Hello again dear Readers!
I’m actually here, doing an update on a Sunday…go figure!
Today marks the first day of October and the start of the best time of year! In my opinion, the stretch from the beginning of October to the end of December is the loveliest time because of the perfect, crisp Fall weather and the anticipation of Christmas and the New Year. As you all know already, this Christmas is going to be particularly exciting for me, and so I am already counting down the days until 2017 wraps up.
With that being said, I was recently thinking about how I want to end my reading year. How many more books do I hope to finish before 2017 is up? Which book do I want to be reading the week before my wedding? Do I have time to finish another series before then? This all led me to make a list of the books I currently own and hope to have read by the time January rolls around. This is somewhat ambitious because last minute wedding planning is ramping up, but I am confident that I can at least get most of this list done.
What do you think – can I do it? Are there any books you would recommend I swap into this list?
The Books I Want To Finish Before January:
(in the order that I would like to read them)
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
- If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
- Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
- Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker
- Jane Eyre by (the queen) Charlotte Brontë
If I can manage to finish all 7 of these books before the end of 2017, that will bring me to a grand total of 52 finished books for the year… MUCH higher than my Goodreads goal of 18 books which in hindsight was very low. (I’m thinking of setting a goal of 52 books for next year, but we’ll see how that goes!)
As you can probably tell, I’m going for a Jane Eyre theme leading up to my wedding. I definitely want to be rereading Jane Eyre right before I get married (I’ll explain why closer to the date), and I thought it would be cool to lead up to this reread with some newer adaptations of my most beloved story.
So, here we go – let’s finish off 2017 with a bang!
Girl with a Green Heart