really intense desire to read some romance to get a sense of how those types of novels are structured. I have heard excellent things about this one, and it perfectly suits my needs, plot-wise.

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand — I really want to read something by this author and this seems like it’ll be right up my alley. I’ve heard reviews that say it’s dark and intense and feminist, which sounds great.

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker — This surprisingly short novel has been on my TBR for a long time now, and so many friends and reviewers have read it and loved it that I really want to get to it before the end of the year. I’m not sure if I will, since the library queue is rather long for this book, but here’s hoping.

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