Now truth be told, I really didn’t read as many books as I wanted to last year, so this year I decided to set myself a target. The only thing is, I am terrible at picking a book to read, I end up having a massive dither and then when I cant choose I usually end up buying a new book, which ends up making my TBR pile huuuuuge! So I had a little look and decided I’d pick the books I was going to read this year now and make it a resolution to read all of them before the end of the year. They are in no particular order so I will be picking and choosing whatever I fancy but I will be trying my best not to stray from this list. And obviously I couldn’t be putting myself on a complete book-buying ban, so I have added some books that I will have to purchase, but I mean that’s okay right? (The * shows which books I need to buy at some point.) So here are the 40 books that I intend to read this year!


A book with more than 500 pages

The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson


A classic romance

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontte


A book that became a movie

The Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum


A book published this year

Salt and Stone – Victoria Scott (*)


A book with a number in the title

Just One Day – Gale Foreman


A book written by someone under 30

Grace’s Guide – Grace Helbig (*)


A book with nonhuman characters

Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead


A funny book

Is It Just Me – Miranda Hart


A book by a female author

My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking and Going With Your Gut – Hannah Hart (*)


A mystery or thriller

The Bourne Identity – Robert Ludlums


A book with a one-word title

Wool – Hugh Howey


A book of short stories

Grimm Fairy Tales – Grimm Brothers


A book set in a different country

Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief – Rick Riodan


A nonfiction book

A History of Everything – Stephen Hawking


A popular authors first book

The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien


A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet

Landline – Rainbow Rowell


A Pulitzer prize-wining book

The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt (*)


A book based on a true story

The Suspicions of Mr Wincher – Kate Summerscale


A book more than 100 years old

The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde


A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t

Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontte


A memoir

Dreams From My Father – Barack Obama


A book you can finish in a day

Brunette Ambition – Lea Michele


A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit

Amy & Rogers Epic Detour – Morgan Matson


A book that came out the year you were born

The Chamber – John Grisham (*)


A trilogy

Chaos Walking Trilogy – Patrick Ness


A book from your childhood

Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Miles (*)


A book set in the future

Cinder – Marissa Meyer


A book with a colour in the title

Red Rising – Pierce Brown (*)


A book with magic

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern


A graphic novel

Seconds – Bryan Lee O’Malley (*)


A book by an author you’ve never read before

The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman


A book that was originally written in a different language

The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery


A book set during Christmas

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens (*)


A book written by an author with your same initials

Abducted – T.R. Ragan (*)


A play

Cat on a Hot Tinned Roof – Tennessea Williams (*)


A banned book

1984 – George Orwell


A book based or turned into a tv show

The Vampire Diaries – L.J. Smith


A book you started but never finished

The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken


A fantasy book

Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas


An adaptation

Alice in Zombieland – Gena Showalter


Have a good year and may you be prosperous in your reading resolutions!


Taylor-Louise Rowley


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