Sunday, 24 January 2016

Books I Want To Read This Year

As I mentioned in my last post, 2015 was a very good reading year for me. I did think about carrying on with the goodreads challenge and trying to read 22 books this year, but for multiple reasons I decided not to do that and just create some individual reading goals that I wanted to achieve in 2016. The fact that I'm now in university means A LOT of my time is taken up studying and getting work done, and there are also certain books that I've wanted to read forever but I didn't pick up in 2015 because they were too long or out of my comfort zone and I didn't want to slow the progress I was making with the reading challenge. BUT, now is the time for that to change, so here are 5 reading goals I want to complete in 2016!

READ THE 'DANCING JAX' TRILOGY BY ROBIN JARVIS
I read the first two books in this series when I was around 18 because my friend Natalie practically forced me to read them because she loved them so much. Turns out I loved them too and we've been eagerly waiting for the final book in the series to be released... only to realise a few months back that it was released literally years ago! So, I purchased the trilogy and we're now having our own read-a-long. I'm currently half way through the first book and I forgot how mental this series is. Seriously, there is some real weird stuff that goes on inside these books!

RE-READ THE 'HARRY POTTER' SERIES BY JK ROWLING
For Christmas 2014, my boyfriend bought me the most beautiful editions of the Harry Potter books I think I've ever seen, but because I wanted to read as many new books as possible last year, unfortunately I didn't manage to pick them up. So this year I plan on indulging myself and spending time revisiting the wizarding world!

READ 'A GAME OF THRONES' BY GEORGE RR MARTIN
My friend Natalie gave me a copy of this book years ago and I am terrified of it! The book is 800 pages long and as much as I love fantasy, I'm so scared I won't like it. I am one of those annoying people that HAS to finish every book they start, so I kept putting this off because I didn't want to waste months reading an 800 page book that I might not like. But, I know so many people who absolutely adore GoT so I guess this year, with no reading challenge, is the perfect time to try it!

READ 'THE CASUAL VACANCY' BY JK ROWLING
Again, I have owned this book since it first came out and have just never managed to get round to reading it. I'm really curious to see if I enjoy a new genre and writing style by JK Rowling so I'm hoping that I'll finally manage to dive into this in 2016!

READ THE 'NOUGHTS AND CROSSES' SERIES BY MALORIE BLACKMAN
I read the first book to this series when I was in high school because our english teacher set it as a compulsory book and me and my friend loved it so much went on to read the second book straight away. Then a couple years later my mum bought me the rest of the series for christmas and I still haven't picked it up... 3 years later! This series has been sitting on my shelf for so many years, it's really about time I picked these books up and found out how it all ends. I remember liking it so much when I was in high school so I really hope I still enjoy it now!

So those are my 2016 reading goals. It adds up to 16 books in total which I reckon is possible if I keep myself motivated and don't spend months without reading anything but we shall see! This year is going to be 10x busier than 2015 so I'm hoping I can manage to keep up with these goals. Let me know in the comments if you have any book recommendations and whether you've set yourself any reading goals for this year!
xxx

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12 comments

  1. I really want to finally get through all the harry potter books this year and I'm really looking forward to going to the studios later this year :) I read noughts ad crosses by malorie blackman a few years back and really enjoyed it so I can't wait to hear what you think :)

    Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    1. You will love it! :) I loved Noughts and Crosses when I read it years ago so I can't wait to read the rest of the series! :) xxx

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  2. Some great book ideas there! Thanks for sharing your list.

    ivyholly.blogspot.com

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  3. Other than tha HP series, the Nought and Crosses books are my favourites of all time, even though they're teenage fiction they're really well written and so powerful! Alice xx

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    1. I'm so excited to re-read the first book and finally find out what happens in the rest! :) xxx

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  4. Always re-read HP! ALWAYS.

    I've read Game of Thrones prior to watching the tv show, it's wonderfully grim and dark and fantastical! Good luck on 800 pages and fair warning, don't get attached to anyone hahaha

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

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    1. Ahaha I'm so excited read it, I'll try my hardest not to get too attached haha :) xxx

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  5. I just finished reading Prisoner of Azkaban! Re-reading Harry Potter is always a great idea :D
    I also heard of Casual Vacancy!I'll need to look for it soon xx

    Kaylee | JK's Dawn

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    1. I can't wait to get back into the world of Harry Potter! Yes definitely do, anything by JK Rowling is bound to be good :) xxx

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  6. Good luck I hope you achieve your goal! I love that book review note book, I really need to get myself one of these, I also need to re-read Hp series, but also to get through more books this year, did not read enough last year!

    Meme x

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    1. Thank you! It's from Paperchase! Good luck with reading more! :) xxx

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