It is a new year, has been for a few weeks, and with a new year come new year goals and resolutions.
I’m not really the type of person to set resolutions for myself, as I know I won’t stick to them. There is one goal though, that I always set for myself: my Goodreads reading goal. I love trying to reach a certain number each year, it motivates me to read when I’m in a slump, makes me feel accomplished and productive when I keep track of it, I just really enjoy it.
My 2018 goal was 15 books, and I surpassed that by at least 10. So for 2019 I set the goal to 20. A little more, but still very much manageable, and secretly I am hoping to surpass this as well. I also thought that this year I would pick a few books that I am really hoping to read in 2019. I am not big on TBR’s as I am very much a mood reader, but there are just some books that I am really hoping to read this year, and I thought I’d share the list with you.
Penguin English Library Classics
These are high on my list. I want to read more of my beautiful and beloved Penguin English Library books. I keep buying these because I love the look of them, but I haven’t actually finished one since reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula (which I very much enjoyed). Until now. I have been completely enchanted by one of these that I bought a while back, and it made me want to read more of my classics. I haven’t completely figured out which ones yet, although I am leaning towards Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, At The Mountains Of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft and one of the two short story collection: The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen and The Adventure Of The Engineer’s Thumb And Other Cases by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Clearly, I’m into the shorter books right now.
Call Me By Your Name – André Aciman
This is a book that I wasn’t really drawn to for the longest time, until suddenly I was. And now I am hoping to read it this year. I am definitely going to save this for the warmer months if I can, but I might just start on it sooner if I feel like it. I just think it would be great to read this on a hot day, sitting in the garden with a glass of cold iced tea and some berries.
Lies Sleeping – Ben Aaronovich
I’ve actually already started reading this book last year, but – and this is crazy because I was SO EXCITED about getting this book – I didn’t finish it. Reading slump, other books I was reading, whatever it was, it made me put this one aside. But. I am going to read this in the next few months, I’m sure of it. I am just so eager to see how the story continues, what kind of mess Peter gets himself in this time, and what answers about the Folly, Nightingale and the Faceless Man we are going to get this time. Also, we might go to London this summer (I am very much trying to convince G right now that we really really need to go because who knows what happens with Brexit and everything?) and how cool would it be to visit some of the places mentioned in the books?!
Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
2019 will be the year that I finish my reread of the Harry Potter series, I just know it! I’ve loved rereading the first four in the last few months of 2018, and now I am hoping to continue that this year. I’ve already started the fifth book but got into a massive reading slump a few chapters in. I’m pretty sure I’m out of that now though, so I have no excuses for not finishing this!
Save The Date – Morgan Matson
Another book I’m hoping to read in the spring/summertime. I just feel like Matson’s books are the best quick summer reads: funny, romantic, cute and so easy to get through. This is a YA one that I think I will very much enjoy, and I am so looking forward to taking it to the beach or lake with me. I don’t think it will be good to read in this boring winter weather, as it will just make me long for summer even more.
Percy Jackson – Rick Riordan
This last series is kind of a bonus one. Mainly because, in order to read this series, I need to buy the first two books first. And I’ve actually kind of decided that maybe I should stop buying books for a while.. So I don’t know if I will actually read Percy Jackson this year, but I really really want to! I just loved this series when I was a teenager. I remember watching the film (many many times) and then finding out is was a book adaptation. I got the first two books at the library and then bought the rest myself, probably because they didn’t have them at the library I went to.. And lately I’ve found myself thinking about this series again and craving them a bit. SO. If I keep feeling like this I shall buy the books and read the series. Hehe 🙂
I thought I didn’t pick too many books for this little list, but actually looking at this pile it’s quite a bit with the series and stuff.. I am pretty sure that I will work my way through this though, I am very excited to read all of these and also for all the other books I will read this year!
Do you have any books you are excited to read this year? Any new release you are desperately waiting for? Let me know!! 🙂
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