With Halloween coming up in less than a week, I just started going into book reading panic mode!!
Every year around this time, I start realizing that time is slipping away and that no matter how fast I read for the next 2 months, I'm not going to be able to read all the books I wanted to get read in 2016. I don't know why this matters all that much, but the changing of the years feels like a deadline for me. Maybe it's because that's how I measure favorites?? Faves of 2017 can't go on the same lists as Faves of 2016, ya know??
Another thing bumming me out is that I'm 14 books behind schedule on my Goodreads Goal.... opps!! There's no way I'm going to be able to catch up on 14 books! I guess I can mark that as a giant FAIL once again!! I'm very bad at reading goals, if you haven't figured this out.
Without further ado, here are the books I wanted to read by the end of 2016 and haven't yet:
The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
Replica by Lauren Oliver
Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu
Never Missing, Never Found by Amanda Panitch
- These were all published recently-ish, but they all make me nervous. You see, they were TOP priorities when I found out they were going to exist, but now--- I'm looking at the calendar and the books that I've promised publishers that I would read, and I'm wondering HOW I'm going to fit them in???
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Winter by Marissa Meyer
- These all came out in the past year. There's 2 series enders-- And I LOVE the shit out of both series.... so why haven't I felt like reading those endings? The other 2 just sound SO good and I can't believe 2016 is almost over and they are still on my shelf.
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
- These are all a little older but !!!!!!!! Huntley Fitzpatrick and Sarah Ockler are 2 of my favorite authors of EVER. And The Sea of Tranquility is one that I've been meaning to read for SO DAMN LONG. Every year I say THIS is the year I'll do it. Basically, I really need to do it!
A lot of my problem is that I'm a mood reader and a slow reader. I always think I can read more than I can, and I always think EVENTUALLY I'll be in the mood for books that I never seem to ever get in the mood for. Basically, I'm my own worst enemy.
Now I need your help!! What should I definitely make time to read before 2016 dies out? Seriously pick a book for me-- Pretty please!!