I always get inspired by new beginnings and fresh starts, so naturally one of my favorite times of the year is New Year’s Eve. Before you ask: yes, I’m the kind of person who likes to make plans for the year and define goals – and actually stick to them throughout the year. But for that to happen, I always try to take care of my unfinished business before going into the new year so I can start it with a clean slate.
I have the habit of reading more than one book at a time because I like to pick up what I’m feeling at the moment. If I’m in the mood for a romance, I can pick up the romance novel I’m currently reading. If I’m craving mystery, I can easily pick up my current mystery book. This is how I do my reading and it always worked well for me. But as a consequence of this constant rotation, I’m currently reading 5 books at the same time. My hope is to finish them before 2021 so I can create a fresh TBR list and focus only on what I want to read next.
There is just a teeny tiny problem. I’m going through a reading slump right now so I don’t know if I will finish all the books before the beginning of the year. But hey, I’m always up for a challenge and I still have hope I can do this!
Without further ado, here are the 5 books I need to finish before 2021:
- Vox by Christina Dalcher (219 pages left)
I’m about a third of the book right now and I’m not very impressed. I wanted to read it because I thought the concept was really cool but I don’t like where the story is going. We will have to wait and see, but I’m not super motivated to finish this.
- Fable (#1) by Adrienne Young (278 pages left)
I’m liking Fable and I think I can finish this book easily. I haven’t gone too far yet, but I will say it’s probably the most interesting book from this selection!
- Without Merit by Colleen Hoover (54 pages left)
I’m confident I will finish this today. I’m really enjoying this and I’m even more motivated to finish it because I know I’m almost done with it!
- The Whisper Man by Alex North (344 pages left)
I only read about 10% of this book but I’m really enjoying it. This is the book I made the least progress, but I’m not too worried about it because I’m liking it so far.
- Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky (547 pages left)
Last but not least… this book. Oh boy, this book. This is the one that I’m the most worried about! I’ve been reading this book for months now and I’m not even halfway through it. It’s not that I’m disliking the story, but the book is SO big that it feels like it will never end – it’s almost 900 pages! I feel demotivated just by looking at it. The story itself is really good and I’m enjoying it a lot, so I want to make an effort and finish it before 2021. Wish me luck!
It’s not a big list, but since I’m on a reading slump I know this will be a challenge. Like I said, I’m still hopeful I’ll finish all of these but I will be more impressed with myself if I finally finish Imaginary Friend. Wish me luck!