5 Books I Want to Read Before the End of the Year

Friends, can you believe there’s only six weeks left in the year? I can’t! I don’t usually do end of year TBRs, but I really want to get to the five books below before the end of the year. And when I say “end of year” I mean before Christmas. Three of the books on this list are review copies that I desperately want to finish by the end of the year. I want a fresh start in 2020 so I don’t want to want to have any outstanding ARCs. Without further ado, the books.


Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron – I received a finished copy of this book from HarperTeen (thank you so much!) back in September. Planning to buddy read it in December with my friends Lynell and Mychelé.

Obviously: Stories from My Timeline by Akilah Hughes – Back in late August (or September. I can’t remember), Penguin Teen sent me a box with four ARCs by black authors (thank you!). This book was one of them. I started it a few days ago and hope to finish by the end of the month.

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus – This book was also in that box Penguin Teen sent me. I’m so in love with this cover. Very excited to get to it. I love the cover and I’m intrigued by the story.

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King – I think I moved up to #2 on the waitlist for the audiobook so I should have it next month. I borrowed the physical book earlier this month, but the loan period expired and I couldn’t renew it. Plus, I kind of prefer audiobooks for nonfiction books. I’m reading this for my Goodreads Choice Awards challenge. Goodreads users voted this best history & biography.

The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace – This is relatively short and probably won’t take more than 3 hours to read, but poetry isn’t my jam. I have to be in the mood for it and I think I’m finally in the mood for it now. This is also for my Goodreads Choice Awards challenge. It won best poetry.


Have you read any of these books? Do you have an end of year TBR? Let me know in the comments! Thanks so much for reading!

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11 thoughts on “5 Books I Want to Read Before the End of the Year

  1. I have read Kingdom of souls I loved it I hope you enjoy it too and join the demon kings army. I’m hoping to finish Lord of the rings , Black Leopard red wolf and The Starless sea..it’s really busy but I hope to finish them by 31st by God’s grace . I may be reaching with this tho cause they are long 😂

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