I managed to meet my 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge! I’ve read about eleven books in my Christmas holidays, at least so far – although I do only have two days left until I have to go back to sixth form. I’m still not entirely sure as to how I managed to read 202 books in 2017…
This list is a pretty short list of some of the books I plan on reading next year. I don’t think next year will be as big of a reading year as this year was, especially because I have Very Important Exams coming up in the next few months, then a transition to university (cross fingers), and then… Who knows.
If you have any more ideas for books I should be reading, please leave a comment, and I’ll add it to this list!
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
I’ve owned this book for a few months now and considering I read three of Zadie Smith’s other books in the past four months, I think it’s time I read her debut. Hopefully, it won’t disappoint!
It by Stephen King
This seems a little less likely to me. I, again, own this book, and I initially started reading it over the summer. It was long. The length definitely got to me more than I’d anticipated. However, I’m willing to give it another try, especially as I really enjoyed Carrie and The Shining, two previous reads. I also own Misery, which is another book I’d really like to get to next year, but I’d rather finish It first, I think…
The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
I got this one exactly a year ago (well… I ordered about 8 books from Amazon on the 31st December 2016, they didn’t arrive until a week later), so it’s pretty shocking – at least to me – that I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I’m a massive Patrick Ness fan, I’ve read all of his books but this one and Release. 2018 will, hopefully, see me reading both of those, and his new one that I think is coming out next year…
More Terry Pratchett
I read my first ever Terry Pratchett novel on Christmas Day this year, thanks to a very thoughtful Christmas gift from my boyfriend. It was Equal Rites, which is apparently a standalone story in the Discworld Universe (thankfully). I really enjoyed that one, and I own The Colour of Magic, which is the first published in the series, too. It makes sense for me to read that one next, but I’m also going to try and read Soul Music, Pyramids and maybe one of the stories that properly introduces the Witches, although I’m not sure yet.
I’m not a massive fan of planning too far ahead in terms of reading material, so I think I’ll leave this (admittedly very short) list here. I have several other books I’d like to get around to, there may be books I read during the year that I haven’t heard of at this point.
But anyway, thank you so much for supporting me and my blog in 2017. 2018 marks the second year that I’ve had this blog, which is a massive milestone for me, as someone that isn’t good at perseverance. I hope you all have a wonderful new year, and a great celebration leading up to it.