Thursday, October 16, 2014

Before the End of the Year TBR

I've made some plans for my end of the year reading. I have some books that I'm really hoping to get through before the end of the year and since I'm a list maker, I decided to make a list of them. Some of these books are from my Rereads and Classics to Read in 2014 List and some are books that I'm just really hoping to get through. 

1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly and Gris Grimly 
This beautifully illustrated version of Frankenstein contains both original text and abridged text as well as beyond gorgeous illustrations. I featured this book in my Perfect October Reads Post and I'm really looking forward to reading it this month. 

2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
I have not read this yet, and as a classic lover and literature student it's eating me up inside! I'm planning on saving this for Christmas break when I will be off from school and can concentrate on it solely. 

3. Persuasion by Jane Austen 
This one is on the above mentioned Classics to Read in 2014 list as well, and I plan to read it next month, and possibly listen to it as an audio book. This will be my second Austen and I'm beyond excited for it. 

4. The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
This is my final reread I have planned for the year. I first read this book two years ago on Christmas break and I instantly knew I wanted to reread it after I finished it. I think it would be great to read it this Christmas break and see how those two years have changed my thoughts on this novel. 

5. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The list of unread books on my Nook is really starting to pile up, and I bought this book when I first got my Nook for Christmas a year ago. I even have the sequel on my Nook already too so I have to get to this one soon. This is the first in a YA fantasy trilogy that is set in a world that loosely resembles Russia. I have heard nothing but great things about this trilogy and I'm excited to start it. 




What's on your Before the End of the Year TBR? 


  1. Oh, Jane Eyre and Persuasion are lovely!! Enjoy! :)

    1. I'm looking forward to both!
      thanks for stopping by!

  2. Oh, Shadow and Bone was SO good! I loved the whole Russian-esque feel too! I have so many books on my end of the year TBR I don't think I will finish even a fraction of them. Because I keep needing to read more books! I like your idea, I need to make a "MUST read" list!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    1. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Shadow and Bone, it makes me even more excited to read it! I keep buying books to reward myself for finishing school tasks and now my TBR is getting a little out of hand! Lists always help me to prioritize.
      thanks for stopping by!