Okay so I think it’s time to give myself a kick up the… well I think you catch my drift.
I’ve been so rubbish at updating my blog but the truth is I’ve had nothing to update it with. I was in such a reading slump that I just couldn’t get out of (if anybody has any suggestions on how to get out of them please tell me in the comments because I struggle with them a lot). However I have managed to get stuck in with my current read and have nearly finished it so hopefully a review should be coming up soon!
Anyway I decided to look through my books (which I have many) and made the difficult decision of picking out just 10 of them that I want to read this year. If I manage to read this 10 I’ll be half way to my 20 books goal for 2019.
1. Perks of being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
My friend bought me this book a few years ago (thanks Rhiannon 😘) and I still haven’t gotten round to reading it so it was a must for the list! This is now my current read and I’m really enjoying it so far. I can’t wait to write my review on it soon. I’m also planning on watching the film once I’ve finished the book.
2. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
I feel like this is a classic book that everybody is expected to have read but I still haven’t. I’ve not even seen the film either. I’m looking forward to eventually getting to read this one.
3. Friend Request – Laura Marshall
This book was sat in my amazon wish list for AGES and I finally bought it at the end of December. I’ve been dying to read this for so long because I was completely gripped by the blurb. This is definitely the type of book that I love to read. It definitely had to be part of this list. I can’t wait to get to this one!
4. Girl Missing – Sophie McKenzie
So this is a book that I’ve read before (more than once) but when I saw it on my bookshelf I got that nostalgic feeling from reading it when I was younger and it made me really want to read it again. I also found out from a friend (again another thanks to Rhiannon 😘) that this is actually part of a trilogy (I can’t believe I didn’t know). That made me decide that I want to reread this book AGAIN and read the other two books that follow it.
5. Eva – Peter Dickinson
Again this is a book that I’ve already read but I’ve only ever read this once and it was years ago. I don’t really remember much about this book (the problem with having an awful memory) but I do remember that I struggled to put the book down when I did read it. This made me want to give it a reread as I would like to remember what happens in it.
6. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
To start with this book has a lovely cover and the blurb definitely caught my attention. The reviews on the book also made me interested as I love books that are gripping and have good twists in them. Can’t wait to read this, I have a feeling this will be the sort of book that you struggle to put down!
7. Attachments – Rainbow Rowell
I chose to add this book to the list because after reading the blurb it sounded like such a lovely light read. I don’t usually read many books like this as I usually go for thrillers so it’s always nice to read something like this that’s more lighthearted and an easy read.
8. Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey
Now this one just sounded SO gripping! I can’t wait to get my teeth into this one. I’ve heard from others too that this is a great book. I don’t think I really need to say much for this one, the blurb speaks for itself. How could you not want to read this?
9. Everyday – David Levithan
I remember reading this blurb in a shop once and just wanting to know what happens to A. To be completely honest I can’t believe I’ve not read it yet. Why do I always buy books and forget about them?! I’m glad I’ve found this book again because it sounds so interesting.
10. I Heart New York – Lindsey Kelk
Okay so this isn’t really the sort of book that I’d usually go for but I’m pretty sure my mum has this book and she was the one that got me to read The Undomestic Goddess which I really enjoyed so I thought I’d add this book to the list to give it a go. This is by a different author but I thought I’d see if this genre is something that I would like to read more of as I found The Undomestic Goddess such a lovely easy read.
There we have it, a full list of 10 books! I’ve actually surprised myself with this list as I expected to end up picking out just 10 thrillers but I’ve managed to broaden my genres more by creating this list. I’ll get to read many different styles of books that have been sitting on my bookshelf for quite a while and this will hopefully get me out of my reading slump and closer to my 20 books reading goal!
Current read: Perks of being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky