Remainder of 2K16 Reading List
As I mentioned on Twitter, my summer reading list went so well (I only have a few books left) I would like to do another reading list. I never thought I would get into reading lists because I don’t like being told what to do (even if it’s me from the past) but I actually enjoy making a reading goal. If I keep to books that have been on my TBR/radar for a while, I am more likely to read them than some book that I just picked up.
I didn’t want to just make this reading list just a fall thing because most of the books I’ve planned on reading come out in these last four months. So I decided to make this a Remainder of 2016 Reading List, which means that I have until January to finish them!
I’m really excited for the books that I’ve chosen but I am really nervous because one of the books doesn’t come out until November! I’m really pushing it but I’m hoping that I’ll get it for Christmas. (I’ve already started my Christmas list! Don’t judge.)
So without further ado, here are the books that I plan to read in the last quarter of 2016:
Infinite Risk by Ann Aguirre
This is the last book in the Immortal Game trilogy, and I'm so sad! This series really got me into liking Ann Aguirre. The plot of this series is amazing, even if it is a little creepy. The cover's are extremely gorgeous too, like this is one series that I definitely need on my shelf!
Synopsis: In a world of infinite risk, the stakes have never been so high.
Beyond the pull of life and death lies the Immortal game. Edie Kramer has leaped back to put things right and save the boy she loves. Alone in the wrong timestream, she must reinvent herself and square off against dangerous Immortals determined to win this mortal match once and for all.
But righting past wrongs carries fresh dangers. As she navigates a new school and tries to put Kian on a different path, she also battles those will stop at nothing to keep her from derailing their deadly schemes. With few allies and her first love treating her like a stranger, Edie faces the most dangerous enemy of all―time itself. Yet she's come a long way from that dark night on the bridge, and when her back's to the wall, she'll go down fighting...
The conclusion of New York Times-bestselling author Ann Aguirre's Immortal Game trilogy is thrilling and unforgettable.
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout
No! I have not read this book yet, and it's killing me! JLA is my favorite author, and I feel as if I'm letting her down. I've heard so many good things about this book. Anything by Armentrout I'm bound to like, so let's leave it at that.
Synopsis: For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.
Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.
Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg
I am a huge Zoella fan, so I've been waiting on this book for a while. This is another last book in a trilogy, so I'm closing off so many chapters. These books are always really cute, and I guess there's a plot twist at the end, so I cannot wait to read it!
Synopsis: As Penny starts the school year she's ready to face the world - alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early and no one, including Penny, knows where he is. So when she accepts Megan's invitation to visit her performing arts school it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends.
Helping everyone else seems to be the right remedy - Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, and she meets Posey, who she can really help with her stage fright. But is charming Scottish boy Callum the right kind of distraction? And can Penny truly move on when Noah's shadow seems to haunt her round every corner?
Book three in the number-one bestselling Girl Online series.
Orange: The Complete Collection 1 & 2 by Ichigo Takano
I actually have these books in my hand as I'm writing this post. I initially heard about these books via Jessethereader and thought they sounded incredible. I've been dabbling in some manga and so I would love to add these to my completed manga list. The plot actually sounds really interesting so I can't wait.
Synopsis (For Book 1): A Plea From the Future
On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she recieves a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she writes it off as a prank, but as the letter’s predictions come true one by one Naho realizes that the letter might be the real deal. Her future self tells Naho that a new transfer student, a boy named Kakeru, will soon join her class. The letter begs Naho to watch over him, saying that only Naho can save Kakeru from a terrible future. Who is this mystery boy, and can Naho save him from his destiny? The heart-wrenching sci-fi romance that has over million copies in print in Japan!
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
I feel as if books about anxiety are ones that everyone needs to read. They really show you the struggles someone with anxiety deals with on a daily basis and can help teach you compassion. I've actually checked this book out before, but never got around to it so I'm trying to read it this time around.
Synopsis: An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.
Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia
I saw this at Barnes and Noble, read the synopsis and fell in love. It sounds amazing and just funny so I'm really looking forward to it.
Synopsis: I’m your protagonist—Reshma Kapoor—and if you have the free time to read this book, then you’re probably nothing like me.
Reshma is a college counselor’s dream. She’s the top-ranked senior at her ultra-competitive Silicon Valley high school, with a spotless academic record and a long roster of extracurriculars. But there are plenty of perfect students in the country, and if Reshma wants to get into Stanford, and into med school after that, she needs the hook to beat them all.
What's a habitual over-achiever to do? Land herself a literary agent, of course. Which is exactly what Reshma does after agent Linda Montrose spots an article she wrote for Huffington Post. Linda wants to represent Reshma, and, with her new agent's help scoring a book deal, Reshma knows she’ll finally have the key to Stanford.
But she’s convinced no one would want to read a novel about a study machine like her. To make herself a more relatable protagonist, she must start doing all the regular American girl stuff she normally ignores. For starters, she has to make a friend, then get a boyfriend. And she's already planned the perfect ending: after struggling for three hundred pages with her own perfectionism, Reshma will learn that meaningful relationships can be more important than success—a character arc librarians and critics alike will enjoy.
Of course, even with a mastermind like Reshma in charge, things can’t always go as planned. And when the valedictorian spot begins to slip from her grasp, she’ll have to decide just how far she’ll go for that satisfying ending. (Note: It’s pretty far.)
Althea and Oliver by Cristina Moracho
The only reason I'm wanting to read this book is because of the cover. It's so eye-catching and I love it! I'm not exactly sure what the premise is but I'm sure I'll like it somewhat.
Synopsis: Althea Carter and Oliver McKinley have been best friends since they were six. Now, as their junior year of high school comes to a close, Althea has begun to want something more. Oliver simply wants life to go back to normal, but when he wakes up one morning with no memory of the past three weeks, he can’t deny any longer that something is seriously wrong with him. Then Althea makes the worst decision ever, and her relationship with Oliver is shattered. When he leaves town for a clinical study in New York, she drives up the coast after him, determined to make up for what she’s done.
Cristina Moracho’s extraordinary debut is an achingly real story about identity, illness, and love—and why bad decisions sometimes feel so good.
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
I initially heard about this book from Zoe Sugg and was shocked that I didn't know about Jennifer Niven's new book. After All the Bright Places, I am ready to read another one of her works. She is a fantastic writer so I have high expectations for this new book!
Synopsis: Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.
Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything in new and bad-ass ways, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone.
Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counseling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. . . . Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.
Jennifer Niven delivers another poignant, exhilarating love story about finding that person who sees you for who you are—and seeing them right back.
Dreamology by Lucy Keating
Another book that I chose based on the cover. I'm sure I've read the synopsis but i don't remember it. I have heard a few good things about this book (it was everywhere on Bookstagram for a while). It's been on my TBR for a while as well so I figured that I might as well read it.
Synopsis: Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel combines the unconventional romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the sweetness and heart of Jenny Han.
For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.
But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
I've heard that this book is amazing, so I needed to read it. I've been looking for a good fantasy novel in my life. I actually added this book as a last thought when writing this list. It's something that I want to read so I hope by putting it on this list, I'll get to it eventually.
Synopsis: In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with colour once more?
In Brandon Sanderson's intriguing tale of love, loss, despair and hope, a new kind of magic enters the stage— Allomancy, a magic of the metals.
I’m not yet down with my summer reading list, but I will do a wrap up once it’s done! I just wanted to get this out there because I’ve already acquired a few of the books on my list. It’s a bigger list than my summer one, but I have four months instead of three. They are overlapping a little bit but August is both a summer month and a fall month. Plus, school started so I have less time to read.
I cannot wait to read these books. I’ve heard some good things, and a couple of them are books that I’ve been anticipating for a while. I may have scoped out B&N to help me out with this list.