Saturday, September 26, 2020

Let's Chat... 10 Books I Want to Read by the End of 2020

Here I am again with a new post series idea that I'll do...whenever I get the urge. This one isn't anything super special--basically just a discussion post with whatever topic strikes my fancy. And I made a mediocre graphic to go with it because of course. 

It hit me this week that we are...kind of getting close to the end of the year. Which is exciting to me because I love the end of the year (winter! Christmas!) but also wild to me because this year has been such a blur. And I started to think about books I've read...and books I want to pick up.

You see where I'm going with this?

I'm not the first one to ever make a post like this--I'm certain people do these posts every year (heck I've likely done at least one like this before), but I digress. In no particular order, here's 10 books I want to read by the end of 2020...

*click on covers for Goodreads links*

Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh

I've been meaning to continue this series for the longest time. The first few books were FANTASTIC, so there's really no reason for me to not love this one too. I just have to, you know, pick it up and read it.

A Song of Wraiths & Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

I LOVE the premise of this book. The only reason I haven't read it yet is because it's fantasy and I need to be in just the right mood to get into it. Ideally with fall and winter right around the corner, the cozy seasons will put me in a fantasy mood...because I really want to pick this one up and love it!

My Big Fat Fake Engagement by Lauren Landish

This one looks fun and fluffy, which is right up my alley right now. Then again, the fake relationship trope is always up my alley. I read the sample recently and I'm definitely interested. I'll probably pick this one up sooner rather than later!

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Another thing I'm always here for: witches. And we're on our way into the witchy season, yes? I'm aiming to get to this one in October...fingers crossed!

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

I kind of need to read this sooner than later because my friend Steph has been telling me I need to read it for months now. This one has fallen into the same category as ASOWAR though--it's fantasy (and freaking huge) and I need to be in the right mood for it. Cozy fantasy reading weather will hopefully help...

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Ah, like Branded by Fire this is another book that always ends up on my list of books I need to read. I don't know what my hang up is with this one. The Raven Cycle is one of my favorite series ever. It's a series ender, but there's still more to come with the Dreamer series. I think I just need to sit down with this book one day and binge it. I'm going to love it, there's no doubt about that.

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

I just got this book in the mail this week and I! Am! So! Excited! Y'all. It's a retelling of Romeo & Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai with a blood feud between rival gangs! Sounds violent and delightful and I cannot wait to pick it up.

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

I own two copies of this book and still have somehow not read it yet? I think it's because I know I'll get so invested and have many feelings but then have to wait for the sequel. So I suppose it's good I'll be reading sometime between now and the end of the year because book 2, We Free the Stars (gaaah I love that title) releases in January!

The Corsair's Captive by Ruby Dixon

I've got to be realistic--of course there's Ruby Dixon on this list. I'd be a liar otherwise. For the past year-ish I've been working my way through her backlist. And her frontlist. Just...all of her books, really. She writes some top notch romance and it's been a great comfort to me. I'll likely pick this one up soon.

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

I've seen so many glowing reviews for this book, and I'm excited to fall in love with it myself. Goodness knows I love a good romance, and this one sounds glorious!

That's what I hope to read by the end of this year (..well, some of it anyway, hah). Now let's chat! What do you think of my list? What do you hope to read??


  1. I love that first one on your list, but of course I would. I'm in a huge reread state. Can't really get into a new book since my life is in such cray cray. My brain doesn't have the ability to entertain a new story. So I reread. It's comforting during these stressful times. Like I know what's happening in these books and there's nothing I need to worry about.

    Good luck with your list.

    1. I do that too! I have like a quarterly KA binge. Ruby Dixon’s been my comfort crutch lately though, because her books are uniform enough to be safe while also being new to me and entertaining. No idea what I’ll do once I catch up on her books, but that’s a problem for future me, ha. I’ll let you know when I get it together and read Branded by Fire!

  2. The Raven King is one of my favorite covers ever.

    1. It is beautiful! The series as a whole has lovely artwork :)