Books I Want to Read Before the End of the Year

2021 is nearly over, and I’ve been thinking about the plans and goals I had for this year, including books I hoped to read. I’m not the kind of reader who worries about their TBR being large (I find it comforting, not stressful), and it’s not unusual for a book to sit on my shelf for years without being read, and without my interest waning much.

But, here are a few books I want to try to squeeze in before the end of this year.


Something Non-Fiction

My original “stretch” goal was to read four non-fiction books this year, but reading more than one was the ultimate goal. I’ve done that, but I’ve only read two, so I would like to read at least one more.

Some of the books highest on my TBR (as of now) are:

Bad Feminist


Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women


The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language


Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch

I own several other non-fiction books I’d like to read at some point, but this year, I might not even read one of the ones I own, honestly. It all depends on how I feel and what I’m in the mood for. Maybe I won’t manage to read one more at all.

Kingsbane (Empirium, #2)

Besides non-fiction, I’d like to continue the Empirium trilogy by Claire Legrand, and read Kingsbane. I really want to read this one soon, so I can order the final book. I read Furyborn at the beginning of the year, I think, so I’d also like to continue this series before I forget too much.

A Worthy Opponent (Wicked Villains, #3)

I’ve gotten kind of hooked (haha) on Katee Robert’s Wicked Villains series, so I want to continue reading it. The next book is A Worthy Opponent, which is Hook and Tink’s book. I don’t own it (yet) because I’d originally placed a hold on Libby, but…I’m probably not going to get it until at least the end of November, so…probably going to buy this one. Like, now haha.

Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells is the third book in the Murderbot Diaries series of novellas, and it’s a tiny bit lower priority, but I would very much like to read it soon. I loved the first two books, and I think about this series constantly, I just keep procrastinating reading more 😛

Finally, I would like to pick up another romance by an author I adore. I’m trying to decide between:

Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

How to Catch a Queen (Runaway Royals, #1)

How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole

I might read both, who knows. I’m leaning slightly toward Take a Hint, Dani Brown, because I do own the entire Brown Sisters series, so I can jump from it to Act Your Age, Eve Brown if I wanted to. I still need to get my hands on a copy of the second Runaway Royals book (How to Find a Princess), though.


Are there any books you hope to read before the end of the year?

Have you read any of these?

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