I decided at the start of the year I was going to get back into reading. I was an avid reader during my years at secondary school, but when I got to University and probably more accurately got a Netflix account I kind of stopped.
I went back to my Goodreads account, and created a reading goal: 12 books. In my mind, I would aim to read one a month. Ha! Within two month I had read 6 books. I was already half way through the challenge, and I was back to reading constantly. So I decided that 12 books wasn’t a challenge, I upped it by 38. That’s right, I decided to challenge myself to nearly a book a week.
It’s now December and I am 5 books behind. I suppose the only good thing it that I am not watching anything on Netflix at the moment, so my evening are clear for reading.
Here are the books that I plan to read for the rest of the year. I am going to leave the pile on my bedside table to keep me motivated.
(All the photos are links to the book’s Goodreads page)
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
The third book in the Throne of Glass series. I am loving these books and I might have found my new favourite heroine: Celaena.
The Magicians’ Guild by Trudi Canavan
I picked this one up in August when I spent far too much money in Waterstones (though that’s true every time I step in there). This book is about a girl who is found to be an untrained magician, which apparently really dangerous and I liked the sound of it.
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
The second book in the Shades of Magic series, and I am excited to find out what happens to Kell.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Once I read these two I will have read 7 books by Maggie this year. I really do like this author and the stories she tells.
Luna by Ian McDonald
I was recommended this book by a very helpful shop assistant at Waterstones. If you can’t tell this is where I get most of my books. I don’t really know what this is about, other that it has to do with the moon (shocker).
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
The final book in Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. I have seen the movie and I really want to know how this ends compared to the book, because to be honest I found the movie ending to be confusing and unsatisfying.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
I have wanted to read this book for a while, but I just kept on forgetting to order it online and I never saw it in the bookshops I visited. Well that was until I walked into one and there it was. I was talking with someone at the time, but I just let out a small scream and walked away.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
The second in the duology I have been trying to read this book for a while. It’s not that I dislike the books, I loved the first book but it took me ages to get into it and the same thing is happening to me the second time around. It also doesn’t help that this book is huge (it doesn’t fit well in the bag when I have a packed lunch).
Well isn’t this a month for finishing series. Wish me luck.
What books do you plan on reading before the year ends?