I can’t believe it is almost September. Now I know everyone says this and it is cliche but this year flew by. I decided not to buy anymore books this year. I wasn’t the one to pile up books but somehow I have at least 20 books which I own but I haven’t read. Being in Seattle, the public library is awesome too. I can borrow e-books/audio books or physical copies anytime. So, I hope I do stick to this promise and knock out most of my TBR pile in the remaining 4 months.
Apart from rambling and cribbing about how the year flew by I want to dedicate this post to the top 10 books I want to read before this year ends,
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
After listening to the TED talk by Chimamanda I was completely hooked by how elegant she was. She comes from a background which is I can relate to in a lot of ways and she is such an encapsulating speaker that it just adds to the content. The TED talk is more like a summary of We should all be Feminists. After listening to wonderful reviews of the books I can’t wait anymore to get to this book.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This book is very popular on Booktube and Bookstagram and most of the reviews are very popular. I finally caved in and purchased it while I went into the Amazon Bookstore here in Seattle “casually”. I had no intention of buying (The lie I tell myself like most people in the book loving world do)
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is one of my all time favorite books. When I saw this book as one of the BOTM selections I had to pick it up. I have very little context on what this book is about but I am super excited to get to it before the year ends.
American War by Omar El Akkad
This is another very famous book on Booktube and Bookstagram but again there were so many awesome reviews that I’ve heard about the book. It also very different to the books that I read typically. But the concept of the book and Civil War sounds super intriguing to me.
All the Light we cannot See by Anthony Doerr
If you are into Historic Fiction, then this is one of the highly recommended books. I heard nothing but awesome things about this book and I also feel like it is going to be another book which might make me cry. War does that to people doesn’t it?
WARNING: The next 2 books are Historic Fiction too. I love the genre, I can’t help my self.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This is a Historic Fiction classic and Historic Fiction being my fav genre I have no choice but to read this book. How can I live with myself without reading a classic? How?
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Pfff…. what can I say? Another famous Historic Fiction.
Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (Songs of Ice and Fire series)
I usually do not read many Fantasy books but given the pace which the TV series is going I want to get to it. I want to participate in all the fan theories and TRY to predict how it is going. Now, you don’t have to read the books to do that, but hey I need refreshers and I received a beautiful leather bound edition of this series as a gift on my birthday. So why not?
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Did you know that Phil Knight started out with $50 and built Nike? Do I need to say anything more? The only non-fiction book on this list but one of the books that I am most excited about.
The God of Small Things by Arundathi Roy
I’ve heard wonderful things about this book from a blogger I very much adore and who also happens to be one of my inspirations : Resh Susan (thebooksatchel). This has been on my TBR since a long time and I want to get to it as soon as possible.
Now all of these are super famous books which have been talked about on Booktube and the blogging community a lot. I have heard such amazing things about them. I can’t wait to read them and experience such powerful topics my self.
Next up – Not so popular Books I want to read
Let’s do a small test, how many of these books have you read? Anyone read more than 6? If yes, then chances are that our book reading tastes match a lot. Comment down below and I would love to get to know you.
Also, what books are on your fall/winter reading lists? Although, I am not buying I am always looking for good recommendations.