We’re almost 9 months into the year and I’ve completed my Goodreads reading challenge! It was rather low but it’s been nice to not have so much pressure this year and, while I haven’t tackled every novel I hoped to quite yet, I’ve been pretty happy with what I’ve managed to read. I’ve read some truly awesome books this past year and am looking forward to reading many, many more.
With the year winding down, there are quite a few novels that are either new to my list of musts or novels that I have been waiting all year long to read. I am very confident in my ability to read all of these novels before the year ends. Perhaps this will even give y’all a few ideas as to what to read next as well. If you’ve read any of the books on this list or are looking forward to any of them, let me know!
I recently finished Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes, which some of you may remember as a novel I tried and originally abandoned in 2013 (around the same time of the year too). A couple of friends convinced me to give it another try and I’m now hooked. Plus, the covers are absolutely beautiful (Rebel Spring and Gathering Darkness). Right beside them is the equally magnificent cover belonging to the fourth novel in Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series, Queen of Shadows. I have been looking forward to this novel since before I finished Heir of Fire last year. It’s going to be fantastic.
I started Prince of Thorns last year but put it down. Much like Falling Kingdoms, I don’t think I was quite ready to appreciate the type of story it is. I also recently read something about it that makes me want to at least finish the first book in the series. Plus, like Falling Kingdoms, I adore the covers to this series.
As for The Tournament of Gorlan, I’d forgotten it was releasing this year until I was compiling this list. Rest assured that it will be mine as soon as I can get my hands on it. I am a ridiculous Ranger’s Apprentice fan and will read anything written by John Flanagan. Fans of the series have been hoping for books during Halt and Crowley’s early years and the time is nearly upon us.
I absolutely adored Snow Like Ashes, and the novel left me clamoring for the sequel. I’ll definitely be acquiring the novel at some point this year (*cough* in October). I have high expectations for Raasch. Then again, I have high expectations for all of the high fantasy novels on this list.