I’ve already posted about the ways I’ll be challenging my reader-self in 2018, but today I want to talk specifics. I have a lot of books on my shelves that have been left unread for too long, so I need to get to these. I have a lot of series I need to catch up on. I have a lot of rereading I’ve been missing out on for a while. Basically: I HAVE PLANS. I want to share them with you!
top 12 to read in 2018
Twelve is a nice, attainable number, I think. One per month isn’t too daunting at all. I make lists like these all the time and never commit so my number one big deal bookish resolution is to follow through on commitments. Starting with this list.
1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
2. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
3. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
4. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
5. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
6. The Copper Promise by Jen Williams
7. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
8. Winter by Marissa Meyer
9. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
10. The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
11. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
12. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
series to read in 2018
I made a list like this in 2016 and big surprise, I read none of the books mentioned. Well, I read half of one and DNFd it. This year I’m limiting it to three series. I will very likely read more than this, but this is a nice low, round number I can attain.
The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E Pearson
I loved The Kiss of Deception so much that I’ve read it three times. And to be honest, the reason I never continued on with the series is because my ship sank. But then my friend Gaby read the audiobooks in a week-long frenzy that renewed my interest.
The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
To be honest, I don’t really see the hype in these. I read the first one and liked it fine, though there were some problems. But I’m still really intrigued by the supposed intricacy of the plot, so I think it’s time to finally get there.
The Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson
I’ve been slowly collecting these as I see the for cheap around the internet, and now they’re finally all here so it’s time to dive in.
rereading in 2018
I used to reread all the time. At one point I was probably rereading more than I was picking up new stories. There’s just something magical and comforting about sinking into a story you already know. And it’s so much fun to revisit a story and look for details you didn’t see before. I only reread I think 3 titles in 2017, which is sad.
1. Jellicoe Road – I haven’t read it in over and year and that’s just a big NO for me. My favorite book of all time needs to be in my life more often.
2. Harry Potter – I always stall out in my rereads when the big books come up, so this year I’m breaking this unfortunate cycle and finally reading OotP for the first time in many years.
3. Graceling – My first real foray into high fantasy. This book means a lot to me and I recommend it pretty often, but the details are fuzzy now.
4. The Captive Prince Trilogy – Just an all-time fave that brings me so much joy, and joy is necessary these days.
Tell me about your reading plans! Have you read any of the books mentioned? Where should I start first?