Top 5 books I NEED to read in 2019

I do this post every year – a bucket list for the year if you will. There’s always a list a mile long of books we want to read, but some are priority. And these 5 books are ones that I NEED to read this year! I might not get to them ASAP for one reason or another, but it will definitely happen before the year is over. These are the books on my 2019 bucket list:

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in January – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

The way of kings

THE WAY OF KINGS by Brandon Sanderson

This is a book that I hauled only a few weeks ago, but it’s one that I vow to get to in 2019. The problem is this – it’s HUGE! And it’s also the start of a new Brandon Sanderson series. I still have the final book in the Mistborn trilogy to get to before I’ll allow myself to pick this one up.

A Little Life

A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara

This is one that I want to read SOOOO badly but it’s one that also scares me. I’ve heard that it’s quite in depth and emotional (which are 2 reasons why I can’t wait to get to it!) but I feel like I need to be in the right mood for it. I hope it’s soon!

The lies of Locke Lamora

THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA by Scott Lynch

I know Robin, I know! LOL! This NEEDS to happen this year – and soon! This is a book that I bought for myself last Christmas and it still sits unread. I swore all year long that I would “get to it next month”…….. next month never came. Here we are in a new year and I need to stop making excuses!

The Unseen World

THE UNSEEN WORLD by Liz Moore

If I was to put priority on just one book that needs to be read this year – this is it. This book has sat on my shelf for the longest time! I’ve put it on my immediate TBR so many times. In fact, this book hasn’t moved off my TBR shelf for probably a solid 6 months! This is highest priority…… which means I’ll probably read it last LOL!

the-black-prism

THE BLACK PRISM by Brent Weeks

Another fantasy series that I need to get to! I’ve found I have an issue with fantasy series. If I have more than one going at a time, I refuse to start another fantasy series. At the present moment I have 3 adult fantasy series going on…… so I just can’t bring myself to start another! Especially when the books in this series are as big as bricks! I’m pretty sure that they’re all over 800 pages each. It’s scary!! But I still want to get to this!

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So those are the books that I want more than anything to show up on my read in 2019 list! These are all books that are intimidating yet they’re up high on my priority list. What books do you NEED to read in 2019?

Until next time, happy reading!

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  1. Hannie says:

    The Black Prism is one I want to get to, hopefully soon-ish. I get intimidated by large books, though, so getting over that may take a little while.

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    1. Same. I always end up loving long books but they’re so scary to start 😂

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  2. Beverley says:

    I am incredibly jealous of anybody who gets to read A Little Life for the first time!

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    1. It’s that good huh? I can’t wait to read it!!

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  3. bookloverkate says:

    Yaaaaaaaaaaas, A Little Life is AMAZING! I also really recommend the audiobook, its fantastic!

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    1. I’m SO excited for it!! I know it will break my emotions but I can’t wait lol

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      1. bookloverkate says:

        I promise it is worth it! I hope you love it! 🙂

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  4. Haha I keep putting off reading The Lies of Locke Lamora too! I really want to get to it but somehow it keeps getting pushed back lol I’m determined to read it this year though!

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    1. Isn’t it awful?! We want to read something badly but keep saying that it’s not the right time! 😂 😂 😂

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  5. Ooh I so hope you get round to A Little Life! 😀

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    1. I remember you raving about it! I need to read it really soon!

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  6. BiblioNyan says:

    The Lies of Locke Lamora and The Stormlight Archives are definitely on my list of things to try and read this year. My cousin is obsessed with the latter and my partner with the former, so I’m always being squished by them to read their faves haha.

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    1. lol no pressure though, right?? 😂

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  7. Alexandra says:

    Excellent list! I have THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA on my To Read in February, which is going to be my Fantasy read month. 😀

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    1. Can’t wait to see what you think of it!

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  8. Anjana says:

    The way of kings is such an experience..it is definitely meant to be read as the physical book with its gorgeous drawings.
    I hope you enjoy it! 😄

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    1. I didn’t realize there was drawings! I haven’t flipped through the book yet. Now I’m even more excited!

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      1. Anjana says:

        Ooh then you are in for a treat 😀

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  9. J.W. Martin says:

    Lies of Lock Lamora will happen this year. Even if we have to hold weapons to each others heads!! lol

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    1. Lol that would make a good Instagram photo 😂

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  10. Moody Moppet says:

    Hi Shanah, here’s my Top 5 must-reads this year. Looking forward to contribute another post for next Tuesday’s topic. Meanwhile, happy new year and than you 🙂 https://moodymoppet.com/2019/01/08/bionic-book-worms-top-5-tuesday-top-5-books-i-need-to-read-in-2019/

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    1. Thanks so much for participating! I got you added to the list 🙂

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  11. Crystal says:

    A Little Life has been on my GR TBR shelf forever. I can’t wait to see your thoughts on it!

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  12. Colline says:

    These all look interesting

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  13. I’m reading Way of Kings at the moment and it is a massive book but I’m only like a handful of pages in and Brandon Sanderson’s writing is absolutely amazing!!! 🙂

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    1. I can’t wait to get to it!! I only read my first Sanderson novel a few months ago and I’m obsessed!

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      1. hahaha that’s definitely a good sign! I’ll let you know what I think and I’ll look forward to knowing what you think :):):)

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  14. So many fascinating books! I think, I need to add all of them to my reading list 😀

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  15. Ahh, so many fantasy series that I also need to get to! I can’t wait to see your thoughts on The Black Prism🤗

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  16. annelogan17 says:

    A Little Life looks interesting-super emotional books make me a bit nervous too!

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  17. Lola says:

    I definitely want to read some Brandon Sanderson this year, but I think I will start with the Mistborn trilogy! I do have The Way of Kings of my shelf though…

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    1. The Mistborn trilogy is SO good!!! Well, I’ve only read the first two, and I loved them!

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  18. Beware Of The Reader says:

    WHAT??????? No Jay Kristoff? Yet he has three releases this year! Who are you and what have you done with Shanah?

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    1. 😂 I figured that if I put him on my list it would be like cheating. It was a given lol

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  19. Great list, I am currently reading The Lies of Locke Lamora and really enjoying it 🙂

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    1. Oh yay! I hope it ends up being a 5 star read for you 🙂

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      1. Thank you, I hope you enjoy it when you pick it up 💜💜

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  20. My boyfriend keeps bugging me to read Mistborn but he’s only got it for the phone, and I don’t want to spend money on it 😂

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    1. I HIGHLY suggest the audiobook if you can get your hands on it. They’re really well narrated 🙂

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  21. evelynreads1 says:

    I also really need to read The way of kings and Black Prism!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  22. Rebecca says:

    Ooo such good choices!!

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  23. hannawsreads says:

    I’ve read nothing from Sanderson but i’ve heared only good things, I’m intrigued to look them up!

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    1. Omg I highly recommend it! Brandon Sanderson is the king of fantasy!

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  24. You need The Gentleman B*st*rds in your life – The Lies of Locke Lamora is great!! Can’t wait for you to read it.

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    1. The Other Weasley says:

      So when are you reading Locke Lamora again???? Next Month??
      I have Brent Weeks in my library wish list so I may check him out soon.
      I have a stack of physical book I am planning to get through this year but I had most of them last year as well so….

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      1. Soon!! Soon I promise!! It will either be February or April…… we will see. But soon 😂

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    2. The Other Weasley says:

      Thank you for the support. I keep telling her and telling her….

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    3. I know I know! Lol. I’m going to get to it soon – I promise!

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  25. What a unique list! I love your choices!

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