MY 2019 GOALS!

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This might be somewhat of a long blog post so sorry guys! Last year I was a mess (still am lol) and posted a bunch of goals posts without specifying that they were goals so when I went to check up on them throughout the year I got too confused and just gave up.

So, this year, I am putting all my goals (blogging, school, life, reading etc) in one post in the hopes of not making my life harder, though this is a goals list so maybe I’m talking out my ass (probably).

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THE NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS BOOK TAG

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with the News Years Resolutions Tag. I saw Lia at Lostinastory do this tag a few days ago and really enjoyed it, so I thought I would hop on the bandwagon and do it too!

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(Click on the covers to go to the Goodreads pages)

1. An Author I’d Like To Read That I’ve Never Read

Marie LuFRIDGES FRIDGES FRIDGES RIDGES FRIDGESFRY FRIDGESBatman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)

2. A Book I’d Like To Read

Unearthed (Unearthed, #1)ANTMy Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)ANTLegendary (Caraval, #2)ANTBatman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)ANTBeneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)

Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #3)ANTThe Hazel WoodANTThunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2)ANTThe Rook (The Checquy Files, #1)ANTGiant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1)

3.  A CLASSIC I’D LIKE TO READ

FRIDGES AN ANTSThe Giver (The Giver, #1)ANT1984ANTA Wrinkle in Time

4. A BOOK I’D LIKE TO RE-READ

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri ManiscalcoANTEvery Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuireANTDown Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuireANTTheir Fractured Light (Starbound, #3)ANTThe Golden Door by Emily Rodda

5. A book I’ve had for ages and want to read

FRIDGES FRYUnearthed (Unearthed, #1)ANTYouANTDark MatterANTA Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

6. A big book I’d like to read

FRIDGES FRIDGEA Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)ANTThe Time Traveler's WifeANTSleeping Beauties

7. An Author I’ve Previously Read and Would Like To Read More Of

FRIDGES ANT ANLegendary (Caraval, #2)ANTLeah on the OffbeatANTMy Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)

FRIDGES ANT ANUnearthed (Unearthed, #1)ANTThunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2)ANTBeneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)

8. A Book I Got For Christmas and Would Like To Read

FRIDGES ANT ANANTI Hate Fairyland, Vol. 3: Good GirlANTAlex + Ada, Vol. 2

9. A Series I Want To Read From Start to Finish

FRIDGES FRIDGES FRIDGEThe Rook (The Checquy Files, #1)ANTStiletto (The Checquy Files, #2)

10. A Series I Want To Finish That You’ve Already Started

FRIDGES ANT ANEvery Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuireANTDown Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuireANTBeneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)

11. Do I Set Reading Goals? If So, How Many Books Do I Want To Read in 2018?

My reading goal for the year is to read 52 books. One a week!

12. Any Other Reading Goals?

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what do you plan on reading in 2018?

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MY TOP 8 2018 RELEASES TO READ IN 2018

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with my top 2018 releases. My goal for 2018 is to read more 2018 releases so I’m making this list to keep myself accountable and to show you guys what I want to read this year!

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Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3) The Hazel Wood

BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY // THE HAZEL WOOD

I am currently re-reading the Wayward Children series so I can get hyped for Beneath The Sugar Sky. As far as I”m aware this is the last book but I have heard some rumours that there might be some more books, so I am pretty excited!

I am also incredibly excited for The Hazel Wood, if you were hanging around my blog last year than you know I got pretty into dark fairytale type stories so when I heard about this book I knew I had to read it. GET HYPED PEOPLE.

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) The Threads We Weave

THUNDERHEAD //  THE THREADS WE WEAVE 

Last year I read Scythe and loved it so of course, I have to read this. The cover looks amazing and the first book was just soo good so I need this now, please.

Ah, The Threads We Weave, I need to read you know. I love The Starbound trilogy so of course, I want to read this.

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)

THE CRUEL PRINCE // MY PLAIN JANE

Okay, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to read The Cruel Prine or not because Fae are not my thing but whatever I’ve only heard good things so…

My Lady Jane was hilarious and the fact that these ladies are coming back to write about more lady Janies never fails to make my day better.

Legendary (Caraval, #2) Leah on the Offbeat

LEGENDARY // LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT

So, we have a theme with this post. Most of these books are in some way part of a series.  and so, because Caraval was one of my favourite books of 2017 I absolutely have to read this one.

I don’t actually know how I feel about this one. Sure, I want more Simon and sure, I love Leah But, I still haven’t read Upside and I feel like I just have to read ALbertlli’s novels in publication order (I don’t know, I’m weird).

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What are your most anticipated 2018 releases?

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5 Books I Want To Read In Summer

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with a seasonal post, talking about all the top 5 books I want to read in Summer this December – February. Let me know if you plan on reading these books this season too!

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Unearthed (Unearthed, #1)

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December 1 in Australia // January 9 in the US

I met Amie Kaufman yesterday (I am still screaming) and so I got to get my copy of Unearthed signed, along with my copies of the Starbound trilogy. I have been waiting for Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner to team up again and I can’t wait for this series!

 

The Threads We Weave

THE THREADS WE WEAVE

January 9

So, we have a trend…

As soon as Amie Kaufman announced this on her Instagram I immediately knew I had to read it. She and Meagan Spooner also wrote another Starbound novella a few years ago but I think this one is written before any of the characters meet and I am ultimate trash for the trilogy so duh I’m going to read it.

Also, you can get this emailed to you if you send in your pre-order receipt for Unearthed.

The Hazel Wood

THE HAZEL WOOD

January 30

As you guys have probably realised, I am have been pretty into retellings and anything related to fairytales/lore lately. It sounds fantastic and right up my alley, it sounds like a dark fairytale and I feel like I haven’t read a properly dark story in a while so sign me up.

 

The Power

THE POWER

So this book actually came out last year but recently it has gotten a bit of hype, which is how I found out about it. This novel sounds absolutely fantastic, it’s set in a world in which all women develop the ability to electrocute people and therefore there is a massive gender power shift and I really need to read it.

 

 

27 Hours (The Nightside Saga, #1)

27 HOURS

I actually received an arc of this a few months ago but because of classes, I wasn’t really able to read it. This was my most anticipated novel for 2017, but as more people have read it, a lot more negative reviews have come out. That being said, I know next to nothing about this book, other than I think there is an ace and a deaf character and that is so exciting!

 

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What books are you planning to read this season? Will we be reading any of the same books?

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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.