End of the Year TBR (2019)

We are nearing the end of 2019, with only two months to go, but I still hope to finish quite a few books. Will I succeed? Probably not, but I will try!

My Goodreads reading challenge for this year is 20 books, and as of November 1st, I am at 29. Since I have technically completed my challenge, I am trying to challenge myself by reading/listening to at least 1 book from my personal TBR pile every month, even though I am in school and working.

If you aren’t already familiar with the bookish abbreviation, TBR stands for “to-be-read”.

SO, I should have read at least 31 books by the end of 2019. I think I can manage…. but can I manage more than that? Doesn’t matter, because I will try anyway. cx

Now, here is my overly ambitious TBR for November and December in order of priority:

harry potterHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling

I have to read this book for a children’s literature class, so I know I will get it done this month.

This isn’t a book from my personal TBR list though.


Fun fact: This is my first time reading Harry Potter.

circeCirce by Madeline Miller

My (soon-to-be) mother-in-law gave me this book a few months ago, and I have actually already started listening to the audiobook. I wasn’t planning to read this on my own, but now that I have it, I will! I am on track to finish this before the end of November.


Fun Fact: This is the first mythology book that I will be reading for my own leisure.

starless seaThe Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

This book just came out November 5th, and I have been so excited for its release. I have been dying for Erin Morgenstern to write another book after Night Circus, so I am definitely going to get to this book very soon. I pre-ordered the audiobook, but I also plan to buy a hardcover copy eventually.

Fun Fact: Morgenstern’s other book, Night Circus, is probably my favorite stand-alone book of all time.

age of swordsAge of Swords (The Legends of the First Empire #2) by Michael J. Sullivan

I fell in love with this series a few years ago, but never continued it. So, I got the book from the library and an audiobook version using a library app. I am hoping to maul through this book in December. I have already listened to about a sixth of it, but I set it aside for Circe (since I only had two weeks for the library audiobook). I finished the first book, Age of Myth, in September, and I hope to finish this one before 2020.

Fun Fact: This is so far my favorite fantasy series of all time.

royal assassin

Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy #2) by Robin Hobb

I fell in love with this series by chance this summer and I really enjoy it, but I have more time sensitive things on my TBR that will be prioritized. I still really hope to get to it after finals when my schedule isn’t packed to the brim and I can actually sit down and read. I finished the first book of this series, Assassin’s Apprentice, in July, and instantly fell in love by the first page.

I wish time stopped every time I opened a book, so that I could just sit down and read this whole series through. But, that’s not how the world works, unfortunately.

Thanks for your interest in my TBR for the rest of 2019.

Please let me know your TBR for the next two months or even 2020!!

Don’t forget to check out my October Reads.

-Knight of Cups ❤

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