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The End of Year Dash

Merry Christmas everyone! I’m writing this a week early so hopefully when this goes up, I’ll be knee deep in cookies for breakfast. As I’m writing this, there’s 11 days left to the year and I’m 25 books behind on my reading challenge. My eye just twitched. I hadn’t foreseen how much focusing on writing full time would impact my reading, nor did I expect to be able to read books for review. That’s one of the best things I’ve done this year, I think. I wasn’t familiar with how review requests really worked or that I’d even get any, so it was a nice surprise. But reading on my phone for a majority of those made it difficult to read quickly and impacted the amount I was able to read. It’s officially panic time, y’all.

I’m going to do my best to up the number I’ve read as much as I possibly can with the little time I have left. Which means it’s time to load up on short books, so most of these are rereads. Here’s what I’m thinking so far:

I’m starting with the Great Gatsby. I really enjoy this book and it’s so short. Perfect. (Update: I just finished it and am giving it 4/5. I remember liking it more, but my memories might be distorted since I haven’t read it in a few years and I’ve spent that time vehemently defending the book to someone who is not a fan. I’ll be honest, not much happens as far as the plot goes but I still enjoy the writing and overall story.)

Next is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I would’ve returned to it for a reread soon anyway, even if I wasn’t looking to boost my book count.

I don’t remember loving this book but it was entertaining. 

One of the shortest books on my shelf!

I’ll try to reread SoC and Crooked Kingdom. Not necessarily short but so fun and fast that I don’t think I’ll have much of a problem getting through them quickly. I read them last summer but I’ve been eager to reread them since I got the collector’s edition!

I’ve been on a quest to reread some of my favorite childhood series. Last year I reread A Series of Unfortunate Events and I’ve been wanting to get to Artemis Fowl, especially because the movie is coming out. I only have seven books, though, because I didn’t know there were eight. I’m really looking forward to this reread–I loved them when I was younger and if I love them again, I’ll finally get the last one.

Those are the books I’m hoping to read before the end of the year. We’ll see what I can do, but I’m hoping by some miracle that I’ll be able to read more than I included on this list. Did you reach your reading goal or are you also struggling to get closer to it like I am? Let me know in the comments!

Once again, Merry Christmas! 

Thanks for reading, 


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2 thoughts on “The End of Year Dash

  1. You have some fab books coming up. Good luck in reaching your end-of-year goal. I have 3 books left to finish. I think I’ll make it because I’m not writing this week. The first of the year I’ll get back into the writing. I hope you are having a peaceful Christmas.

    1. Thank you, Priscilla! I hope you’re having a lovely Christmas too. I think I’ll be doing the same as you and taking the week off for writing, so hopefully I’ll fly through these books!

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