THE TOP 5 BOOKS I WANT TO READ IN SPRING

Hey Guys! Today I’m coming at you with the top 5 books I want to read in the Spring! I have all of these out from the library at the moment so fingers crossed I’ll actually read them and they won’t just sit in my backpack gathering dust to and from Uni???

Remember to click on the book covers to go to the Goodreads pages!

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December TBR | Where I try to catch up with my 2017 goals!

Hey guys, today I am coming at you with my December tbr and a goals catch up for the year!

My main goal for 2017 was to be more chill and laid back with my reading, which I think I’ve done pretty successfully. However, my other big goal was to read big books and guess what, I totally didn’t have any time to actually do that!

I wanted to do this a few months ago but between school and blogging I just haven’t had the time, so I’m doing it now, last minute in the last month of the year (whoops!)

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This month my main goal is to read bigger books. I started out the year hoping that being more relaxed with my reading would help me to read larger books and really get through my high fantasy TBR pile, but alas I just have not had the time!

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MY 2017 DECEMBER TBR

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A FEAST FOR CROWS / THE  HAMMER OF THOR

This month I would really like to try and read some larger books but I would also like to try and catch up on some goals if I have the time. 

MY GOALS: HOW HAS MY 2017 G0NE?

SPECIFIC BOOKS

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1) Homegoing The Upside of Unrequited The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1) Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) The Flash Vol. 6: Out Of Time (The New 52) The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)

Sleeping Giants, Homegoing, The Upside of Unrequited, The Black Prism, Six of Crows, The Flash Vol. 6, The Sword of Summer

Yeah… so my individual goals for books didn’t go so well this year, but I think that is purely because I raised the bar too high. I haven’t had the time for Black Prism, I don’t read the Flash comics anymore, and I haven’t been in h mood for Upside at all this year. Hopefully, 2018 will be kinder to me.

SERIES GOALS

Finish at least 3 series/trilogies I started prior to 2017

  • Steelheart trilogy
  • Young Avengers trilogy
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Start and finish at least 1 trilogy in 2017

  • The Fifty Shades trilogy

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What are you reading this month? Did you keep up with your 2017 goals?

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Books to Re-read in 2017!

I haven’t really read too many books this year but that’s because I’m trying to concentrate on taking my reading a slowly to concentrate on actually remembering what I read.

This year if I reread anything I would like to try and get to a few of my favourites.

The Raven Cycle

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I would also like to try and get to The Lunar Chronicles as I’ve not yet reread the entire series!

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2017 Reading Goals

Main Goal:

My main goal for 2017 is to be more laid back with my reading. 

In 2017 I will be graduating high school and I really want to give it my all studying and reading wise. I love high fantasy novels but more often than not they are 600+ pages and are quite complicated so I would like to be able to read more of them over the year.

Specific Books:

During 2016 I found that having a list of books printed and stuck onto my wall really helped to encourage me to read the books that I had made part of my goal at the start of the year. I find that if I am able to actually cross the book off and see my progress over the year I get a lot more confident in my reading.

I will have a longer list on my wall but I am just going to put the main 7 books that I want to read in 2017.

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1) Homegoing The Upside of Unrequited The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1)Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) The Flash Vol. 6: Out Of Time (The New 52) The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) by Sylvain Neuvel

I just found out that the audio version of this is on audible and has a full cast. I was already excited about this book, I am in need of some good scifi but the audiobook has got me doubly excited.

 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

I only found out about this novel roughly 5 minutes ago and I am pretty excited about it. It sounds like nothing I have ever read before, usually I wouldn’t pick something like this up but I would like to try and read more diversely in 2017 so I’m going to give this one a shot.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

I loved Simon vs The Homo Spaiens Agenda so of course I’m totally excited about Becky Albertalli’s new book.

I mean come on, Albertalli’s done it again! An LGBT novel about unrequited love and the main characters isn’t the usual main character size – she’s chubby and she’s got attitude. I am so ready for this!

The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1) by Brent Weeks

These books are massive but I’ve made it my goal to read bigger books next year and this series sounds really cool. Brent Weeks is quite a popular author so I’m pretty confident about this one.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo

I know, I know, I still haven’t read this one. This duology has been so hyped up by the Goodreads and Booktube community and I really don’t want to be let done but the premise and the characters sound amazing so I’m excited about this one.

The Flash Vol. 6: Out Of Time by Robert Venditti

I haven’t heard great things about this instalment but I love this series so I am still excited about this one. The previous 5 comics were awesome so I am definitely ready to read volume 6.

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan

I’ve made it pretty clear in my last few posts that I want to read this trilogy. I love Riordan’s books and I have heard nothing but good things about this trilogy, it sounds different and

Series Goals:

In the past I have started a lot of different series but haven’t actually finished them. I’m okay with starting series over the next year, but I would like to try and finish them within the year or at least make a substantial way through the series.

01 Finish at least 3 series/trilogies I started prior to 2017.

02 Start and finish at least 1 series/trilogy in 2017.

Reread Goals:

For 2017 I would like to reread at least one favourite series of mine that isn’t Harry Potter.

I’m always thinking about my favourite books but often, because so many books are published every year I don’t always have the time to reread them. This year I aim to be more relaxed with my reading – I want to enjoy this year as much as I can after the disastrous year that was 2016. I want to read old favourites and hopefully discover new favourites.