Welcome back! There are lots of books I want to read by the end of the year, and with a lot less time to read at the moment my reading list has really been piling up.
So today I thought I would write a post about 5 books I really want to read by the end of the year. These are all books I’ve been wanting to read for a while, with some of them relatively new releases- and others old classics that made their way onto my list a long time ago.
Below is a list of 5 books I want to read by the end of the year
1. ‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood
This new book by Atwood is on my list because I read ‘The Handmaid’s Tale‘ last year and the story was so powerful that it really stayed with me.
I’m looking forward to the chance to read more of Atwood’s terrifying but brilliant writing and I’ll definitely be picking this one up soon.
2. ‘1984’ by George Orwell
Now I realise this is an old one, but everyone who has read this book raves about it, and it’s so well known that I really want to give it a go.
I remember reading ‘Animal Farm’ in school and finding it really interesting so I look forward to reading this book in the months to come- as well as trying any other books by George Orwell.
3. ‘Franny and Zooey’ by J. D. Salinger
I recently read ‘The Catcher in the Rye‘, and I really enjoyed Salinger’s writing style- and so I’d like to give some of his other fiction a go.
My friend also recommended this book to me recently as she’s a fan of Salinger, and so it seemed the perfect addition to my list 🙂
4. The Girls’ by Emma Cline
I’ve actually been wanting to read this book for a while now- ever since my mum recommended it. It’s loosely based on the Charles Manson cult, and the girls involved in the Hollywood murders.
While this may not be the most pleasant subject, I love books from female perspectives, especially when they discuss the way in which certain events have affected women, and so I’m looking forward to giving this book a go.
5. ‘Valley of the Dolls‘ by Jacqueline Susann
This is another book that I’ve only recently been interested in reading, but again it features plenty of female perspectives, and the glamour, tragedy and heartbreak of the Valley of the Dolls will definitely make for an interesting read.
Have you read any of these books? Is there any others you would recommend for me? What are you planning on reading by the end of this year?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x
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