Top 5 Wednesday was originally created and run by Lainey aka gingerreadslainey (Youtube channel) but it is now being run by Sam aka Thoughts on tomes (Youtube channel). Each week there is a different topic. You can check out the groups Goodreads page here for any more information and the future topics. Before I get started with my list, I just wanted to say that these are in no particular order because I’m rubbish at choosing favourites. Onto the topic of books I want to read before the year ends. Now there are alot of books so it was a bit tricky to choose only five books. Let’s get started.
The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson – Earlier this year I read and adored Fudoki by the same author and so I am very excited to read more by her. I really don’t know why I haven’t picked it up already but I definitely want to pick it up before this year ends.
Shardik by Richard Adams – Watership Down is one of my all time favourite books and I having been meaning to pick Shardik up for quite some time now. Hopefully it will happen this year.
The Odyssey by Homer – I am fascinated by ancient history and mythology and I have had this on my shelf for years now. I know the story of it, but I am really interested to read the full text. Side note, I have the amazing Penguin Clothbound edition.
Hyperion by Dan Simmons – This year I have been trying to read more science fiction books so it seems like this is a great one to try. I am excited to get to this, hopefully soon.
Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb – Ideally I want to have read the entire Tawny Man trilogy but for now I’ll stick with the first book. I loved the first two trilogies in Realm of the Elderlings series so I am very excited to continue on with Hobb’s books.
As I mentioned there are so many books I want to read by the end of the year but I managed to narrow it down for you guys :). Ideally I would like all the books on my shelves to be read by the end of the year, but maybe that is being a bit ambitious. We’ll see. I hope you are having a lovely day and I will see you next time.