Welcome back! I’ve not been publishing for a bit because of Uni work, but I hope everyone’s been enjoying the crisp Autumn colours that have been blossoming recently 🙂

Before I get onto the post I just wanted to celebrate the fact that I recently reached 1000 followers! Thank you so much to all those who follow me, like my posts, and comment their fantastic thoughts.

Thank you to My Honey Reads and Stephen Writes for following me for so long, and Hâf and The Busy Shelf for the recent follow and helping me reach this milestone- you’re amazing 🙂

So today I thought I would do a post about the books I’ve been wanting to read for quite a while now. Some of them are relatively new releases, and others are old classics that have been on my list for ages.

As always, these books are in no particular order, and I hope to read them by the end of this 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.

3/ Zooey and Franny’ By J. D. Salinger

I recently read ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, and while it wasn’t my favourite book, 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