Hi everyone! This year I set myself a target of 60 books on the Goodreads reading challenge. I have currently read 41 and starting to think about what the next nineteen could be (that is scary number at the moment but I will quickly move on from that thought). There are some books that I know I definitely want to read, others that if I have the time I want to get around to and others that I know if I’m not going to reach my target that I could read quickly (in some cases reread) to bump up my number). I also would love to mention that this challenge is my own. I love hearing about other people’s reading whether they read one, a hundred or more or less books. Everyone book that someone reads is an amazing effort especially with people juggling work, school and the current world wide pandemic. We are our own readers and should give ourselves credit each day for whatever we do.
Books I definitely want to read before the the end of the year:
- Loveless by Alice Oseman
- Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
- Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
- The Secret History by Donna Tart
- You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
Although I am not setting myself TBR lists for the last three months of the year due to university studies these six books are the ones that I am hoping to finish before I look elsewhere. I am truly a reader of emotion though and if none of these books seem to stand out to me when I’m looking for my next read then are some books I would like to get around to.
- The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta.
- Queenie by Candance Williams
- Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
- Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- The Whisper Man by Alex North.
Finally if the stresses of university deadlines and the Christmas period put my reading on hold then are a few smaller books that I could either reread or read quicker because they are smaller books.
- Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
- Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rich Riordan
- Beach Read by Emily Henry
- Boy Parts by Eliza Clark
- My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
- The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
So there are eighteen books I could potentially read throughout the rest of the year. Knowing myself as I do I know that some of these books will remain unread and I will turn back to previous favourites. I’ve also got reading for university to complete. Looking through this list though I see the changes I’ve made this year as a reader. There is a variety of genres and authors which I year ago I wouldn’t have tried to read. The fact there are darker, thriller/crime books on this list shocks me because last year I didn’t think that I would like the genre but by expanding my reading this year it is slowly becoming one of my favourites.
Have you set yourself a reading challenge this year? Are you on track or behind like I am? Have you read any books on this list or have any books you’re desperate to get around to yourself?