Sunday, 22 January 2017

Books On My 2017 Reading List

I mentioned in my '7 Things I Want To Do In 2017' post that this year I want to fall in love with reading again. I only read 13 books last year and aside from the harry potter series, I wasn't excited to sit down and get lost in any of them. This year I'm not setting myself any specific reading goals other than to read as many different books as possible. I want to pick up whichever book I feel like, whenever I feel like it. I will probably be mainly sticking to stand alone books though this year as I want to read as many new books as possible and don't want to get stuck on a series that I'm not 100% feeling! Even though I'm not giving myself a specific list of books that I have to read like I did last year, I thought it would be nice to share some of the books that I'm hoping to pick up this year. I have a ridiculous book buying habit and pretty much 80% of my bookshelf consists of unread books, so here are some of the ones on it that I'm hoping to finally get around to reading!

BIG MAGIC BY ELIZABETH GILBERT
This is a non-fiction book by the same author who wrote Eat Pray Love, and is basically a book all about creativity. I've heard a lot of people speak very highly about this book and as a creative person, it seemed like a pretty good book for me to read. I'm also definitely a person who ends up in creative slumps far too often so I'm hoping this book will give me a little help in beating those!

THE HUMANS BY MATT HAIG
I picked this up ages ago because the blurb sounded so interesting! It's about a guy who all of a sudden hates everything about humans. Food, clothes, and people are all disgusting to him and the one thing he doesn't hate is Newton, a dog. I mean, if that doesn't sound like an interesting book then what does?!

A MONSTER CALLS BY PATRICK NESS
I'm sure you've all heard of this book by now. It's just been turned into a film with Liam Neeson and is very popular! My friend from uni has been raving about this book for weeks and pestering me to read it so of course I had to include it in this list. All I know is that it involves a little boy and a monster!

AFTER YOU BY JOJO MOYES
I am so excited for this book. I read Me Before You way back in 2012 and had completely forgotten about it until the film came out last year. I can't say anything about this sequel otherwise it will spoil the first book for the people who haven't read it, but I can't wait to see how the story continues and whether I enjoy it as much as I did the first one.

THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COELHO
This book has been sitting on my shelf for YEARS! I bought it so so long ago pretty much because I thought the cover was stunning and I'd heard a lot of people talk about how incredible it is. The tag line for this book is 'a fable about following your dream', which sounds exactly like the kind of book I need to read right now!

SERAPHINA BY RACHEL HARTMAN
Again, I've had this book for years and have never got around to reading it. I bought this book when I was going through a little phase of loving books about dragons, and this one sounded wonderful! It's about a world where humans and dragons co-exist, with dragons able to transform themselves into the shape of humans. Then, one day, a human is murdered, and it follows this dragon as she attempts to discover who the murderer was and keep the peace between humans and dragons. I'll always love fantasy books and I can't wait to finally get lost in this world. 

What books are you hoping to read this year?
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  1. Some of these books sound really good - I'm going to buy some of them for myself! x

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  2. I've been wanting to read A Monster Calls as well! I'll have to pick it up!

    Renee | Life After Lux

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    1. I'm so excited to finally get round to reading it! xxx

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  3. I am definitely going to have to check out some of these books. I really want to make more of an effort taking time out to read this year!

    Danielle xx
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    1. Me too, I always try and just fit it in here and there but this year I want to dedicate specific time for it! xxx

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  4. Just love reading.
    Try Tess Gerritsen books.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_zn7IqrAY1I44bRuN6dH-Q

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    1. I've never heard of that author, I'll check them out! xxx

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  5. These sound so good, thanks for sharing!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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