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Books I Need to Finish!

Hey all, Dani here.

While in the middle of scouring my Goodreads TBR, I realized that I have quite a few books that have been sitting on my Currently Reading list for some time. I don’t like leaving books unfinished and yet I seem to be doing it quite a bit this year.

So I think I’m writing up this post as a way of calling myself out and also hoping for some accountability on future reading goals. I need to clear out this list and I’m going to start doing that in between some of these ARCs and e-galleys I need to read as well.

Let’s jump into this list then.

I have literally had Windwitch on my Currently Reading list since it was released at the beginning of the year. This is so bad, because I made it halfway through the book and I was so enjoying it. I don’t know why I set it aside.

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard has also been on this list for a long while, but I know why. The first book was great and the second book was just okay, only redeeming itself in the last couple chapters. It was just enough to make me want to read this third book. But I’m still struggling with this series. It had potential, but it just isn’t living up to it for me. I do still plan to finish it, just so I know if I will continue with the series or not.

The Black Prism is a wonderful and nicely sized epic fantasy story. This is taking me a while because I’m listening to the audiobook, and I only really listen to books sporadically. Really I need to just pull my paperback copy off the shelf and finish this book. Because I am enjoying the world and the magic system, and I want to know what’s going to happen.

Next up is Dragonfly in Amber. I basically just like to take my time with these books. But I also know I want to continue watching the show, and I won’t watch season 2 until I’ve finished the book. So that needs to happen. And I was just telling my boyfriend a couple days ago that I haven’t read a nice romance (or smut romance) in a while, so between this and the fifth book of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I should have my romance bases covered.

I know why I’ve halted in my read of Gemina as well. This book is entertaining and I am enjoying the story, but I don’t want to deal with the inevitable cliffhanger and have to wait too long for Obsidio, so I set the book down. I will pick it up again…when I think that I can take the wait for the finale.

Here’s another audiobook on the list, and really I have no reasoning for this one because the narration is done by one of my favorite people: Matthew Mercer. The Punch Escrow is an interesting tale and I love listening to Matt’s portrayal of all of the different characters. And I really can’t say anything about the length of an audiobook here because I listen to Matt for 3-5 hours each week when I’m catching up on Critical Role, my favorite D&D show.

Lord of Shadows…so I’ve only read like one chapter of this. But, to be fair, I just read Lady Midnight for the first time a few months ago. I plan on finishing this before the end of 2017, but it isn’t the highest priority for me.

Next is one of my most highly anticipated books: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab. I have adored the first two books of the trilogy and was so looking forward to seeing how it all wrapped up. But then I was struck by the thought that once I read it, that was it. It would be over. Now that V.E. Schwab has announced that there will be more books set in this world, I think I can finally get back to it and finish the book.

The Dragons of Nova is a book I started to read during a readathon and though I was enjoying it, I could tell that I just wasn’t in the right mood to read it, so I set it aside. I will read it, and probably soon. That way I can put in a request for the third book from NetGalley when it becomes available.

Finally, I have To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, another book that I’m about half-finished with and what I read I’ve quite enjoyed. I picked it up because I wanted a fun quick contemporary read but by the time I reached the halfway point I was really craving a fantasy read…so I put this book down and just haven’t picked it back up yet.

So, there you have it everyone. Some books that I have not quite finished yet and need to get back to reading at some point in the near future–certainly I need to finish these before the end of the year.

Are there any books that have been on your currently reading list for just a bit too long? Let me know in the comments.

20 thoughts on “Books I Need to Finish!”

    1. I’m glad you enjoy the series. I barely made it through Glass Sword and getting to the not-quite halfway point in King’s Cage has been slow and somewhat tedious for me.

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      1. I’m a believer that a series should get better as it progresses. If the first book is the best there is to offer then perhaps it should have been a standalone. But I will finish King’s Cage before I decide whether or not I will read War Storm.

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    1. I keep hearing great things about the Lightbringer Saga as well, and since I own all four books currently out, it will be nice to work my way through each of the books. They are wonderfully sized epic fantasies.

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  1. I have Victoria Aveyard’s series on my tbr and also Victoria Schwabs. However my tbr is so long and I cant seem to stop signing up for arcs! November and December will be my tbr reading months….well that is what I have told myself! 😂

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    1. Haha, I know the feeling of having a rather long TBR, and being unable to control yourself when it comes to signing up for ARCs. I’m guilty of that as well. Good luck with having November and December as TBR reading months. My November *should* be light on reading because of participating in NaNoWriMo. December should be a good mood reading month though.


      1. NaNoWriMo might be a challenge this year. I’ve been in a major writing slump, and I’m attempting a story quite different from what I normally do.


  2. There’s books lingering on my TBR and it’s wearing on me lately. Two of the books are nonfiction audiobooks which are really long (over 20 hours each) and I can only do them in small chunks, but I’ve prioritized them again because I just want them off my TBR. But I like the idea of holding myself accountable. If I don’t clear some of it soon, I’ll do a post like this. You could start a meme!

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    1. haha…I don’t know if I have the energy to start up and maintain a meme. I’m trying to get myself back into novel writing again because I’ve been a really bad author lately (haven’t written much of anything in months). But I think accountability with bookish friends can help us stick to our goals.

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      1. Definitely! I hope you get back into writing again soon! I would blame it on the move and then start anew 😉 I hope to one day read something you write!

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      2. Well…I’m basically writing a fictionalized version of my relationship with my boyfriend. I just like the idea of writing the romance of two geeks who find each other thanks to playing Dungeons & Dragons.

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      3. I haven’t told him that I’m writing it yet. I’m kind of keeping it to myself until I’ve finished–Well, I guess I did just put it on the Internet. Oh well. He doesn’t read my blog so I think my secret is safe for now, lol. Once it’s finished I’ll let him read it.

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