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Lists | Top 5 Books I Want to Read Before 2020

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Hello everyone, today I wanted to take a moment to talk about the top 5 books I want to read before the end of 2019. We are officially into the last quarter of the year, which always goes by super quickly. It is a time to focus to meet my goals if I have not already. On top of that, there is one Beat my Backlist book that still needs to be read and I will have read all the books I bought before 2019. Anyway, on to the books!


The one I think I am most excited to get to would be The Institute by Stephen King. It is no secret that I really enjoy creepy/horror reads and I really enjoy King’s works. I am really excited to have my hands on his most recent release and I want to read it before the year is through. 

Next in line would be It Would Be Night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo & Translator Elizabeth Bryer. I am really excited to be reading a book set in South America. I don’t know about you, but it is not a setting I come across often in books and I would honestly like to read more. 

Now, The Overstory by Richard Powers is one I need to read for my Reading Goals | Reading a Shortlist 2019 challenge so I really need to get my butt in gear. I have two books left to go and for some reason this one is the one I have owned the longest, but have not felt the need or want to read. So, I am hoping putting it on this list will really put my butt in gear. At this one I have the other from the library and plan on starting it within the week. *Update* I have read this since prewriting this post, I am updating this to the final book on this list I need to read, The Long Take by Robin Robertson. This is what happens when I prewrite posts too darn early.

Then, we have Middlemarch by George Eliot. I picked up this classic it sounds so interesting. I decided that I would read it over the summer when I  was enjoying the weather outside… well. Summer is now over and I still have not read it. I would say that now my goal is to just read it before the year is finished. I feel like Classics are really good cold weather reads anyway. 

Lastly, we have Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. I am really interested in this series, but I always out it off because it is digital. While I do enjoy reading on my kindle, I always find myself only really using it for library books not for my owned TBR books. I need to change this ASAP and read this. Also, it is the oldest owned book on my owned TBR. So, it is really time to get my butt into gear. 


What 5 books do you want to read before the year is up?

Which one do you think I should read first?

Who things I will actually read all of these before the year is up? 😂

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18 thoughts on “Lists | Top 5 Books I Want to Read Before 2020

    1. The Toll is on my list to read this month, I am so excited that it is finally coming out! I hope you love the ones you want to read before the end of the year too. I am kinda in disbelief that the year only has just over 2 months left. Time is really starting to fly.

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  1. A great list. I am actually intimidated by The Overstory – perhaps that is the reason I have not yet picked it up. It Would Be Night in Caracas sounds great. I love books set in South America and this one is new to me. I know there are not many books out there set in Venezuela (as I realised through my Latin America Book Reading Challenge), so I am happy about this one.

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  2. This looks like a great list! I’m just getting into Stephen King books officially lol. I definitely want to read a The Storm Crow, Good Luck Girls and Ayesha At Last before the year is over. We’ll see if I do it

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  3. Very interested to hear your thoughts on the Institute! I just finished it recently on audio and was disappointed… I’m not a big King reader, though, so I want to hear some more thoughts on this book from fans of his!

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