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Books I *WILL* Read Before 2021 Ends

Me? Posting regularly? Who would’ve thought πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ HELLO everyone, if there’s one thing I learned in the past couple months, it’s that I am not good at balancing reading and school.

I’ve read a total of 46 books so far this year, but I’m determined to get that that number up to 50, because why not. I feel like that’s a good, achievable goal that isn’t too crazy or out there. Well, there’s also a bit of a problem…

My last final exam is on December 23rd, which leaves only eight days for me to read at least 4 more books. Normally I would shrug and say, ‘no problem‘ to that. But in those eight days, I’ll be travelling, and, because of the holiday season, not get as much time yet again to read like I normally would.

So, that leads us to this post, which I’ve decided to write in an effort to hold myself more accountable. These are all the books I want to read before the year ends, in the span of those 8 days. It’s almost like an end of the year challenge 😌


Since I’ll be ending the year by travelling and at a beach, I figured there was no better book to pick up than Beach Read. Very literal, I know.

I figure since this is a romance, it’ll hopefully be a fast read that I can finish in one (maybe 2?) days. This was also a very random decision, because I hadn’t ever really planned on picking this up. BUT, curiosity got the better of me and I have to see what all the hype is about.

This will be my first Emily Henry book and I have some high expectations.


Yeahhh, I’m piling up on these contemporaries for a reason 😭 I’m expecting You Have a Match to be another fast (& good) read.

I read Tweet Cute by Emma Lord earlier this year and LOVED it, so I feel like this one will be a cute book too. It sounds perfect for a little summer escapism moment, which I’ll desperately need after the absolute horror that we call finals week.

Also, can we admire how cute that cover looks ?! I just know it’ll be a really feel-good time with heartwarming moments.


Yes, I’ll admit it, Liane Moriarty books are my guilty pleasure πŸ™„βœ‹πŸ½

Her books are always such a fun time and I’ve always finished them in one sitting. She also has a lot of books out right now, so I had a lot of options to pick from. Ultimately, I chose The Hypnotist’s Love Story because it’s just what drew me in at the moment.

I’ve heard this is a funny book with hints of mystery aspects, so that sounds absolutely perfect.


This has been on my TBR for a while now, and I actually wanted to read it over summer break. That didn’t end up working out, so I pushed it back and decided to read it later on in 2021.

I actually don’t know too much about it other than the fact that it’s a memoir combined with fantasy elements. A lot of people I follow on Instagram have been talking about it so that’s what drew me in!

I haven’t read a memoir in what feels like a long time, so I’m excited to start Black Girl Unlimited.


I read The Friend Zone earlier this year (or was it last year…😳) and while I wasn’t a huge fan, I still liked certain parts.

I have heard from multiple reliable sources that The Happy Ever After Playlist is a lot better than the first book, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try.

Only time will tell if I actually end up liking it more, but I have high hopes!

Honorable Mentions

Not to sound like a broken record, but I am in fact a mood reader. So, just to be safe, I’m including some extra books here in case they appeal to me more in the moment than any of the ones I put above.

I really don’t expect to read all of these in addition to the ones above (in fact, that may be scientifically impossible), but you can look at it more as a back-up option. Plan B, basically.

Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson
Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

And that’s a wrap! A bit of a shorter post today, because, well, I’m not expecting to read too many books in the span of a week. While I’m going to try my best to read as much as I can before the year comes to an end, I won’t apply too much pressure to myself. Reading is a hobby at the end of the day, and it’s only fun when I do it on my terms 🀍

I hope you all enjoyed this post!

Have you read any of these books? What are your goals before the end of the year?


Author: Aarushi @ aarushireads

Hi friends! My name is Aarushi (she/her) and welcome to my blog πŸ’– I’m a 19 year old reader and decided to start this so I’d have a place where I could write down all my bookish rambles and thoughts! In addition to reading, I love to write in my free time and am currently working on my YA Fantasy WIP. Found family, rivals to lovers, and a historical backdrop are just a few tropes I've added in. I love interacting with other readers and writers so be sure to leave your comments so we can chat! Thanks for being here <33 All my socials are aarushireads :) *profile pic created by prequel

17 thoughts on “Books I *WILL* Read Before 2021 Ends”

  1. good luck on finals!! and your tbr too! i haven’t read any of these books (except tokyo ever after, but i ended up dnf-ing that one too so 😳) but black girl unlimited definitely sounds very intriguing (like a memoir with fantasy elements??? YES! I’M HERE!) hope you enjoy all of the ones you pick up!

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    1. thank you so much, Anoushka!! 🀍 aw no, so sorry to hear tokyo ever after was a dnf for you! but YES, black girl unlimited sounds like an important story told through a unique way so i really look forward to that. hopefully we both really enjoy it 😊


    1. i’m glad you found you have a match and tokyo ever after to be good reads! i have a feeling that i also may not love you have a match as much as i did tweet cute, since the latter was just everything i could have hoped for in a YA contemporary πŸ₯² happy reading <33

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  2. omg good luck for your exams !!! i have a huuuge list of books that i really wanted to get started with so i’m hoping i’ll be able to finish some of them too. ooh i didn’t like reading tokyo ever after, but i really do hope you enjoy reading it🀍

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