19 Books I’d Like to Read Before 2019 is Over

The UK hardcover copies of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor on the bottom of the pile with a copy of Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor on top. Strange the Dreamer has a deep blue cover with the outline of clouds on it. It has gold, foiled writing of the book title and authors name with a gold, foiled stencil of a large moth in the middle of the cover. Muse of Nightmares has a blood orange cover with the outline of clouds. The book title and authors name is written in silver, foiled writing with a silver, foiled stencil of a large butterfly in the middle of the cover.

Most people talking about the 19 books they want to read in 2019 at the beginning of the year, but I figured that there’s still so many books that I’d like to read that are on my TBR and we still have half the year left that I may as well write up all the books that I want to read in the remainder of the year.

This year, I think I’m doing pretty well in terms of my reading. I’ve hit my Goodreads goal of 30 books and am now aiming to double that by reading 60. We’ll see if that happens but I can live in hope.

Not all of the books on my 19 books to read list are books that I haven’t read yet. I decided that I’d like to do something that I rarely do this year and that’s reread some books. There are definitely some books I need to reread before I go onto the next book in the series but I also want to re-read them just because I do. Due to there being re-reads on my TBR, I’m going to split this into two sections.

First-Time Reads:

  1. A Thousand Beginning and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman has a black cover with several small drawings on it including dragons. It is lay on an open book and surrounded by a grey blanket. The title of the book is position on the middle of the cover in teal writing.Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
  2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  3. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
  4. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
  5. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
  6. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  7. Vengeful by V. E. Schwab
  8. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman
  9. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
  10. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
  11. Warcross by Marie Lu
  12. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  13. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  14. Descendant of the Crane by Joan He


  1. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. SchwabThe UK paperback of A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab is lay flat on an open book. The cover has a red figure stepping over circles in the colours of grey, black, white and read. The title of the book is across the red character and the authors name is at the bottom in black writing. The book is lay next to a bookmark which has the two main characters on it. There are also two themed candles placed behind the book and bookmark that are both red.
  2. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  3. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  4. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

I feel like this list is a little ambitious what with working full time and with the studying and exams coming up over the next six months, but after YALC has passed, I definitely want to focus on getting through this list as I really need to knock some of my owned books off my TBR.


13 thoughts on “19 Books I’d Like to Read Before 2019 is Over

  1. Ugh, Dreams of Gods and Monsters was fantastic! I have so many of these on my TBR as well… I don’t do re-reads because, let’s face it, I wouldn’t have the time and I’d rather prioritise the new books 🙂
    Uprooted, Nevernight, Descendant of the Crane, and Warcross are some I want to pick up asap too!


    1. Ah glad to hear that! I loved Vicious so am very much looking forward to Vengeful! Oooh I enjoyed Nevernight but definitely need to read it again before I continue with the series! I hope you enjoy it 😄

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  2. I love a Study in Charlotte it was done really well, I hope you enjoy it. I’m hoping to get to Six of Crows before the year is out, but it’ll be a first time read for me.


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