Today’s Top 5 Wednesday is books you want to read before the start of 2019. 2018 is almost over, and that scares me. Honestly, what happened? Where did it go? I feel like I zoned out for ten minutes and the year was gone. Anyway, these are 5 books I want to read before I blink and 2018 is over with.
Night by Elie Wiesel
I recently bought this, and I know I want to read it before the year is over. I’m sure I’ll achieve that goal too, because this book is incredibly short. It’s a autobiographical piece in which Elie Wiesel talks about the things he experienced in Auschwitz and Buchenwald.
Train Man by Hitori Nakano
Another recent addition to my shelves, albeit a slightly more upbeat one. This is a (translated) Japanese novel about a geek who saves a young woman from another guy on public transport, and turns to an online messaging board for help when she thanks hum with an expensive gift. Keep in mind that this was written in 2004…
The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson
It’s happening, people. In fact, writing this post has inspired me to start the book. I’m currently reading The Way of Kings, and really enjoying it!
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) by Mackenzi Lee
I was so excited for this book to come out. It’s been out for a little while now and I haven’t read it yet. I think I will listen to the audiobook, because I did the same for the first book, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.
The Salt of the Earth by Józef Wittlin
I got approved for an e-ARC of this book, and I’m really excited to read it. If I’m not mistaken, it’s a new translation of a book that was originally written in 1935 in Polish. It’s about a peasant called Piotr, who wants nothing more than an official railway cap, a cottage, and a wife. Unfortunately, WWI breaks out and he is drafted into the army. Apparently this is a pacifist novel that truly challenges war. I’m excited to read it.
What do you think, will I succeed in reading these before the year is over?
Which books do you want to have read by the start of 2019?