Compared to 2016 when I read a whopping 100 books, I had a slow reading year in 2017. Mostly because K (the Kindle) died and physical books don’t have the same charm it had on me like in my earlier reading years. I have 50ish plus books I haven’t touched yet at home. I only read 13 novels last year which didn’t really leave a dent on my ever growing TBR pile. I did complete my reading challenge, though it doesn’t feel like a win.
For 2018, I plan to read 18 books. That means I need to read 1 book every 21 days or 3 weeks to reach my goal. I don’t know how to do that yet, it will not even lessen my TBR pile because I plan to read books from genres I don’t usually read. I know I have to let go of books I will never have the time to read ever but whenever I think of letting go of them (again), I can’t do it yet. I think I’ll procrastinate and hold on them for a little more time.
Here are some of the books I want to read this year. I am already looking for copies I’ll borrow from friends while the rest would be an e-copy once I get my new Kindle Paperwhite.
• Beartown by Fredrik Backman
• Everything I Ever Told You by Celeste Ng
• Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
• The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
• The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden
• Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King
• The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
• Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
• One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
• Geekerella by Ashley Poston
• My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodie Meadows
YA Fantasy & Science Fiction
• Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
• Warcoss by Marie Lu
• Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
• Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
• Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
• History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
• The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Mystery & Thriller
• The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
• The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
• When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
• The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing
I want to know the books you want to read this year too. Leave a comment or do a post and send me the link. If there are any from my list you want to read too, let’s have a buddy read? Yes?
– wl, a.