Sunday, 22 January 2017

Books On My 2017 Reading List

I mentioned in my post 7 Things I Want To Do In 2017 that this year I want to fall in love with reading again. I only read 13 books last year and I wasn't particularly excited to sit down and get lost in any of them. I miss the feeling of needing to finish a book because I'm enjoying it so much, so I decided that this year I'm not setting myself any specific reading goals other than to pick up whichever book I feel like, whenever I feel like it. This means I'll probably be sticking to stand-alone novels over series so I thought it would be nice to share some of books that are currently calling to me!

BIG MAGIC BY ELIZABETH GILBERT
This is a non-fiction book by the same author who wrote Eat Pray Love, and is basically 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
 This novel follows the story of an alien who comes to earth and is not only knowledge-less regarding humans, but finds everything about them disgusting. Food, clothes and people all repulse him, all except a dog named Newton. The story then follows this alien as he learns about and explores the human race!

A MONSTER CALLS BY PATRICK NESS
This is a very popular novel that I'm sure all of you have heard of, which has also recently been turned into a film with Liam Neeson. My friend from university has been pestering me to read this for weeks so I finally picked myself up a copy. All I know about this is that it involves a little boy, a monster, and that it will make cry!

AFTER YOU BY JOJO MOYES
I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes way back in 2012 and had completely forgotten about it until the film came out last year. I then saw this sequel in the shops and knew I had to find out how the story continued. I won't say anything about this novel as I don't want to spoil the first book for anyone, but I'm looking forward to seeing it I enjoy this as much as I did the first one.

THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COELHO
This book has been sitting on my shelf for years but I've never felt the urge to reach for it until now. It's a very well-known book and is known as 'a fable about following your dream', which sounds exactly like the kind of book I need to read right now.

SERAPHINA BY RACHEL HARTMAN
This book involves 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 a dragon as she attempts to discover who the murderer was and keep the peace between them. I'll always love fantasy books and I can't wait to get lost in this world! 

What books are you hoping to read this year?
xxx

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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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