5 Books I Want To Read Before 2019

Hello Story-Tellers! Can you believe we only have a little over a month left until 2019 is fetch status but a real thing?
Image result for mind blown gif friendsYeah I know, I’m shocked too. But with this news in mind, I started thinking about the books I have read and haven’t read so far, and realized there are a few that have been on my TBR this entire year, that I promised myself I would read in 2018…and…haven’t yet. So in complete, Sam like fashion, I then said:

What books am I most ashamed I haven’t gotten to yet?

This is that list. 

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

So, as you can see, I have a confession to make. I haven’t read anything past City of Ashes in the Mortal Instruments series. So, see–what had happened was, I was reading this in high school, and I was taking AP English, and we had to read Moby Dick. Well ya girl stopped reading the series so she could focus on that, and by the time I was done, I got distracted by something else, and that snowballed into me completely forgetting to go back to this series; and being the mood reader that I am– every time I had the time to sit down and read the book, I was never in the mood.
I know….what a time.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

I have been putting this off for the longest time, because I honestly just don’t want to see my faves die ( I like spoilers and its 2018, I know everyone that croaks in this). There is no other reason apart from that. But Harry X-mas to me, cause ya girl will be finishing this franchise before the new year strikes. This will be a thing.

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I have been trying to read this book since August of this year, and every time I go to read this, I get distracted by another book or I have a bunch of ARCs I need to read first. I swear, I have read the first thirty pages of this book at least 9 times. BUT I AM DETERMINED TO FINISH THIS BOOK BEFORE 2019 OR SO HELP ME BE HERCULES!
This is getting done.

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Okay for this one, I DNF’ed it with the thought of coming back to it again. I listened to this on audio while I was still in Uni, and I could not for the love of everything pure and holy connect with the narrator and the world he was telling to me. I got bored with this story really quickly, as you can see, and decided to put it away until I could read it, and try my hand that way instead. I’m hoping that this will be the year for that!

Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2)Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

I read the first book in this series and absolutely ADORED it, and I was planning to read the follow-up right after, however, like the other books on this list– in true Sam fashion– I got super distracted and never got around to reading it. But alas! this shall be the year of redemption!

What books do you want to read before 2019?



  1. bookishluna

    November 23, 2018 at 10:18 am

    I am in the same boat when it comes to Down Among the Sticks and Bones, I read the first one and LOVED it. I bought book 2 and 3 and I need to get to them.

  2. jamsu

    November 23, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    I’d like to read The Becoming of Noah Shaw (finally) before 2019.I have tons of other books but that’s one of the books I feel like I started ages ago.

    1. sammers65

      November 26, 2018 at 9:06 am

      oooo I heard that book was pretty good! Fingers crossed you get to it soon!

      1. jamsu

        November 26, 2018 at 10:18 am

        I’ve read part of it but I didn’t find it as good as Mara Dyer trilogy

  3. Clo @ Book Dragons

    November 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Gurrrrl, City of Glass you need to read. In fact why don’t we put on hold like The Raven Boys, Throne Of Glass until you read City of Glass, the rest of that series along with The Infernal Devices…which you ideally need to read before City Of Heavenly Fire haha.
    Throne of Glass has my heart, I’ll always love it and The Raven Boys man…those characters get me every time xD
    I have erm…a few on my list. *clears throat*
    Eragon by Christopher Paloni – I just, I need to read it both to see the world and also because I feel like it could help with me WIP.
    Everless by Sara Holland – yeah I’ve wanted to read this since the start when it came out but I’m not fussed if I don’t get to it. Except it is a library book…so hopefully before the end of the year.
    The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – I’ve started it, I’m 70 pages in as of now but I really want to finish it!
    I have at least 2 others…probably more. But we’re not totally making Clo feel ashamed of herself when she literally had a crappy reading year cause reading slumps.

    1. sammers65

      November 26, 2018 at 9:06 am

      lol, so what I’m gathering is I need to read City of Glass like ASAP? hehehehe
      OMG YES YOU DO NEED TO FINISH THE HATE U GIVE!! I will feed all of your dragons so that you can finish THUG. a time is about to be had. A TIME INDEED.

      1. Clo @ Book Dragons

        November 26, 2018 at 3:29 pm


  4. amiiiesbooks

    November 23, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    I have this issue with Crown of Midnight. Read Throne of Glass and it was fine but then I’ve put book 2 off forever and read some of it but not a lot

  5. Nicoline Simone

    November 24, 2018 at 8:08 am

    I can’t believe you haven’t read the last book in the Harry Potter series! 😉 But totally get what you mean. I hope you will enjoy it.
    I would really like to read Only Ever Yours before 2019

  6. Kelly

    November 24, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Throne of Glass is a pretty good book. I read it for the first time this summer and I was so annoyed at myself for having waited to so long. Still haven’t gotten to the second one in the series though… I’m in the same boat as you with City of Glass. I’m sure I started reading it years back but I also got distracted by other things. You’ve really got me thinking about all the books I haven’t read yet and probably should and see if I can get through it before the year is over. Great post!

  7. thebibliophagist90

    November 24, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Those are some great choices!!

  8. Christina

    November 25, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Hey Sam!
    I havent read any of the books on your list but they do sound interesting, especially the Throne of Glass series! I have my on that one.
    The list of books I would like to read…hmm…I dont know where to start! If I had to choose 5 right now it would be:
    – The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
    – Big Little Lies by Liliane Moriarty
    – The Girl Before by JP Delaney
    – The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson
    – Prince of the Press by Lena Laurence
    Take care!

    1. sammers65

      November 26, 2018 at 9:02 am

      That sounds like an epic list! I may check out a few of them myself! I heard a lot of good things about Big Little Lies, and the show is really really good too! Cant wait to see what you think of it when you get around to reading it!! 😀

      1. Christina

        November 26, 2018 at 9:30 am

        Yeah I ve heard awesome things about it too! I was so excited when I bought it! But then came the never ending ARC list and it got stuck in the TBR pile 😅

        1. sammers65

          November 26, 2018 at 10:28 am

          lolololol I can relate to this on the highest level! lol

          1. Christina

            November 26, 2018 at 10:51 am

            I am glad I am not alone! 😂

  9. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

    November 26, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Excuse me while I have a panic attack about there being like 5 weeks left in the year and having so many books I need to read! Great list, Sam and happy reading!

    1. sammers65

      November 28, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      dude so many books, not enough timmmmeeee

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