The new year brings about lots of goals, resolutions and bucket-lists and in thinking about all this, as a book lover, we can’t help but remember those books that we, for some reason, haven’t got around to yet. Maybe we’re yet to finish a series, maybe we’ve heard endless good things about a certain book from others or maybe it’s a book that’s been sitting on our shelf for years.
Whatever it is, I know that there are a few books and book series that I would love to pick up and get to in the new year. Today I thought I’d let you know what those are.
Before I start, this is not a challenge. Merely, a highlighting of those books that I wish to start when it comes to this year’s reading.
Without further ado, the books I would love/need to get to in 2016;
I get this weird feeling with this series where I look at the books and feel skeptical or hesitant (it’s probably the sci-fi aspects) and then I finally pick it up and love it. It happened with both Cinder and Scarlet and it’s happening with Cress now. But I know I’m going to enjoy the last two books in the Lunar Chronicles so they’re definitely on my must read pile for this year!
This book has been sitting on my shelf for the better part of a year. It sounds really interesting with the whole seasons-as-kingdoms thing. Last year I wasn’t really in the fantasy mood so hopefully I can finally get around to this series in 2016.
I really enjoyed the first book in this young adult fantasy series but for some reason I didn’t continue on to the sequels. It’s my plan in 2016 to complete the books out so far.
Last year, one of my goals was to read six classics and I had this one in mind when I thought of that goal. Unfortunately, it wasn’t one of the six I managed to read. So this year I wan’t to fix that situation and read this book which I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time.
I adored the first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, A Game of Thrones but probably mistakenly, I dove straight into its sequel A Clash of Kings. I never got passed half-way. My hope is to at least read one more book in this series.
Some of you may know that I tried to read The Kiss of Deception earlier this year and just couldn’t get into it. But I’ve heard wonderful things about it so I really want to at least persist through one book and see for myself.
This series had also been on my shelf for over a year. I randomly picked up Daughter of Smoke & Bone one day and really enjoyed it. The good news here is that I’m currently reading Days of Blood & Starlight so this series will probably be off this list relatively early on in the year. Fingers crossed!
Romance. Time travel. Scotland. Why haven’t I read this series yet? Really though, these books sound so amazing, something I would really like. I’ve been thinking about reading them forever, I think it’s time I actually did it.
This isn’t actually a series that I’ve been wanting to read for very long. In fact, I avoided it. I hated Stiefvater’s Shiver series and wasn’t about to give her a second chance. But when the rave and convincing reviews started flooding in, I was sold! Now it’s become one of my need-now books.
This one I’m a little embarrassed about especially because I consider it one of my favourite series…but I haven’t even finished it! I still need to complete Origin and Opposition. But I know I love these books so this one I’m confident I’ll finish in the new year!
Literally any of them. They all sound so good! And I’ve been wanting to read one of her books for ages. 2016 will be the year!
So there you have it, my ‘book bucket-list’ of sorts.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Are there any books that you would like to get to in 2016? Let me know!
Thank you so much for reading and I’ll talk to you in my next post!