End of the Year TBR | 2016

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Here is what I realized the other day: it's already November, and I am NOT doing well with reading this year. My Goodreads challenge is a sad place, especially considering the fact that last year I ended up going over my 75 books goal, and this year I have concerns about hitting 55. So, in an attempt to get my reading life together, I decided to share my ambitious reading plans for the rest of the year (that will hopefully get me to that 55 books goal).

  1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is something I've been working on this year, and I'm currently on The Goblet of Fire. Needless to say, I'm really enjoying the series, and though I don't think I'll be able to finish it by the end of the year I hope to get through one or two more books after I finish the one I'm reading.

  2. The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo is something I do hope to finish this year. I read the first book last November, and though I didn't love it quite as much as a lot of other people did, I still really want to know what happens next.

  3. There are a few books I've been saving for late autumn and winter, and while I may end up carrying some of these over to January, I'm really looking forward to finally reading books like A Monster Calls by Patrick NessCity of Thieves by David BenioffThe Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, and Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick. Honestly, I don't even know where to start here—I'm so excited to read every single one of these that I may need help deciding which ones to go for first.

  4. I'm clearly in the mood for ALL of the fantasy books because that's what the majority of this TBR is, and my last two books are no exception: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and the Neil Gaiman version of The Sleeper and the Spindle. Bring on the magic!

  5. Lastly, I have some serious catching up to do in the comic book department. I'm behind on pretty much everything here, and I didn't even realize series like The Wicked + The Divine and Nailbiter had new volumes out. On top of that, I'm behind on some of my other favorite series like Revival and American Vampire, so I pretty much have my work (reading) cut out for me. 

Basically, wish me luck with all of this because I have less than two months to catch up. Are any of you trying to get caught up on your reading goals? Is there anything specific you're looking forward to reading before the year ends?

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