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The End (Z)one {An End of 2017 Reading List}

This has been an incredibly slow reading year for me but I really want to try and finish strong and then pick up the pace in 2018…

I took some time to look back at our published reading list and took note of the books I have yet to get to.

See Books On Our Winter Reading List and 7 Books From The “Best of Lists” That We Missed and Unfinished Series That Need Some Love and Attention.

With those in mind, I put together an end of year reading list. My goal is to absolutely finish these five books before the start of 2018. Anything else I’d consider a bonus (I told you I’m reading slow this year.)

Dark Matter, Blake Crouch

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

Dreams of Gods & Monsters, Laini Taylor

When the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world, Karou and Akiva are finally reunited – not in love, but in a tentative alliance against their common enemy.

The Rook, Daniel O’Malley

“The body you are wearing used to be mine.” So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy.

This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters.

Into The Water, Paula Hawkins

In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help. Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind.


What book do you hope to get to before the end of the year?

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Kimberly Lynne
Librarian - History Nerd - Nature Lover - Notebook Hoarder - Mom - Wife

10 comments

  1. […] Is it bad that I kind of want to bag my end of year reading plans and just read all winter and holiday themed stuff […]

  2. I hope you enjoy Dark Matter. My book club just added it to our list of books to consider! I want to read Into The Water, too, though I’ve heard mixed reviews. I read The Girl On The Train and liked it well enough to want to read this one.

    As far as books I want to get to still….there are so many!
    But I definitely want to read Cocoa Beach, the follow up to one of my favorite reads of the year, A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams.
    I also hope to get to The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve and A Fall Of Marigolds by Susan Meissner.

  3. Hehe– I spy an ancient iPod. They’re the best, though! I love the touch button, so soothing ahah.

    1. Right?? I love mine so much!

  4. I read Dark Matter and liked it but i was disappointed with the Paula Hawkins book. To be honest, I didn’t finish it because of a “magical” element that just made me lose my interest., It gets good reviews though so….guess that’s just me.
    I want to be sure to get to Watch me Disappear by Janelle Brown.

    1. I read The Girl on The Train and liked it okay but didn’t love it. I’m curious enough about Into the Water that I want to give it a try. We’ll see. Amazon just recommended Watch Me Disappear to me so I’m going to have to check that one out too.

  5. I really enjoyed Blake Crouch’s Pine Valley series. I need to get to Dark Matter soon. Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been on my list for awhile. I hope the series ends well!

    I’d like to get to the Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore and the next couple of months for Halloween Ghost Story by Peter Straub and Audible’s Dracula by Bram Stoker.

    Good luck with your reading list!

    1. Yes! I’ve been meaning to read something by Peter Straub for awhile now. I should check out Crouch’s Pine Valley series too. Great ideas, thanks!

  6. I read the first 2 and really liked them. On my end of year list would be all the new releases by Stephen King and his sons.

    1. Can you believe I’ve still never read a Stephen King book?

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