Reading List for the New Year

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


I'm attempting my goal of one new book a month for 2018, the same goal I gave myself in 2017. I mentioned in my newest yearly to do list that I considered increasing the number of books to two new books a month, but I had an inkling that I would accidentally intimidate myself by increasing the number. So, to avoid that, my goal is still one new book a month. However, even with that goal in 2017, I still managed to read 28 books, so I have hope that 2018 will have a similar pattern if I'm lucky.

When it comes to choosing what I want to read for the year, a lot goes into my list. I'm absolutely kidding. I don't scour best selling book lists or spend hours upon hours searching the internet for books. Instead, I really on the lovely people I follow on social media to steer in me in the right direction. I have a bad habit of stalking my friends' Goodreads accounts and looking at the books that my favorite magazines feature. I don't really go out of my way to find books. Instead, I sort of keep my eyes open and keep track of what I want to read on a note on my phone. Hell, sometimes I choose books at random when I'm in the library, finding summaries that sound interesting and covers that are bright and punchy. I like pretty things, what can I say?

For my list of books that I would like to read in 2018, I found my initial inspiration from a few places. First and foremost, I like to religiously check up on my friend Alice's blog to see what she's been reading. She's over in the UK, so sometimes I can't get ahold of the books that she's reading because they're ARCs or just haven't come out in the United States yet. I've also been keeping track on Goodreads by, well, creeping on what my friends are reading on there. It's a really easy place to see what I've read in the past (there are some cringe ones in there from high school, I have to admit) and also check out what other people think about a book before I read it (or even after, I like to see if people have the same opinions as me, I can't help it!)

And as for other places, I see what Amazon is recommending me since I've purchased quite a few books on there recently. I also found a few in some recent bookish videos I've watched, like Estee Lalonde's 15 Books I Read In 2017 video as well as Austen Tosone's The Best Books I Read In 2017 video.

So...yeah! Without further ado, here's what I would like to read in 2018 as of right now. If you're curious to see what I wanted to read in 2017, you can check that post out. And if you haven't seen what I did end up reading last year, you can check out those 28 books too.

I have these seven books sitting on my bedside table, waiting to be read currently:

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
  • Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark
  • On the Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark (in the process of reading)
  • Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
  • Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella 
  • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah 
And as for books that sound enticing...
  • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara 
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell
  • The Rules Do Not Apply by Arielle Levy
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danfoth
  • Letters to the Lost by Brigit Kemmerer
  • Words in the Deep Blue  by Cath Crowley 
  • Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman 
  • The F Word by Lily Pebbles (this one comes out in March, though I'm not sure if that's internationally or not)
  • Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein (this one comes out in June)
  • Public Relations by Katie Heaney and Arianna Rebolini
  • One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • Call Me by Your Name by AndrĂ© Aciman
  • Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) by Tomi Adeyemi (this one comes out in March)
I feel like that should be enough to give me a little inspiration for 2018.

What books do you want to read in the new year? 

6 comments

  1. I loved The Royal We! The writing quality isn't the best, but it's still okay and the content is super good. I couldn't put it down!

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    1. I bought this book back in September and I cannot believe I haven't read it yet, ugh. Soon hopefully! That's what I've heard too, so I'm v excited to not be able to put it down!

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  2. Ahh I've been wanting to read "The Hate U Give" - it looks so good!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. I have heard only good things about so I can't wait to dive in, hopefully soon!

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