July 10, 2017

Mission Impossible | Books I have to catch up on

At the beginning of the year, I had a few reading goals. This year, I did not just want to read more, but also broaden my bookshelf. Most importantly, I wanted to read more diverse books, especially debuts. Unfortunately, my reading life was derailed due to the difficulty of the last few months (you can read all of the juicy details here). 

I fell behind on a lot of things during the time I was away from blogging, but my Goodreads challenge has taken the most notable bit. Out of my goal of 80 books this year, I have only read 13. Thanks to the friendly reminder on Goodreads homepage, I know that I am about 28 books behind schedule. While I may not be a math person, I know that those numbers aren't what I was hoping for. 

Fortunately, of the 13 books I have read this year, most have been out of the realm of what I normally read. I have delved into adult science fiction, classics that I have always wanted to read but never mustered the motivation, and quite a few amazingly diverse reads. Even though I may not reach my numerical goal of 80 books, I have been pretty well on my diversifying. 

But, I still have some work to do. 2017 is a big year for releases, and I want to try to get ahead before falling even more behind. (What is the literary equivalent of a marathon? I need to know so I can start training.) So, I compiled a list of ten of the books that I REALLY need to catch up on.  

The Hate U Give
By Angie Thomas

A Court of Wings and Ruin
By Sarah J. Maas

When Dimple Met Rishi

By Sandhya Menon

Once and For All
By Sarah Dessen

Saints and Misfits
By S. K. Ali

Strange the Dreamer
By Laini Taylor

The Names They Gave Us
By Emery Lord

Bad Romance
By Heather Demetrios

The Crown's Fate
By Evelyn Skye

Flame in the Mist
By Renee Ahdieh

Have you ever fallen behind on your reading goals? Are there any books that you need to catch up on this summer? What other books do you think I need to read soon?

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