Sunday, 5 February 2017

The Books I Want To Read in 2017

Having set myself the goal of reading twelve books this year (one per month - I went for a manageable target, having fallen short of my goals the past couple of years!), I've been having a think about what I want those books to be. Whilst I love buying books, it turns out I actually have a whole load lurking on my bookshelf, and in heaps around my room, that I've yet to read, so I figured I should start with some of those... These are just a selection!
Books I Want To Read In 2017
Books to read 1
Always With Love by Giovanna Fletcher | I admit this isn't my usual kind of book but hey, it's good to push boundaries, right!? I think I really only bought this because Giovanna is Tom from McFly's wife... and I probably should have read her first book first, as I think they follow on from each other. Oh well! This sounds like a nice, light-hearted read.
Lullabies by Lang Leav | I read a bit of this when I bought it a few years ago - it's a collection of poetry and it's honestly just gorgeous. I can't wait to read the rest of it, I'm honestly not sure why I stopped! I seem to remember Leav shares a lot of her work on Tumblr, so that's worth checking out if you're interested.
Books to read 2
The Missing by C. L. Taylor | I'm not sure when or why I bought this to be honest! It sounds like a good storyline though so I look forward to giving it a go. I do love a good thriller!
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn | I really enjoyed Gone Girl (although I did find the ending immensely frustrating!) so I'm hoping I like Dark Places just as much. I found Flynn's writing really easy to read and yet it built a brilliant picture for me.
Books to read 3
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs | I love Riggs' work, and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children remains one of my favourite books ever - I equally loved Hollow City, so I'm hoping that Library of Souls will be just as good! Riggs has a way of writing a completely compelling story, and weaving in 'found photos' to make it all just that bit more believable.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Screenplay by J. K. Rowling | How gorgeous is this cover!? I'm a little bit obsessed with it to be honest. I adored the Fantastic Beasts films, so much so that I saw it at the cinema twice, and can't wait to read this. I don't think I've ever read a screenplay before so this will be something new for me! I also have The Cursed Child screenplay to read, so I hope I enjoy them!
Books to read this year
What's on your to-be-read shelf at the moment? Do you have any recommendations for me?

xo
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29 comments:

  1. Wow that Fantastic Beasts cover looks absolutely beautiful! I don't have any recommendations because I haven't read too many books in the past few months, shamefully!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it!! I've been slacking lately, too - I'm trying to get back into reading at bedtime :)

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  2. I've heard Dark Places and The Missing are both great reads! I'm currently trying to go back and read through a bunch of the classics, so right now I'm reading in Cold Blood by Capote.

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    1. I tried to do the classics a few years back but always found I struggled to get into them! Hope you enjoy them more than I did :)

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  3. These look like great reads! Lullabies and always with love are on my wishlist now!

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  4. The Missing and Libray of Souls are both great page turners!

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    1. That's good to hear! I'm really looking forward to Library of Souls :)

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  5. The Missing is such a good book, I found it hard to put down x

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  6. Brilliant choices, and so much variety! Library of Souls & Fantastic Beasts sound amazing!

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    1. I like to have a bit of everything or I get bored haha! :)

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  7. All of these sound really interesting. I am adding library of souls to my to-read list. Thanks :)

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  8. These are some nice suggestions as well!! I haven't any book on my mind at the moment but I will check all the above :)
    notebookofclaire.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hope you like them if you end up reading any! :)

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  9. Oooo would love to read The Missing and Dark Places. This month on my shelf is The Perilous Undertaking, Top Dog, and Love Notes From Freddie. I already managed The Girl On The Train this month. If you want a trip to the South of France I would reccomend The Forgotten Summer http://lolitabonita.co.uk/the-forgotten-summer-carol-drinkwater/ x

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    1. Ah I keep meaning to pick up Girl On The Train! Will check out your suggestions, thank you :)

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  10. The Girl on the Train is one of my favourites- far better than the film! I also loved Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon. It's autobiographical but so informative, engaging and beautifully honest.

    Alison @ fabulousandus.com

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    1. Ah I'll have to check out Mad Girl, I really like autobiographical books! Thanks for the suggestion :)

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  11. What a fabulous idea setting yourself book reading goals - I might just have to pinch this idea for myself. I love reading and never seem to find the time to do it, but I guess if you set goals.....you are more likely to achieve them!

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    1. That's my thinking Lauretta! Here's hoping it works, haha! :)

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  12. I'm yet to read girl on a train but it's on my list as is dark places- it looks amazing!

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  13. I'm actually halfway reading Hollow City. Up next is Truthwitch :) You have an interesting TBR list :)


    Mhisha of The Touch of Yellow

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  14. Ooooo these look good. My mum is a big reader so will show this to her. I have a Kate Hudson (life book) that I won't to read once baby is here.
    Great post
    Charlotte x

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  15. I've just picked up The Missing to read, it sounds like a great thriller.

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  16. Some good picks in there chick! My TBR list is huge at the moment - currently reading the lunar chronicles series and I'm on the 2nd book! It's excellent! Happy reading 📚

    Love
    Charlene McElhinney
    @blogabtnothing1
    www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

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  17. Ahhh no, my TBR pile is getting forever longer ������Really old classic but read Valley of the Dolls last year and it was beauuuutiful! Oh and The Virgin Suicides too, that went into my top five!

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