To most, the fact that I read a book every couple months for leisure probably makes me an avid reader. However, if you can believe it, my Mother reads 2-3 books every single week. She digests books so quickly, that it’s hard to find her a book in her preferred genre that she hasn’t read. Her Mother is the same way. I guess, loving to read runs in my family. The only reason I don’t read more is because I never allow myself the time to sit, relax and read a book. This year, I have made the decision to get through one book every month of the year. To make sure I follow this plan, I have decided in advance on the 12 books I will read.
I am not sure in which order, but below are the books I will read this year. As I go through the list, I will come back to this post and cross each one off, adding the date I finished it. Also, I will probably do a separate post reviewing each book, in case you have any interest in reading them for yourself.
In the meantime, if you want to get your hands on any of these books, I will post a link to where you can buy each one for your convenience. Please note, I am an Amazon Affiliate, which means if you do make a purchase, I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you.
The best part about this challenge is that I already own them all! I am not planning to buy anymore books this year because of: What I Won’t Spend Money On In 2018. So, without any further ado, here are the 12 Books I Will Read This Year!
12 Books I Will Read This Year:
I have wanted to read this book for a couple years now after hearing so many influential people recommend it.
I love reading books before I see the movie version and then deciding which one I liked best! I’ve heard such good things about The Girl on the Train and I think I might read this one first.
My roommate and I often have conversations about feminism and equality, so she said when she saw this book she had to pick it up for me for Christmas! Thanks girl!
This is a classic that I surprisingly haven’t read yet. I’ve heard it’s amazing and the lessons stay with you for life!
Another must-read by the same author. If Hosseini has 2 best-selling classics, they must be good!
I picked up this book because it is about a struggling musician which is a subject I know will strike a chord with me.
This book is another must-read classic that I have heard people rave about for years. When I saw a copy of it at the thrift shop in perfect condition, I knew I should give it a read!
Only after I saw the movie “Gone Girl”, did I find out it was a novel first. I loved the movie so much that I had to check whether Gillian Flynn had any other works. When I saw that Dark Places has also been turned into a motion picture, I knew I had to read it!
When I was in seventh grade, I read the first book of The Giver series by Lois Lowry. Then, a couple years ago, they made a movie for the first book, which I watched and loved. I re-read the book, and now I have my hands on the other 3 books in the series and I can’t wait to see what happens!
As you may have noticed, 8 of the 12 books are by female authors. Also, I strived to get a variety of genres, from non-fiction books about feminism and business, to fiction classics and new best sellers. I even have a 4 book series that I’m looking forward to finishing!
I am SO excited to dive in to each one of these books I will read this year. Do you have any books you are planning to read this year, or do you prefer your choice to be more spontaneous, whatever you are feeling at the moment?
Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below, or reach out on Twitter Instagram or Pinterest !
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