Updated To-Read List - What I'm reading for the rest of the year
Are any of you guys doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge this year? If so, then holy moly! We are almost to the end of the year and I'm behind. Still! Back in September I posted about what books I was planning to read and it helped me out a ton! Putting it down in list form really helped me to focus, and as a result, I finished 5 out of 6 of those books. I've read 25 of 30 books for my challenge and since I'm so close to finishing, I decided to tell you about the 6 books I plan to read before the end of the year.
1. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick - Leonard Peacock is about to turn 18 and is ready to say goodbye to the world, but not before he takes his former best friend down with him. This story is narrated by Leonard and the audience listens as he walks through his plan to kill his ex-best friend and himself, but first he has to say goodbye to the 4 people in his life he respects and loves most. I've already started this book and it's intense. I can tell I'll be having a lot of feels while reading this.
2. Night Film by Marisha Pessl - To be honest, I don't know a whole lot about this book, but what I have learned from people is that this book F's with your mind. This is exciting to me. I can't wait to check this out!
3. Satan Loves You by Grady Hendrix - Since I have a lot of serious and dark books on this list, I needed one to lighten the mood. This book is about Satan, and he hates his job. It's apparently hilarious and I can tell I will be needing this comedic relief after some other books I plan to read.
4. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan - I'm not sure I'll finish this before the end of the year. It's almost 500 pages and from what I hear, it's the kind of book that you need to take breaks from every so often. This made the list almost soley because of this review.
5. Lock In by John Scalzi - This book is set 15 years in the future and there is a virus sweeping the world. One where your body becomes completely "locked in" but you are totally aware of what is happening. This audiobook is read by Wil Weaton and since I LOVED Ready Player One (which he also narrated), I was definitely down to listen to more of his narration.
6. Vicious by V.E. Schwab - Another futuristic / fantasy type book, Vicious is about two college roommates who discover how to give themselves super powers. Years later, the two are now enemies and are out for a vengeance. I'm really excited to read this and see how it goes!
This should hold me over until the end of the challenge. I only have about 6 weeks left to finish these books! I better get crackin'! What is on your current to-read list?