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End of the Year TBR

I can’t believe the year is almost over – only 7 more weeks!

Looking at my TBR for yesterday’s TTT post, I realized how many books I’ve been putting off this year, especially all the books I’ve acquired this year. I always say I’ll have time, I own it, technically I have all the time in the world to read them… but I always have a monstrous stack of library books to get through, a stack that never seems to lessen.  I need to devote more time to reading books already on my shelves and rein in on my library reservations, or at least try!

The Books:

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The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

I was given The Nest for my birthday back in April, but I still haven’t gotten around to reading it. After an inebriated accident, the Plumb siblings will have to make some tough calls when it comes to their older brother. But with the trust fund dwindling and each wanting it for their own broken ambitions, it’ll take more than a family meeting to get them through this one.

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Eligible by Curtis Sittenfield

A modern retelling of the Austen classic, Pride and Prejudice, Eligible follows Liz, a magazine writer in her thirties, as she returns home to care for her aging father. But, as you know, her family can’t help but butt into her love life, and if she can win the heart of a rich bachelor, all the better for them. I’ve been a loyal fan of Sittenfield since high school, but knowing her style is so wildly different from the romantic leanings of Austen, I’m still hesitant to start reading this one.

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I still haven’t read this one! I desperately want to watch the movie, so I’m going to read it soon…

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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Following the life of Count Alexander Rostov, his story begins in 1922 when the Count is deemed “unrepentant” for his political poetry and sentenced to house arrest, but lucky for him, his confines are a little more luxurious than the common criminal’s. I absolutely LOVE this novel! But, unfortunately, I had to return my library copy before I could finish, and now that I have my own copy… it’s been put off. Mainly because I desperately want to read it from the beginning again – it’s that good!

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The Ballroom by Anna Hope

I’ve been waiting for ages to get a copy from the library, but with the year ending so soon, I might just buckle down and settle for reading the E-book. Set at the end of the Edwardian era, during the heatwave summer of 1911, The Ballroom follows an unlikely love story in the confines of an insane asylum.

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All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

I’m still hoping to get a library copy by the end of the year – cross your fingers! Following the shocking bond between a girl and an older man, one her dad’s meth cronies, life will never be the same for young Wavy, now torn between following her heart or taking care of her younger siblings.

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When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

My reservation finally came through for this unique and curiously strange novel, but I’ve struggled with its strangely slow start. Miel and Sam have been inseparable since childhood. Miel is a wonder, with roses growing from her wrists, while Sam is known for decorating the town with moons, but together, theirs is a story of love and friendship in the wake of an unaccepting world.

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The Nix by Nathan Hill

I couldn’t help myself during a recent sale at Barnes and Noble – I just had to have it! But, now I’ve put off reading this hefty debut. The Nix follows the hilarious and emotional relationship between a college professor and his radically hippie mother. It’s been years since Samuel’s seen her, but he can’t deny her the help she needs, even if it means revisiting his troubled childhood.

What’s on your end of the year TBR?

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