Top Five Wednesday: End of 2018 TBR

“Oh the weather outside is frightful” andddddd so is my TBR because I have so many books left. All Christmas-themed jokes aside, I am pretty happy with my 2018 TBR and reading progress (I hit 100 books!), but there are definitely a few books that I’d love to get to before the end of the year. For today’s Top Five Wednesday, I’ll be discussing the top five books I want to read before 2019.

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak– I wanted to read Seven Days of Us in 2017, but there was such a long hold list at my library. Even by January I couldn’t manage to borrow a copy! Seven Days of Us follows one not-so close family’s week together during the holiday season. Give me this & ALL of the Christmas reads please!

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan-I still haven’t seen the film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians and I really want to read the book before doing so. Crazy Rich Asians is one of my mom’s favorite series and one I can see myself binge-reading soon.


I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith– I received I Capture the Castle for Christmas (featuring Jenny Han’s foreword!) last year for Christmas and it’s about time I read it! While I’m not the biggest classics fan- being forced to read them for school has affected my perception of them-, but I’ve been trying to read more classics on my own. I Capture the Castle seems to be a beloved classic among many of my favorite authors (see Jenny Han), and I think this will be another cozy read perfect for Christmas time.


Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen- Thanks to The Wicked King and Kingdom of Ash, I’ve been craving fantasy over the past few weeks. Reign the Earth has earned a ton of love from some of my favorite book bloggers, especially those who are Avatar fans, and I’m excited to dive into this one before its sequel, Imprsion the Sky, comes out in January.


Christmas at the Cupcake Café by Jenny ColganMeet Me at the Cupcake Café was one of my favorite reads of 2017.  It has such a heartfelt and humorous cast and of course, an emphasis on baking! I’m highly looking forward to reading its holiday-inspired sequel, Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe . Since some of Jenny’s books aren’t available in the US, I was more than happy to buy the UK edition from Book Depository.


Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.

What books do you need to read before 2019? Share in the comments!

6 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: End of 2018 TBR

  1. Crazy Rich Asians (the movie) is so fun! You have to watch it…but do read the book first of course 🙂 I’ve added Seven Days of Us to my list! Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World ha been on my list for ages and it’s set in Iowa, my home state, so I really am aiming to finish that one (among a bunch of others) before the end of the year 🙂

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